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Old 07-07-2018, 07:37 AM   #15
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Wanted to add these two photos. The first is from the inside where the main electrical cable passes through the firewall above the gas pedal. There is a rubber nub which is currently closed off but looks like a good place to pass through wires once a hole is poked into the end. Using this would mean the main diaphragm seal wouldn't need to be cut. The second photo, albeit a bit blurry, is from the outside. I am hoping I can pass my cables all through this one nub and then tie the cables inside the truck higher to hopefully prevent any leaks.

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Under hood behind motor

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Old 07-09-2018, 03:52 PM   #16
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Just wanted to provide an update. I was concerned about the fatigue life of the aluminum bracket I made so I spent some one on one time with Google and managed to find a bracket remarkably similar to the one I made. This bracket is made from stainless steel and should provide the life I want in a bouncy vibrating environment like under the hood of a truck. Wasn't sure how it would fit, but I like it better than the one I made.


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How about an update Vetty. Have you towed your Colorado yet? How are things working out.
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Have a base plate (Blue Ox) ordered, a air force one ordered, a wiring harness for the lights ordered, for my 2018 colorado, but do I have to have a battery disconnect also ? I'm confused.
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Have a base plate (Blue Ox) ordered, a air force one ordered, a wiring harness for the lights ordered, for my 2018 colorado, but do I have to have a battery disconnect also ? I'm confused.
That, or disconnect the battery
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Yes you need a battery disconnect. Some get a fancy one with a remote, but I just used this plain knife blade 1.Click image for larger version

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Old 07-25-2018, 08:36 PM   #21
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How about an update Vetty. Have you towed your Colorado yet? How are things working out.


Test tow last Saturday went great except had an issue with the RVI3 tablet. New one on the way. Everything went well and I am happy with the installation.

I didnít drill my dash panel for the battery disconnect push button, rather I bought a small bracket and safety cover and simply loosened the panel screw and installed.
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Chevy Colorado - Roadmaster Battery Disconnect Installation

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Have a base plate (Blue Ox) ordered, a air force one ordered, a wiring harness for the lights ordered, for my 2018 colorado, but do I have to have a battery disconnect also ? I'm confused.


You must disconnect your battery. I used a remote disconnect but it depends on how you want to do this. Any towing items required for towing must be direct connected to the battery.

The setup including getting the transfer case into neutral has a lot of steps so I made a procedure for connecting and disconnecting using the owners manual and the Roadmaster manual.

If you have questions, feel free to ask. The truck tows very well.
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I presently have a 07 Envoy with the set up I've got ordered for the Colorado, and have towed it over a hundred thousand miles, without a battery disconnect. How did I get away with that? I'll pick up a battery disconnect, like Dan has. Thanks all.
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I presently have a 07 Envoy with the set up I've got ordered for the Colorado, and have towed it over a hundred thousand miles, without a battery disconnect. How did I get away with that? I'll pick up a battery disconnect, like Dan has. Thanks all.
If you use the knife blade disconnect, you can swap the two ends for it to fit better. You'll see what I mean when you get it.

As far as the Envoy, it probably did not have electronic power steering.
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Old 07-28-2018, 04:01 PM   #25
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You are making me jealous with this thread. I had a 2016 Colorado that was going to be my toad in retirement. However - the DW had a hard time getting in and out of the truck so we traded it and the old toad (2013 Edge) on a new 2018 Ford Edge.

It's OK but I really miss my truck.

Glad to hear it tows well etc. My 2018 Edge has issues to wire the lights which I'm trying to work through.

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Just wanted to provide an update. I was concerned about the fatigue life of the aluminum bracket I made so I spent some one on one time with Google and managed to find a bracket remarkably similar to the one I made. This bracket is made from stainless steel and should provide the life I want in a bouncy vibrating environment like under the hood of a truck. Wasn't sure how it would fit, but I like it better than the one I made.







Very nice installation! Can you share the bracket ordering info? Iím not above copying someone elseís work.
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Vettenuts do you have a link for that stainless bracket you found?? Thank you
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