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VincentL

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Posted: 06/28/19 11:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just purchased a 2019 R-POD 119 and planning on using my 2012 ridgeline to tow it. Has anyone else using their ridgeline for towing a TT. Would appreciate all responses...Thank You

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Posted: 06/28/19 11:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I talked to a guy who had an RPOD and a Ridgeline (not sure of the year but it wasn't new) in 2016 and he was happy with the combination.


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Posted: 06/29/19 05:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I sold my Coachmen Clipper 17fq to my friend that owns the Honda Ridgeline. It tows it easily and it squatted less then my Chevy Silverado did. He doesn't use any WDH as it doesn't recommend using it and it tows without much of any sway at all. As good as my Silverado. My Clipper weighed about 3000lb the way we loaded it. Hope this helps.

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Posted: 06/29/19 07:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I towed a Bullet with a 2008 Ridgeline with out problem. My gross weight was near the max for the Honda and I used a WDH. The combo towed and felt the same as towing with any of the large sedans.


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Dump the Ridgeline.

It's unsafe in that situation and will be putting everyone and their families at risk on the road. Get a 1 ton dually with a Cummins Powertoke Max diesel, get some airbags and a Hensley. Make sure you have LT tires on the truck and trailer or better yet see if you can get some military spec bulletproof ones. Take the whole shebang over to a Cat scale and weigh it every way you can think of.

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Posted: 06/29/19 07:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BillyBob Jim wrote:

Dump the Ridgeline.

It's unsafe in that situation and will be putting everyone and their families at risk on the road. Get a 1 ton dually with a Cummins Powertoke Max diesel, get some airbags and a Hensley. Make sure you have LT tires on the truck and trailer or better yet see if you can get some military spec bulletproof ones. Take the whole shebang over to a Cat scale and weigh it every way you can think of.


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Posted: 06/29/19 08:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RedRocket204 wrote:

BillyBob Jim wrote:

Dump the Ridgeline.

It's unsafe in that situation and will be putting everyone and their families at risk on the road. Get a 1 ton dually with a Cummins Powertoke Max diesel, get some airbags and a Hensley. Make sure you have LT tires on the truck and trailer or better yet see if you can get some military spec bulletproof ones. Take the whole shebang over to a Cat scale and weigh it every way you can think of.


1 out of 10 for a "witty" sarcastic reply.


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In addition in 2012 the Ridgeline had a 5,000# towing capacity. Move our DD from Portland, OR to Bolder, CO. with a U-Haul tandem axle box trailer loaded to 4,600# and three adults and two large dogs. Trailer towed like a dream, only issue was in the blue mountains in eastern Oregon section of I 84 has a 7%+ climb, we were down to about 45. It will do very well towing an R-Pod.


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Posted: 07/01/19 10:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't have a ridgeline and I am late seeing this post, but I thought it was really interesting so I had to run numbers for myself.

Assuming you have an AWD ridgeline, and you fill the TT to it's full 4740# limit. You could put 1003# worth of people and cargo in the truck and still be within every weight rating.

Sounds like a pretty good combo

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Thanks to everyone for their info except BillyBob Jim. I'm sorry I really did not see the humor in that reply. But the rest was very helpful...VincentL

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BillyBob Jim wrote:

Dump the Ridgeline.

It's unsafe in that situation and will be putting everyone and their families at risk on the road. Get a 1 ton dually with a Cummins Powertoke Max diesel, get some airbags and a Hensley. Make sure you have LT tires on the truck and trailer or better yet see if you can get some military spec bulletproof ones. Take the whole shebang over to a Cat scale and weigh it every way you can think of.


OK folks, I found this to be very humorous. Every time someone posts a thread with a 1/2 ton pulling anything.....there is always someone who chastises the poster for even thinking of pulling anything with a 1/2 ton pickup.
So I thought it was funny.

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