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Just bought a 2014 EXL and see the factory says 1500 pounds - I swear I saw one towing a boat way over that - how much have you towed

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Just bought a 2014 EXL and see the factory says 1500 pounds - I swear I saw one towing a boat way over that - how much have you towed

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Ya if they we're towing a big boat they really don't like the boat or their CRV, or their lives for that matter (unless it was just through town quick, not towing regularly)

1500 lbs is all they are rated to handle. There is many factors as to why that is.

What people here don't get is the that UK version is NOT THE SAME as the US version. That's part of why their towing capacity is higher.

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What people here don't get is the that UK version is NOT THE SAME as the US version. That's part of why their towing capacity is higher.

Ya think?

THE CANADIAN version is NOT THE SAME as the US version either...

There are many different versions...AND I GET IT!

There was nothing incorrect about my previous post.

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I posted that because the information you posted had no relevance to the OPs question without because there was nothing said about the fact their different, thus giving the OP information that could either cause an issue or just not help him.

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When all is said and done, US version CR-Vs have a 1,500 pound towing limit. If you thin you can violate that and get away with it, go right ahead. But be aware that, in the event of an accident, you are legally liable both in civil and criminal court for damage to property or injury to persons when it is found that you are in violation. Which means that your hotdogging could get somebody killed, and you won't get away with it. You could wind up in prison. How smart would you feel then?

In Texas, DOT and DPS actively enforce this, and they will pull you over and pull out the portable scales and check everything. If you are over your limit, your vehicle will be impounded and you will be cited. Before it's over it will cost you big bucks. Not worth it. Also dangerous, to you and all around you. Not only that, but you can be held liable in civil court for publicly promoting violations like this when they cause an incident. You may not be in Texas, but I'd bet there are laws on this wherever you are. Also, most of these regulations are Federal as well as State. Got a smart-mouth comeback to that?

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You can actually over tow a bit on non-commercial vehicles in most states. Can't tow double the capacity (and it's takes solid skills to handle running over weight on something like a CRV, highway speed is pretty much a no no) but going a bit over hurts nothing. I am yet to see DOT or LEO pull portable scales out on anything small. "Smallest" I've seen is big pickups pulling big trailers getting checked, but more so over the plates (in Illinois they have a weight limit for type of plates) and License GVWR/GCVWR restrictions. See them going after grain haulers and dump trucks all the time though.

I've towed right at 1500lbs with maybe an extra 100lbs in my CRV and it was WORKING pulling the weight at 55-60, just a light wind (5-7mph) towing a little squaredrop camper was making that engine work hard. Towing was smooth and stable but 1500lbs is the max the pour engine can handle unless just around town for short trips.

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You can actually over tow a bit on non-commercial vehicles in most states. Can't tow double the capacity (and it's takes solid skills to handle running over weight on something like a CRV, highway speed is pretty much a no no) but going a bit over hurts nothing. I am yet to see DOT or LEO pull portable scales out on anything small. "Smallest" I've seen is big pickups pulling big trailers getting checked, but more so over the plates (in Illinois they have a weight limit for type of plates) and License GVWR/GCVWR restrictions. See them going after grain haulers and dump trucks all the time though.

I've towed right at 1500lbs with maybe an extra 100lbs in my CRV and it was WORKING pulling the weight at 55-60, just a light wind (5-7mph) towing a little squaredrop camper was making that engine work hard. Towing was smooth and stable but 1500lbs is the max the pour engine can handle unless just around town for short trips.

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Yeah you can probably get away with it, but it's not very safe. Besides, most drivers do not have the skills or common sense to pull anything, at any weight, so an overload is just asking for trouble.
 

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Yeah you can probably get away with it, but it's not very safe. Besides, most drivers do not have the skills or common sense to pull anything, at any weight, so an overload is just asking for trouble.
You are 100% correct there. I see morons towing flatbeds with ATVs and side by side having all kinds of issues cause the dumb kids don't have first freaking clue what they are doing. Lots of people towing little trailers just zipping around like nothing is going on.

I grew up with family towing a boat for camping trips or our dune buggy (I'm from California originally) behind 79 Ford pickup, then Jeep Cherokee and Wrangler a couple years after we moved to Midwest. Towing with the wrangler was interesting. They really aren't heavy (don't weigh much more than a CRV) and towing a big old tri-hull full of crap the Jeep had the power but wheel base and lack of weight made it sketchy.

Personally except for short trip I won't tow over 1000lbs with my V and that's having an 7.5*12 stacked plate trans cooler. Have same size standard cooler I put on our Odyssey because the previous camper was 1500lbs plus the extra crap for business at events along with me, wife and kids.

Work as a mechanic for a while especially in a shop that deals in transmission rebuilds you learn QUICK about making sure a transmission doesn't get hot.

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I think that trans cooler is a great idea. Heck, most folks probably don't realize that a CR-V carrying four adults and a pile of luggage can bump up against the capacity limits, and cause the trans to run hot. Is that cooler you have the OEM one made for the Odyssey towing package or aftermarket?
 

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No my trans coolers are after market. Odyssey may use the same basic old school design for the OEM unit.

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Sure wish Honda made the USA CVT auxiliary cooler friendly, like they did for other countries.:(
 

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To answer the o.p.'s original question, I have towed 185,000 pounds. Just not with my CR-V! I did some heavy hauling for a few years. My youngest son does it right now. For your edification here's what he had on yesterday:

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Warning! Do not attempt this with your CR-V. Just kidding.
 
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