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)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
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.
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.Kloker
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 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.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.