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post #41 of 192 (permalink) Old 04-20-2016, 04:07 PM
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Anyone using a tow bag kit like AirLift makes, to help with any sag in the rear.
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Anyone using a tow bag kit like AirLift makes, to help with any sag in the rear.
I was also thinking of an Air Lift and I came across this at etrailer. Any thoughts.

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I was also thinking of an Air Lift and I came across this at etrailer. Any thoughts.

Timbren Suspension Enhancement System - Rear Axle 2016 Chevrolet Colorado
4 Wheel Drive Models
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Retail:$252.55
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Rear Suspension Enhancement
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Aeon Hollow Rubber
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Hollow rubber springs sit above your rear axle, helping to stabilize and level your vehicle and providing a more comfortable ride by absorbing road shock and improving roll stability. Easy to install.
Installation Notes:
No drilling required for installation
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Took the teardrop out this last weekend, towed like a dream.
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The the teardrop out this last weekend, towed like a dream.
I doubt you could hardly notice it was there.

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If anything I might need to add some tongue weight to it. Mileage only dropped to 24, but there was a lot of stop and go on the coast.
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Towing tent trailer

Here's a picture of my 2016 Canyon SLT towing our tent trailer for the first time. Trailer weighs 3400lbs loaded, has a 14' box and is 19' long.
Second picture is camping at Laguna Seca in CA.
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Colorado/Retro combination

parked at GCNP by Andrea Vaughan, on Flickr

This is from our first trip with the Colorado, ABQ to South Rim of Grand Canhyon. Last week, I towed the Retro to Tucson, through 50 mph headwinds for several hours. I officially hate towing in heavy winds. (I spent an unplanned night on the road, when I got too tired and the interstate shut due to zero visibility from blowing dust.)
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Didn't get a picture but took some scrap metal off well more like 6,435 pounds worth towed the trailer like a dream and don't have a trailer brake controller yet but still braked fairly well.
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parked at GCNP by Andrea Vaughan, on Flickr

This is from our first trip with the Colorado, ABQ to South Rim of Grand Canhyon. Last week, I towed the Retro to Tucson, through 50 mph headwinds for several hours. I officially hate towing in heavy winds. (I spent an unplanned night on the road, when I got too tired and the interstate shut due to zero visibility from blowing dust.)
That's a great looking setup, very nice.
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Brought my boat home from storage today.

1989 MacGregor 26D Sailboat. Boat is ~3000lb with no gear on board. With all the crap inside, closer to 4000. Trailer is another 800. Towed wonderfully.
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This is about all I am going to be pulling. My utility trailer with a motorcycle or two on it.
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Pulls this nice
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Just made a few short runs so far. Approximately 5000#

I was easily maintaining 65mph up a significant 1 mile grade when I was cut off and had to back down to 45. I was able to accelerate up to 65 by the end of the incline…..

Legit 16 MPG!!!!!

Pleasantly surprised!!!!
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Just made a few short runs so far. Approximately 5000#

I was easily maintaining 65mph up a significant 1 mile grade when I was cut off and had to back down to 45. I was able to accelerate up to 65 by the end of the incline…..

Pleasantly surprised!!!!

Just ordered the Duramax Tuner. I'll update when I get some new results with the increase of power.

Looks like you could use a riser for your ball. How was the tongue weight?
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Might need a weight distribution set up. They work wonders by distributing the weight on all 4 wheels and the trailer. Will keep all 4 wheels planted on the road and maintain stability. Might look like pain to get them on but is only during set up. Once they are dialed in it takes about a couple of few more minutues to hitch.
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Looks like you could use a riser for your ball. How was the tongue weight?
The rear definitely dropped a bit. Not a bad as I anticipated. The leaf springs are actually pretty stout.

I've since added a shell, boxes and gear. Even more weight!

I will add AirLift bags soon

Tongue weight is about 400#

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Did a towing test today. My 1919 Ford Model T is in the trailer. Loaded trailer weight is 3500 lbs. Tongue weight is 550 lbs. I used a 2" drop hitch turned upside down. The truck was level and the trailer was one inch high at the front. Towing was smooth and comfortable and almost as stable as my Ram and F150. The diesel always had the right amount of horsepower and torque for the job. Mileage was an impressive 13 liters per 100 kms compared to 20 for the full size gas trucks. The diesel held 6th gear all the way including average grades. Great truck.
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Another great May "24" long weekend where the black flies and mosquitoes were well fed. The itinerary was a 350 kilometres round trip in hilly terrain to Bon Echo provincial park and the truck pulled the 5,000 lbs big box with no issues.




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