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Old 07-22-2016, 01:06 PM   #21
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Looking forward to the weight distribution and sway control hitch.
Love my WDH for the oft stated reasons but I've towed a long way over every imaginable condition and never felt any need for sway control with my smaller than your truck Ranger.

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Old 07-22-2016, 07:04 PM   #22
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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.
I have been driving my Canyon Duramax for a few weeks and loving it...but nothing to tow yet. That is to happen next June with an Escape 19.

Which hitch arrangement are you looking at?

And, I also have been looking at towing mirrors. A neighbour has Cipa mirrors and likes them as they fit over his 150 mirrors like gloves and do not vibrate. The company does not list recent Canyons / Colorados on the website however.

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Old 07-22-2016, 08:00 PM   #23
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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.

Looking forward to seeing your setup! I have a lot of questions!

Last year I got 15.4mpg towing 3600 miles with my '15 collie. This year I'm getting 16.1 towing over 2200 miles so far. I think getting the trailer bearings and brakes serviced has helped with this.

I have an equalizer hitch, but I had a somewhat scary moment towing through some very rough crosswinds that made me wish I had sway control. I was traveling with nearly a full water tank, and when a strong gust hit the trailer it caused me to swerve, creating a side-to-side rocking motion from the sloshing water. For a few seconds it felt pretty unstable.

Ill ignore the "vanilla" Colorado comment.

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Old 07-22-2016, 09:42 PM   #24
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I have been driving my Canyon Duramax for a few weeks and loving it...but nothing to tow yet. That is to happen next June with an Escape 19.
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And, I also have been looking at towing mirrors. A neighbour has Cipa mirrors and likes them as they fit over his 150 mirrors like gloves and do not vibrate. The company does not list recent Canyons / Colorados on the website however.
It's disappointing that a pickup truck from a company that offers extendable towing mirrors on its other trucks doesn't offer any for this truck. A thousand other features, including completely frivolous luxuries, but no functional towing mirrors.
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Old 07-23-2016, 06:06 AM   #25
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I have to agree about the absent option for towing mirrors but efficient aftermarket products are/could/should (?!) be out there..somewhere for these vehicles!

I really like the lane change alarm (the noisy one, I passed on the seat vibration version).
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Old 07-23-2016, 07:27 AM   #26
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It's disappointing that a pickup truck from a company that offers extendable towing mirrors on its other trucks doesn't offer any for this truck. A thousand other features, including completely frivolous luxuries, but no functional towing mirrors.
I agree. With the Tacoma you also have to go aftermarket.
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Old 07-23-2016, 07:30 AM   #27
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It's disappointing that a pickup truck from a company that offers extendable towing mirrors on its other trucks doesn't offer any for this truck. A thousand other features, including completely frivolous luxuries, but no functional towing mirrors.
Especially the diesel version which is made for towing. Just nuts.
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Old 07-23-2016, 07:45 AM   #28
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It's disappointing that a pickup truck from a company that offers extendable towing mirrors on its other trucks doesn't offer any for this truck. A thousand other features, including completely frivolous luxuries, but no functional towing mirrors.
For me, it was a must when sourcing my F-150. I am just used to towing with them on my Super Duty trucks, and when I test drove one with the regular mirrors, I felt it a definite safety hazard with the very poor rear visibility.

The make so many things better. Your rear view capacity is fantastic, and when towing having them extend is great. For reversing you also get a really great view of where you are going, from the trailer tires, to a view of space well to the sides.

As you can likely tell, I would highly recommend getting them if available. I too am surprised these trucks don't offer them.
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It's disappointing that a pickup truck from a company that offers extendable towing mirrors on its other trucks doesn't offer any for this truck. A thousand other features, including completely frivolous luxuries, but no functional towing mirrors.

There is an Australian company, Clearview, that makes towing mirrors for the Holden Colorado, but it appears they are not compatible with the American Twin. Last I checked they are working on a version for the US market. They are not cheap either...

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There is an Australian company, Clearview, that makes towing mirrors for the Holden Colorado, but it appears they are not compatible with the American Twin. Last I checked they are working on a version for the US market. They are not cheap either...

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https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url...5&share_type=t
Someone must have a solution somewhere. Luckily, I have a lot of time to sort it out.
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