Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-28-2016, 08:27 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
Currently Looking...
Lincolnwood , Illinois
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 14

Does anyone have any experience actually towing with a colorado/canyon?
If so what can you tell me about your experience

Milo1952 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2016, 09:14 PM   #2
1 Rivet Member
Lexington , South Carolina
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 8

I have the Canyon diesel and not towed yet but sure am eager to. I have been told that someone purchased a FC 22 with the regular colorado and it pulled fine, thats all I have heard.

SCbarber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2016, 10:39 PM   #3
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
New Borockton , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,134
Images: 21
My neighbor has one and I watched him leave with a 5000# boat to go fishing. He ain't back yet but promised he would be
Randy 208-514-8950
Converters, Inverters, Monitors, EMS, Zamp Solar
68 Overlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2016, 11:33 AM   #4
2 Rivet Member
kd7trx's Avatar
2007 19' Bambi
Lake Oswego , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 66
I've had my diesel Canyon since the end of February, now with close to 8000 miles, and about 3500 of that towing our 19' Winick Bambi. It has exceeded my expectations, both as a daily driver and as a tow vehicle. Previously we towed this same trailer with an '07 Nissan Frontier, which really struggled here in the mountain west, and in May was able to tow with the Canyon over one my more dreaded passes, the Siskiyou on I-5 between Oregon and California. It's about a 12 mile climb at mostly a 6% grade. In the Nissan, I'd be at maybe 50mph and 5000+ rpm. This May in the Canyon, I did that same pass at 60 - 65mph and around 3000 rpm. And the diesel has an exhaust brake as standard equipment, so brake application going down steep grades is pretty much non-existent.

For mileage, I'm getting around 22 in town and a little over 30 on the highway. When on an extended tow, it averages between 16.5 to 17.5, depending on how much climbing is done on a trip.

I use the Andersen wd hitch, and the combination of truck, trailer, and that hitch has been a real pleasure to drive. I added a set of Auto Spring add-a-leaf in the back, with Eibach Pro Truck Sport shocks all around, and the rear only squats one inch when hooking up the trailer.

I also added a set of tow mirrors from Clearview Mirrors out of Australia, definitely one of the best things I've done to the truck.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1029.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	635.8 KB
ID:	272567   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1070.jpg
Views:	69
Size:	690.1 KB
ID:	272568  

kd7trx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2016, 11:47 AM   #5
Rivet Master
dkottum's Avatar
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 6,850
Although the engine is rather small in size, the truck is relatively light. As we found with our EcoDiesel, the truck's capability may surprise you. Looks to be a very nice Airstream towing rig, its getting the loads and hitching right, and owner expectations in line with the product that will matter.
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles

The Truth is More Important Than the Facts
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GMC Canyon/Chevy Colorado 2.9 Diesel nrgtrakr Tow Vehicles 92 09-02-2016 07:23 AM
Stops between Grand Canyon and Carlsbad Canyon mpsgolf On The Road... 0 08-15-2016 09:24 PM
New Canyon & Colorado Andrew T Tow Vehicles 12 04-16-2015 08:02 PM
Camping in Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado Two Chicks On The Road... 5 03-19-2015 02:04 PM
Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon (Crew Cab only) Apache_Camp Tow Vehicles 8 02-01-2010 08:23 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.