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Old 01-13-2017, 03:52 AM   #15
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:40 PM   #17
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2017 continental is on the FMCA dinghy towable list , however, the latest edition of the continental manual says it cannot. Anybody bought one of these?

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2017 continental is on the FMCA dinghy towable list , however, the latest edition of the continental manual says it cannot. Anybody bought one of these?

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Yeah, I notice that the first edition of the manual does say you can recreationally flat tow but the 2nd and 3rd editions definitely say you
"CANNOT" (they use caps in big bold lettering) ...so it appears they have had second thoughts on what adverse effects it will have on the transmission. I would think that the dinghy towing guides will consequently be in error.

1st edition here --page 267

2nd edition here --page 263

3rd edition here --page 269
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:18 AM   #19
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I was going over the last few years of motorhome's dinghy guides and it seems they skipped over Honda in 2015 and 2016? And it's not on the 2017 FMCA guide.
Strange considering I see the CRV behind so many motorhomes. Any insight?
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I was going over the last few years of motorhome's dinghy guides and it seems they skipped over Honda in 2015 and 2016? And it's not on the 2017 FMCA guide.
Strange considering I see the CRV behind so many motorhomes. Any insight?
Welcome to forum participation, Sandyace.

Both Motorhome Magazine and the FMCA dinghy guides only publish those vehicles that their manufacturers "officially sanction."

It's not that Honda has been "skipped over" in the 2015 and 2016 guides, but rather that Honda (like Subaru too) no longer officially sanctions ANY of their new vehicles for recreational flat-towing.

That doesn't mean that everybody should stop towing older Hondas but Honda of America no longer gives their blessing to recreationally flat-tow any of their newer vehicles, i.e. 2015, 2016, 2017.

If you can find a good pre-2015 CRV, go for it.
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sort of like the mini, I suppose

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Yes, it's similar to Mini but as far as I can remember, they never have been "officially sanctioned" to be recreationally flat-towed. Neither has Volkswagen ever officially okay'd their vehicles to be be flat-towed. However, both Minis and VWs have vehicles (FWD with standard tranny) that you will observe being flat-towed behind motorhomes even though I never remember either ever being listed in the FMCA guide. "Most" FWD vehicles with a manual transmission --those with a clutch pedal-- can theoretically be flat-towed.
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I was going over the last few years of motorhome's dinghy guides and it seems they skipped over Honda in 2015 and 2016? And it's not on the 2017 FMCA guide.
Strange considering I see the CRV behind so many motorhomes. Any insight?
Honda changed the 2015 transmission in the CRV to a CVT Transmission and in so doing the CRV is no longer towable 4 down.
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That doesn't mean that everybody should stop towing older Hondas but Honda of America no longer gives their blessing to recreationally flat-tow any of their newer vehicles, i.e. 2015, 2016, 2017.
The 2017 Honda HR-V is indeed flat towable if you go with the 6 speed manual transmission. The CVT transmission is NOT flat towable. Owners guide page 320 spells it out.
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I notice that the Chevy Colorado is not on the list this year, but the GMC Canyon is. I wonder if this is correct or just got left out by mistake? Haven't they both been towable previously? They are practically the same vehicle.
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I notice that the Chevy Colorado is not on the list this year, but the GMC Canyon is. I wonder if this is correct or just got left out by mistake? Haven't they both been towable previously? They are practically the same vehicle.


Noticed the same thing since the Colorado is on my short list.
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