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What are you towing with your Colorado?

Wondering what folks are towing with their Colorados?
I was looking at travel trailers yesterday, the one I picked is a bit heavier than I was looking for @ 4300 lbs.
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About 3,000 pounds of 18.5 foot bow rider boat and assorted accessories. My 2016 Colorado 4x4 CC short box with 3.6 Gasser pulls it with seemingly little effort. My previous vehicle was a 2008 Ford Ranger 4x4 with a 4.0 V6 and I definitely knew that boat was back there. Unlike the Colorado, that Ranger struggled a bit on the hilly roads of northeastern PA. I loved the Ranger (it was my second one), but I can't go back from being spoiled by the stronger, roomier and more solid Colorado. I bought the Colorado because Ford stopped selling the Ranger in the U.S. Thanks Ford!
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Wondering what folks are towing with their Colorados?
I was looking at travel trailers yesterday, the one I picked is a bit heavier than I was looking for @ 4300 lbs.
16' Scamp Deluxe - 2200-2600 lbs depending on options.

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We pull a 2008 Jayco 23B EXP which is close to the one you are looking at in size and weight. Ours has a dry weight of 4060 lbs. but a much smaller payload of only 900 lbs. Dry hitch weight of 400 lbs. Total GVW of 4950 lbs. Overall length of 24'. It is a hybrid with one slide out. We pulled it from Cincinnati to Yellowstone then down to Denver and then back to Cincinnati last summer. Overall trip was over 3800 miles. We had a 2017 Colorado LT CCLB with the 2.8L Diesel and averaged over 13 MPG. The trailer is wide and front is rather flat because of the fold out bunk so it is like pulling a billboard. My previous tow vehicle was a 2005 Toyota Sequoia 4.7L V8 and it would only get 8 MPG on a good day on flat ground with a tail wind. The Colorado pulled the trailer great with no problems at all even in the mountains west of Denver. I liked the truck so much I got myself another one after making GM take the lemon LT back. My new truck is a 2017 Z71 CCLB Diesel. I didn't like the navigation system on the truck so I brought my trusty Garmin along and used it.
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My trailer is about the exact same weight as yours and the 3.6L pulls it with no problems here in relatively flat eastern Canada however I noticed that the OP is in Denver so his truck will work a lot harder.

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2000 lb. Rockwood pop-up. Don't even know it's back there. 17 mpg. with the V6 while towing it. I would tow up to 28' and 5000 lb. with this truck.

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Haven't towed my 19 foot bow-rider boat @ 3500 yet since I just got mine in January, but I'm sure it will be great.

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Check out this other thread...

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I tow a Mallard M185, 19ft TT at about 3500 dry, itís been close to its 4500lb max though most times I pulled. It tows great but in the mountains it gets a little revvy.


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Old photo from last summer......when we rolled out of Bass Pro with it and got it in the garage. LOL.

Last summer, we were too busy learning how to be boat owners and didnít take many photos. Iíll be taking more this summer!! Canít frigid wait for the weather to get nicer! New electronics and new trolling motor installed this winter. I think ....next weekend might be warm enough to git-r-wet!!
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3680 Lbs Rockwood Mini Lite. Climbed Hwy 70 through the Eisenhower Tunnel at 13,000 Ft at 45 MPH and still room to push it to 55 MPH. Due to so-so winter weather and not in a hurry, kept it at 45 MPH to give myself some wiggle room. The traffic can is a bitch and motorists are jerks.

Our next trip is to Dollywood about 800 miles. We are very pleased with our truck, perfect size for our needs.

GM want to make this little truck greater? What about a little more torque on the lower side of the RPM band on the V6 and better seats. The rest can stay unchanged

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GM want to make this little truck greater? What about a little more torque on the lower side of the RPM band.

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Wondering what folks are towing with their Colorados?
I was looking at travel trailers yesterday, the one I picked is a bit heavier than I was looking for @ 4300 lbs.
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16' Featherlite almost daily.
Have had it loaded up to 4k. No problem. I did add the Air-ride bags in the back because the tongue weight was causing sag

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I have a Canyon so I guess Iím out of luck in this thread. :(

But I'll play along anyway. Shamrock 21SS, around 5,000lb. WDH not hooked up in this pic.



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3500lbs. This was through the mountains of Pa. No problem maintaining 55mph gas mileage kind of sucked 2017
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I'm pulling a greywolf 17bh (24ft hitch to bumper)dry weight 3750 out of the factory 4050 and loaded to go 4800 lbs plus us in the truck. V6 pulls it fine would not hesitate to pull up to 5500 with the truck, get about 11.5mpg usually in 4th gear 60% of the time 3k rpm at 65 to 70 mph.I have pulled it about 3k miles last summer. That's a nice trailer,love the layout. Just get a quality WD hitch and you should be fin pulling that trailer. Do not fill water tanks till your at you destination water add's alot of weight.
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My 2017 Canyon Denali pulls my 26 ft trailer with out any problems ! Doesn't even feel like I'm towing that much weight until a semi passes me doing 70 mph ! Went on a 1500 mile trip and had a blast !
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