We have been waiting with much anticipation to see the new 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. These trucks have been out of production since 2012 and the new models have received a complete makeover for the coming year. Unfortunately, we must report that at the present time, our truck tents will not fit these trucks.
The Colorado and Canyon are offered in 6 ft and 5 ft bed lengths. The bed height for these trucks is taller than other mid-size trucks such as the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma. The increased height (about 3 inches) skews the fit of our Mid Size Truck Tents on these vehicles.
For example, here is our Mid Size Long Bed Truck Tent 6′ (110760) on a 6 ft Chevy Colorado.
Although the tent looks pretty good on the truck at first glance, the taller bed height creates two problems:
First, the tent is pulled farther towards the rear of the truck than is normal. The photo below shows the gap between the front of the tent and the front of the bed. Although this gap doesn’t create any problems, it does not represent the normal fit for our truck tents.
Second, the section of the tent covering the tailgate is pulled up from its normal position. The tents raised position creates an opening between the tailgate and the tent on both sides of the truck. Of course, it would be possible to “rig” a covering for these openings (a towel or sweatshirt would work), but we believe the tent should do its proper job without any additional help.
We have yet to try our Mid Size Short Bed Truck Tent 5′ (110765) on the 5 ft Colorado, but we expect the result to be very much the same. We will evaluate the option of creating a tent specifically for the Colorados and Canyons in the near future.
Our Compact Size Truck Tent 6′ (110770) will still fit the 6′ Colorados and Canyons made between 2005 and 2012. We do not have a tent to fit the 5′ Colorados and Canyons made between 2005 and 2012.