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Howdy folks. I'm looking to get a bit of a bigger car from my '04 Corolla. I test drove a Cube SL and fell in love. However, one of the things I was looking for is something that can tow mid-weight trailers. My wife and I have motorcycles, and we'd like to take them with us when we go on extended trips. Will the Cube be able to handle that (especially with the new transmission)?

Any info would really help.

Thanks!
-Fred
 

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I asked my dealer that same question, they said NO that you can't tow with it.

And then upon looking in the owners manual of mine; under towing it simply says Not to tow with the Cube.

I know they have trailer hitches for the Versa which the Cube is based on. But the Cube is bigger than the Versa and so has that going against it already.
 

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Don't even consider it. You'll void the warranty just thinking about it !!! :no: At LEAST one of the reviews I read in my car magazines just wrote under towing..............."NO"
 

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I'm not looking to TOW anything behind my Cube but I am looking to install a hitch so I can use a bike rack. I've looked far and wide but so far... no Dice. I have a 1949 Schwinn Black Phantom that I take to the beach and the only answer I get is install a roof rack. To that I say.. 'you ever try to lift a 73 pound bike up on top like that?'

I'll keep looking...
 

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It scares me every time I see a small car with a hitch. What is that hitch attached to? This is unibody construction, no frame. The only metal there is the spare tire well.

The other option listed above scares me on this vehicle as the side swing door is quite heavy, extra load on it my pull it out of alignment and have closing or leak issues over time. I could be and hope to be wrong.

Christine ;)
 

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I installed a hitch on my 2002 Sentra back when I owned it. The hitch had two brackets that went up and attached to between the bumper mount and the unibody. Then it had two bars that went out and mounted to the bottom of the spare tire well via nuts/bolts that went in through holes I had to drill.

That sentra was a SE-R Spec V, it towed my little 5 foot by 8 foot trailer and my riding mower with no problem.
 

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Not sure what a SE-R Spec V is, but the problem with towing much of anything with a cube is the CVT. If you have a manual transmission, you just have to deal with the small engine. But the CVT was not designed with towing in mind. Try to tow something, and chances are you will break the belt in the transmission; and since everything I have seen tells me that Nissan will only replace the CVT, you could easily find yourself out $4000 or more.
 

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I have a friend that does custom work and he has 'volunteered' to put my Cube on a lift and see if he can come up with some ideas on mounting my hitch for my bicycle. I threw a fly in his ointment when I told him I didn't want it welded into place but as something that could be removed if needed... and easily manufactured if others were interested.

I won't be towing anything but putting a 73 pound bike and having it bounce up and down will require a very VERY firm mounting strategy. I'll let you know what he comes up with.

Thanks for all the comments!
 

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KeychainDan said:
Not sure what a SE-R Spec V is
It was a special edition Sentra with the 2.5 liter engine and 6 speed manual.

I won't be installing a hitch after what it says in the owners manual. And yep, I agree that the CVT is a big issue when towing a trailer.

Just carrying a bike rack around shouldn't be a problem. Though if there is a problem with the CVT, one might wish they didn't have that hitch on there Cube.

Even though Nissan would have to prove that the hitch caused the problem and that the owner Was towing a trailer. It would still be a big headache.
 

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The Versa wasn't supposed to tow either, but at least one company makes a hitch for them. I haven't gotten my Cube yet, but I've crawled underneath the ones at the dealer. There is a strong attachment point on the passenger's side rear, but nothing comparable on the driver's side. I'm pretty sure if I drop the muffler, I can drill the "frame", bolt a bracket on, and then put the muffler back in place. Those two points are probably all that is needed for a hitch for a bicycle rack.
 

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Just carrying a bike rack around shouldn't be a problem. Though if there is a problem with the CVT, one might wish they didn't have that hitch on there Cube.

Even though Nissan would have to prove that the hitch caused the problem and that the owner Was towing a trailer. It would still be a big headache.
I would check on this before installing the hitch. I don't know exactly what the warranty says, but it might be a violation just to have any kind of hitch on it. Unfortunately, Nissan is the one that gets to make the rules here. :mad: Good luck!
 

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I had a hitch on my Xb and towed a small utility trailer with no issues. It had a 1.5L engine w/ Automatic and it pulled it with no issues. I'm not sure how the CVT would react to towing or if it would cause issues. I would be concerned with the warranty also. Not sure what I will do if they come out with a hitch for my Cube. :roll:
 

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Jeremiah4U said:
I have a friend that does custom work and he has 'volunteered' to put my Cube on a lift and see if he can come up with some ideas on mounting my hitch for my bicycle. I threw a fly in his ointment when I told him I didn't want it welded into place but as something that could be removed if needed... and easily manufactured if others were interested.

I won't be towing anything but putting a 73 pound bike and having it bounce up and down will require a very VERY firm mounting strategy. I'll let you know what he comes up with.

Thanks for all the comments!
Curt Manufacturing is working on a hitch now and said they should have it out in a few weeks. I plan on using a bike rack as well. Info below




We are working on a hitch for the CUBE right now. We actually hope to release a this hitch within the next two weeks.

Thank you,
Nichole Myers
Curt Manufacturing
Technical Product Support
800-798-0813 ext. 160
 
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