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Old 11-08-2017, 10:07 AM   #1
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Diesel GMC Canyon / Chevy Colorado for towing 5.0 TA

Hello,

In a few years we are looking to replace our 13 ft Scamp that we currently use for vacations / camping with something that we can use for longer periods of time over the winter and the escape products have our attention especially the 5.0 TA is at the top of the list.

However we are looking to replace the wife's current vehicle this year due to reliability concerns and would like to get something that could tow a larger trailer such as the 5.0 TA or a bumper pull such as the 19 or 21 ft escape in a few years when we are ready to make the transition to part time.

My vehicle will not be replaced as it is pretty much new and a labor of love that I built from the ground up but unfortunately it is limited to bumper towing at 3500 lbs.

We have been looking at the Colorado and Canyon lines due to towing capacity and the width of the truck as we have a narrow garage door opening and narrow driveway. Looking at the capacities it looks like it is well within the towing abilities with plenty of room left over for safety factor.

With sufficient capacity for towing it seems like the next question or issues are bed length / height and fitting a 5th wheel hitch.

Anyone explore this option or currently towing a 5.0 TA with the new canyon / colorado?
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:20 AM   #2
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Hi: dave_lucas... Sorry no Colorado/Canyon but I do tow a 5.0TA with a long bed V6 Frontier crew cab. I have ridden in a Diesel Canyon that's used to tow a 19' Escape trailer though. Nice truck... but needs trailer tow mirrors!!! Alf
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:02 PM   #3
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take your pick of previous truck posts.

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Old 11-08-2017, 03:32 PM   #4
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I found a bunch of info just after posting. Sorry about that I was looking on my phone originally and once on the computer the info was much easier to find.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:37 PM   #5
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take your pick of previous truck posts.

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Hi: BCnomad... This link can't find it's way around the forum!!! Alf
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:50 PM   #6
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I have a 2016 Canyon Duramax with the long (6') bed.
I added Clearview towing mirrors and a 4-section Bakflip bed cover.
I just picked up a 5.0TA a month ago, and my experience so far is here:

Weights and Balance for 5.0TA and Canyon
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