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post #21 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-15-2016, 10:24 AM
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Re: TFL Truck on IKE Gauntlet Towing 4840 lbs

The RL did well, and I'd call that an extreme test.
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Robert - Thanks for loaning them your baby! Hard to argue with the test and results. That was a really great job by the RL. It definitely confirms what I already knew based on towing my nearly 5,000 lb boat for years with my 2010 G1 RL.

The G2 will have no issues with any semi-aerodynamic trailer under 5,000 lbs.

The mpg was awesome. Comparing the Ike Gauntlet test of the GMC Canyon Diesel (they towed a 5,600 lb horse trailer in the Feb 2016 GMC test): The GMC got 6.7 mpg with its 2.8L TURBO DIESEL and the uphill took 8 mins 55 secs. So the G2 getting 6.4 mpg with 4,840 lbs and a non-turbo gas engine is far more impressive in my book.

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Awesome video!

Robert: Suggest editing your first post to add the YouTube link. Thanks!
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That was a good review by TFL.
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Awesome video!

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robert thank you so much for your truck, time, efforts, etc etc
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Re: TFL Truck on IKE Gauntlet Towing 4840 lbs

Two things I notice watching videos about how the Ridgeline tows: no one seems to use weight distribution hitches and people tow 5,000 pounds without trailer brakes. They at least have breaks in this video but most I have watched don't have them.

Granted the ridgeline has more capability than my Odyssey but I wouldn't tow my 2,500 pound trailer without a weight distribution hitch. Here in California it is illegal to tow a trailer over 1,500 pounds without trailer breaks.
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Two things I notice watching videos about how the Ridgeline tows: no one seems to use weight distribution hitches and people tow 5,000 pounds without trailer brakes. They at least have breaks in this video but most I have watched don't have them.

Granted the ridgeline has more capability than my Odyssey but I wouldn't tow my 2,500 pound trailer without a weight distribution hitch. Here in California it is illegal to tow a trailer over 1,500 pounds without trailer breaks.
Guess you missed some of my towing videos. I always use WDH even on the G1. I wouldnt tow without it either especially on curvy mountain roads. Glad G2 honda manual says you can now use one if it is setup properly. I really like the E2 WDH with friction sway control.

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I hadn't seen that. I love the wireless backup camera.
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Wow, very impressive. I can't believe it towed that well without a WDH. I'd LOVE to know what the tongue weight was.
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