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    can a chevy colorado tow a 1025r FILB?

    Not sure of the year, but its a five speed manual. My friend is doing some work about an hour away, and she has a Chevy Colorado. We've towed the tractor WITHOUT fel and backhoe with my dad's 2014 wrangler with the v6, but I'm afraid this little truck just wont have the gumption for this..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisc1985 View Post
    Not sure of the year, but its a five speed manual. My friend is doing some work about an hour away, and she has a Chevy Colorado. We've towed the tractor WITHOUT fel and backhoe with my dad's 2014 wrangler with the v6, but I'm afraid this little truck just wont have the gumption for this..
    What does the owners manual say? It should have a tow rating clearly listed.

    I'd estimate maybe 2500lb for 1025R FEL/backhoe + weight of the trailer.

    Going back to 2005 shows a tow rating of 3100-3500lb depending on how it is equipped - I'm sure later years probably improved the tow rating to remain competitive with other players in the market.
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    If that Colorado has the 5 cylinder motor, I'd say no. I think these trucks max out a 5000 lbs towing. You will be pushing the envelope with the combined weight of the trailer and tractor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sstlaure View Post
    What does the owners manual say? It should have a tow rating clearly listed.

    I'd estimate maybe 2500lb for 1025R FEL/backhoe + weight of the trailer.

    Going back to 2005 shows a tow rating of 3100-3500lb depending on how it is equipped - I'm sure later years probably improved the tow rating to remain competitive with other players in the market.
    I haven't checked -- the truck has been parked in her garage for a while, since she normally drives a Subaru, and is her ex-husband's, I'm just trying to figure out how to get it there if we decide we do need it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonton View Post
    If that Colorado has the 5 cylinder motor, I'd say no. I think these trucks max out a 5000 lbs towing. You will be pushing the envelope with the combined weight of the trailer and tractor.
    The shipping weight of the 1025r is 1333lb, h120 is 541, 260a is 600. So all together, that's about 2500lb. I doubt the trailer weights 1.25 tons..

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    The maximum towing capacity for the Colorado is 7,000 lbs but that's a 4x2 model WITH the towing package, a 3.6L V6 engine and an automatic transmission. The 2.4L 4-cyl, 4x2 with manual transmission models have a rated towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. Other configurations fall in between those two numbers.
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    Next question is bumper pull or receiver hitch?

    Properly balancing the load and keeping the tongue weight within hitch spec's will be difficult.

    Other problem is stopping it.

    I'd suggest finding someone with a full size half ton and good trailer at a minimum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisc1985 View Post
    The shipping weight of the 1025r is 1333lb, h120 is 541, 260a is 600. So all together, that's about 2500lb. I doubt the trailer weights 1.25 tons..
    The U-Haul trailer I rented to bring my 1025R FILB from PA to TN weighed in at 2800#. I have an F150 5.4l V8 (9000 lb towing capacity) and had some trouble keeping it up to highway speeds going through VA on I-80.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonton View Post
    The U-Haul trailer I rented to bring my 1025R FILB from PA to TN weighed in at 2800#. I have an F150 5.4l V8 (9000 lb towing capacity) and had some trouble keeping it up to highway speeds going through VA on I-80.
    The trailers that U-Haul rents are absolute tanks. I owned an Anderson 18' equipment trailer, 10k rating, that weight in excess of 2500 lbs. Similarly rated trailers from many other companies weigh around 2000 lbs. If this is a 7k trailer, it could be in the 1500-1700 lb range and could, conceivably work.

    In order to know for sure, details about the truck are necessary - The easiest thing to do is look up the configuration and equipment style of the truck in the manual and get the rating. The next best thing would be to get the year, specific style (4x4, standard cab, etc.) and look it up on line. Whether it has the tow package or not is largely going to only matter in terms of what the final gearing is. A bolt-on hitch is more than capable of handling at least the weight rating it would have from the factory, but it may not have the necessary "oomph" if it isn't geared tall enough to tow 4000-5000 lbs.
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    You can do it!

    Weight-wise, you'll feel it, but you should be fine if you drive sensibly. Try not to slip the clutch too much. I pull a pair of jet skis and a loaded horse trailer occasionally with my wife's 2011 Colorado (5 cyl., 4x4, 4dr) A little weight on the back helps, so I'd try to position your 1025 so as to apply about 15 to 20% tongue weight, but no more than what it's rated for, which should be between 350 and 500 lbs, depending on your model.

    EDIT: You'll want trailer brakes!
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