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Old 02-23-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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Honda Ridgeline

I have a Honda Ridgeline that we love! Started towing motorcycle trailer, then a pop-up. About two years ago we bought a 2010 19h and love the combination!!!

Anybody else towing with a Ridge?
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:53 AM   #2
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No but want to we are looking at them we have a 19H and tow with a liberty
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:36 PM   #3
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Yes! I have an '08 Ridgeline that we are towing our 19h with. Just got back from a 500 mile trip out to Cape Cod!

Are you using a Weight Distributing Hitch? We didn't have any issues towing, other than a little sway now and then and the huge amount of sag on the rear axle.

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I have a Honda Ridgeline that we love! Started towing motorcycle trailer, then a pop-up. About two years ago we bought a 2010 19h and love the combination!!!

Anybody else towing with a Ridge?
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:13 PM   #4
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We tow our x20e with the RL sometimes. I have zero complaints about the rig and it's capabilities. For me, there's just no other pickup that suits my needs as well as the RL. My 08 RTL will be around for quite a while.
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You should be fine as long as you stay below the weight & frontal wind exposure limits (TV & tt combined) set by Honda.Wind resistance being the v6 killer. Larry
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:34 AM   #6
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As you probably know, the Honda specs specifically state that the RL should not employ a WDH when towing. However, when evaluating the RL's capabilities with the x20e I did use my WDH (which is properly set up) and the combination performed very well. I took the rig through city and freeway drivng with no issues and got everything weighed to understand just how close I was to the upper limits.

For most towing we use my wife's Sequoia, but I would not hesitate to use the Ridgeline with my WDH. I'm not 100% convinced that there isn't some risk of drivetrain fault as a result, but my gut tells me that the risk is very low and so I'm willing to take that risk. The rig feels secure and handles well when using the WDH.

Just my experience and opinion.
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Something else to keep in mind is, if god forbid, you have an accident and your ins co. knows your doing something the mfg say's is a no no they will say" sorry pal your on your own", food for thought. Larry
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:37 AM   #8
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Something else to keep in mind is, if god forbid, you have an accident and your ins co. knows your doing something the mfg say's is a no no they will say" sorry pal your on your own", food for thought. Larry
Good point.

Also, keep in mind that depending on the year of the RL,the Ridgeline has a dual tow rating. The older ones have a 3500# for a travel trailer, 4500# for a boat. The X20E has a GVWR of 4570#. More than that its the frontal area of the trailer that will kill the Ridgeline. If the Ridgeline's manual says not to use a WDH, I don't think its a limitation of the vehicle, but rather the factory installed hitch. If you have one of the newer RLs with the 5000# capacity, you might be best swapping the factory hitch for a good quality after market one if you plan to tow your X20E with it.
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:54 PM   #9
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I have a 2013 Jayco Jay feather X20E and tow it with a 2007 Honda Ridgeline. I use a WDH with no problems. I get about 8.5-9.5 MPG. I do make sure that I'm not over my tow and hauling limits. You should be fine.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:12 AM   #10
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Something else to keep in mind is, if god forbid, you have an accident and your ins co. knows your doing something the mfg say's is a no no they will say" sorry pal your on your own", food for thought. Larry
That is incorrect unless you are committing a crime, ie: DWI. They will cover the accident but you will be cancelled.
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