Hello all. I'm hoping disallow is on here, I would especially like his input on this question. I'm about to embark on a roundtrip, Eastern US trip. Total mileage should be 3-4K miles.
2012 Pathfinder S, V6 purchased with 46K miles in 2016, now at 92K. I've towed a 10' cargo trailer, maybe 2000lbs, several times with no troubles. Will be installing Air Lift 1000 bags, Trailridge extendable mirrors, electric brake control (forget the brand), tires are Michelin Defender LTX 265/70-16, Reese WD hitch with sway control.
Trailer is a Jayco 25-1/2', 2-axles, 5500lbs GVWR, pass thru is in front of the axles, battery and 2x20lb bottles on the tongue.
Bought the truck off a lot with no records but it was cleeeeeeen. Original owner had passed away, family traded the truck to a dealer. So I was thinking I should maybe have the tranny fluid and filter changed before I make the trip. The fluid level is right on the cold mark before startup and right on the hot mark after driving up to normal operating temp. The fluid is colorless, so clear I can barely see it on the stick, and does not smell burned. In fact I'd say it's odorless. I hesitate to have someone work on it and end up with a problem midway through my trip, you know if it ain't broke don't fix it. Right now I have no leaks at all under the truck.
So two questions. Do I have enough truck to pull the hills, GA, SC, NC, VA, PA, NY, maybe on up to ME?
Should I change the tranny fluid? Diff fluid was changed last year when a seal was replaced. I'm in SWFL if anyone would like to recommend a shop.