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Husky Liners Rear Floor Liner Review - 2006 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2006 Nissan Xterra, we're going to be taking a look at the Husky Liners Custom Floor Liners for the rear in black, part number HL66281. Also available in grey, part number HL66282. Here in the second row, you can see that the existing floor mat, it does have a lot of stuff collected on it, but if you look off to the sides of the floor mat, you can see how much stuff has collected on the carpet that's underneath this floor mat. Let's remove this factory floor mat and put in our Husky Liner. As you can see, as we get it down into place, this is going to give us much better coverage and a much better fit than that factory floor mat did. You can see that it's got this nice raised edge here, starting over at the threshold, and working up to where it goes underneath the back of the front seat there and around the seat tracks, and it maintains that lip all the way along. It contours nicely all the way over here to the center, and comes up over the center hump, as this floor liner is 1 piece.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Nissan Xterra - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2006 Nissan Xterra, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the DrawTite Max-Frame Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75291. The thing that I like most about this hitch, is how easily accessible everything is and easy to get to. Although it does come out past the rear of the bumper just a little bit, it makes sure that you shouldn't have any problems whenever you're using accessories with this. It features a two inch by two inch receiver tube opening, a nice reinforcement collar that's welded on here. Then over here, we've got the five eighths hitch pin hole which is going to used to secure all of our accessories. Then here we've got the smaller half inch hole. That's going to be used for our J-pin stabilization system.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2006 Nissan Xterra, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Curt T-connector vehicle wiring harness with 4-pole flat trailer connector, part number C56225. Here's what this wiring's going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. As you can see, it's right down here, tied to our safety chain connection point, so whenever we need it, we've got nice, easy access to it. Whenever we're not using it, we can use that dust cover to tie it to that safety chain loop. This wiring harness is nice and easy to install, not terribly difficult, as it's direct plug-and-play into the factory harness. Overall, this harness will do a really good job of making sure that you have power to your trailer when you need it, but also it's easily accessible and easy to use. Here's everything that's going to come with our kit. We've got our 4-pole wiring harness with our 4-pole flat trailer connector.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2006 Nissan Xterra, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Tow Ready T-One vehicle wiring harness with 4-pull flat trailer connector, part number: 118525. Here's what this wiring is going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. As you can see, we've got nice, easy access to it here. If we need to use it, we can just take that dust cover off of there and unhook it from the safety chain connection point, and we've got easy access for our trailer. Whenever we're done using it, we can use that nice, handy dust cover to clip it back there so we're ready to use it next time we need it. This wiring comes in a kit that's going to give us direct plug and play access to the vehicle's existing trailer wiring harness. What's nice about that is you're not going to have to do any cutting or splicing into the vehicle's wiring system, but rather you're just going to be plugging in the connections that are already there, which means that you're not going to risk doing any harm to the vehicle's electrical system. Overall, this kit is nice and easy to install, and it's going to do a really good job of making sure that you can get that power to your trailers so that you don't have to worry about the lights behind you. Here's everything that's going to come with our kit.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Nissan Xterra - Curt

Today on our 2006 Nissan Xterra we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 13514. The cross tube is very visible, but that means that everything that we'll be working with here is going to be really easy to access and easy to use because it's open and there's nothing confined around it. It's got the 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening with the nice solid reinforcement collar around it. Got the rolled steel safety chain connections points down here, so just about whatever type of safety chain that you may have you should be able to get it connect it here because you've got plenty of room to work. Here on the top it's got this nice reinforced steel plate that's welded on. With this one, with it coming out just a little bit past the bumper, if absolutely needed to get up to, say a roof rack or anything that you may have, you could even use that as a step if absolutely necessary. It's got the standard 5/8 of an inch hitch pin hole that's going to be used to secure all of your accessories.



Best 2015 Nissan Xterra Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for your 2015 Nissan Xterra. The hitches we'll be looking at are the CURT class three hitch, part number 13514, and the Draw-Tite class three hitch, part number 75291. The first major difference that we're going to see between these two hitches are when the CURT's on there, it's a little bit more aesthetically pleasing than the Draw-Tite. Just with the way that this reinforcement collar is made and the plate that's along the top just helps give it a little bit cleaner look. Another major difference that you're going to see between these two is the safety chain connection points. Down here on the Draw-Tite we've got the plate-style with the oval holes cut in them. Those give us pretty good access for a lot of safety chain connections, but up here on the CURT we've got the rolled steel safety chain connections.



Best 2014 Nissan Xterra Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for your 2014 Nissan Xterra. The hitches we'll be looking at are the CURT class three hitch, part number 13514, and the Draw-Tite class three hitch, part number 75291. The first major difference that we're going to see between these two hitches are when the CURT's on there, it's a little bit more aesthetically pleasing than the Draw-Tite. Just with the way that this reinforcement collar is made and the plate that's along the top just helps give it a little bit cleaner look. Another major difference that you're going to see between these two is the safety chain connection points. Down here on the Draw-Tite we've got the plate-style with the oval holes cut in them. Those give us pretty good access for a lot of safety chain connections, but up here on the CURT we've got the rolled steel safety chain connections.



Best 2013 Nissan Xterra Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for your 2013 Nissan Xterra. The hitches we'll be looking at are the CURT class three hitch, part number 13514, and the Draw-Tite class three hitch, part number 75291. The first major difference that we're going to see between these two hitches are when the CURT's on there, it's a little bit more aesthetically pleasing than the Draw-Tite. Just with the way that this reinforcement collar is made and the plate that's along the top just helps give it a little bit cleaner look. Another major difference that you're going to see between these two is the safety chain connection points. Down here on the Draw-Tite we've got the plate-style with the oval holes cut in them. Those give us pretty good access for a lot of safety chain connections, but up here on the CURT we've got the rolled steel safety chain connections.



Best 2012 Nissan Xterra Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for your 2012 Nissan Xterra. The hitches we'll be looking at are the Curt class 3 hitch, part number 13514 and the Draw-Tite class 3 hitch part number 75291. The first major difference that we're going to see between these 2 hitches are when the Curt's on there it's a little bit more aesthetically pleasing than the Draw-Tite. Just look at the way that this reinforcement collar is made and the plate that's along the top. Just helps give it a little bit cleaner look. Another major difference that you're going to see between these 2 is the safety chain connection points. Down here on the Draw-Tite, we've got the plate style with the over holes cut in them and those give us pretty good access for a lot of safety chain connections but up here on the Curt, we've go the rolled steel safety chain connections and those are going to give us a lot more access.



Best 2011 Nissan Xterra Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for your 2011 Nissan Xterra. The hitches we'll be looking at are the CURT class three hitch, part number 13514, and the Draw-Tite class three hitch, part number 75291. The first major difference that we're going to see between these two hitches are when the CURT's on there, it's a little bit more aesthetically pleasing than the Draw-Tite. Just with the way that this reinforcement collar is made and the plate that's along the top just helps give it a little bit cleaner look. Another major difference that you're going to see between these two is the safety chain connection points. Down here on the Draw-Tite we've got the plate-style with the oval holes cut in them. Those give us pretty good access for a lot of safety chain connections, but up here on the CURT we've got the rolled steel safety chain connections.



Best 2010 Nissan Xterra Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for your 2010 Nissan Xterra. The hitches we'll be looking at are the CURT class three hitch, part number 13514, and the Draw-Tite class three hitch, part number 75291. The first major difference that we're going to see between these two hitches are when the CURT's on there, it's a little bit more aesthetically pleasing than the Draw-Tite. Just with the way that this reinforcement collar is made and the plate that's along the top just helps give it a little bit cleaner look. Another major difference that you're going to see between these two is the safety chain connection points. Down here on the Draw-Tite we've got the plate-style with the oval holes cut in them. Those give us pretty good access for a lot of safety chain connections, but up here on the CURT we've got the rolled steel safety chain connections.



Best 2009 Nissan Xterra Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for your 2009 Nissan Xterra. The hitches we'll be looking at are the CURT class three hitch, part number 13514, and the Draw-Tite class three hitch, part number 75291. The first major difference that we're going to see between these two hitches are when the CURT's on there, it's a little bit more aesthetically pleasing than the Draw-Tite. Just with the way that this reinforcement collar is made and the plate that's along the top just helps give it a little bit cleaner look. Another major difference that you're going to see between these two is the safety chain connection points. Down here on the Draw-Tite we've got the plate-style with the oval holes cut in them. Those give us pretty good access for a lot of safety chain connections, but up here on the CURT we've got the rolled steel safety chain connections.



Best 2008 Nissan Xterra Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for your 2008 Nissan Xterra. The hitches we'll be looking at are the CURT class three hitch, part number 13514, and the Draw-Tite class three hitch, part number 75291. The first major difference that we're going to see between these two hitches are when the CURT's on there, it's a little bit more aesthetically pleasing than the Draw-Tite. Just with the way that this reinforcement collar is made and the plate that's along the top just helps give it a little bit cleaner look. Another major difference that you're going to see between these two is the safety chain connection points. Down here on the Draw-Tite we've got the plate-style with the oval holes cut in them. Those give us pretty good access for a lot of safety chain connections, but up here on the CURT we've got the rolled steel safety chain connections.



Best 2007 Nissan Xterra Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for your 2007 Nissan Xterra. The hitches we'll be looking at are the CURT class three hitch, part number 13514, and the Draw-Tite class three hitch, part number 75291. The first major difference that we're going to see between these two hitches are when the CURT's on there, it's a little bit more aesthetically pleasing than the Draw-Tite. Just with the way that this reinforcement collar is made and the plate that's along the top just helps give it a little bit cleaner look. Another major difference that you're going to see between these two is the safety chain connection points. Down here on the Draw-Tite we've got the plate-style with the oval holes cut in them. Those give us pretty good access for a lot of safety chain connections, but up here on the CURT we've got the rolled steel safety chain connections.



Best 2006 Nissan Xterra Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for your 2006 Nissan Xterra. The hitches we'll be looking at are the CURT class three hitch, part number 13514, and the Draw-Tite class three hitch, part number 75291. The first major difference that we're going to see between these two hitches are when the CURT's on there, it's a little bit more aesthetically pleasing than the Draw-Tite. Just with the way that this reinforcement collar is made and the plate that's along the top just helps give it a little bit cleaner look. Another major difference that you're going to see between these two is the safety chain connection points. Down here on the Draw-Tite we've got the plate-style with the oval holes cut in them. Those give us pretty good access for a lot of safety chain connections, but up here on the CURT we've got the rolled steel safety chain connections.



Best 2005 Nissan Xterra Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for your 2005 Nissan Xterra. The hitches we'll be looking at are the CURT class three hitch, part number 13514, and the Draw-Tite class three hitch, part number 75291. The first major difference that we're going to see between these two hitches are when the CURT's on there, it's a little bit more aesthetically pleasing than the Draw-Tite. Just with the way that this reinforcement collar is made and the plate that's along the top just helps give it a little bit cleaner look. Another major difference that you're going to see between these two is the safety chain connection points. Down here on the Draw-Tite we've got the plate-style with the oval holes cut in them. Those give us pretty good access for a lot of safety chain connections, but up here on the CURT we've got the rolled steel safety chain connections.



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.





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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The MaxxTow # MT70225 trailer dolly has a 600 lb capacity. According to MaxxTow, the total weight of the trailer cannot exceed the 600 lb capacity, so your trailer would be too heavy. Rack'em makes a # RA20 dolly that can handle trailers with tongue weights up to 500 lbs. Since yours would be between 200-300 lbs, this particular dolly would work great for you. As you can see by checking out the customer reviews, the Rack'em dolly is highly rated by our customers.
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  • For your 2014 Nissan Xterra 4x4 I recommend the Timbren helper springs # TJRC01. Timbren springs get progressively stiffer the more weight is put on them to better support the vehicle when under load. When not loaded or towing a trailer you may experience a little bit of a stiffer ride. I have included a link to our help article on Timbren springs for you.
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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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  • In my research, I could not find standard specifications for crossbars when I looked in the Xterra's owner's manual. We have a Xterra in our shop today, and when I measured the crossbars, I agree with you that they seem to be approximately 3-1/2 by just over 1-3/16. The shape of the bars makes them a bit difficult to measure. With the crossbars on your 2010 Nissan Xterra at 3-1/2 inches wide, then the Curt Roof Cargo Carrier # C18115 will not be a fit for your crossbars. This...
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  • If you are towing right near your vehicle's maximum capacity then there are things you can do to take some of the towing-related heat burden off your Xterra's powertrain. The main areas to be helped are the transmission and power steering systems, but an engine oil cooler can be installed as well. A cold air intake (CAI) can improve performance when used with an aftermarket exhaust but there is a better option for increasing your towing power. Coolers are not specific to a...
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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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  • Because your vehicle did not come with a tow package, you will need the Plug-N-Tow Vehicle Wiring Harness # 43605. This will plug right in for you and give you that 4-pole hookup. This harness is a powered converter which draws power directly from the vehicle battery instead of through the wiring system. Connection points are located behind the vehicle tail lights. An additional wire will need to be run to the front of the vehicle to connect to the positive post of the battery.
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  • Since you will have trailer brakes and a battery, you will need at least a 6-Way connector, but I would suggest going ahead and using a 7-Way as they are more universal. You will also need a brake controller to manage the electric trailer brakes. I will explain each of these parts, give some suggested part numbers, and help get you started with the installation. First, as you know, you will need a 4-Pole trailer connector. A 4-Pole provides the light functions on the trailer...
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