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  1. Towing heavy travel trailer extended distance.

    Miscellaneous/General Honda Ridgeline Discussions
    I have a 2019 RTL-E which I really like. I’m considering buying a lightweight travel trailer that would likely have a towing weight of up to 4500 lbs. our intention is to use it to tour the western states (from the East coast) .and National Parks. So an extended trip of many miles and varied...
  2. Towing Airstream

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    Hi, I’m looking at buying a 19’ Airstream with GVWR of 5,000 lbs and tongue weight around 550 (with propane and H2O). Can my ‘20 Ridgeline handle it? Dealer says no problem. I prefer to stay in my Ridgeline. Thanks
  3. Factory receiver hitch play

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    After 60k miles my 2017 ridgeline’s receiver tube hitch seems shot. When I tow my boat over a speed bump it rocks up and down and pulls on the pickup. Same ball in a smaller suv with an after market hitch has no problem. There’s 1/8 to 1/4 inch play with the ball mount in the receiver tube...
  4. Another “Can I tow this?” Thread

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    I have read through all the posts on towing limitations and combinations. I think I fully understand the terms and limits. The examples with actual scale weights posted by some were extremely helpful in figuring out the options. We are looking at a Forest River Flagstaff Ultra-Lite 21FBRS...
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    Ridgeline pulling a mini excavator
  6. Towing with 2006 RT

    First Generation Ridgeline (1G 2006-2014)
    Hello all, Been visiting since I got my Ridge 2 years ago, now for my second post! As stated, I've had my Ridgeline 2 years ago - and it has been a solid performing truck. I purchased it with 65k miles on it, for a 2006 was a lucky find! I just rolled over 100k, and it has had the timing belt...
  7. Should I let the transmission shift frequently while towing

    Second Generation Ridgeline (2G 2017+)
    Hi, I have searched some on here and kind of found my answer, but not quite. I'm wondering what people do when towing when it's hillly. I have a 2017 ridgeline sport AWD with 5000# towing capacity. I tow a 2400# pop up camper. I'm in Wisconsin and sometimes go across the country. Even in...
  8. Newer Honda Ridgeline Towing Questions

    Second Generation Ridgeline (2G 2017+)
    Has anyone tow a travel trailer with the Honda Ridgeline? I'm thinking about picking up a 2014 Bullet travel trailer that is 20ft long and dry weight 3800 pound. Would this trailer be to big and heavy for the 2017 through 2019 model
  9. Ridgeline shaky at low speeds when towing boat, bad fuel injectors

    2G Problems, Fixes & TSB's
    My 2018 Ridgeline noticeably vibrates when towing my boat between 25-35 mph. At 60 or 70 on the highway, it's fine. The boat, motor and trailer are about 2,500 pounds so capacity should not be an issue. The dealer - Honda North in Topsfield, Mass. - wants me to bring it in towing the trailer...
  10. New To Towing -- Need Some Help -- Part 2

    First Generation Ridgeline (1G 2006-2014)
    Everyone, I'm glad to see that so many people viewed that last thread. Hopefully others found it as helpful as I did. Thanks @McChizzle! @Carsmak don't sweat the thread getting hijacked -- it happens and it's all for the better of the community. My experience today resulted in my RL feeling...
  11. New To Towing -- Need Some Help.

    First Generation Ridgeline (1G 2006-2014)
    Greetings everyone. I've had my 2008 RL RTL for a few months now. I just obtained a travel trailer (camper to some people) and have encountered a frustrating situation. I could very much use your insight since I'm not finding much helpful info via Google. I read that the RTL trim came with...
  12. Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation?

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    Last summer, I towed an A-Frame popup with my G2 Sport (along with my wife and 2 kids!) for a 6,000 mile trip. No brake controller, no fancy DWH, and it was a breeze. The popup's weight was 2700lbs. This year, I'll be towing a 2017 Micro Minnie 1700BH which has a dry weight of 3,010 lbs. I'm...
  13. Curious about towing a car with my 2011 RL

    Dear Honda: (Feedback Forum)
    I don't have any towing gear, hitch, etc. What do I need? What will it cost me? Probably rent a tow trailer from Budget or somebody. How hard will this be on RL, car and -- yeah, driver. By the way, it's a 2008 CRV. Going from Idaho to Texas soon. Prolly 1,600 miles.CRV is about 3,500...
  14. heavy tongue weight towing

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    Hi, I was looking for information into the owner manual for the towing of 500lbs+ of tongue weight. If I understand correctly I can go up to 600lbs. how about weight distribution unit. I am looking for a Rv that will have 500lbs on the tongue. Just want to make sure the setup will be ok...
  15. custom 5th wheel for sale

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    So I bought a scamp 5th wheel and had to have a custom goose-neck assembly built to make it work for my 2006 Ridgeline. Sold the Scamp and do not need the assembly. I can post some pics if there is any interest. Very secure, bolts into the frame. Shipping would be costly I am sure, but I really...
  16. Trailer lights not working

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    Hello all. I need some help. I just purchased a used oem trailer hitch and harness. I installed it and found that the lights for my trailer were not working. I researched it and found that I needed to install some fuses in the fuse block in the engine compartment. I did this. Still no lights.I...
  17. New Ridgeline Owner here...providing towing information

    First Generation Ridgeline (1G 2006-2014)
    Hello everyone, I just purchased a grey 2010 RTS with 88,000 miles. I'm so excited! haha I have been so interested in purchasing a ridgeline for some time now(years really). My main concern has been the towing capabilities. And while there is some info here and there, I really couldn't come to...
  18. Why choose the Ridge???

    1G Under The Hood / Performance
    I had a hard time trying to figure exactly what my next truck was going to be. I wanted a swiss army knife vehicle in a way. Something I could have fun in, haul a bit, load a bit, hit the trails a bit, but still be VERY spacious and comfy:) I traded a 5.7L Hemi Grand Cherokee for my Ridgeline...
  19. Can I tow a 3,500 lb trailer with my Ridgeline? How well?

    1G Under The Hood / Performance
    Hi, I have a 09 Ridgeline RTS with about 27K miles on it. Bought it new. I have towed a 1,800 lb boat and a 2,200 pop up camper with it. No problems. Not thrilled with how it towed the camper because it would drop out of overdrive on the slightest hill, but OK. I use 93 octane gas when I...
  20. Towing Camper with v. without Cap - Gas Mileage?

    1G Exterior
    Currently, I have no cap. Getting about 22 mpg highway. When towing 15 foot, 2800 lb travel trailer (not a pop-up) I get about 9 - 10 mpg highway. The camper is not very aerodynamic and acts like a sail. The question is: has anyone else had this issue, and if so, did adding a cap noticeably...
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