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Old 12-31-2016, 03:05 PM   #1
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Anyone towing a 5.0TA with a Canyon or Colorado. We're looking at one with the diesel and a 5' bed.

Will this truck tow the camper and what kind of hitch do you use?

Thanks!

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Old 12-31-2016, 05:45 PM   #2
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Ron,

Have you checked out the Ike Challenge video?
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:20 PM   #3
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Anyone towing a 5.0TA with a Canyon or Colorado. We're looking at one with the diesel and a 5' bed.

Will this truck tow the camper and what kind of hitch do you use?

Thanks!

Ron
Hi: TazzyTrailer... If it were me I'd look at the long bed truck. We use the long bed Crew Frontier so the trailer clears the cab. Alf
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:27 PM   #4
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Long bed Canyon with Duramax is the way I would go.


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Hi: TazzyTrailer... If it were me I'd look at the long bed truck. We use the long bed Crew Frontier so the trailer clears the cab. Alf
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Old 12-31-2016, 09:25 PM   #5
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... If it were me I'd look at the long bed truck.
I agree - the shorter Canyon is really short for a 5.0TA. The hitch would need to end up well behind the axle, and I wouldn't want several hundred pounds of pin weight that far back.
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:49 AM   #6
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Thanks for sending that YouTube link!
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:52 AM   #7
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Thanks for your reply! Everyone so far is in agreement that the short box will cause problems! Thanks to everyone for their time! Happy New Year!
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Old 01-10-2017, 02:35 PM   #8
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Hey there.
I too wanted a 5' bed Colorado at first only for looks and garage parking length. After sizing up the hitch mount it only makes sense to get the 6'. I purchased the Colorado Duramax in Sept and already have the hitch installed giving good clearance from cab and room to lower the tailgate. A 5' bed will mean mounting hitch behind axle.
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Old 02-27-2017, 09:44 PM   #9
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See my picture folder for our install of a hitch on a short bed Canyon Duramax. As I remember it mounts about 4 inches behind the axle with not much option for another location. Only have a classic 5.0...not the roomy 5.0TA alas...

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Old 02-27-2017, 10:41 PM   #10
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We're towing our 21 with a short box Canyon, a task it handles easily, so I'm confident the truck can handle a 5.0TA, although you are likely to be maxing out the payload capacity of the truck. I do concur with the others who are recommending the long box version.
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