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Old 11-20-2014, 07:46 PM   #15
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Found this yesterday on the GMC website: Canyon crew cab with long bed: curb weight 4266 lbs. I assume it would be the same or pretty close for the Chevy version.

I think the info was in the back of the online brochure, but not sure. I searched several places on the website before I found what I was looking for.
Wow that is almost 400 pounds light than the wrangler unlimited runicon we tow. Crew cab/long bed is heaviest/largest setup correct?
Is the bed a true 6ft bed? I'm wondering if a golf cart could squeeze in, I know the payload would allow it question is space between wheel wells and length with tailgate down.

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Old 11-20-2014, 08:13 PM   #16
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I believe the bed is actually 6ft1in long. Not sure of width. I was just told mine should be in this weekend. That is the regular bed, not the short bed. By the manual is says inside width is 44.4 inside wheel housing.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:12 AM   #17
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I just talked to BlueOx. Looks like someone came in last week and they used their new truck for the proto type. The base plates will be available around Dec 10th.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:35 AM   #18
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I looked at the GMC online brochure again and this is what it lists for the following dimensions for the Crew Cab long-bed V-6 4WD:

GVWR = 6000 lbs.
Body width = 74.3 in.
Overall length = 225.0 in.
Inside width between the wheel housing = 44.4 in.
Box length at floor = 74.0

The brochure does not show the curb weight anywhere that I can find so I checked various other sources that popped up from a Google search. The curb weights given varied from 4266 lbs. to 4500 lbs. I have no explanation for the differences.

NOTE: These figures were taken from sources for the GMC Canyon. I assume that the Chevy version will have the same or very similar numbers.

For those of you who might be setting up your Canyon for flat towing behind a motorhome, I did find a chart that said that the 4WD automatic-transmission version is flat towable following the procedures in the owner's manual to shift the transfer case into neutral. The 2WD version is not approved for flat towing. In order to flat tow, there is a requirement that you disconnect the negative cable of the battery. Doesn't say why.

Hope this info is helpful ...
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We used to tow a 2005 Colorado Crew 4x4 with a Golf Cart in the short bed. I cut a piece of 3/4" plywood to fit, including the tailgate. I screwed 2 2x4s between the cart wheels on end every 4" to stiffen it. It worked well. I still use that plywood on the Sierra.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:29 AM   #20
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We used to tow a 2005 Colorado Crew 4x4 with a Golf Cart in the short bed. I cut a piece of 3/4" plywood to fit, including the tailgate. I screwed 2 2x4s between the cart wheels on end every 4" to stiffen it. It worked well. I still use that plywood on the Sierra.
So the golf cart fit in between the wheel wells? How much did the suspension sag with the cart? I'm guessing it is probably better to have the rear of golf cart in the front of the bed for weight distribution.
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The cart is a Club Car Precedent and fit (tight) between the wheel wells even with a bed-liner. I always put it on front first and you could see there was a load on the truck,but it was not bad at all.
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I just talked to BlueOx. Looks like someone came in last week and they used their new truck for the proto type. The base plates will be available around Dec 10th.
You have to show us pictures of the base plate installation once its done. I have a Grand Cherokee that will need retirement in the next year or so. The Canyon/Colorado seems to fit my needs.
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To continue this thread, this what I am thinking about:

2015 Canyon for a toad, 4 door with a topper on the back, and a snow plow for winter here in Northern Michigan. My do all vehicle. I am just wondering if it possible to put on a base plate and a snowplow mount? I read on line about the older model Canyons being used for plowing snow. I do just 2 driveways. I am currently plowing with a 2005 Ford F250 which is rusting out but runs ok.


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I have a Colorado crew cab Z71 short bed on order. According to the dealer it should arrive mid-January. Please post pics of the Blue Ox base plate install when you get it.
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So I just picked up a Canyon yesterday. I noticed the manual says to remove battery cable.
Are most of you tying into the factory lighting or using add-on trailer lights?
I'm looking at the Blue Ox with Air Force One.
Driving this is quite a bit different than my Super Duty, but I'm getting used to it.
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I think you're the first. My plan is to tie into the Colorado lights. I read the same thing about disconnecting the neg battery cable and was wondering how you're supposed to power a supplemental braking system if you do so. My Colorado still hasn't been built yet.
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I went and sat in a Z71 crew cab yesterday. It's a nice truck. I've been looking to downsize from my crew cab Silverado. After checking, the Colorado is only 800 pounds lighter and 18" shorter (short bed to short bed). I was hoping for a 1000 -1500 pound difference. I guess I'll be keeping my Silverado.
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Between the fuel mileage and the ease of getting around tighter spaces makes it nice. I know in May I was looking at the Silverados, but held off. I am glad I did. They really ride nice. It will be interesting on the 2016 models what kind of mileage the diesel will give. But not sure what kind of price tag GM will put on the diesel. So far around town i am getting about 22-24MPG and that is with the V6, 4WD, Crew cab 6ft bed.
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