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Old 03-07-2007, 03:02 PM   #1
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The Honda Ridgeline says towing capacity is 5000 pounds. My Starcraft hybrid (2003 21RB) lists GVWR of 4990 and GVW of 3254 (although the spec sheet inside one of the cabinets has a little higher number for this.)
Any Ridgeline owners towing their hybrid?
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The Honda Ridgeline says towing capacity is 5000 pounds. My Starcraft hybrid (2003 21RB) lists GVWR of 4990 and GVW of 3254 (although the spec sheet inside one of the cabinets has a little higher number for this.)
Any Ridgeline owners towing their hybrid?
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Old 03-08-2007, 04:36 AM   #3
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I don't have a Ridgeline, but I think you would be pushing it. I am sure someone will come along to tell you the same thing. I recently asked questions about a new van we were looking at and a hybrid I wanted to buy to tow. I was told that, even though it is below my tow capacity, it would be cutting it too close. We went ahead and got the van, but got a smaller hybrid.

Does the Ridgeline have the tranny and oil cooler? I wouldn't tow w/o it. If you find my original question about our new van, I think it is "found a new van?", not sure, then you will see the formula they gave me for determining how much I should actually tow. Notice I said "should". I think that I was told that 80% of my tow capacity is what I should tow. You have to take into account the gear and people you will be putting into the truck. 80% of 5000 is 4000. If it is only you and one or two other people in the truck and you are light packers, maybe, but you may have trouble on hills.

Of course, I am still a newbie, so I am just spitting back out information that I have been told.

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That is pushing it too close. Does the Ridgeline have a V-6? If so, once you figure in the weight of the camper, supplies and family members, your truck just will not have the power you need
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Be sure to read all the fine print as to the equipment required to make the Ridgeline capable of towing that much. If your unit has all of them, then I would apply the 80% rule as well. Also the difference between the brochure wts and the ones on the plaque is that the plaque represents your unit with options as built - the brochure is for a stripped down unit. The GVWR should not be different. You should also weigh both the TT and the TV before you try towing. Ask the dealer if he will allow you to test tow the rig to the nearest scale for this.

BTW my gut feel is that this is too much TT for that TV
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I would agree. It's just too much trailer. If your into the foreign trucks, why don't you check out the new 07' Toyota Tundra's. They have 2 different V-8's. One is the same as my 4-Runner 4.7 / 270HP can tow 7200-7500 and their monster5.7 / 381 HP can tow 10,000+. They have 3 different cab configurations. Going on the Honda website the pricing for the smaller V-8 model is about the same as the Ridgeline v-6 model..Just a thought......Now remember the 07" tundra's just came out a few weeks ago and are completely different from the 06's...........
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