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Old 12-10-2004, 10:45 AM   #1
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I was looking for someone who is using the Chev Colorado Quad cab 4X4 Z71 as their toad. What are your likes / dislikes, how does it pull, etc...

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I was looking for someone who is using the Chev Colorado Quad cab 4X4 Z71 as their toad. What are your likes / dislikes, how does it pull, etc...

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Old 12-11-2004, 03:33 PM   #3
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I will let you know in about 2 weeks, I have just purchased a Blue Ox towing and braking system and will be towing my 2005 Colorado 4x4 Z71 to Texas from Tennessee. I have a crew cab Z71. I will be towing it with a Georgetown XL, Ford V10. I will post on my return.
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Old 12-11-2004, 07:18 PM   #4
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Great, I will be looking for your post....
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Old 12-12-2004, 01:53 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Milo006:
I have just purchased a Blue Ox towing and braking system and will be towing my 2005 Colorado 4x4 Z71 to Texas from Tennessee. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>You've got good gear there, take it easy, and have a good trip.

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We are getting one in March but I will get the Z85 just to save 150 lb and it also has a higher capacity. It has 235 tires instead of 265s and no skid plates. I think it looks different, but just as good as the Z71

It has a nice ride and plenty of room.
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Old 12-16-2004, 07:08 AM   #7
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I have a 2004 Chev. Colorado Z-71 4x4 that I have been pulling sence August. If I didn't keep the rear view monator on I wouldn't know it was back there.I pull it with a '03 Winnie Sightseer 30ft. with the workhorse & 8.1 engine.I like the colorado because the steering wheel doesn't lock so you can take the key out. I don't think you will go wrong with it.
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Old 12-16-2004, 05:25 PM   #8
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Thanks so much for the reply and your comments...
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Old 12-16-2004, 06:34 PM   #9
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I am also looking at the Colorado; I'm guessing there wouldn't be any difference with the GMC Canyon??

Does anyone know if there are MPH limitations or a need to cycle the trannie fluid or any other considerations like pulling fuses or the such?

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The operators manual does not have any speed restrictions, mine is a 4x4, so there are no other requirements. Milo006
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Old 12-19-2004, 12:20 PM   #11
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Does anyone know if the new Colorado is 4 ft between the wheel wells? would like to know if I could carry a golf cart in the back while towing? Vet Man
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Old 12-19-2004, 05:55 PM   #12
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I don't think you have 4ft between the wheel wells, but... I was at a rally this summer and one of the campers had a Colorado and he was carrying a golf cart in the back of his. He had blocks so he could drive over the wheel wells...
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Old 12-20-2004, 04:48 PM   #13
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I finally acquired all of the equipment, Blue Ox Alladin, Apollo Break System, Blue Ox Base Plate, etc., I had it all installed today, towed the Colorado about 40 miles, tows like a dream. Leaving for Texas in the morning, I will let you know how it did on a long trip.
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Thanks Ken and Sandy, will have to do further checkiing in the spring. Vet man
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