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Old 04-23-2016, 05:22 PM   #1
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What Honda vehicles can be towed wheels down?

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Old 04-23-2016, 05:30 PM   #2
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If you're asking which new ones only the stick trans HR-V.
Older models varied by year. Last year for the CR-V was 2014.
We've been towing a '05 Odyssey for years now with no troubles. I know of others with 2010 Ody's that are towing them with no problems.
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Old 04-23-2016, 06:35 PM   #3
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2016 HR-V or 2016 Honda Fit with manual transmission can be flat towed with key in position 1 to unlock steering wheel and in neutral. Have to pull 2 fuses or run a charge line from the RV to counteract the small battery drain with key in position 1.
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I tow my automatic tranny 1991 Honda Accord 4-wheels down.
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As said only manual transmission Honda's are towable. Honda changed all their cars to CVT transmission in 2015. CVT transmissions are NOT towable. If your looking at Hondas to tow, you need to look at used 2014 or older. I have a 2010 CR-V that I plan on keeping for a long while, as newer Hondas are no longer an option😒
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What Honda vehicles can be towed wheels down?

I keep it simple. I tow a 2011 Accord 5-speed. Any Honda manual transmission can be towed. On the plus side it is a great theft deterrent because many potential thieves can't drive manual transmissions.
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What Honda vehicles can be towed wheels down?

Try Google.com. That will get you to the Motorhome Magazine lists of towables.
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Honda Towables

:Here is a list that may help.
Towing Guides - Lichtsinn RV - Forest City Iowa Dealer
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As said only manual transmission Honda's are towable. Honda changed all their cars to CVT transmission in 2015. CVT transmissions are NOT towable.
Steve is correct in stating that CVT transmissions aren't flat towable but incorrect in stating only manual transmission Honda's are flat towable. Depending on the model, the non-CVT automatic transmission Hondas are flat towable. For example, Honda stopped offering a manual transmission in the CR-V in 2006 but the CR-V is flat towable through 2014.
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If you're asking which new ones only the stick trans HR-V.
Older models varied by year. Last year for the CR-V was 2014.
We've been towing a '05 Odyssey for years now with no troubles. I know of others with 2010 Ody's that are towing them with no problems.
The Honda Odyssey 5 speed automatic is flat-towable through 2013, although it isn't officially recognized as such by Honda starting in, I believe, 2003 or so. The 6 speed automatic is not. The scuttlebutt is that Honda was tired of warranty claims by owners who didn't follow the specified pre-tow prep sequence.

Here's a good site for determining what can be flat towed (both officially and unofficially:

Store : Remco

I'm currently in the process of preparing my 2011 Odyssey for flat-towing with Blue Ox equipment.
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Honda Pilot with stick is also flat towable.

I tow a 2016 HR-V LX with 6 speed manual 4 door, with tailgate, sub-compact SUV. Blue Ox base plate and tow bar. Using existing tail lights for turn/brake and running lights, with isolation diodes, connected in rear of SUV by tail lights. Key has to be in position 1 to unlock steering wheel which powers several things that will run down the battery in 6-8 hours, so one either has to full several fuses or do the charge line from RV to toad's battery. I did the charge line, the leads are already in the Blue Ox 7 to 6 cable so just have to connect from the 6 pin toad connector to the battery with an in-line fuse.

Tows great.
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I agree with Randy, a charge line from the MH to a Honda toad is essential. My understanding is that, at least on some Hondas, such as the Odyssey, there are solenoids that need to be activated in order for the transmission fluid to circulate properly. You don't want to end up with transmission failure due to a dead battery.

I think it's a good idea to use something like RVI's Towed Battery Charger rather than a straight, unprotected, unregulated line:

https://rvibrake.com/products/towed-...SABEgINIfD_BwE
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:34 PM   #13
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We just purchased a 2013 CRV yesterday...found a gem with only 20,459 miles on it. Honda dealers know that older CRV's are a hot commodity for RV'rs. AND they are really holding their value too.
BTW, some manual transmissions are not flat towable we found out. Just make sure you check the book and please, don't take a salespersons word...
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