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Old 10-31-2006, 05:15 PM   #1
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I have spent the last couple of days researching honda towables and am told that the 2007 CRV is NOT towable;that the only new Honda towable is the Ridgeline. Also, I would like to know if a Honda Accord Hybrid is towable. Anybody have any idea? Thanks.
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I have spent the last couple of days researching honda towables and am told that the 2007 CRV is NOT towable;that the only new Honda towable is the Ridgeline. Also, I would like to know if a Honda Accord Hybrid is towable. Anybody have any idea? Thanks.
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Old 10-31-2006, 05:42 PM   #3
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Two Honda dealers in my area tell me the Ridgeline is not towable and none of the hybrids are.

The CRV is the only Honda that is warranted if towed.

All other Hondas, including the Odyssey, Accord, Civic and Pilot are towable but they will not be warranted if a transmission problem developes.
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:09 PM   #4
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thanks for the info. not the answer I was hoping for. I was told today by the fleet manager at Honda West in Las Vegas that even the new 2007 CRV is NOT towable because it has the new 5 speed automatic which killed off most of the 2006 honda towables, even the Pilot.
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:48 PM   #5
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We test drove a 2007 CRV last Saturday and I checked the owner's manual regarding towing with four wheels down. It is definitely acceptable to do this. As a matter of fact, the towing speed limit has been increased from 95 Km/h in 2006 to 105 Km/h in 2007. The vehicle must be started every eight hours of continuous towing.
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Great! At least one newly designed vehicle is still useful to RVers. With the loss of the other Hondas and now the 2007 Suzuki XL7, the choices have been shrinking lately.
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Old 11-02-2006, 06:48 PM   #7
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Great deal of questions from Honda owners and not many answers from Honda USA on towable Hondas. Many Hondas are towed by their owners. I have towed 2. A 2004 Civic w/Auto and now a new 2006 Civic w/manual. Both have done just fine. My 06 has something like 8000 miles behind the motorhome as a toad. Its been a great car.

Good luck with your decision.
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I may be going out on a limb here, but I believe that any Honda with a manual transmission can be towed 4-down.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I may be going out on a limb here, but I believe that any Honda with a manual transmission can be towed 4-down. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The '06 Dingy Towing Guide only lists the CR-V as towable. No other Hondas listed.

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try the new 07 saturn vue with the honda engine and the 5 speed automatic. its 100% towable.

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Old 11-15-2006, 04:27 PM   #11
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I have towed a 2006 crv for over 30k, no problems so far. I want a 2007 pilot but honda said I can not tow it 4 wheels down, but why ?
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There are really 3 different issues here..

1) Vehicles that can be successfully towed 4 down..

2) Vehicles that can be towed 4 down successfully, AND BE COVERED by the factory warranty against transmission damage after doing so.. 2 completly different matters, and
as we all know, the first list is long, and the second one is short because (I am informed) it reflects the fact that the factory has not carried out the necessary testing, on that model, to assure themselves that damage, and therefore unwanted warranty expense will not be the result of using their product in that way..

3) vehicles that are towed and their owners say.. " Ive been towing my "Starbuck 6 " for 5000 miles now, and it is perfect, no damage whatsoever".. These folks might be in for a $$$ surprise someday if they keep old "6" long enough.. A 100,000 mile trannie is going to be a 50,000 mile, or less, one.. rgr...
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Excellent summary, rgr.

I might add a 4th category:

4) Vehicles that can be modified for 4-down towing (lube pumps, driveline disconnects, etc.)
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Of interest to Honda prospective new Honda owners:

Remco Towing now offers a transmission insurance policy for new Hondas. For $400 [one time fee] they will cover the cost of transmission repairs (to to $2000) for five full years on any Honda automatic that Honda says was damaged by 4-down towing. Remco obviously believes that only the Honda warranty policy has changed - not the Honda transmissions.

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