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Old 01-04-2020, 11:41 AM   #1
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Canyon/Colorado diesel

Anyone towing with either?

We had a 99 diesel Super Duty and a 26 Airstream, too big, too noisy, too truckish ... so we sold both and got a Canyon, then yesterday finalized the deal on an E-Pro 14FK. Silly trailer dealer wanted to add a weight distribution hitch. I laughed, said no thanks, and told him the weight ratings of a 2016 diesel Canyon.
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Old 01-04-2020, 11:49 AM   #2
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Yup, see my sig. Towed with this combo for roughly 10,000 miles including over Colorado peaks, Idaho, Montana, most of the Midwest, New England, PA, NY (Adirondacks), usually cruise between 60-65MPH and get 12-15mpg doing it.


WDH not likely needed with that small of a trailer, but if you find that it porpoises or bottoms out over certain bumps on the freeway then a lighweight WDH will help improve the ride quality and prevent that from happening.


Just got back from ~3,500-mile road trip (not towing), from IL to AZ and back with some driving/sight-seeing while in AZ, and averaged 26-27mpg for the trip with the bed full of "stuff" (Suitcases, backpacks, gifts, tools, etc). Gotta love it!
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Old 01-04-2020, 11:55 AM   #3
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I'd use a WD hitch but to each his own.

It's safer for everyone involved.
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Old 01-04-2020, 02:17 PM   #4
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I'd use a WD hitch but to each his own.

It's safer for everyone involved.

The OP's trailer has a GVWR of under 3,000LB. A WDH won't be safer unless it has built-in sway control. It won't take long for the OP to figure out if they're comfortable with the non-WDH setup or not.
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I used to pull a 2800lb pop-up with a Grand Cherokee as well as a Yukon XL. The difference was noticeable between having one and not having one with both vehicles.

My hitch was a trunnion-style WD hitch which had built-in sway control.
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I pulled my 13 ft trailer (2400 lbs) with my 2019 1500 and I barely felt it back there. No WDH needed or used. It towed and tracked just fine.

I do use a WDH with my 19 ft trailer, but I quickly realized that the sway bar was totally unnecessary, even in extremely windy conditions.
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We have towed our a frame with my wife's canyon diesel. Great truck. Highly recommend it. We will see how it pulls our new RPod in a couple weeks.
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