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Old 04-17-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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I just got a GMC Canyon (4WD) to tow. Does anyone know if installing a tow plate to it, or it being towed, will void the GM warranty?

It weighs about 3500# and Ill be towing behind a 370 HP motorhome with Jake Brake. Dealer says he sells 1 brake kit for every 3 tow bars/systems.

What are the pros & cons of these systems? The guy I bought my Coach from threw his away and said don't bother.
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I pulled a 2006 Chevy Colorado (same truck) about 70,000 and never had a problem. Since GM makes a big deal about being able to tow it 4 down in the owner's manual, I would expect no problem with the warranty, but a call to GM might be in order.

I wouldn't tow ANY vehicle without a brake system except in an emergency. Even with a 37,000 pound RV, that toad brake makes a noticeable difference in the stopping distance. In addition, in some (most) states and Canada, it's required by law.

ps: we just moved up to the Silverado last fall and the dealer loved the trade in with 27,000 miles on it. Yes, I did tell him it was a toad.
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See the owner manual - it will have instructions for recreational (dinghy) towing. As long as you follow instructions, no effect on warranty.

I highly recommend a brake for any towed vehicle. Your coach brakes are designed to stop its GVWR, not the combined weight of coach and toad. You can always stop faster if the toad is braking too, and sooner or later you will be glad you could stop quickly.
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Vehicle warranties only cover manufacturing defects. If something else causes failure, then the warranty does not cover it. See if the "something else" covers repair should it cause the failure.
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ps: we just moved up to the Silverado last fall and the dealer loved the trade in with 27,000 miles on it. Yes, I did tell him it was a toad.

What do you want to bet that information never made it to any prospective buyers ;-)
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Will the Canyon not add miles to the odometer while being towed?
Thanks for the tips.
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06 Colorado/Canyon does not register tow miles on the odometer when towed 4 down. The key is removed completely, so the truck thinks it's stopped (electronic dash and odometer). 2011 Chevy Silverado is the same way.

I did all I could do as far as telling the dealer it was a toad. On his back after that and not a thing I can do about it. Of course if the guy who bought it should call me, I'd be glad to tell him exactly what I told the dealer.
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