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Being to project coordinator means sometimes you have to use your own truck for work.

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post #22 of 176 (permalink) Old 03-09-2016, 12:00 PM
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Here is my D-max with the boat behind it....

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16 All-Terrain with a 4000 lb Somerset Niagara
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A couple of pics. I also tow a 14 foot aluminium boat in the summer hardly worth mentioning.... lol
The Colorado does it all without much effort. Very pleased with the truck.





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16 All-Terrain with a 4000 lb Somerset Niagara
How does that weigh 4000lbs? That's super heavy for a pop up.
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Does anybody here recommend adding the Timbren suspension enhancement? I plan on towing around a 3,000 lb boat around quite a lot soon.
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Does anybody here recommend adding the Timbren suspension enhancement? I plan on towing around a 3,000 lb boat around quite a lot soon.
I've thought about it for my camper, but I think your fine with only 3000lbs. It probably doesn't even level the truck out when hooked up.

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CPTTango30, have you guys decided on a camper? I can understand how people would think towing these heavy weights would beat the daylights out of our Colorado's/Canyon's. So many people have come up to me at gas stations and camp grounds with amazement that my Colorado can tow that behemoth. But I think most those folks aren't familiar with modern engineering and the capabilities we're able to design and engineer into cars these days. Today's trucks are a WORLD of difference even from when my Dad used to own his cherished Nissan pickup back in the early 90's.

If I had to do it over again...sometimes I think I would have opted for the duramax and sometimes I'm glad I didn't. The V6 is an awesome engine (plus the trifecta tune makes it so much fun to drive). Even while towing I'm amazed at how well this engine does. Don't get me wrong, you can definitely feel the weight back there but it still goes and it doesn't struggle nearly as much as I would have thought. When I first started I was white knuckling the steering wheel the entire trip but after 8 runs with the camper, I'm whipping that baby around like it's nobodies business. By the way, we can't say enough good things about the camper. I mean really, it's just awesome. We must have looked at 100's of campers and this has one of the best floor plans by far (IMO). The bathroom is actually usable. I'm 6'3" and I can take a shower in it and the wife has a ton of counter space for her bathroom stuff so she's happy. Plus the recliners are directly in front of the TV... It's just really nice. By the way, the Imagine comes in a slightly smaller/lighter floor plan now (2150RB) and with a cool looking front fiberglass cap.

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Great thread! What is being used for brake controllers?
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Great thread! What is being used for brake controllers?

Mine is a Tekonsha purchased at Costco.
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How does that weigh 4000lbs? That's super heavy for a pop up.
I agree, my popup only comes in around 2300 pounds with the slide out dining room. The water tanks are pretty small typically on a popup.

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I've thought about it for my camper, but I think your fine with only 3000lbs. It probably doesn't even level the truck out when hooked up.
A 3000 pound boat should be a piece of cake to tow. Tongue weight between 300 - 450 pounds maybe?

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Great thread! What is being used for brake controllers?
Do a search - if you search on CONTROLLERS in the 2nd gen forum should find a good bit. A search on "BRAKE CONTROLLERS" may narrow it down a bit - the quotation marks should help.

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A 3000 pound boat should be a piece of cake to tow. Tongue weight between 300 - 450 pounds maybe?
Yea only about 300. 3000 is pushing it too, in the end boat will probably only weigh about 2500 with toungue weight around 250. So not necessary at all to get the upgrade?

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The highwall popups are heavy it's 19' long 28' open. Rockwood makes one that goes 5900 lbs
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Yea only about 300. 3000 is pushing it too, in the end boat will probably only weigh about 2500 with toungue weight around 250. So not necessary at all to get the upgrade?
I wouldn't, take that money and save it for the parts you will be needing to keep that boat running.
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I wouldn't, take that money and save it for the parts you will be needing to keep that boat running.
Ain't that the truth

Luckily I only paid $3000 for the boat and trailer so I am willing to dump quite a bit of money into it.

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Wildwest 450 That's a pretty big travel trailer, Nice! How is your gas milgage? I also have a 2015 Z71 with 3.6. Cyl and am looking at getting a travel trailer, around 3000 lbs to 4000 lbs. I would like to go out west, and cross the Rockies. I tow a 3200 lb boat ( Larson 1750DC, 18 ft ) with out much problem.
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Wildwest 450 That's a pretty big travel trailer, Nice! How is your gas milgage? I also have a 2015 Z71 with 3.6. Cyl and am looking at getting a travel trailer, around 3000 lbs to 4000 lbs. I would like to go out west, and cross the Rockies. I tow a 3200 lb boat ( Larson 1750DC, 18 ft ) with out much problem.
Terrible I only tow it short distances and on very hilly terrain, probably 12mpg or so. If you stayed around 4k or so, I don't think it would be a problem. I don't think i'll be taking mine across the Rockies anytime soon.

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