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Towing with a Honda CRV #106980
05/14/07 04:24 PM
05/14/07 04:24 PM
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Louisiana
Scubajeep Offline OP
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Does anyone tow their cat (Hobie 18) with their Honda CRV?

How does it handle on long trips... about 6 hours??

Thanks
Todd Hubbell


Sailing a 1980 Hobie-18M with 1990 hulls in Southern Louisiana.
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Re: Towing with a Honda CRV [Re: Scubajeep] #106981
05/15/07 11:41 AM
05/15/07 11:41 AM
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St. Louis, MO
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I tow my TheMightyHobie18 with a 1.8T VW Passat. I take a yearly trip from Annapolis, MD to Burlington , VT. It does fine. Since the CRV is an automatic I would strongly suggest getting a tranny cooler. The only difficult thing to get used to is your trailer is larger than your car. I have also seen CRV's tow heavier boats than the TheMightyHobie18.


Nick

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Re: Towing with a Honda CRV [Re: Scubajeep] #106982
05/15/07 11:43 AM
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Vancouver, BC
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I tow a tilted tornado with a mini cooper (5 speed manual).
No problem.
Mike.


Mike Dobbs
Tornado CAN 99 "Full Tilt"
Re: Towing with a Honda CRV [Re: Scubajeep] #106983
05/15/07 11:48 AM
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Chicago, IL
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I towed N6.0 with CRV 4 cyl. stick no sweat


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Re: Towing with a Honda CRV [Re: Scubajeep] #106984
05/15/07 11:48 AM
05/15/07 11:48 AM
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Houston
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Houston
This is a general comment about Honda's and towing. Honda is very very concerned about the fluid temperatures during towing. Much more so than other companies. Look at your owners manual and if they say you need a transmission fluid cooler or oil cooler, Honda really thinks you need one. This is not a CYA. There have apparently been some expensive failures when you don't take their advice.

I found out about some of this when Honda technical called to find out how I used up the differential and transmission fluid life so quickly on my new Ridgeline.

Re: Towing with a Honda CRV [Re: carlbohannon] #106985
05/15/07 05:32 PM
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Norman,OK
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I tow with a V8 Ford Explorer....oh wait that doesn't really fit with the other tow vehicles.


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