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Old 09-27-2016, 05:43 PM   #15
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I had the same dream. I bought a 2016 Colorado and a 22 ft airstream. It weighs only 3600 lbs without water. I keep it unloaded to try to save on the drag. I pulls fine in the midwest. I have been afraid to venture into the mountains though because I feel I do not have enough power.

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Old 09-27-2016, 07:50 PM   #16
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Chevy Colorado Max Trailer size?

Any V6-powered truck is going to have plenty of power to tow a tandem axle 21-23 ft trailer. Another relative of mine pulls a 22 ft trailer (not an AS) into the mountains with a Tacoma just like problem. For years I regularly towed a utility trailer loaded with 2000-2500 lbs of materials using a Toyota Tundra that had the same V6 as my Tacoma. Lack of power was never an issue, either on steep winding hill roads or the freeway. I prefer the Tacoma because of its sturdier frame/springs, but I'm sure load levelers would give the Chevy equally good handling.

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Old 09-27-2016, 08:00 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by AWCHIEF View Post
I looked at the Colorado and its GMC version and decided it was not adequate for safely and comfortably pulling my 23 or if I move up in size. I did not think it had enough capacity or power for the hills with any engine available. Shame, I do like the size compared to the full size 150 that I had prior to getting the JGC.
do you have the diesel and if so how do you think it would pull a 25 FC front bedroom
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:52 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Milo1952 View Post
do you have the diesel and if so how do you think it would pull a 25 FC front bedroom

2011 JGC Overland with 5.7 Hemi V-8. Below 3000 ft it pulls my 23 comfortably. Above 3000 ft it gets anemic quickly and gas mileage drops like a rock. From what I have read and talked to other JGC diesel owners that is not an issue with the current diesel JGC. I can not speak of its ability to tow a 25 as I have never towed one. I have once again been looking at pickups because I hope to be going full time in the near future and need more on the road storage. If I win the lottery I would like to move up to the 26U.
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:55 PM   #19
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Depends on the year of the trailer. The older 70's trailers were lighter than today's models. 23' is probably safe for any year, 25' might be pushing it close for recent models.
I had a Dakota 8 cylinder, towed my 23' well. When shopping for new truck I really wanted a mid size, obviously there are limited options. Decided the trade off of going up to a f150 was worth it. Very glad I did. No worries, great towing power. Better mileage than my old less powerful 8 cylinder.
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:46 AM   #20
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The rear end gear ratio in that or any truck will play a roll in what you buy. Don't just assume the max posted on the internet is the same for all trucks. Also look at hitch weight and payload. I think the truck is too small unless you're going 23' or less.
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:03 AM   #21
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I tow a 30' that's 6,500 lbs dry with a F150 rated to tow 7,700 lbs, so I know about bucking up against the limit. But that's only because it's the truck I had when I bought the trailer. I travel light and it works fine for now. I will be upgrading before I do more serious adventures.

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Old 09-28-2016, 09:53 AM   #22
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Hi , (Schafman ) here--I have a 2015 GMC Canyon , which is sister truck , supposedly from similar production line. --I pull a 2012 Flying Cloud , 24' FB WITHOUT A PROBLEM & get 15mpg on 2 trips --one around US 14,000 miles & one 5,000miles to Canadian Maritimes.--I can pull up to 7,000 lbs. my AS is 4800 dry plus 1,000 for clothing, water & propane & am still under the 7,000. --Goid Luck with ur decision. @ welcome to the forum!!😍

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