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I have always wondered what is the true towing capacity of the canyon/ colorado is? I know my manual says 4000lbs but the new trucks are 5500lbs or 6000lbs and no one can tell me what the difference in the 2005 and 2008 models are in towing. I know the motors are different, the 05 is 3.5L and the new ones are 3.7L. I just had a trailer braking control unit installed to tow my tandem axle trailer. How much has anyone towed and not had a problem. Is there anything else I can do to sete up my truck for towing? Thanks
 

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my hitch on my 07 (factory) is only a class 3 hitch rated at 4000lbs. the 08 comes with a class 4 hitch rated for 6000 lbs or so (not exactly sure of the exact hitch rating). thats the only difference really between the 2.

i imagine 5500 is probably as much as you could get away with to not be considered "overweight" on a highway, cops can ticket you for that.
 

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6500 pounds total. Flatbed landscaping trailer, dual axle, unbraked.
 
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