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Old 08-29-2017, 10:13 PM
PPerez101 PPerez101 is offline
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Default Towing with Honda Pilot

Would like to get a 27/20 and tow with a 2017 Honda four wheel drive Pilot, does any body know how well the Pilot can tow


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Old 08-30-2017, 06:59 AM
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"**5,000 lbs. maximum towing capacity for AWD models with accessory ATF cooler; 3,500 lbs. for AWD models without accessory ATF cooler and 2WD models. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your dealer for details."

Specs sound a lot like my Jeep.

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Old 08-30-2017, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by PPerez101 View Post
Would like to get a 27/20 and tow with a 2017 Honda four wheel drive Pilot, does any body know how well the Pilot can tow



Towed a 2619 for five years with a Honda Pilot.

You will need the tow package (if buying used, add a trans cooler), and brake controller (Tekonsha Prodigy P3).

You will want WDH.

Your first set of tires will wear quickly and unevenly so on your next set you will want to upgrade to the next Load Rating.

While backing into your camp site use the VTM if moving the trailer uphill.

'01 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3 L PSD 4WD (Rudolph)
'15 Tracer Air 250
'06 2619 (Sold)

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Old 09-15-2017, 01:25 AM
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I like all the recommendation for your Pilot towing question. I tow a 2720 with a 2010 Pilot, EXL 4WD. Have WDH and upgraded tires to D rating. Fine print to consider in your Honda owners manual is the vehicle tow capacity is reduced 2% for every 1,000ft of elevation. I live at 8,000ft so that's 16% (720 lbs.) reduced off the 4,500 max tow weight (2 occupants) which puts me right about at max, which is not where you want to be. Climbing a Pass? Head winds? Heat? Better not carry any water and use extreme caution loading gear. At sea level I notice much greater ease in tow ability. Even 3,000 or 4,000ft is easy. The other subjective is, how far are you going? 80 miles to the lake is easy. 1,500 miles to Yellowstone is ... another story.
We're headed out cross country in a few days. 6 week roll along to Disney World. Carrying no water (other that 3gal in the toilet), and 500lbs. of gear, (weighed), distributed in vehicle and TM. Purposely headed away from high elevations.
Hope this helps.
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