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Old 12-18-2014, 04:21 PM   #29
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majfrizz; How did you handle the battery disconnect issue? I was thinking of adding a hot wire from the coach to the canyon to charge the battery. Are you disconnecting the battery when you tow?
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:08 PM   #30
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have not installed it yet. was probably going to do some type of disconnect switch. it is not that easy to get to the negative post of the battery each time.


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Old 12-19-2014, 08:25 AM   #31
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I am still waiting for mine. I ordered the first part of October. It is in transit, so I expect to see it in a couple weeks. Just a heads up if you order 6 to 8 weeks is just dealer talk....it actually is more like 12 weeks. I am excited to get it. I feel a little naked without a pickup, I sold my 08 Silverado in October. Thinking I might just wire the lights through the trailer plug as I got the towing package, and power them off of the MH. Has anyone done this?
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:45 AM   #32
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That's great news on the mileage. I'm looking to compare the 2016 GMC Canyon Duramax diesel (in the spring) to the 6 cyl gas model to see if it's really worth it. I think having a mid-size w/ a diesel would rock - but it should get at least 30 mpg or close to that to get me to pony up the bucks for it and the dollar extra per gallon each fillup. I was going to buy the 2015 Honda CR-V but the Honda salesman told me no-way there - so it looks like this is a great fit for me. We have a Canyon Star and are limited to 5,000 - otherwise I'd just get a 1/2 ton pickup. Thanks for the insight...
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Old 12-24-2014, 03:49 AM   #33
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Be wary of the 2015 CRV, I heard they changed the trany and no longer towably 4 down. make sure you double check it. so far Canyon rides great.
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Old 12-29-2014, 09:16 AM   #34
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Received the base plates instructions, still trying to look into the disconnecting the issue. now to find out who owns the red Colorado.
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had the base plates installed today. they are going to do the battery disconnect tomorrow and then a charge cable. still not sure why GM insist on the disconnect on the trucks. on their other vehicles you still just pull the fuses. some engineer knows better then me i guess. here are some before, during and after shots.
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had the base plates installed today. they are going to do the battery disconnect tomorrow and then a charge cable. still not sure why GM insist on the disconnect on the trucks. on their other vehicles you still just pull the fuses. some engineer knows better then me i guess. here are some before, during and after shots.
Any idea what the truck actually weighs?
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if i remember right, just less than 4300 lbs for the 4X4, Crew Cab, V6 with Long bed.
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Does anyone know the measurement between the fender wells? For example, might you be able to carry a Golfcart in the bed?
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:23 PM   #39
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try 44 inches. i dont think that is wide enough.
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Thank you for the update. We are seriously considering a truck like this.


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Thank you for the update. We are seriously considering a truck like this.


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The disconnecting the negative side of the battery is a deal breaker for me. I really like the truck, but having to reset radio, clock, etc everytime I connect/disconnect ruins it for me.
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And what is the harm in not disconnecting battery?
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