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Old 06-23-2014, 05:16 PM   #1
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Can a Honda Element be towed behind a Class C, with the front wheels on a tow dolly?

I know that it can't be towed 4 down because it can ruin the transmission, but I just wanted to check if the rear wheels can be on the road while being towed.

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The owners manual should have the information.
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Here's a previous thread which discusses this.
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As per this link to Honda Element manual, they say it can be towed 4 down.

https://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/...303O00198A.pdf

If it's 4 wheel drive, it can't be towed with 2 wheels on the dolly. Be sure to check your Owner's manual to be sure.

Also check the weights of your Class C and how much reserve you have for towing.
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Can a Honda Element be towed behind a Class C, with the front wheels on a tow dolly?

I know that it can't be towed 4 down because it can ruin the transmission..........!

Lori, I've been flat towing my '04 Element for two years without a problem. What year and model is your E ??
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Hi JFXG:

I didn't get the Element yet as we're in the middle of choosing a Class C.

I read that you have to go through the gears when towing an Element 4 down.

Press the brake pedal, shift through all positions (P,R,N,D,L,2,1), shift to D then to N and let the engine run for 3 minutes, then turn off.

I just wanted to make sure I didn't ruin the transmission. Do you go through this procedure?
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