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Old 08-29-2017, 01:27 PM   #1
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Honda flat tow ?

Just wondering what Honda do you tow? I have towed a Fit till the ground clearance started to scare me , I had large nicks on the transmission. I just finished outfitting a 2010 Element. What's your story.
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Old 08-29-2017, 01:40 PM   #2
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Consult your Honda owner's manual, follow it faithfully and don't listen to anybody else. Late model Hondas with auto transmissions are not towable.
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Consult your Honda owner's manual, follow it faithfully and don't listen to anybody else. Late model Hondas with auto transmissions are not towable.
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According to Honda nothing after '05 is towable but the CR-V up to through 2015, the Fit and now the HR-X with manual trans.
The '10 Element is not towable according to Honda, but since it's out of warranty you're free to try.
Check the Remco site, they list some but with a big disclaimer.
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According to Honda nothing after '05 is towable but the CR-V up to through 2015, the Fit and now the HR-X with manual trans.
The '10 Element is not towable according to Honda, but since it's out of warranty you're free to try.
Check the Remco site, they list some but with a big disclaimer.
Note: 2015 Honda CR-Vs have the variable tranny and are NOT towable

CR-Vs through 2014 are towable per owners manual
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Consult your Honda owner's manual, follow it faithfully and don't listen to anybody else. Late model Hondas with auto transmissions are not towable.


2014 CRV last year can be toed 4 down
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Just wondering what Honda do you tow? I have towed a Fit till the ground clearance started to scare me , I had large nicks on the transmission. I just finished outfitting a 2010 Element. What's your story.
just nicks not too bad... we used to tow a honda fit. two years ago on a dirt road outside a boondocking site, a rock in the middle of the road hit the bottom of the fit while we towed it through - knocked out the bottom of the fluid dipstick holder. luckily i didn't tow further so the trans didn't get ruined. called a nearby honda dealer. they had to order the part from honda and resend it to me. we stuck there for 10 days.
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I tow a 2011 5-speed Accord. Anything with a manual transmission will work.
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07 Accord auto. Towable according to owners manual. But I believe it's the last year. 20k miles so far.
Must start, idle, go thru gears, drive then nuetral, not reverse to nuetral. No pump. Ign Key stays in Acc. Position, cant lock doors.
Must get power to car battery from coach, or car battery goes dead, ask me twice how I know.
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According to Honda nothing after '05 is towable but the CR-V up to through 2015, the Fit and now the HR-X with manual trans.
The '10 Element is not towable according to Honda, but since it's out of warranty you're free to try.
Check the Remco site, they list some but with a big disclaimer.
Yep, I said that wrong, should have said "up through the 2014".
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Anything with a manual transmission will work.
Not always true! If the trans is splash lubed when the output shaft is turning then yes it is towable. If the lube come from the input shaft (and a few are) then it's not towable.
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I tow a 2011 5-speed Accord. Anything with a manual transmission will work.
My '13 Ford Focus ST with 6 speed manual transmission could not be towed 4-down. I had to tow it on a dolly.
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I've been looking for a newer tow car and have used this website to check them for flat towing... Store : Remco seems like a good resource for flat towing information.
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My '13 Ford Focus ST with 6 speed manual transmission could not be towed 4-down. I had to tow it on a dolly.

FYI..Found this on page 218 of your owner's manual. It doesn't mention the ST model.

Recreational Towing
Note:
Put your climate control system in recirculated air mode to
prevent exhaust fumes from entering your vehicle. Refer to the
Climate
Controls
chapter for more information.
Note:
You must tow your vehicle in the forward direction to avoid
damage to the internal transmission components. In addition, we
recommend you follow the instructions provided by the aftermarket
manufacturer of the towing equipment, if provided.
Follow these guidelines if you have a need for recreational towing, such
as towing your vehicle behind a motorhome. We designed these
guidelines to prevent damage to your transmission.
Before you tow your vehicle, follow these directions for your specific
vehicle configuration
after
it is hooked-up to the recreational vehicle or
tow dolly:
Vehicles with a Manual Transmission
1. Release the parking brake.
2. Move the gearshift to the neutral position.

The maximum towing speed is 70 mph (113 km/h).

There is no limitation on towing distance.
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