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Old 05-07-2016, 10:19 PM   #15
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Before I replied I wanted to do some digging and learn a little bit more about the new Colorados. The v6 ia pretty stout, 300hp and 269ft/lbs of torque. Not bad in a light truck. Reviews state using the manual shift when accelerating is a must and made the towing experience much more enjoyable. The towing reviews I found were with open car trailers loaded to about 6k. Yes the weight is similar to what the OP will be pulling, but the open trailer is a far cry from a full sized TT. I believe the new Colorado can tow the load better than past mid sized trucks but I still don't think it'll tow a 6k TT. Maybe in very flat, no wind conditions but how frequently do we experience that?
OP, I towed a 4500lb TT with a v8 buick rainier. 325hp/330Tq. Had the power to pull it and the brake controller did well to stop the load. However, I had a cheap wdh and it felt unstable in moderately windy conditions. If you really are set on this TT, do youself a favor and buy an excellent hitch like the propride or Hensley arrow.

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Old 05-07-2016, 10:45 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by SmokeyWren View Post
Tow rating for the 2016 V6 gasser is 7,000 pounds. But tow rating is with a stripped truck with no options and nothing in the truck but a skinny driver. So neither tow rating nor GCWR will tell you the max weight of trailer you can tow without being overloaded.
But it would be closer than we've got now. The 7K figure means nothing without knowing exactly what the GVW of the truck is supposed to be to have that tow rating. That would be easy to figure out if we had the GCWR.

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If you stay this route put a tranny cooler on it...
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If you stay this route put a tranny cooler on it...

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I want to thank everybody for their comments. After much thought we have decided that the Colorado is not the way to go, even though all weights were under gvw's. Like one person said just cause you can does not mean you should. If we went that route it would be white knuckle all the way.
That said we are looking for a class c motorhome, Does anyone have comments
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