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Old 06-05-2008, 06:57 PM   #1
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I have been looking into purchasing a new "toad" to replace my current Z71 C/C 1/2 ton pickup. I looked at the "Dingy Towing Guide" in Motor Home Mag's website and noticed that for 2008 the Colorado/Canyon was listed (non 4x4) as towable. Knowing that in the past 4x4 was required, so I went to my Chevy dealer and checked this out. I was told that the "Dingy T/G" must have a mis-print. You still have to have the 4x4 to tow "4 down". I wouldn't mind saving some weight and money, but "Oh well". Just thought I would pass on this info.
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I have been looking into purchasing a new "toad" to replace my current Z71 C/C 1/2 ton pickup. I looked at the "Dingy Towing Guide" in Motor Home Mag's website and noticed that for 2008 the Colorado/Canyon was listed (non 4x4) as towable. Knowing that in the past 4x4 was required, so I went to my Chevy dealer and checked this out. I was told that the "Dingy T/G" must have a mis-print. You still have to have the 4x4 to tow "4 down". I wouldn't mind saving some weight and money, but "Oh well". Just thought I would pass on this info.
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How about with manual transmission?
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The MH magazine towing guide doesn't specify 4WD as being required with the automatic transmission, which IMHO doesn't sound right. The 2007 guide does specify 4WD.

They do list the manual transmission as being towable.

The owners manual will give the specifics.
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GM has a couple transmissions that are flat towable without 4WD, so maybe the Canyon is using one of them in 08? I don't know about the Canyon tranny specifically - I'm just tossing out a possibility.
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