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Old 06-16-2016, 12:56 PM   #11
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I looked at TVs for over a year just in case I decided to purchase a RV, a long time dream. Except for the very expensive Touareg diesel, all of the SUVs I looked at were limited to 5000 lbs. or just too big.
My research led me to believe that that limit was too close to my safe comfort zone which is of course quite relative. I also looked and tried full-sized pick-ups whose prices are quite attractive with all of their incentives. But, they are just to big for me. I then discovered the Canyon/Colorado and was told there was a future diesel option in the works.
I finally opted for the Canyon diesel in March and I am still waiting for it...any day now I am told. I chose it over the other TVs because of its size, performance and the fact that the towing mechanicals and technologies are integrated: tow/haul, diesel brake and trailer brake.
The engine is powerful yet economical and has been around for many years around the world (also in a Jeep model a few years ago).
I have viewed every driving test, hauling test and general review I could find on You Tube channels, newspaper articles etc. and all were unanimous that these trucks are winners. PBS Motorweek recently had a very good look at the Canyon. Here:
2016 GMC Canyon Duramax | MotorWeek

Once the truck was purchased, I focussed on the RV and fell for the Escape 19 due in June 2017.
Right now, I am looking at the different hitches ETI is offering. Equalizer vs. E2, no idea on which is best but at least I don't have to decide until March!
Good luck! JP
TFLTruck does a lot of testing and posts reviews on Youtube. They tested the Colorado/Canyon diesel towing 6,500 lbs uphill at 6.7 mpg, on the flat at 12.3 mpg, and not towing on the flat at over 31 mpg. I'm very curious to see what you get towing the much lighter Escape 19. I believe the Tacoma was getting about 13 mpg average reported by another user on this site. I expect you will get 17-18 and it should have enough power for most situations, although climbing may be a little slow compared with the Touareg which has more HP.
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:01 PM   #12
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Hi: skyfree... Looking on with interest at the Colo/Can diesel twins. I think they'd be an ideal tug for a 5.0TA !!! Alf
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:41 PM   #13
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The GMC is much nicer looking than the vanilla Chevy and a Colorado owner I know says his flat hood flexes at hiway speed.
My friend who bought a Canyon noticed this difference on test drives. I don't think that the GMC is built any better, but the body style has more folds in the hood which stiffen it.

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I finally opted for the Canyon diesel ...
The engine is powerful yet economical and has been around for many years around the world (also in a Jeep model a few years ago).
That was the VM Motori version of the engine, which has been widely used but appeared in North America only in the first-generation Jeep Liberty CRD. Although in some forums (such as FiberglassRV) many people claim that they really want a small diesel SUV, very few actually buy them - that's one reason that no one else competes with Jeep's occasional forays into this market. The Colorado/Canyon will, of course, be a much more capable tow vehicle than the short-wheelbase Liberty.
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:38 PM   #14
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I will have to get back to you next year with a full report!
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:30 PM   #15
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We just took delivery of a Canyon shortbed with Duramax. We're quite pleased with it so far. I am presently planning the installation of the hitch for our new-to-us Escape 5.0.

I did take the Scamp 13 for a lap around the block and didn't even know it was there...

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Hi: skyfree... Looking on with interest at the Colo/Can diesel twins. I think they'd be an ideal tug for a 5.0TA !!! Alf
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Don't tell me you're looking at replacing the Frontier already, or just planning ahead Alf.

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We just took delivery of a Canyon shortbed with Duramax. We're quite pleased with it so far. I am presently planning the installation of the hitch for our new-to-us Escape 5.0.

I did take the Scamp 13 for a lap around the block and didn't even know it was there...

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John, i'm very interested to hear your experience with the Twin SB and a 5.0TA. I have the '15 Colorado CCSB V6, and had hoped to upgrade to a 5.0TA at some point. I am less concerned about towing capacity than I am with payload, fit and turning radius.
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Hi: emers382... Always keeping my eyes open and ears to the ground. Trouble is... then my nose comes in contact with the "Grindstone"!!! Alf
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:17 PM   #19
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John, i'm very interested to hear your experience with the Twin SB and a 5.0TA. I have the '15 Colorado CCSB V6, and had hoped to upgrade to a 5.0TA at some point. I am less concerned about towing capacity than I am with payload, fit and turning radius.
I have completed the hitch arrangement on the Canyon Duramax and 5.0 and had the rig out for a spin. Everything working well. I will put photos of my hitch installation in my photos when time permits. No scheduled trips yet. Have an appointment to inspect the 5.0 next week then off to the DMV for registration and license.
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Old 07-22-2016, 11:53 AM   #20
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I've got the 2015 Colorado, 305hp and 245 torque. I'm picking up a 19 in the spring and hoping for good performance. HP probably doesn't mean much but acceleration is great with this engine. I hauled 3000lb through the mountains with no issues other than gas mileage so the torque was good for that load. Looking forward to the weight distribution and sway control hitch.
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