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Old 01-13-2015, 08:03 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by drstock View Post
Alf, so your Frontier is a crew cab with a short box?
Hi: drstock... The great thing about working with Escape Trailer is the fact that key questions are asked about your tow vehicle. Reace needs to know how high the box sides are, and how high from the ground up to the hitch plate to set the springs and pin height. Our 5.0TA is on the lowest setting.
One thing I did do was to add custom trailer tow mirrors. Heated/powered and extendable.
We discounted the GM trucks in 2010 due to lack of wheel base on the crew cab Canyon/Colorado. Seems back then they used the same chassis for all the med. sized trucks so the cab would be too close to the trailer!!! Ideally the hitch needs to be directly over or slightly in front of the rear axle.
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:31 AM   #16
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The 2015 Colorado is a brand new, completely redesigned truck and that in itself would make me be a little hesitant to buy one. It seems like all the manufacturers rush their new vehicles out to the dealers these days as quickly as possible and then fix the problems later with recalls. If it was me, I'd wait a year or two before buying one.

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Old 01-14-2015, 04:49 AM   #17
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One would think a dealership would check and deal with recalls before a vehicle is sold but it has been my experience they don't. Raz

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Recalls

What To Do If Your Colorado Has Been Recalled

The following recalls have been announced by Chevrolet, so if you own a 2015 Colorado take action immediately to get your automobile fixed. Interested in how this information is collected? Read more about recalls and the NHTSA.

Call Chevrolet to get more information. Verify that the cost of repairs will be covered free of charge.
Setup an appointment with a local authorized mechanic to schedule your maintenance.
Keep up to date with recalls for your vehicle by following this page.
Recent 2015 Colorado Recalls
Recall for 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Recall Announced
OCTOBER 09 2014
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Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon vehicles manufactured January 6, 2014, to October 1, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the driver air bag connections may have been wired incorrectly. This could reverse the deployment sequence and disrupt the deployment timing of the driver air bag. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

Consequence: If the driver air bag does not deploy as designed, there is an increased risk of driver injury in the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment.

Fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic module (SDM), free of charge. The recall began on October 6, 2014. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet) or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14690.

For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V645000 »
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:10 AM   #18
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There was a test that Fast Lane Truck did towing with the Canyon, brother to the Colorado, 6000lbs up I-70 to the Eisenhower Tunnel. It did pretty well for a V-6 and 6000lbs. Colorados need the trailer tow package to tow the max of 7000lbs otherwise it is 3500lbs, their payload rating is just over 1400lbs, not bad and better than my Silverado 1500.

Link to the tow test.

I really like these trucks, can't wait to see what the diesel is all about.
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:04 AM   #19
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What are the pro/cons of the fifth wheel vs the gooseneck which will be in the new diesel Nissan. It just has a ball in the truck bed, a lot less complicated than the 5th wheel hitch?
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:41 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by MCDenny View Post
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Old 02-07-2015, 03:45 PM   #21
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What are the pro/cons of the fifth wheel vs the gooseneck which will be in the new diesel Nissan. It just has a ball in the truck bed, a lot less complicated than the 5th wheel hitch?

5th wheel is easier to hitch as you don't have to get the coupler directly over the ball, and it is really not complicated. Gooseneck also requires safety chains as it is essentially the same type of set up as a receiver with a ball carrier. Only real advantage is that it takes less space in the truck bed.

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