Last post on Nov 07, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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Honda Pilot, Towing, SUV
#32 of 41 Towing Honda Pilot behind RV
Feb 01, 2010 (8:04 am)
Anyone know what we have to do to be able to tow our Honda Pilot behind our RV? If not flat tow, what other suggestions?
#34 of 41 Off-Road + Towing
Mar 03, 2011 (2:08 pm)
I am getting ready to ditch my 1994 Pathfinder and I am looking at the Honda Pilot as a replacement. Does anyone have experience with towing off road? I have a weekend cabin where 8 to 10 times a year I need to tow a garden tractor on a utility trailer. I know there shouldn't be a problem towing 20 miles to the cabin, but I have about 100 yards of a (fairly solid) gravel and dirt lane that is moderately up and down hill. The total towing weight of the tractor and trailer etc. is 2000 to 2500 lbs.
Occasionally my tractor will fail (from dead battery etc.) and I will need to drive to a spot where I have been mowing and pull the tractor out in order to get it on the trailer and in for service.
So what do you think, is the Pilot up to this kind of task? (95% of the time this will be an around town vehicle).
#35 of 41 Off-Road + Towing
Mar 06, 2011 (9:25 am)
With that combined weight you should have no problem whatsoever.
#36 of 41 Re: Off-Road + Towing [JBaumgart]
Mar 06, 2011 (2:21 pm)
Thanks for the reply JB.
I thought that might be the case as I never needed the 4L on my Pathfinder for getting up, down and around.
We were looking for something nice around town, esp. in the winter, and the better half wished for a car like crossover before she thought about the needs at the cabin.
#37 of 41 Re: Off-Road + Towing
Apr 11, 2011 (11:51 am)
Just wanted to post an update in hopes of being helpful to someone else.
I purchased a 4WD EXL a couple of weeks ago. While I am sure the vehicle will suit my needs for the little off-road towing I need, the manual does state that the weight limit for towing off-road is 1000 lbs.
#38 of 41 Re: Off-Road + Towing [treks]
Apr 14, 2011 (7:54 am)
1,000 lbs. seems very conservative. I suppose it depends on how you define "off road". For unimproved, bumpy "roads", without steep hills and over short distances, I would think you'll be fine if you're not in a hurry and take it easy. Obviously if you're trying to tow up or down steep hills that are truly "off road" it would be a different story.
#39 of 41 Towing a boat.
May 15, 2012 (3:43 pm)
Well.. looks like I will be getting a new toy to have along with "The Beast". I'm looking at a 15' Gillgetter Micro Pontoon (Gillgetter website) and I should have no problem pulling it with him. I have the full towing package along with the off-road package, so this looks to be like a fun time ahead. I've had campers and boats before, so this willbe nothing new for me. I'll post pictures when I do get the boat.
p.s. - the main picture on the website is a GMC Terrain pulling it, which in turn is smaller than the Pilot anyway.
#40 of 41 Towing 1500lb Camper with Honda Pilot?
Oct 25, 2012 (7:39 pm)
I've got a small, hardshell camping trailer that weighs about 1500 lbs (I think) and has a tongue pull attachment. I'm thinking about getting a 2002-2005 Honda Pilot with decent mileage (probably 140k+), and am wondering if the two would be compatible.
Do I need to look for a particular kind of hitch on the Pilot?
Would towing wear be extremely detrimental to the Pilot?
Thanks for any advice; I don't know very much about the topic.
#41 of 41 Re: Towing 1500lb Camper with Honda Pilot? [tmacy]
Nov 07, 2012 (8:09 pm)
If your looking at a used Pilot and want to tow with it, make sure it had the towing package. Anyone can put a hitch receiver under the back of one, but with the package you also get the Oil Cooler, Tranny Cooler and heavier duty suspension and gearing for low range pulling from stop.