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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Colorado- Draw-Tite

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, we're going to be taking a look at and also showing you how to install the Draw-Tite custom fit class 3 trailer hitch receiver. Offering the 2 inch by 2 inch opening, it's part number is 75948. Now, this is what our hitch looks like installed. You'll see, we've got a drop-down on our round tube, we're going to see it right here in the middle. The rest of it's going to remain hidden up here, behind the bumper. Safety chain connection points here. You're going to see, of course, our receiver tube opening.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Colorado - Curt

Today, on our 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, we're going to take a look at and show you to install the Curt Custom Fit Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver. This offers the two-inch by two-inch opening. It's part number is C13203. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed. As you can see, it's going to be mainly hidden. Our cross tube's going to be up here, behind the bumper.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Chevrolet Colorado - Curt

Today in our 2006 Chevrolet Colorado we're going to be taking a look at, and showing you how to install, the Curt trailer hitch receiver class 3, part number 13252. Here's what it looks like once it's installed. You can see it's going to fit up nice and flush against the bottom side of our bumper, this black powder-coated finish, the round tubular design. We have a flat-styled safety chain loop with a large diameter hole. It's going to accept most of your large safety hooks. It's got a single 5/8ths hitch pin. It's a 2 by 2 class 3 hitch.



Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Colorado we're doing a test fit of the Darby Extend-A-Truck hitch-mounted load extender. That part number is DTA944. Now we already have it installed on our truck in our first position here. We're going to go over some features and take a few measurements, and then show you our second position. The first thing in this position, we have it lined up with the cab of our truck. Now if you did have crossbars on your truck, you could line up this portion with the crossbars as best you can. We have it set so it's even with our cab right now.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2006 Chevrolet Colorado, we'll be taking a look at the Glacier cable snow tire chains. Part number PW2016C. The Glacier cable snow tire chains are perfect for occasional use on lightweight trucks and SUVs. These tire chains are made up of case hardened low carbon steel with spring rollers that wrap around wire cross cables. The ladder pattern of our tire chains helps you to get gain traction in light ice and snow. The Glacier cable snow tire chains can be used for rear or front wheel drive.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima Light Rider Hanging-style 2 bike rack. That part number is Y02472. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We've got 2 cradles in place with 3 straps: 2 on our frame and 1 as our anti-sway. These are also known by Yakima as zip strips.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado we're doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex hanging style four bike rack. That part number is TH9029XT. Now we already have our bike secured down. First we're going to show you how we do that. So we have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway strap in the back. We're going to start by releasing those. Then we'll be able to pull our bike off of our rack and set it off to the side. With our bike out of the way now, we'll start by taking some measurements.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Roadway Hanging-style 2 bike rack. That part number is TH912XTR. Now, we already have our bike secured down. First, I'm going to show you how we do that. We have 2 cradles in place with 3 straps. We've got 2 on our frame and 1 as our inside sway strap.



Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Gate mate tailgate pad and bike rack. This is for compact trucks. It is 54 inches wide. The part number for it TH823. We already have two of our three straps underneath our tailgate and connected up top here. We're just going to show you our last one on our right hand side.



TracRac TracONE Ladder Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado we are doing a test fit of the Tracrac Tracone Ladder Rack. The part number for this is TA27000-01. Now keep in mind that this has an 800 pound weight capacity. We're going to go over some features real quick and then we're going to show you how to secure down this back point here. Now our posts that hold our ladder rack in place, they are adjustable. We just use these two points. We can loosen and tighten those on each side.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Colorado we're going to test fit the Max Tow 48 X 21 Cargo Carrier. That part number is MT70422. Now this has a 500lbs weight capacity and works with 2 inch hitches only. The first thing we are going to do here is take a few measurements, our ground clearance is going to be first. To the bottom down here we're going to have about 16 3/4 inches, over all to our vehicle we're adding about 29 inches, and our closest point is going to be about 6 3/4 inches away. Now if we lower our tailgate on our Colorado, we'll be able to see how much space it's going to take up when it sits out over the edge, it's going to sit about 10 1/4 inches over the top of our carrier, and we're going to have about 10 1/4 inches between the platform and the tailgate. Keep that in mind whenever you're loading things up, you may want to remove it all before you open that tailgate. As for our exhaust, we have a single passenger side.



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado we're doing a test fit of the Inno Tire Hold Back Rack. This is a hitch mounted-to bike rack with part number IMH305. We already have our bike secured down. First we need to show you one of the big features about this bike rack. We actually can tilt it away with our bike still attached. We'll pull down on this lever here. That'll lean away.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

2015 Chevrolet Colorado. We are doing a test of it of the Curt Folding 20 x 60 Cargo Carrier. That part number is C18151. It has a 500 lb weight capacity and works with 2 inch hitches only. The first thing we are going to do here is take a few measurements. Starting off with our ground clearance. I'm just going to measure to the bottom of our carrier.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado we're doing a test fit of the Curt 20x60 Cargo Carrier. That part number C18150. Now this has a 500 pound weight capacity and works with 2 inch hitches only. The first thing we're going to do while it's on our vehicle is take a few measurements. We're going to start off with our ground clearance. This is going to be the point just up under our hitch, or the bottom of our carrier rather, at about 19.5 inches. It is because we have that raised shank in the back so it's going to lift our carrier even higher than our hitch.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today, on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, we're doing a test fit of the Curt 20 x 48 Cargo Carrier. That part number is C18110. This has a weight capacity of 300 pounds and works with both 1 1/4 and 2 inch hitches. The first thing we're going to do here is take a few measurements. We're going to start off with our ground clearance. The bottom of this bolt here, we're going to have about 19 3/4 inches. That is because we have that raised shank in the back which is going to lift our carrier even higher than our hitch.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, we're going to show you how to install the Hopkins 7-Pole and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Socket with the mounting bracket and wiring. This is for the vehicle side. It's part number is HM40975-11998. All right, here's what our wiring kit's going to look like. This is the heart of the system. This is going to be our 4-pole and our 7-pole plug.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Colorado - Curt

Today in our 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt custom fit class for your trailer hitch receiver. Offering the 2-inch by 2-inch opening, it's part number is C13176. Here's what our hitch looks like installed. As you can see we'll have a nice hidden cross tube most of the way across here, not really hanging down a lot. The part you are going see BR safety chain connection points here and of course are receiver tube opening. You got nice large open connection points, change shouldn't be an issue, should be able to get those connected whatever type they are. Then you'll see our 5/8's diameter pin hole there for securing all of our items. You can see we've got good room in here so I think whatever type of accessory you are going to secure your item with would be able to fit whether it's a hitch pin and clip, locking hitch pin or anti rattle device.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Colorado - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, we're going to be taking a look at, then showing you how to install the draw tight max frame trailer hitch receiver. This is a class three hitch, offering the two-inch by two-inch opening. Its part number is 76004. All right, here's what our hitch looks like installed. As you can see, not a lot being added. Our cross tube is mainly hidden back behind our bumper, maybe a few areas here you can see it, but not really a big deal. The main addition is going to be the two-inch by two-inch receiver tube opening here and our safety chain connection points.



Trailer Connector Socket Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado we're going to show you how to install the Pollak 7 and 4 Pole Trailer Connector Socket with Mounting Bracket. Part number is HM40975. This is what our wiring kit is going to look like when we pull it out of the package. As you can see we have a bracket and a couple of self-tapping screws. We're not going to need those, we can set these aside. This plug's been designed specifically to slide into the back bumper where the hold already exists. All we'll need to do is unplug the 7 pole connector that's on the back of the false plug, plug it into here and clip it into position.





Chevrolet Colorado Questions

  • Your salesman is correct in that a weight distribution system will, in most cases, allow a vehicle to tow additional weight, but the amount of additional weight is not a static number and is vehicle specific. You should check your owners manual, or the vehicle dealer, for hitch specifications for the Max Gross trailer weight allowable when using a weight distributing hitch. I checked the online owners manual for a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. If this is the the vehicle you will...
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  • The 6-Way square trailer connector is not used by a lot of trailer manufacturers. A lot of Jayco trailers may have them but mostly you come across the 4-Way flat, like what you have on your trailer, and the 7-Way blade for RV applications. What I recommend is to convert the 6-Pole on the Monaco to a 4-Way. You can do this very easily by removing the 6-Way plug, and then testing the wires for function using a circuit tester like # 3808 if needed before installing them in a new...
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  • The steering wheel should lock up if in the lock position though you might be able to move it some. It seems pointless to have a lock position that doesn't actually lock the steering! GM was the first to include steering lock on vehicles so it seems odd that they would be the ones to not include it on one of their vehicles (2015 Chevy Colorado). If you didn't disconnect the battery to flat tow the vehicle as stated in the owners manual it will drain the battery. The trade...
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  • The correct replacement motor is part # LG-142178, and the Replacement Aluminum Gearbox, # LG-179015. The correct replacement switch is the part # LG-145236.
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  • Since you do not need the trailer brake or 12 volt charging functions when towing your pop-up, you would be able to cut off the 6-Way square connector currently on your Viking Pop-up and use a 4-Pole Trailer End Connector, item # 18004, to connect to the 4-Way connector on your 2006 Colorado. I would recommend that you use 7-Way RV connectors, to upgrade your vehicle and trailer wiring for ease of use and to have more universal connectors for towing other trailers. The most...
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  • A plug-in brake controller wiring harness is not available for the 2005 Chevy Colorado. The vehicle requires a hardwire method to install a brake controller using a 4-Way trailer connector, if needed, # 118301, and a 4 and 7 Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7. If your truck already has a factory installed 7-Way, you will still need to do some hardwiring. You will need brake controller installation kit # 5506. With the included wire, you will connect the white wire in the install...
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  • Since your 2016 Chevy Colorado 4x4 has regular cruise control and not the adaptive cruise control the Roadmaster base plates # RM-523182-5 will fit! Please note these base plates not accommodate the Guardian rock shield, Tow Defender, Stowaway or the StowMaster or StowMaster All Terrain tow bars. If you have any of those products I recommend Roadmaster base plates # RM-523182-4 instead. If you do not already have a compatible tow bar I recommend the Falcon 2, # RM-520. It is...
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  • Sounds like you are looking for the part # RM-910029. This is the pin that will run through the arms of the tow bar that will attach it to the removable arms of the # RM-523182-5.
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  • When selecting a weight distribution system, you want to use a system that has a tongue weight capacity that falls between 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight when it is fully loaded and ready to be towed. I would recommend the Reese Weight Distribution, part RP66086, which has a range between 200 and 600 lbs of tongue weight. Part # RP66086 also features dual-cam sway control, which acts to prevent trailer sway before it starts. The Reese # RP66086 comes with everything...
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  • I'm assuming that you're speaking of the 4-stranded yellow, green, brown and white wire. One set is for connecting the new taillight bulbs you'll be inserting into the taillight assemblies of the vehicle. You'd cut off one of the 4-pole connectors and wire it to the bulb assemblies. That wiring harness would run under the vehicle up to the front, being sure to avoid anything hot like exhaust components or anything that's moving like steering or suspension components. The wiring...
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  • The Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 56094 is not designed to fit your 2016 Colorado, but I do have a solution for you. I recommend the Hopkins Plug-In Simple Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Connector, part # HM11141164. This harness simply plugs into the vehicle wiring located behind the tail lights on your Colorado. You will need to run the hot lead wire to the positive battery post to complete the installation. When working with electrical connectors...
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  • The Roadmaster EZ4 Base plate kit part # RM-523182-4 that you referenced is a fit for your 2015 Chevy Colorado and would work great with your Sterling All-Terrain Tow Bar # RM-576 that you referenced. The quick disconnect crossbar of your tow bar would attach easily to the removable arms of the EZ4 base plate kit. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to...
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  • The Erickson Over-The-Cab Truck Bed Ladder Rack # EM07707 is confirmed to fit the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado with 6 foot bed. It is also confirmed to fit the Colorado with 5 foot beds. The ladder rack is adjustable to fit most truck bed. This ladder rack is compatible with bed liners and toolboxes.
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  • The easiest way to determine if you have free backing brakes is to attempt to back up and if the brakes grab at first and then let go then you probably have free backing brakes. Another way to tell, at least on the free backing brakes we carry, is the number of springs. You will need to pull the drum off. Our free backing brakes have 4 springs whereas the regular drum brakes have 3. Take a look at # T4423600 as an example of a free backing assembly and # T1878700 as an example...
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  • The Blue Ox baseplate you will need for your 2016 Chevrolet Colorado 4 Wheel Drive is # BX1721. This base plate is compatible with the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7365 that you referenced.
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  • The trailer connector # 20119 would fit if the truck originally came with a factory 7-Way wiring harness. Since your truck did not, you will need to hardwire in a 7-Way using # ETBC7. I have included some links that explain the ETBC7 installation for you to view.
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  • The Blue Ox Patriot part # BRK2012 has an inertia sensor built into it so that when it senses you are slowing your tow vehicle down it will apply the correct amount of braking power to towed vehicle. The remote is there to allow you to fine tune the aggressiveness of the braking and/or manually apply the brakes of the towed vehicle if needed, but for normal braking once you get the unit set up you would not need to mess with the remote. I attached an install video for you...
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  • The 2008 Chevrolet Colorado will only have the wiring for a brake controller if your vehicle came with a factory 7-Way connector on the rear of your truck. To install a brake controller on your Colorado with a 4-Way you will need to hardwire the brake controller using the Brake Controller 7 & 4 Way Installation Kit, part # ETBC7. This kit will have a 7 and 4 Way connector that plugs into your existing 4-Way and all of the wiring and circuit breakers needed to install the connector...
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  • It sounds like your trailer brakes are sticking, but I doubt the problem is the brake controller. However, you can test this by applying the brakes like you normally do while coming to a stop. Once the trailer and vehicle stop get out and unplug your trailer connector. If the brakes release right then that would indicate that the controller is the problem. If not, get back in the truck and see if they release once you take off like they had been doing. If so, then the problem...
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  • You definitely can use the 4 diodes you purchased, # 48955, to wire your 2006 Chevrolet Colorado to be towed behind your Motorhome. Along with the connector you purchased and the diodes you will need an appropriate length of Bonded 4 Wire, # 16-4B-1. I would recommend about 30 feet. When wiring the taillights your brake and turn signal will use the same filament in the brake light bulb with a 4 diode kit. I have added a wiring diagram for you to make the process easier. To...
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