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#1 lloyd21

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:45 PM

Can you tow a 2012 Honda van?


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#2 WILDEBILL308

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:33 PM

This is from the 2012 owners manuel on Hondas web site.
 
Towing Your Vehicle
 
Your vehicle is not designed to be towed behind a motor home. If your vehicle needs to be towed in an emergency, refer to the emergency towing information.
 
2 Emergency Towing P. 417
 
417 says
 
NOTICE
  
NOTICE
 
Improper towing such as towing behind a
 
motorhome or other motor vehicle can damage the
 
transmission.
 
Never tow your vehicle with just a rope or chain.
 
It is very dangerous, since ropes or chains may shift
 
from side to side or break.
 
2012
 
Call a professional towing service if you need to tow your vehicle.
 
■ Flat bed equipment
 
The operator loads your vehicle on the back of a truck.
 
This is the best way to transport your vehicle.
 
■ Wheel lift equipment
 
The tow truck uses two pivoting arms that go under the front tires and lift them off
 
the ground. The rear tires remain on the ground. This is an acceptable way to
 
tow your vehicle.
 
1Emergency Towing
 
NOTICE
 
Trying to lift or tow your vehicle by the bumpers will
 
cause serious damage. The bumpers are not designed
 
to support the vehicle's weight.
 
NOTICE
 
Improper towing such as towing behind a
 
motorhome or other motor vehicle can damage the
 
transmission.
 
Never tow your vehicle with just a rope or chain.
 
It is very dangerous, since ropes or chains may shift
 
from side to side or break.
 
2012 Odyss
 
I ran into the same thing with my 2012 Civic.
Bill
 
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#3 deenad

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:06 PM

The only Honda's approved for recreational towing since the 2005 model year are the CR-V and Fit according to the Honda legal dept that we got involved with after buying our '05 Ody specifically to tow. One good thing was the we got it in writing on Honda letterhead that the 05 Ody was approved to tow four down just like the CR-V.


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:25 AM

Thanks everyone, I ended up buying a 2013 Cadillac SRX,  thanks for the answers, please look at my latest post concerning the SRX.


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