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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.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, we're going to show you how to install the Pollak 7-Pole and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Sockets with Mounting Bracket and Wiring. This is for the vehicle end. It's part number is HM40975-11998. Here's what our wiring kit is going to look like when we pull it out of the package. We're going to have our factory style connector here with our plain wire ends. We can wire those right into the harness underneath the vehicle. That's going to plug in to a really nice connector here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado - Curt

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the current custom fit and class three trailer hitch receiver. This offers the two inch by two inch opening. It's part number is C13176. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed. You can see a mainly hidden cross tube here. It's going to give us a really clean look.



MaxxTow Adjustable 2 Ball Mount Review - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Kevin: Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado we're doing a test on the Max Tow Quick Adjust Combo Hitch. This is going to be a 2" and a 2-5/16" ball. Part number is MT70380. With our inch and quarter adjustability, this is going to allow us to fit a wide variety of coupler parts using just 1 product. You'll see our dual pins here, these are going to offer stabilization for the ball as it heads down the road. It's got a black power coat finish on the shank itself and we've got harden chrome plated balls to make our connections with. Now adjusting our balls is very quick. All we'll do is pull out our 2 clips that are holding our pins in place.



Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Instigator truck bed bike rack. That part number is TH501. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that and then we'll go over how our bike rack is actually secured into our truck bed. Here at our bike, we've got a wheel hook that we're just going to sit just on the back at the apex of our bike's tire. You want to make sure you have it here so your bike doesn't wiggle loose or that hook doesn't wiggle loose and fall down.



Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, we're doing a test fit of the Darby Extend-a-truck, hitch mounted boat extender. That part number is DTA944. Now we already have it in our first position here, we're gonna take a few measurements, go over some features of the Extend-a-truck, then we'll show you our second position. So in this first position, it's still gonna be great for anytime you have large items, that are maybe on your vehicles roof rack or on your roof and you want to secure them all the way down. You can use the tie down points on either end of your extend a truck and just secure loads like lumber, PVC pipe, or anything large that might extend past your truck bed. We also have these multiple different mounting points along the sides of our T-mount there.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, we're doing a test fit of the Stromberg Carlson 23 by 60 cargo carrier. That part number is CC-100. This has a 500 pound weight capacity, and is designed to work with 2 inch hitches. The first thing we're going to do here, is take a few measurements. Ground clearance being first, we're going to have about 14 1/4 inches of clearance. Overall to our truck, we're adding about 28 1/4 inches. Our closest point looks to be about 4 3/4 inches away.





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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  • There are many factors to take into account when setting up your hydraulic pump trailers with a different suspension system. You have many of the factors worked out, and will need to order an axle to accommodate the 60 inch hub face and 46-1/2 inch spring centers that your trailers require. Because you tow the trailers 30,000 miles per year you would be best suited in the long run to go with a Slipper spring setup. This type of setup does not wear nearly as easily as the double...
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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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  • There are two types of sway control used with weight distribution systems, friction sway control and dual cam system. The friction sway control works by using the down force of a spring bar to apply friction resistance to brackets on the trailer tongue to stop sway, once it has started. The dual cam system will stop the sway from starting by forcing the vehicle and trailer to go in a straight line. In tight turns it has a dual cam that will lift the outside spring, which makes...
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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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  • 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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  • No, the Husky Brute Electric Trailer Jack # HT87641 would not draw from your vehicle battery at all when not in use. It would only draw amperage while in use. Check out the review video I attached as well.
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  • Yes, the installation instructions for Curt front mount receiver # C31074 are linked on the right hand side of its product page. I have also included a link to them for you here. This receiver does fit your 2015 Chevy Colorado and the front skid plate will need to be removed and/or trimmed.
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  • You can add a more traditional trailer hitch with a receiver to your 2015 Chevy Colorado but the factory crossmember/hitch will have to be removed. The trailer hitch, such as # C13176, replaces the factory crossmember. There isn't a hitch that utilizes that factory crossmember. I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch...
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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 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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  • Actually to install the Curt Front Hitch part # C31074 on your 2015 Chevy Colorado trimming of the both the plastic lower fascia and the metal skid plate may be required. See attached picture and install instructions I attached as well.
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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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  • Yes, you can use the 4-Diode System, part # 38955, to wire your Colorado. As you pointed out, the turn and brake signals will not longer be on separate bulbs. The diodes should be sealed enough that they will hold up mounted near the tail lights. I would not put them in direct exposure to rain or road water. I would mount them behind the tail light housings using the light fixture seal to block out most of the rain water. I would also use a dab of dieletric grease, part # 11755,...
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  • For your 2016 Chevy Colorado you can use Curt front mount hitch receiver # C31074. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. This hitch will work great with a snowplow such as # A40000HD. This is a light weight plow that does not require an electrical or hydraulic connection to the truck. I have linked a video that shows the features of this line of plows.
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  • For your 2015 Chevy Colorado the one tent that is recommended is # RL110770. It is designed for compact trucks but with 6 foot beds. Since your bed is just over 5 feet this tent may not be the best fit. Rightline also makes tent # RL110765 which is designed for mid-size trucks with 5 foot, 3 inch beds. Trucks in this category include the Tacoma and Frontier. I want to say that the new Colorados are comparable in size and this tent should work. There are other sources that...
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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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