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Wheel Masters Eagle Vision Towing Mirror Installation - 2003 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2003 Nissan Xterra, we'll be doing a test fit on the Wheel Masters Eagle Vision door mount towing mirror, part number WM6600. It offers a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass or park while towing a trailer. The mirror can be rotated from side to side, and can be adjusted to most angles. It can also be adjusted out to suit our towing needs. By loosening up the knob down here, we can adjust the platform so it won't obstruct the view of our factory mirror.



K Source Universal Clip-On Towing Mirror Installation - 2003 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2003 Nissan Xterra we'll be doing a test fit on the K Source Universal Clip-On Towing Mirror, part number KS3891. It offers a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass or park while towing a trailer. The mirror can be adjusted at any angle, and by simply removing the Phillips head screw at the back we can rotate it to the vertical position. It's not going to interfere with the operation of our factory mirror and we can still rotate it in. The mirror itself measures 7 and 3/4s of an inch long and 5 and 1/8th of an inch wide. I'm here at the passenger side of my Xterra and to begin our test fit we'll need to first turn our mirror over, and we need to make sure that the tabs here are pulled all the way out.



CIPA Clamp on Universal Fit Towing Mirror Installation - 2003 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2003 Nissan Xterra we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA Universal Bar Towing Mirror, part number CM11980. It's going to offer us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, or park while towing a trailer. The mirror can be rotated 360 degrees, and adjusted to any angle. The rod attaching to the mirror can be adjusted out for your towing needs. By loosening up the thumb screw back here, we can adjust the mirror anywhere along the bar. It's not going to interfere with the operation of our factory mirror, and we can still rotate it in.



CIPA Deluxe Door Mount Mirror Installation - 2003 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2003 Nissan Xterra we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA Deluxe Door-Mount Towing Mirror, part number 11650. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, or park while towing a trailer. The mirror itself can be rotated from side to side, and can be adjusted to most angles. It can also be extended out to suit our towing needs. By loosening the knob up down here, we can adjust the platform so it doesn't obstruct the view of our factory mirror. It's not going to interfere with the operation of our factory mirror, though we will not be able to rotate it in.



Curt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2001 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2001 Nissan Xterra, we've got out the Curt Premium folding and tilting 4 bike rack. Now this has been designed for use with 2 inch hitches, part number on it is C18064. Something really unique about the rack is going to be the taper that's in the cradle arms. We've got a wider set here on the front and then you can see a narrow set here on the back for smaller bikes or maybe high ridge style bikes. Gives us some options as far as mounting goes. Also the 2 reflectors there on the end they're going to keep it nice and visible. Now in each position regardless if it's in the narrow or the wider position we're going to have 3 straps holding our bikes to the cradles.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2001 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2001 Nissan Xterra, we have gotten out the Thule Vertex here and we are test fitting it. The vertex is a 4 bike hanging style bike rack, designed to fold and tilt. The part number on it is TH9029XT. We can use this bike rack with 1 1/4 or with 2 inch hitches. It has got an incorporated cable lock, stores on the mast when not in use, comes right here to the end of the arm. That is going to go over each of our bikes and keep them secured to the rack.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2001 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2001 Nissan Xterra, we've got out the Stromberg Carlson Cargo Carrier here. It's been designed for use on 2-inch hitches and it's going to carry up to 500 pounds. Part number on it is CC-100. Now this carrier has a pretty nice open expanded steel, larger than you see on some of the carriers. It's going to allow for larger dirt and debris to fall down and out. Also offers a raised rail around the outside edge.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2001 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2001 Nissan Xterra we've got out the Maxxtow Aluminum Cargo Carrier. We're going to test fit it and see what kind of spacing we have here with our vehicle. This is a aluminum slatted cargo carrier. We've got the big wide areas for dirt and debris to fall through and then our slats there to keep our load supported. It's got a small raised edge around the outside. It's going to be about 2 inches high. This is really compact as far as storage and things go like that.



Yakima FullTilt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2001 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2001 Nissan Xterra, we've got out the Yakima full tilt and we're test fitting it to see what kind of room we've got between it and the back of the vehicle. Now the full tilt is designed for use with 1 1/4 or with 2 inch hitches. This is a 4 bike hanging style rack designed to fold and tilt. Part number on it is Y02462. Now as you can see here we've got 3 cradles holding our bike in place, anti sway and then 2 here for the top frame too. They're held in with zip strips, inaudible 00:00:32 and we just pinch in on our gray levers and we can pull those on and out.





Nissan Xterra Questions

  • When installing a sidemarker light such as this Optronics Trailer Light # MCL44AB you will want to splice into the signal wire for your trailer running lights circuit and then run the ground wire to a clean metal surface. The black wire will be the power wire and the white wire is the ground wire. I attached an FAQ on trailer wiring for you to check out also. I also attached a review video for this product for you to check out. This video shows how the light gets wired and...
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  • I have attached a drawing from the installation instructions for the Yakima Kayak Stacker Roof Mounted 2 Kayak Carrier System, part # Y04036. I would suggest placing the bottom of the larger kayak against the post with the bow facing forward. I would then place the bow of the second kayak facing forward as well with the cockpit facing the cockpit of the first kayak, which would reduce wind drag. I have linked you to an installation video for this carrier. I would also suggest...
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  • The Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13514, is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver so you will need a 5/8 inch diameter pin just like you suggested. For a standard pin and clip, we have # PC3 or # C21510. For a locking pin we have the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock, # 7683.
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  • We do not have a bearing kit that contains all the parts you need, but we do have the individual parts. For a grease seal you will want # 13194 For bearings you will want # L44649 (2x) For matching race you will want # L44610 (2x) These parts are for one wheel. I am including a link to a video that will show how to remove and reinstall trailer bearings, races, and seals. Also, a link to a page that will list the different bearing kits and the part numbers they use.
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  • We carry Trailer Hitch Grease - Hitches, Balls, Couplers, etc., item # L10337 for application on your hitch ball and trunnion ends. Any quality wheel bearing grease will work to grease these items but hitch grease is recommended because it adheres better and does not liquefy as easily when heated up due to the friction between the ball and coupler or trunnions and weight distribution head. Your trailer should be loaded to have between 10 and 15 percent tongue weight when it...
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  • The Jeep Wrangler YJ generation was from 1987 to 1995. To flat tow yours you will need more than just a tow bar. First you will need a base plate kit to provide the attachment point on your YJ. For that you would want the # 1409-1. This base plate kit will work with the Roadmaster Tracker part # RM-020 that you referenced, but a better option that would simply insert into the hitch of your RV would be the Falcon 2 part # RM-520. This tow bar will connect and disconnect so much...
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  • We have heard of the issue you are experiencing and it is related to the black 12 volt power wire and the blue electric brake wires on the vehicle. It is not very common, but it has come up before. The problem is that the factory tow package connector on a few of the Nissan Xterras, Frontiers and Pathfinders from 2005 to 2012 had the 12 volt power and the electric brake wire switched. This is the connector that the black connector from your Tow Ready Wiring Harness, # 118267,...
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  • The easiest and definitive way to determine if your 2009 Nissan Xterra has a factory tow package is to give the VIN to a dealership and have them determine what options it came with from the factory. A another way would be to use a circuit tester, like # 3808 if needed, and test the factory connection point under the vehicle. It should show signals when the brakes are applied, lights are turned on, and turn signals engaged. However, even if it shows signals it does not...
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  • For your Nissan Xterra, I recommend the High Performance Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Shank, # RP66151. The trailer you plan to tow is not terribly heavy and this weight distribution system can handle the weight. It is rated up to 10,000 pounds gross trailer weight, and 200 to 600 pounds of tongue weight. Your trailer is right in the middle of those ratings. If you were to use a system with a higher capacity, like # RP66073, you will experience a stiff ride. This...
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  • For your 2002 Nissan Xterra, you will only need a 4-Way for brake, turn, and running light functions. A 5-pole would add reverse lights which are not legally required on a trailer. The best thing to do is to get the plug and adapter (if needed) that matches your trailer. What you will need for the basic brake, turn, and running lights is Draw-Tite Wiring, # 119178KIT. This converts a 3-wire system (vehicles with separate turn and stop lights) to a basic 2-wire system which...
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  • Boat-size-to-winch capacity is generally 2 to 1. But with good rollers and short winching distances, increase the ratio to 3 to 1, But with wooden bunks and long winching distances, reduce the ratio to 1 to 1. What this means, for example, if a boat weights 2,200 pounds then generally it requires a 1,100-lb winch. If the same boat were winched a short distance with a low incline and with rollers in good condition, it can be safely winched with a 900-lb winch. The boat requires...
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  • The product you referenced, 3050-P, is vehicle specific and will not work with your Xterra. Your vehicle needs to be hardwired to use an electric brake controller. The 3050-P is only for vehicles pre-wired to accept a brake controller. If you only need the Plug In Harness for the Tekonsha brake controller, product number 20127 will work for your vehicle. If your require the entire harness, you will need product ETBC7 and the wiring harness with the 4-Pole trailer connector,...
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  • I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13514. The class III hitch has a 2-inch receiver, 4000-pound towing and 400-pound tongue weight capacity and bolts onto your Xterra's frame with no welding required. You will also need a wiring harness. Which harness you require depends on whether your vehicle comes with a factory 7-way connector, a factory 4-way connector or without a factory 7-way or 4-way connector. If your vehicle comes with a factory 7-way connector, you will need...
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  • All of the tires we offer are designed for on-road use but would be okay for use on gravel or dirt roads. I almost always recommend the radials over the bias plies unless it's an agricultural application. I also recommend PVD over powdercoat as it has a more durable finish. The wheel and tire I would recommend is the Taskmaster part # A15R645SMPVD since it has the finish, tire size and tire construction you need but also because the tire on it is rated for 81 mph whereas most...
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  • Thank you for submitting your pictures. It looks like your 2011 Nissan Xterra was pre-wired for the factory tow package. The only additional item that you will need to complete the tow package is the Tow Ready Nissan Custom Wiring Harness, # 118266. The gray and black plugs on the harness for the 7-way trailer connector will plug into the black and gray connectors that you found behind your rear bumper. The additional jumper harness will install behind the passenger side kick...
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  • The HWT Aluminum Hi-Spec Series 6 Trailer Wheel # AM20455 does not include lug nuts but we do offer suitable stainless-steel lug nuts as separate items, part # AM90054. An adjustable Telescoping Lug Wrench # LW405 is also offered. For your reference I have linked a product review video for these HWT wheels.
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  • We have the perfect product for you, but it's not a suspension enhancement system as they are more ideal for vehicles that are carrying weight in the cargo area of the vehicle. For a towing situation a weight distribution system would be much better as it actually distributes the tongue weight of the trailer up to the front axle of the tow vehicle which will help with braking and handling. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded...
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  • I spoke with my contact at Optronics and they informed me that for a replacement bulb in your RV Combination Interior Light with Fan, part # RVFL51. You would need a 912, 921 or 922 wedge style bulb. The original bulb was an incandescent bulb, if you wanted an LED bulb to replace it with I would recommend you use a Putco PURE Premium 921 Wedge, part # P230921A-360-S. The benefits of LED bulbs are that they are brighter, draw less amperage, create less heat and last much...
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  • Technically, you could mount the Bike Rack Adapter # CC-125 on the Curt trailer hitch mount cargo carrier, # C18100. But I do not recommend it for a couple of reasons. First, the two parts have not been tested together and performance is unknown. Second the adapter is steel and the carrier is aluminum. Dissimilar metals can have adverse effects on each other not to mention the stronger steel could damage the aluminum. Ideally you would use the adapter with its matching cargo...
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  • The replacement cable and nylon pin assembly # 2010-A you referenced is certainly a possible replacement. What you need to do is double-check to make sure the slot on your breakaway switch on your trailer matches the design of the replacement pin. The brands does not have to match, but the pin will fit the breakaway switch like a key. There are not very many different designs and I have included a link showing you all 4 replacement breakaway cables we currently offer.
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