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My 2016 CR-V is the base model and would eventually like to get a small camper. With a tow weight of 1500 lbs, as anyone towed a camper and what brand/type was it?
 

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I don't have a camper but a small utility trailer.
But just some advice.
When ever you decide to go for it. Make sure that the vehicle can handle not just the trailer weight but everything else you throw in it.
Make sure you have healthy brake pads and that the cooling system has been serviced recently. The added weight can cause overheating problems if the system is in need of new fresh fluids and inspect that the radiator is clean of bugs and leaves which can reduce air flow.
 

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Welcome to the forum! The towing capacity is the same for all trim levels. I recommend you learn about GVWR, which is Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (it will be shown on a label inside the driver's door opening, and in your owner's manual. GVWR it the total weight of a loaded vehicle, including the vehicle, fuel, driver, passengers, cargo/luggage, and trailer tongue weight. You might note that in Great Britain, as well as some other countries, the specification is much higher. The CR-Vs' suspensions are not different, the laws and regulations are. That should give you some hints on actual practical limits. You can learn more in threads in camping and outdoor sections as well as the Towing and Hitches section. Also, another great source of info on this stuff is our sister forum for the Honda Element, where they do a LOT of camping. A LOT. The Element is just about the same vehicle as the CR-V, except for the body shape. It has the same engine, suspension, etc, so whatever will work there will work here.
 
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The main problem with towing "numbers" is that people take them as face value. And, they don't count the little add-on things - that add up very high.

For example:

The trailer sales guy says his Tent Trailer is 1,400 lbs. He doesn't clearly tell you that's its dry weight. Load it down with LP (gas) tanks, onboard battery, internal cargo, etc. etc., that same trailer can weight up to 1,800 lbs. One must always "average load" their trailer and scale weight it. It might actually be 2,000 lbs. Ouch!

Many vehicle towing numbers don't take onboard weight into consideration either. For example, rear trunk full of stuff, the 2 x kids, the dog and the spouse in passenger seat. For ever lbs inside the vehicle, one must subtract same weight from the trailer. So if vehicle is "average loaded" for a camping trip, its like towing an attached trailer 500-700 lbs heavier.

Now... Add hills towing negative influence. Add against the strong wind negative towing influence.... At times, it feels liked towing 1,000 lbs more...

So in reality, a simple 1,400 "dry weight" tent trailer is like towing 2,500 (closer to "feels like" 3,000 lbs) trailer.

Something to think about...
 
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