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Old 08-11-2016, 06:24 PM   #91
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Good looking mid-size truck.

I want to take one out on a test drive but the better half said “No”. Scott

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Congratulations on your test drive
Now if you can just get that hook out you can relax
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:37 PM   #92
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Now if you can just get that hook out you can relax
Must resist... have not had a car payment since 2005. Scott

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Old 08-11-2016, 07:03 PM   #93
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The exhaust brake has a section (page 46) in the diesel supplement, not the main owner's manual. That supplement covers both the Colorado/Canyon Duramax 2.8 and the completely unrelated engine in the Silverado/Sierra Duramax, so only the "4-cylinder pickup" parts are relevant.

Among other things, the supplement notes:

This is what I would expect: if you have cruise control set, the exhaust brake (if activated by using tow/haul mode) will be controlled to hold the truck's speed at that setting.
On the Canyon diesel the tow-haul and diesel exhaust are one and the same button...package deal.
I'm curious about what Lawrence is referring to when he taps the brakes.
If GM would invest as much effort explaining this in one place as they do explaining how to check the oil, I would be happy!
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:18 PM   #94
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On the Canyon diesel the tow-haul and diesel exhaust are one and the same button...package deal.
I'm curious about what Lawrence is referring to when he taps the brakes.
If GM would invest as much effort explaining this in one place as they do explaining how to check the oil, I would be happy!
Found this on GMC Canyon information page.

"Smart exhaust brake details
The Canyon’s integrated, driver-selectable exhaust brake system is based on the system introduced on the 2015 Sierra HD models and uses the compression power of the 2.8L Duramax engine to improve vehicle control and reduce brake pad wear.

When the exhaust brake is engaged in cruise mode, exhaust cruise grade braking helps the cruise control system maintain the desired downhill vehicle speed, keeping the driver from having to apply the brakes and exit cruise control to maintain speed.

When the exhaust brake is engaged in non-cruise mode, the transmission and the exhaust brake deliver the correct amount of braking to assist in vehicle control, regardless of vehicle load. It is a smart system that varies the amount of braking needed for the vehicle, load and grade. The engagement of the system is smooth and quiet, while its performance enhances the driver’s feeling of control."

Much clearer than the manuals.
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:17 PM   #95
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Wow. Just did it. Ordered my new tow vehicle for our 2017 21. A silver GMC Canyon with the diesel engine.
I think you'll love it! I hope it comes soon.
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:38 PM   #96
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I think you'll love it! I hope it comes soon.
I'm hoping for the end of September. The dealership said they won't know for a few days.
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Old 08-12-2016, 04:06 PM   #97
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We brought home our 2016 GMC Canyon Duromax Diesel (short bed, crew cab) about two months ago and yesterday ordered a 21' Escape. So far we love it! It tows a somewhat heavy cargo trailer (2700lbs) that my husband uses for his art shows, around town like it's not even there, with just the smallest drop in mileage (Getting 24 miles per gallon towing) I was real nervous driving a truck, but it handles and drives as well as our Honda CR-V (except that it's 33 inches longer :-) We did not buy towing mirrors for it yet since our cargo trailer is only 5' wide, but definitely will before we get our Escape. We just installed a tonneau cover for it that works great. Keeps the truck bed dry, opens and closes easily, locks securely and can be almost completely removed for full access to the truck bed. It is only sold online, and reasonably priced. Peragon Covers. Here's a link to it if interested https://www.peragon.com/videos/?gcli...FQyOaQodel0PEg
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:30 PM   #98
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We brought home our 2016 GMC Canyon Duromax Diesel (short bed, crew cab) about two months ago and yesterday ordered a 21' Escape. So far we love it! It tows a somewhat heavy cargo trailer (2700lbs) that my husband uses for his art shows, around town like it's not even there, with just the smallest drop in mileage (Getting 24 miles per gallon towing) I was real nervous driving a truck, but it handles and drives as well as our Honda CR-V (except that it's 33 inches longer :-) We did not buy towing mirrors for it yet since our cargo trailer is only 5' wide, but definitely will before we get our Escape. We just installed a tonneau cover for it that works great. Keeps the truck bed dry, opens and closes easily, locks securely and can be almost completely removed for full access to the truck bed. It is only sold online, and reasonably priced. Peragon Covers. Here's a link to it if interested https://www.peragon.com/videos/?gcli...FQyOaQodel0PEg


Did you get yours color matched? I have the same tonneau cover on my '15 Collie. I like it, but the installation was a pain. It took me a while to appreciate the push down action to collapse it. Really makes getting into the cargo a snap. But watch out if it's been sitting in the sun for too long!
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:42 PM   #99
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Did you get yours color matched? I have the same tonneau cover on my '15 Collie. I like it, but the installation was a pain. It took me a while to appreciate the push down action to collapse it. Really makes getting into the cargo a snap. But watch out if it's been sitting in the sun for too long!
No need to since black is standard and my new truck is black :-)
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Old 08-13-2016, 01:16 AM   #100
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Several people have made comments or expressed concerns about towing mirrors for the Colorado/Canyon, and the Clearview mirrors out of Australia have been mentioned. Right now, if you want proper towing mirrors for these trucks, this looks like your only choice. I have no idea if or when GM will provide this option, but since they are clearly marketing these vehicles as a lifestyle choice rather than a work truck, I'm not holding my breath. Here is an update on the mirrors.

Clearview will start shipping the mirrors on August 24 at a price of US$435 per pair plus $174 shipping cost to at least most places in the US lower 48 states. Not sure what the deal would be for Canadian customers since their price quote is in US$ and they are asking to be paid in US$ and who knows about shipping. These look like a pretty solid product, and Clearview has good reviews in Australia. I've ordered a pair, and with any luck they'll be here about the same time my new truck arrives, but I won't be reporting on towing with them until we pick up our 21 in March.

There's lots more information here: Tow Mirrors - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon if you want to wade through it all (this thread is 275 posts at last count). I've attached a few photos lifted from that thread for your viewing pleasure.
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