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#104 of 143 Re: 2001 CRV Towing [stevedebi]
Nov 01, 2008 (1:59 pm)
To answer this question:
Are transmission coolers and larger brakes really available for the Gen 1 CR-V?
I don't know for transmission coolers, but the 1997-2001 Honda CRV share the exact same front discs and pads has a 1998-2001 Acura Integra Type R.
So for front break upgrades there are endless possibilities in the aftermarket.
As for me, I own a 1999 CRV with manual transmission.
I'm planning on buying an old Gitan travel trailer (made here in Canada and I beleive they weren't sold anywere else).
The model I'm looking for is 16 feet long rated at 1450 lbs. I plan on changing the CRV next year for a used Honda Ridgeline or a brand new Jeep patriot (still undecided) so I'll be towing this trailer only one summer.
However I live in the mountains and I wonder if the CRV will be up to the task.
With the equipment I'm pretty sure the Gitan will be a bit over the 1500 lbs limit.
I'll be upgrading the break pads for a set of PBR ceramic pads.
On another note, a guy around here used to tow is 2200 lbs race car on a dolly with a 2000 CRV and didn't seem to have any problem.
#105 of 143 Re: 2001 CRV Towing [l0g1k]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 03, 2008 (5:15 am)
I wouldn't be worried about the brakes (Brakes? We don't need no stinkin' brakes). I'd be worried if your ten-year-old clutch is up to the job... I had a '98 CR-V with a stick, and though it was down about 20 HP from your model, the torque was about the same... I can't imagine pulling an extra 1500 lbs. around with it..
I don't have any practical experience with a trailer. But, the clutch would be my area of concern..
#106 of 143 Re: 2001 CRV Towing [kyfdx]
Nov 04, 2008 (5:05 pm)
My clutch is also my main concern.
I'v pulled trailers with small cars before and never had any problem.
I even pulled my Yamaha Warrior in a trailer with a 1990 Suzuki Swift with a 70 hp engine. Altough it wouldn't go faster than 60 mph in 4th gear (engine would slow down in 5th gear) it wasn't that bad.
I used to pull the same ATV with a 99 Ford Escort Station wagon and wouldn't even notice a difference with the trailer or without (about 600 lbs combined trailer + ATV).
#108 of 143 Re: 2001 CRV Towing [l0g1k]
Nov 03, 2009 (7:41 am)
I've towed up with several small cars including approx. 1400lbs with a '03 Toyota Corolla. They all manged fine. the brakes were more a concern o nthe smaller cars.
The worry about the clutch is over emphasised unless you drive a LOT of stop and go traffic. You only need hte clutch to get up to 10mph. After that, it's not being used. Just besure no to slip the clutch too much when getting started. Use the torque of the engine rather than the clutch and accept that it will be a little slugish until 15mph.
My '09 CR-V does great with my 900lb trailer when loaded with a motorcycle. It has PLENTy of braking power, very stable and the transmisison works a little harder, but the shift logic deals with the laod as though it's on a incline or driving into a headwind. So it doens't hunt much and typically picks a gear and locks the torque converter. With a heavier load or very hilly terrian, I would lock out OD. But on flat ground at freeway speeds, it's not nesseary and can hold 5th gear with the TC locked.
#109 of 143 Re: Towing with CRV [jenalan]
Apr 05, 2010 (11:09 am)
So a couple years later now....are you still towing it without trouble? I am in mkt for a small trlr with toilet and shower also and have a std tranny 05.
#110 of 143 Re: 2001 CRV Towing [l0g1k]
Apr 05, 2010 (11:11 am)
How is the Gitan working out? Are you still towing without trouble? I too am in mkt for a small trlr with toilet and shower. Now that yopu are done with it, are u interested in selling that trlr?
#112 of 143 yet another towing question...
Apr 16, 2010 (7:47 pm)
So, I desperately need a little advice here (not a beating)...
I recently bought a 2005 TB trailer, which according to title weighs 1500lbs. It has surge brakes, and an emergency stop cord. I have a 2007 CRV, with a tow capacity of 1500lbs. I plan on getting a Kurt hitch and a transmission cooler installed.
I plan on putting MAYBE 100-150 lbs in the trailer. My son and I together might weight 200lbs. I may put another 100-200 lbs of stuff in the CRV.
I have read this entire board and seen both the pros and the cons of towing over the max. rating. I have also been told by some that it is completely doable, while others have said no way.
So I am just a little confused at this point, and would LOVE to figure out what the reality of it all is...
#113 of 143 trying to reply to: l0g1k in post #111
Apr 17, 2010 (5:20 am)
I have reported a viewing error as follows trying to reply to 10g1k in post #111.
and he included a bunch of pictures. But I can't read all text on right side of columns and worse, there are no reply buttons cuz they are also on the right.
Even the poster below his, even tho no pictures, their post is also chopped down the right side. I suspect the picture posting is what screwed it up. I really wanted to see what was written though.
Any ideas why it is not displaying properly? >>
So as you can see I wasn't able to read all of your post nor reply to it cuz the right side page is chopped and that is also where the reply buttons are if i remember. I had to create a new message in order to post.
Is anyone else having this difficulty viewing the page?
Sorry, I would really like to know what you said too. Was a very informative post
edit - But if you copy/paste your message again here on this page but without the pics on this page I will be able to see it, it seems after posting mine here now. I can read all of the posters post below yours now that it is on this page.