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Old 03-14-2018, 06:59 PM   #11
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Not sure why you asked for advice since it sounds like your mind is already made up, so like Admiral Farragut, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead." Good luck.
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:32 AM   #12
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I do realize it seems I made up my mind and we mostly did. Itís just that Iíve never had a trailer and do realize that my vehicle is smaller and although may be able to tow this trailer wanted to find out some experiences of those who may have driven a smaller TV or a Pilot as I have with a trailer of this size.
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:51 AM   #13
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Every response has essentially said that your Pilot is not suitable for towing a trailer in that size/weight range. So........ Adding a transmission cooler won't change that. Again, it's up to you, but the overwhelming response is, "Don't do it". As one who has "never towed a trailer before" you might do well to listen to those with experience. There's no need to learn by mistakes in this situation.
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Old 03-15-2018, 11:12 AM   #14
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Based on above you are a little lite in rating. If you are going to do a lot of towing you are not going to be happy, For tow under an hour, you can take your time and probably be OK.
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Old 03-15-2018, 11:20 AM   #15
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Honda Pilot AWD/Passport 175bh

Purchasing a 2018 Passport 175 bh. 21 ft with a Dry weight of just under 3200 lb. My tow vehicle is a 2016 Honda Pilot AWD. I will be putting on a hitch with a trans cooler along with weight distribution. The Pilot had a max tow rating of 5000 lb with those with AWD. Itís my understanding that though these Pilots can tow up to 5000 lb, sometimes the ride isnít as desirable as with a larger tow vehicle. Iím looking for those to share any advice with experience towing trailers of my size with Pilots or similar vehicles.
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Any time I see an rv along side of the road I want to stop and be of assistance. However when a TV is not up to the job I pass by as I'm sure they have more experience than I gained in 43 years towing, nothing I can do as they know it all.


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Any time I see an rv along side of the road I want to stop and be of assistance. However when a TV is not up to the job I pass by as I'm sure they have more experience than I gained in 43 years towing, nothing I can do as they know it all.
I hear you. I don't have even 10% of your towing experience. But what I do have is common sense, a thirst to learn, and two ears (2 eyes in reference to the internet) to listen. I suppose those who don't heed the advice of their experienced counterparts will learn by trial and error. Unfortunately, these errors can get very expensive. Such is life.
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I hear you. I don't have even 10% of your towing experience. But what I do have is common sense, a thirst to learn, and two ears (2 eyes in reference to the internet) to listen. I suppose those who don't heed the advice of their experienced counterparts will learn by trial and error. Unfortunately, these errors can get very expensive. Such is life.
I think most here want to assist in every way possible, on the net and on the highway. On the FR thread yesterday one asked about towing a TT with a Honda suv. After several explaining why he should not and the numbers to show why it seems he is going to do it anyway. So, he will put his family in danger along with everyone else on the road. No reason for me to add to the many others telling him not to as he still tries to justify the mistake. Hopefully, he hurts no one, just his wallet in a big way.
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