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I'd guess they're probably close to 100K gen 2 Ridgelines now. Not sure the actual numbers, but I think it's about 30k per year run rate or so.
 

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Probably need to knock 30K or so off that since we鈥檙e talking 6 speed tranny.

500/100,000=.005.....seems low to me, maybe not.馃し鈥嶁檪锔
 

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if you looking into a Ram. They have their problems also. We had a 14 Hemi. Best riding vehicle I have ever owned! Front and rear air ride was awesome. Till the problems started. Many sensor issues, electrical issues. Wife said no more, get rid of it. We traded it for a 17 Ridgeline. Dealer sold the Ram right away. My e-mail was still associated with it. Ram dealer that the new buyer went to always contacted me about his service appts.. He was having the same issues I had. Finally got them to change the e-mail. The G2 has been way more reliable than the Ram was.
 

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.....and it's gotta semi-hemi, overhead roof top, domed pent something.......whatever. :eek:
 

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I also have a 2019 Ridgeline, an RTL/AWD. I tow a 20ft. travel trailer, just got back from a trip yesterday. 3530 lbs. dry, 4500 lbs. GVWR. I live in mid-Michigan, towed from Indianapolis to the tip of the Upper Peninsula & never had an issue. Your post makes me a bit nervous about the future, but so far so good. Best of luck getting your issue fixed.
 

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Oh yes. It is definitely covered.

not getting a diesel. I don鈥檛 tow everyday, once a month, maybe twice, but if the Ridgeline can鈥檛 tow a simple 60% of what it claims it can tow, I鈥檓 getting a HEMI

looking at a Ram with a HEMI V8 Not a diesel. And I can get one here for $40K 2020 big horn with 72 months 0% versus a 0.9 on my Honda.

I have not looked in many years. but check the repair trends on a Dodge. I'll never have another. But remember I said many years. maybe they are great now.
 

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So , I have a 2019 RTL-E. 34K miles on it. 鈥 鈥 鈥淭ransmission Too Hot鈥 light came on 5x while towing a 2019 Forest River 19鈥 3050lb. camper. Took into shop and Honda is having to replace my transmission now. So disappointed. I really love the truck. Rides smooth as butter and feels great. But they really blew it when it came to power. Apparently, there鈥檚 been many issues with this. Probably why the 2020 has a 8 speed transmission now. I also bet they got a bigger cooler too. Looks like I鈥檓 not gonna take chances anymore. May have to look at a Tundra or Ram.
I owned a 2011 Tundra for 6 years and I can say that it was the best truck I've ever owned. It was very comfortable and drove like a dream. The gas mileage was in the high teens but that was known already. I never had any trouble except when the mice ate the window washer hose.
 

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Domed cylinder heads (hemispherical combustion chambers) are nearly obsolete. Chrysler is still milking the "hemi" trademark, though. The design is limited to one intake and exhaust valve per cylinder and it's hard to control emissions. "Hemis" sound good because they're V8's and feel good because their large displacement allows for good low-end torque. Other than the shape of the combustion chamber (which has been used by many other automakers over the decades), there's nothing special about a "hemi". The carbureted, 1.6L, 4-cylinder engine in the 1981 Ford Escort was technically a "hemi" engine, too. It developed all of 65 horsepower and literally made a wheezing sound (my parents bought a new '83 Escort wagon with the 1.6L HO ("High Output" - 80 HP - hold on!) and I had an '86 with the 88 HP 1.9L (which actually felt fast to me at the time having previously owned a '65 Skylark with a two-speed automatic). :)
Oh yes. I had a 1968 SkyLark with that 2 speed power-"slide" transmission. Oh and the 9" drum break system? Try stopping that quickly going down a long hill.

The Hemi 'Cuda was one of several favorites in the 70s. For you guys that don't know a 'Cuda, it's a Nova with 426 CID.
 

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2019 RTL-E. 36,000 miles. I towed a 24鈥 Superboat from Maryland to South Carolina with no issues. Mostly interstate. 70 mph. Boat and trailer @ 3300 pounds.
I鈥榲e towed my neighbors boat locally. It鈥檚 a fair bit heavier, I鈥檓 guessing maybe 4500# all up. Again no problems.
Just had it serviced. Last 鈥渇ree鈥 oil change. Dealership suggested next service have the tranny fluid changed. $130.
I do have a 6 year, 100K warranty.
 

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Oh, and to those considering a diesel truck. Make sure to take into consideration the price of fuel where you live. Around here it鈥檚 @ 80 cents a gallon more.
Remember it鈥檚 not MPG its MP$ that really matters.
 

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When I bought my 26' haulmark trailer I towed it without trailer brakes since I didn't have a harness for about 40 miles. Its here in Florida so pretty flat. The trailer weighed in at 6500 lbs. and the scales showed a tongue weight of 1000 lbs. Never had the tranny light go on on my G1.

Only time the light came on was when trying to recover a bluebird school bus from a ditch.
 

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Oh yes. I had a 1968 SkyLark with that 2 speed power-"slide" transmission. Oh and the 9" drum break system? Try stopping that quickly going down a long hill.
Unless it was replaced with a Powerglide, I believe that was actually a Super Turbine 300 (ST-300) which was a different GM two-speed automatic used from 1964 to 1969.

I had no problem with the drum brakes other than they were either on or off with nothing in between. Haha! :)
 

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I loved my 2008 Ridgeline, but Honda remains behind the power curve. Also, beware of the towing advertising for all trucks. It usually only applies to 4x2 single cab with a limited rear differential for their "great towing capacity." However, the other engines/trans can handle large loads. There is a lot of calculations that need to be done when towing, and I always recommend a weight distribution hitch. What upsets me the most is the low payload capacities on trucks. That number includes all people and load weights. I believe most people I see driving down the road are over their limits for towing/payload. Get in an accident, and your insurance company will not pay for anything. Be careful out there, and here's hoping Honda will step up their game and make a fully capable truck.
 

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OP: You don't say where {terrain, speed and ambient temperature} you were towing but never rely on "Dry weights". They are at best useless and often dangerous. No one ever towed an empty trailer and after adding batteries, awning, propane, water etc. and all of the other goodies that are not in the dry weight computation that trailer is probably a lot closer to 4,000#+. The average RV'er will add another 1,000 - 1,200# of stuff the point being absent a trip to the Cat Scale you just don't know how much you are asking the Ridgeline to pull. You could easily be near, at or even over the 5,000 towing limit. Towing capacities are not reflective of the loads imparted by travel trailers, they are very boxy wind blocks. Towing capacity usually reflects the towing of a flatbed trailer or pulling a boat in the real world of much less drag. A towing capacity of 5K# does not apply to a 5K# travel trailer.

My 2019 RL hauls my 2,600# 6 X 10' - 8' tall cargo trailer with ease. I set the cruise control at 65 on the interstate and consistently see 16 mpg with no temperature issues whatsoever. Do your self a favor and get to the cat scale with the trailer loaded as you normally would. Keep in mind that trailer should have a tongue weight of 13% which = 520# assuming it only weighs 4K# and then add another 100# for the weight distribution hitch. That 620# comes right off of your payload {mine is 1,477 and I assume yours is the same} before you load anyone or anything into the truck itself. Good luck.

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I have not looked in many years. but check the repair trends on a Dodge. I'll never have another. But remember I said many years. maybe they are great now.
They don't seem to have the best reputation. I know some guys that like their diesels, but they mostly seem to talk about the slightly older ones and aren't into the newest ones with all the fancy tech. Personally I'm not sure I would buy one and plan to keep it a long time. They seem nice though so if you can get one with a good extended warranty it might be worth it. Either way I wouldn't want to be in and out of the shop a lot.
 

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I love my diesel! (it's the orange one :))

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