We have towed our 05 Element for over 10,000 miles. One problem was having a dead battery when we arrived. So, we ran a hot wire from the MH to the element. That fixed that problem. We also wired in a seperate tail lights instead of trying to wire thru the honda maze of wiring. Be sure to shut off everything in the Element. The cruise control thingy on left below the steering column to. On 1 or 2 model yrs Honda said it was OK to tow. Then they said NO, that was a misprint. That year book said when towing. Idle and shift r,N, D,2, 1 and back to netural, let idle for 3 minutes. Do not tow over 65MPH. We towed a jeep wrangler b-4 and like the element much better. Good luck. good towing!