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post #1 of 15 Old 08-25-2015, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Flat towing possible?

Does anyone know if you can flat tow an HR-V (like a CRV). Big deal for the RV crowd...
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I was recently cruising through the online revised owners guide and on page 105 in the "Emergency Towing" section, it has a notice that says "Improper towing such as towing behind a moterhome or other motor vehicle can damage the transmission" (see attachment).

Not sure if there's other areas that address this since I haven't gotten through everything yet.
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I thought we were talking about what the HRV is capable of towing, not how to tow the HRV.
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There is a thread about roof rails and trailer hitches- not rated for it in the U.S. But people have done it successfully
Look thru the threads for the discussion- page 7 or 8 of active topics- tried and failed to copy the link, sorry!

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I think the OP is asking about pulling an HR-V behind an RV (all 4 wheels on the ground) but we'll let him/her clarify.

Google "flat tow"
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If it was up to me i'd tow it like this:

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Sterling is correct. Flat towing refers to the vehicle in question BEING TOWED, sometimes referred to as a "dingy."
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Sterling is correct. Flat towing refers to the vehicle in question BEING TOWED, sometimes referred to as a "dingy."
Yeah that's right, even a simple google search shows what it really means.
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I wouldn't tow the hrv especially if its AWD. You would be spinning all 4 axles and both driveshafts and the transfer case.
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HR-V Tow Behind with Tow Dolly

I am looking to tow my HR-V across country. It is better to get all four wheels off the ground but it adds a lot of weight for the towing vehicle to haul.
U-Haul said towing with the front wheels off the ground is okay for the HR-V with the tow dolly.
Sterling, your post was helpful since i couldn't find a good towing reference elsewhere and i must have missed that. It is also good to double check and do the math when towing. Thanks!
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