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Dale

Canada

#1 Apr 12, 2006
My 2004 crv is rated to tow 1500 lbs. Can I safely tow a tent trailer rated at 1700 lbs. It is only slightly over the maximum.
1998-CRV owner

Montgomery, AL

#2 May 1, 2006
Dale
I regular use my 1998 CRV to tow 1200lbs trailer. The main problem is not pull a trailer as is stopping. With 1200lbs trailer, brake wear is higher.
Before the trailer had gone 50k, with out a brake replacement,
had deal replace brakes because I wanted the same OEM braks.
With the trailer brakes lasted 25k, would recomend getting
some kind of brake package for the trailer.
Other than brakes, no real probem
Charlie

United States

#3 Jun 5, 2006
Towing more combined weight than your vehicle is rated for is asking for trouble. What are you going to tell the police, the insurance company, and the survivors of the victems?

Better to paste "It'll be ok" on the dash board.
Smitty

Charlotte, NC

#4 Jun 14, 2006
1998-CRV owner wrote:
Dale
I regular use my 1998 CRV to tow 1200lbs trailer. The main problem is not pull a trailer as is stopping. With 1200lbs trailer, brake wear is higher.
Before the trailer had gone 50k, with out a brake replacement,
had deal replace brakes because I wanted the same OEM braks.
With the trailer brakes lasted 25k, would recomend getting
some kind of brake package for the trailer.
Other than brakes, no real probem
I don't think this is safe.
JBC

Asheville, NC

#5 Jun 22, 2006
My 2006 CRV downshifts on the slightest hill, so I cannot imagine pulling anything heavier than a small utility trailer in hilly or mountainous areas with the 4cyl engine. I am willing to forego the towing in exchange for the gas mileage, but the road noise is something else. I tried putting a thick rubber mat under the cargo space, to no avail.
Brent_ Boise_ID

Idaho Falls, ID

#6 Oct 22, 2006
I have a '00 CRV, which I often use to tow a 5x10 aluminum trailer with 2-3 dirtbikes. At ~225 lbs each, that leaves just enough for the trailer to keep me around the 1,000 lb. capacity. I have a sturdy 2/5" receiver hitch. The main concern is to manage the tongue weight since the CR-V suspension is pretty wimpy. As for towing power... there is virtually none. But hey, I sold a Chevy truck which was over-powered 20 days per month when I was commuting. Now I have a CR-V that's underpowered 4-6 days a month when I'm towing! As for exceeding one's towing capacity by a few hundred lbs. It won't cause a disaster to anything other than potentially your own tranny. No need to paste "It'll be okay" on your dash.
Dan

Denton, TX

#7 Feb 14, 2007
I have a '06 CRV and plan pn renting a U-haul to tour with my band. Can anyone give me any suggestions, recommendations, warnings, websites etc? Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
Bruce

Great Falls, MT

#8 Feb 22, 2007
If you have an 07 CRV & want to tow, good luck!!! The manual instructs us to use D3 mode when towing. This locks you out of your most important towing gear, which is fourth gear. You should be able to lock out of your tallest gear, which is 5th. Hope you don't have too far to go or are NOT in any kind of hurry, since you'll be towing in third gear. Good Luck We have an 07 Tango red for sale. Less than 400 miles.
Bruce

Great Falls, MT

#9 Feb 22, 2007
Dan wrote:
I have a '06 CRV and plan pn renting a U-haul to tour with my band. Can anyone give me any suggestions, recommendations, warnings, websites etc? Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
An enclosed U-Haul trailer loaded with band equipment is going to weigh well over 1000 lbs. I would stongly advise that you get a vehicle that weighs much more than the CRV & has at least a larger displacement 6 cylinder. V8 even better. Don't forget about the trailer brakes. Must have!!
Tony

Kenton, OH

#11 Feb 25, 2007
I have a 2003 crv {manual trans}. It is a service
vehicle that i put about 65000 miles on it a year. I carry about six hundred pounds of equipment in it. Due to the manual trans and a k&n air cleaner
that added about ten horses and ten lb ft of torque
i can tow a 1000 lb trailer with little issue on very hilly north eastern ohio back roads but i had to also swap to goodyear regatta 2 tires which have about an inch more tread width and stiffer sidewalls at 37psi {a must}. I have also added the slip in {and zip tie} coil spring rubbers to stiffen the rear suspension and it greatly helps cornering under any load conditions. without weight
in the rear and stiffer suspention the trailer pushed me around and tried to jackknife the car due to weight and height of the crv. i wouldnt attempt to tow w the car empty or with more than
three hundred lbs tounge weight. also if you put too much weight on the rear the front tires are unloaded on acceleration and it could damage the rear end if you arent carefull... ps stock brakes suck and front rotors will warp if over heated or metalic pads are used... buy quality aftermarket
drilled rotors and good organic pads...
mike

Canada

#12 Feb 7, 2009
I have a 2008 CRV and would like to buy a light weight trailer rv around 15000 lbs. Would it be a good idea to put this trailer behind the rv and go around places. Thanks!
moch

Phoenixville, PA

#13 Feb 21, 2010
I have 2005 CRV 5spd 81000. We use it every summer to tow a 1600lbs pop up plus for people. You use the gears but drives fine. Just keep the total weight below 4500.. Look at the european spec and you can tow up to 3000lbs
liner

Bronx, NY

#14 Feb 22, 2010
moch wrote:
I have 2005 CRV 5spd 81000. We use it every summer to tow a 1600lbs pop up plus for people. You use the gears but drives fine. Just keep the total weight below 4500.. Look at the european spec and you can tow up to 3000lbs
Make very sure you change the transmission fluid often. A trans cooler wouldn't be a bad idea either.
janine

York, UK

#15 Jul 12, 2010
WE have just bought a 2010 CRV to tow a 1500 kgs caravan. I am worried by the amount of "wobble" and the fishtailing when large lorries pass. Has anyone else had any problems with it?
liner

Bronx, NY

#16 Jul 13, 2010
janine wrote:
WE have just bought a 2010 CRV to tow a 1500 kgs caravan. I am worried by the amount of "wobble" and the fishtailing when large lorries pass. Has anyone else had any problems with it?
I believe the towing capacity of a CRV is 1500 pounds. While you can exceed that to some extent without a problem, 1500 kgs equates to 3300 lbs, no? I think you're overloading your CRV.
Joyce

Houston, TX

#17 Apr 3, 2011
Driving 2006 CRV from Stillwater, OK to Houston, TX. pulling a 5 x 12 u haul. While in Dallas car begins to smoke and oil is everywhere. Is my CRV toast?
liner

Bronx, NY

#18 Apr 4, 2011
Joyce wrote:
Driving 2006 CRV from Stillwater, OK to Houston, TX. pulling a 5 x 12 u haul. While in Dallas car begins to smoke and oil is everywhere. Is my CRV toast?
Doesn't sound like a good thing. Is it engine oil or transmission fluid? Towing a U-haul shouldn't be a problem, unless you've got steel I beams in it. If you're lucky, a transmission fluid change will do the trick. If you're not, a new transmission.
Cathy

United States

#19 Jun 5, 2011
Can a 2011 crv pull 2 wave runners out of the water up the ramp?
liner

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Jun 5, 2011
Cathy wrote:
Can a 2011 crv pull 2 wave runners out of the water up the ramp?
IMO, should be no problem.
ludwig drum lover

Genoa City, WI

#21 Nov 2, 2011
we have 2 crv's both 2004 wife uses one for her rural mail route, I pull a 1997 forest river travel trailer 29 ft wt is 3,496 lbs dry weight, We do not go to any mountains we camp 50 miles from our home, and the crv pulls it with ease we do not drive over 55 mph we do have have one big 1/4 hill we pull, we have a 1/4 mile to get the speed up, When we hit the hill we are going 45 mph when we reach the top we are going 25 mpd then its down hill all the way, Would I recomend pulling this kind of weight? No! so far we have had not one problem we been doing this for 5 yrs 3 times a yr we camp, matter of speaking the tail is wagging the dog, But Hondas are one excellent vehicle we have had 6 crv's so far and will continue to buy them , AC is weak ,,,,,

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