Last post on Feb 08, 2008 at 7:09 PM
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Honda CR-V, Towing, SUV
#1 of 8 Actual Trailer Towing Experiences
Jan 20, 2008 (7:03 am)
There are a lot of discussions on this board about installing a trailer hitch. In fact, this was helpful in my decision to install a Class III hitch. However, I find very little about actual trailer towing experiences.
I am hauling my daughter 1300 miles to start her life in another city. I plan on towing a 5x8 enclosed UHaul trailer that has a empty weight of 900 lbs. What she has is bulky rather than too heavy.
My question is what has been the experience of towing using a 07 CR-V? Any cautions or things I need to be aware of? What mpg were you getting?
#2 of 8 Re: Actual Trailer Towing Experiences [tpfeffer]
Jan 21, 2008 (3:16 pm)
Get in the right lane and don't go too fast.
#3 of 8 Re: Actual Trailer Towing Experiences [tpfeffer]
Jan 22, 2008 (1:07 pm)
Brakes are your limiting factor, just remember that and you will be fine.
#4 of 8 Re: Actual Trailer Towing Experiences [tpfeffer]
Feb 04, 2008 (11:59 am)
I am considering buying a 2008 CR-V AWD and would like to hear about others towing experience as well.
I typically tow a trailer with ATV total weight 1400 lbs. I had a 1997 CR-V AWD and would tow this load approx 400 miles in hilly terrain from Northern Arkansas to Southern Oklahoma. I did not turn the O/D (over drive) off during these trips. It was always a fairly agitating trip with the family because of the RPM changes and loud engine rev.
I know the 2008 CR-V has higher torque than the 1997, but now understand that turning off the O/D on the 2008 only leaves you with 3 gears! How fast can one travel in third gear? Must I turn the O/D off to tow? Someone who has experienced this situation......
#5 of 8 Re: Actual Trailer Towing Experiences [aaronj25]
Feb 05, 2008 (9:37 am)
Sorry, I don't have any CRV towing experience to share, but I looked in my 08's owner manual on the subject:
Honda advises to leave the transmission in D when towing on level terrain and use D3 when ascending/descending significant hills. Per the manual, trailer weight not to exceed 1500#, and loads over 1000# require trailer brakes (surge or electric). Also, the usual cautions about cargo distribution and possible overheating on long grades.
#6 of 8 Re: Actual Trailer Towing Experiences [diesellabs]
Feb 07, 2008 (5:48 am)
This does help tremendously. Thanks
#7 of 8 Re: Actual Trailer Towing Experiences [aaronj25]
Feb 08, 2008 (7:09 pm)
My .02 is to wait for the diesel CRV in 2009/2010. It would tow much better