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Old 07-23-2016, 02:55 PM   #31
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Someone must have a solution somewhere. Luckily, I have a lot of time to sort it out.
Hi: JPSpins... I had to buy mine here. http://www.1aauto.com Aftermarket plug and play extendable tow mirrors for a 2010 Nissan Frontier. The truck is capable of towing 6100 Lbs. but just not with trailer tow mirrors!!! Alf
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Old 07-23-2016, 02:56 PM   #32
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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...
Tow Mirrors - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon

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Wow - a 17-page thread on towing mirrors... obviously we're not the only one who noticed GM's omission.

By page 6 the Australian supplier is confirming that they have sent several sets to the U.S. for the North American Colorado/Canyon, appropriately configured for a driver on the left-hand side of the vehicle (always a potential issue with Australian products). By mid-March the only delay was a wiring harness to avoid custom wiring (for electric adjust, turn signals, and heated mirror). By April they had realized that to fit well they needed to make new bases as well (which took until May)... not surprising to me, because GM changed a lot of the truck's styling to make it more marketable in North America. Looks like they're coming soon.

It would have been so much easier for GM to have just finished the truck themselves, instead of quitting before getting around to towing mirrors.
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Old 07-23-2016, 03:05 PM   #33
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:08 PM   #34
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Hey John, I have a 5.0 TA on order and also trading in my 2011 Canyon for the 2016 with the Duramax. I want the short bed model. Will there be an issue? Also any advise on the type of fifth wheel hitch.

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Old 08-03-2016, 01:22 AM   #35
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Hey John, I have a 5.0 TA on order and also trading in my 2011 Canyon for the 2016 with the Duramax. I want the short bed model. Will there be an issue?
John (john o) has a 5.0, which is 8 inches (20 cm) narrower than a first-generation (2014-2016) 5.0TA; the second-generation (2017) 5.0TA may be even wider. The width at the front determines the cab-to-hitch spacing required, so you will need more than John, and that means that with the shorter Canyon box, the hitch will be substantially behind the axle. How set are you on the shorter box?

John described his hitch setup in his introduction thread: New members in Maryland and showed it in his album Canyon short bed and 5.0 classic rig.

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Also any advise on the type of fifth wheel hitch.
The only real connection between the type (or brand) of hitch and the truck is the availability of mounting brackets. If you go with the cross-bed "universal" mounting rails (as John did) almost any brand and style of hitch can be mounted. There's not much choice in mounting bracket kits for the new Colorado/Canyon yet.
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Old 08-03-2016, 06:18 AM   #36
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Hey John, I have a 5.0 TA on order and also trading in my 2011 Canyon for the 2016 with the Duramax. I want the short bed model. Will there be an issue? Also any advise on the type of fifth wheel hitch.

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Hi: Rockseaker... We don't have either of the Col/Can. twins but we do have a Long Bed Crew Cab Frontier. IMHO it is better to have the long bed/wheel base truck.(Less issues) Our hitch is installed with universal brackets and rails so the truck frame didn't require any extra drilling. I would strongly recommend, with the smaller truck, getting the long bed model. There is always a pin box extender that clamps on the trailer for use on short box trucks. That gives about 8-10" extra distance between the trailer and truck.
We have towed both 5.0 and 5.0TA trailers with our current slider style hitch set up... which we don't need to slide!!! Alf
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Old 08-03-2016, 09:09 PM   #37
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Thanks guys for your reply. I got a ways to go yet but with the support of this forum I think it will all come together. Also I am pretty fixed on the short box. Thinking the extender will do the trick. More question to follow.
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Rockseeker: After my late arrival to field your questions, I'm not sure what is still to answer if anything. I am going to finish putting installation photos in my folder so that those who want to duplicate the install of the universal rail kit can use me as a starting point. Want to mention that we have the hitch in the lowest position. The 5.0 is in the second-to-lowest position and we have the RV5 installed. We run fairly level. I think that I have plenty of turning room but certainly not 90 degree ability. The hitch center turns out 27 inches from the cab, not the recommended 30 inches.

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Old 08-07-2016, 03:44 PM   #39
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Rockseeker: After my late arrival to field your questions, I'm not sure what is still to answer if anything. I am going to finish putting installation photos in my folder so that those who want to duplicate the install of the universal rail kit can use me as a starting point. Want to mention that we have the hitch in the lowest position. The 5.0 is in the second-to-lowest position and we have the RV5 installed. We run fairly level. I think that I have plenty of turning room but certainly not 90 degree ability. The hitch center turns out 27 inches from the cab, not the recommended 30 inches.
Thanks, Your photos and info were helpful. The TA will be 8 inches wider so I will need to move back even further. I will contact ETI to ask what their recommendations are as well. Also have to find out if the pin box extender can be used without effecting the trailer hitch mount integrity. Looks like a slider may be needed( hoping not though, just one more thing to deal with)
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Old 08-07-2016, 04:21 PM   #40
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On my three trips out so far, I am OK with the reach of the stock mirrors. The classic 5.0 is probably narrower that the current line-up though.

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