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Old 05-01-2018, 05:35 PM   #1
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Towing In Over Drive

We are planning on towing on a Dolly our Honda Pilot down to Waco,Tx not a light vehicle behind our Sea Breeze 8.1 Allison transmission. Would it be to much or not Curb weigh about 4400.
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What does the sticker beside the driver's seat say is your GVWR: (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) and your receiver hitch rating? Read this to see what the numbers mean. Make sure the tow dolly has brakes.
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We are planning on towing on a Dolly our Honda Pilot down to Waco,Tx not a light vehicle behind our Sea Breeze 8.1 Allison transmission. Would it be to much or not Curb weigh about 4400.
If the Pilot is all wheel drive it is NOT towable on a dolly. Trailer or maybe four down depending on the year. Honda says NO to four down towing og Pilot's after 2005.
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You'll be just on the edge if the coach can safely tow 5000 lbs. Don't forget the weight of the dolly needs to be considered and any stuff in the Pilot.
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Will thanks you all answered my question complete Hitch Rating 5000 GVWR total 5545 so IíII just pull the Accord for now.
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If it's not shifting in and out of overdrive you can tow in overdrive, when the trans starts shifting up and down is when you are making heat in the trans. So if the question is can I use overdrive to tow my toad I'd say yes.
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We are planning on towing on a Dolly our Honda Pilot down to Waco,Tx not a light vehicle behind our Sea Breeze 8.1 Allison transmission. Would it be to much or not Curb weigh about 4400.
I tow my Dodge Dakota 4X4 w/Canopy, weighed it at scales, 4,950 lbs. 30,000 miles so far with OD and no problems. Take it out of OD when going downhill, and use 3rd gear on the steeper hills to save your brakes.
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After towing the Pilot down to Waco,Tx all when well no problems what so ever didnít effect my poor mileage instrument average 7.8 at 65. Thanks to all of you as always with great feed back on my question. Next long trip will be up the east coast to Washington, Philadelphia, Boston and Bangor Maine see you on the road
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