2008 Honda Element 4wd Automatic Transmission in Toads-Towed Behind Motorhome Posted March 18, 2013 · Report reply Thanks for the replies. I keep hearing folks say they are towing Elements newer than 05 but I can't get anyone to confirm that they are doing it with a 4wd and haven't fried the drive train. A guy on the Wanderlodge forum just started towing a 2010 Element FWD and says he has no problems at this point. If his were the 4WD, I'd take his word for it and start towing mine. Remco says that officially, both they and Honda say NO, but they have lots of people towing them with no problems. I just know how these projects seem to go for me...I take the "internet word", buy the base plate and start towing my Element. The drive train is kaput, now I have to fix that, I wasted money on the base plate/installation and I STILL have to buy a towable vehicle. I'm trying hard not to go buy another vehicle but I'm starting to lean that way.