Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-14-2010, 08:46 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
katoommaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Coral de Tierra
Posts: 126
Towing a 2010 Honda Element

Me and my wife just purchased a 2010 Honda Element and want to set it up to flat tow. Has anyone set up there Honda Element? and what would it take it is a automatic transmission 2w drive
__________________

__________________
2001 Monaco Knight
katoommaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-15-2010, 07:02 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus


 
Monaco Owners Club
Excel Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hangin' with Sacs and the Pins
Posts: 9,413
katoommaster...You may want to look at this thread... It may help you some!
__________________

__________________
MM
*MonacoMama with the 2 Pins & SacsTC Nearby*
*2007 Monaco Diplomat 40' SFT<>2006 Chevy VortecMax Toad<>2006 Buick Lucerne Leading the Way*
MonacoMama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2010, 08:51 AM   #3
doc
Senior Member
 
doc's Avatar
 
Appalachian Campers
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Dixie !! (north Georgia) USA
Posts: 2,953
I am told unofficially that Honda has the same platform on both the CRV and the Element, they do not certify the Element as towing past the 05 year model. That said, if you have any kind of drive train failure you may have a problem with warranty $$$$$$$.
The Element is a great towed. Rear seats are removable and enough room to sleep if one wanted to do a side trip and overnight in the boonies. We carry a mobility scooter for Ms Carol in the rear and can still load a pile of other stuff with it. You might talk with the service dept and find out for sure the platforms are the same.
To tow, you just carnk the engine, pull it into tow position behind the MH and let it run for at least three minutes (avoid reverse - if you go into reverse you have to start all over with the three minute idle thing) After at least three minutes, turn the ignition off and leave the key in the first notch. Make sure radio and heat/ac fans or off and you are on your way.
Hope you are able to find a way to tow it.
__________________
doc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2010, 03:02 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
katoommaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Coral de Tierra
Posts: 126
Due I leave it in G or N ?
__________________
2001 Monaco Knight
katoommaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2010, 07:52 PM   #5
doc
Senior Member
 
doc's Avatar
 
Appalachian Campers
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Dixie !! (north Georgia) USA
Posts: 2,953
G ???? Leave it in neutral. We try to stop about every 4 hours or so and go through the procedure again. Have towed longer (maybe 6) Honda says that it take about 6-8 hours for the fluid to drain down from the transmission.
__________________
doc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2010, 08:40 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
katoommaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Coral de Tierra
Posts: 126
Thank you doc
__________________
2001 Monaco Knight
katoommaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2010, 01:31 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Gainesville, VA
Posts: 314
Remco website says Honda Element is towable 4 down 2003-2009, both manual and auto transmissions.

In 2010, Honda changed the transmission to a 5 speed automatic and dropped the manual trans.

No idea if the new trans can be towed. Check the Honda Element forum, maybe someone over there is doing it.

Best Regards!
__________________

__________________
Paul D

2007 Winnebago Journey 39K Freightliner Chassis, Cat C7
Old Snipe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Towing a Mini-Cooper -New 2010 Questions SeeTheUSA Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 7 11-06-2011 03:56 PM
Honda Element gstone Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 8 05-31-2010 10:43 AM
Towing 08, 09 or 10 Honda Odyssey walt2137 Monaco Owner's Forum 0 12-09-2009 02:32 PM
Towing a Honda CRV 4WD, 4 Down Hansville Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10 07-18-2009 08:13 AM
Difficult to tow a Honda Element rather than a Wrangler?? SewBzzzy Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 5 02-27-2008 06:27 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.