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Old 06-01-2016, 05:32 PM   #1
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GMC Canyon/Chevy Colorado 2.9 Diesel

Anybody have one?

From GMC - Maximum trailering rating of 7,700 pounds (3,492 kg) for 2WD models and 7,600 pounds (3,447 kg) for 4WD

About $36,000 medium fancy short bed 2wd.

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Old 06-01-2016, 05:37 PM   #2
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I don't have one but I am interested in one so I'm adding myself to this thread for information. Thanks for starting it.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:56 PM   #3
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http://www.irv2.com/forums/f44/1-2-t...ml#post3073389

read, then follow link posted a couple posts below for videos...

I apologize if this isn't applicable to your question...
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:58 PM   #4
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might be a good truck, but i'd for sure wanna know those payload numbers...
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:01 PM   #5
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might be a good truck, but i'd for sure wanna know those payload numbers...
Ditto!
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:22 PM   #6
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The link did not have real world information specifically regarding the trucks on this thread. Just the same general cautionary information regarding payload which we have on this site.
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:29 PM   #7
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There's a thread or two on WOODALLS. Price appears high and a Ram EcoDiesel 1/2T may have similar pricing.
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:36 PM   #8
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There is a TFL trucks video on Canyon diesel towing. Nice thing is that it has exhaust brake (no other light duty diesel offers that. Not even Titan which is near HD). On the way down the grade they only had to apply the brakes once.
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I have the 2016 3.6 L Z71 4x4 and it tows my 19' Bambi very well so I imagine the diesel would be even better. The gas model is rated at 7000# with a WDH and 6000# otherwise. I wouldn't feel comfortable using it as a full time TV on anything larger than a Bambi. Whereas with the diesel I bet you could get more 23' or 25'.

I'm a newb so that's my $0.02
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Old 06-01-2016, 07:14 PM   #10
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Caveat IMHO

Just remember people that modern day diesels are very expensive to maintain. Gone are the days of smelly exhaust and clattering tractor din, but those old mechanical diesels relied on only two things to keep running, fuel and air; as long as they had enough oil and coolant to keep things lubricated and cool, they would run forever (especially inline 6's).

Modern diesels trying to meet emission standards of today have a myriad of sensors, catalytics, low sulphur fuel requirements, DEF and EGR systems and since diesel doesn't burn as cleanly as gas, these systems get a real work out and can be expensive to keep working.

If you're looking to save money buying a modern day diesel, look somewhere else as any gas powered truck will be cheaper to purchase, cheaper to maintain, and in some cases, cheaper to run. In the case of the diesel C twins, buying the bigger gas powered S twins maybe a better bet.

Yes I have, and currently own diesels, but old mechanical ones.

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So nobody actually has a diesel GMC Canyon or Chevy Colorado?

There is a lot of info on the web, but I was hoping for human who has one to interact with.

Ho-hum ... maybe too new.
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The link did not have real world information specifically regarding the trucks on this thread. Just the same general cautionary information regarding payload which we have on this site.
And for a decent reason... people will probably be searching google for for towing info about the truck, and I simply left them a bread trail for a little additional info to consider.
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I expect this smaller diesel will serve some Airstreamers quite well, much as we're seeing increasing numbers of Ram and Jeep GC Ecodiesels appearing in the membership.

The exhaust brake seems a good accessory, we haven't seen a need for it with the very good engine/8-spd trans compression braking on our EcoD. I would expect the MSRP for all these small diesel offerings will be similar at similar trim levels, the street price may be quite different early in the new model. Ram successfully tempted us with $10k incentives, 0% interest, and 100k power train warranty.
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To new. Asked again the other day at my local GMC dealership. They still have not seen their first one. Waiting list is well over 400 hundred potential buyers at the one store. All Canyon's and the Chevy equivalent are made in one plant according to the dealer guy. Mix of 1-3 Canyon/Chevy. I've heard that they are out there but only on the internet which isn't exactly known for it's veracity...
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