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Old 05-29-2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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Honda Pilot on a Tow Dolly?

I've read all the posts about flat towing the Pilot - I have a 2004 so it can be done. BUT I cannot find anything about towing a Pilot on a tow dolly. I have no desire to put a tow bracket on the Pilot as we don't plan to tow very often but my neighbor has a dolly we can use for the price of a six pack.

Anyone know if this is okay to do?
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Honda Pilot is front wheel drive, so you shouldn't have a problem towing with dolly.
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If the Pilot is 4wd, I don't think you can put it on a dolly.
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True that.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:20 PM   #5
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I've read all the posts about flat towing the Pilot - I have a 2004 so it can be done. BUT I cannot find anything about towing a Pilot on a tow dolly. I have no desire to put a tow bracket on the Pilot as we don't plan to tow very often but my neighbor has a dolly we can use for the price of a six pack.

Anyone know if this is okay to do?

That Pilot is not light, curb weight around 4400 lbs.
Check the capacity of the dolly and your hitch, and make sure the dolly
has brakes of some sort. IMHO

Just did some checking, what I found seems to be all 2004 Pilots were automatics
and 4-wheel drive. That probably rules out a dolly.

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Old 05-29-2012, 09:00 PM   #6
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The following is a quote from 2004 Honda Pilot owners manual under emergency towing

Quote:
NOTICE Towing a Pilot with only two
tires on the ground will damage parts
of the 4WD system. It should be
transported on a flat-bed truck or
trailer.
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