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Old 09-18-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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Hi ...I have a 2007 Colorado 4 door pickup, 4x4 ,5 cyl. Does anyone have a experience
using one for towing ? I was thinking of buying a 16 /17 ft trailer or smaller .

Any ideas on upgrades needed to it .

Txs...Mike
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:25 PM   #2
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Since people tow with 4 cyl I don't see why 5 would be an issue.
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Hi ...I have a 2007 Colorado 4 door pickup, 4x4 ,5 cyl. Does anyone have a experience
using one for towing ? I was thinking of buying a 16 /17 ft trailer or smaller .

Any ideas on upgrades needed to it .

Txs...Mike
Welcome, Mike. Every truck manufacturer provides towing capacity for their different models. It may be in your owner's manual or may be found on line or at the dealer.

You need to match your truck's towing capacity with the loaded weight of your trailer. Find an estimate of loaded weight here:

Trailer Weights in the Real World

You may be able to upgrade the towing capacity of your truck. Ask your dealer for guidance.
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Hello Mike. According to Edmunds your 2007 Colorado comes with an engine producing 242 Hp. and 242 ft-lbs of torque with a 4 speed automatic transmission and a tow capacity of 4000 lb. You should be fine with a 13 ft. or 16 ft. trailer. While your truck could pull a 17 ft. you might find it a little under powered. A transmission cooler is recommended if you truck doesn't already have one. I am a big fan of trailer brakes so I would recommend what ever you buy it be equipped with them. Pick up trucks tend to rust from the back, forward. If your truck has a hitch already make sure it is in good condition and if you have one installed make sure the mounting points are solid. Happy shopping, take care. Raz
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