|2008 Nissan Pathfinder|
This vehicle should be a more capable and safer TV with a longer wheelbase, heavier frame, V8, and 2000 lbs more towing capacity.
The Pathfinder came with a flat, 4 pin towing harness, so this had to be swapped out and replaced with a round, 7 way towing harness ($66). With a few rudimentary automotive repair skills and the help of some excellent installation instructions, I decided to try this as a do-it-yourself project. It took only about 45 minutes. Everything tested out well except that the charge wire does not seem to be active. This, of course, is needed if I want to be able to charge the trailer battery while towing - a good idea for extended camping trips.
Turns out that the Pathfinder also needs a couple towing relays installed near the tow vehicle battery to activate the lights, trailer braking, etc. One of two are already there - presumably for the running lights, signals, and brake (those systems are all working). From what I've read on the Web, the other is for trailer power and charging. So, I hope to pick up a relay at a Nissan dealership in Boulder tomorrow, and install it under the hood near the battery. After that, I should be ready to tow again.