2006 Night Armor Xterra OR
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Northern Utah
Good choice on the MaXTerra bumper. I've had two of them (the first moved to my brother's XTerra) and I tow a couple of motorcycles on a 3-rail semi-regularly. The tire swing isn't usually a problem, with the shorter swing arm it opens just fine if things are squared up, but if I'm articulated to the right it does bump part of the trailer. With the longer swing (for fuel can carriers), I have to articulate slightly left to get it to clear.
The main problem is that my trailer has a mount for a ramp and some track stands on the front that was welded on by the previous owner. If I cut that off I will have plenty of room to open the tire swing. I may do that at some point since I don't really need to carry track stands with me; I would just have to find a new way to mount the ramp.