I looked through a bunch of threads on this forum and am still in question of my vehicle's capabilities to tow.
In May I am moving from Michigan to Boulder Colorado. I am taking my bedroom with me, and that is about it. So king-sized bed, two IKEA floor storage units (25 lbs each), about 100 lbs of clothes, 55 inch TV, and other small amenities.
I am looking to rent a Uhaul 5x9 utility trailer for the move. Its empty weight is 1,240 lbs. I know that Honda recommends only towing 1,500 lbs, but the tow hitch guys (recommended to me as experts) say that they have had people successfully tow about 2,500 with the same vehicle.
Does that sound right?
I know Honda recommends 850lbs of cargo weight including passengers, cargo, and tongue load. It will be me and my girlfriend (300 lbs), and house stuff in the car (400 lbs).
So! My question is, is this trailer good for me? Besides performance while towing, will going over the Honda recommended 1,500 lb tow limit damage my vehicle in any way? What is the TRUE max this CR-V with 4wd can pull with no damage?
Thanks in advance!