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Old 06-28-2016, 12:02 PM   #57
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So it seems that the ait has finished, and the Rigedline is already available:
http://automobiles.honda.com/ridgeli...ELINE_SHOPPERS
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Old 06-28-2016, 02:10 PM   #58
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I am currently thinking into switching my Ford Flex for a Ridgedline, but I have doubts since my towing experience is very little. I have a 16 FC 19 ft Bambi, which has a weight of 4500 pounds with a tongue weight of 450, while my Flex maximum values are exactly that. Since we do not do any boondocking we always travel with empty tanks, and I have found that here in Sofla it is not difficult to cruise at 70 mph with a consumption averaging 15/16 miles per gallon at 2500 RPM. The weak points of my current setup is that if i loose cruising speed I have to rev up to 4500 RPM to catch up again, and also that I have had traction lost coming off red light with a wet floor.
I see the Ridgedline has 5000 pounds of towing allowance which allow me to still be within limits with the additional load in the trailer, but an impressive additional 1000 pounds of tongue weight, which i suppose will allow me to charge more things on the car without worries of losing traction.
I don't want a full size truck, I use the car also to carry customers and daily commuter and I need to keep a good image, so my other options are SUVs
Any thoughts on this?
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Old 06-28-2016, 06:28 PM   #59
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...I see the Ridgedline has 5000 pounds of towing allowance which allow me to still be within limits with the additional load in the trailer, but an impressive additional 1000 pounds of tongue weight, which i suppose will allow me to charge more things on the car without worries of losing traction.
I don't want a full size truck, I use the car also to carry customers and daily commuter and I need to keep a good image, so my other options are SUVs
Any thoughts on this?
From what I've read, the Ridgeline has a 600 pound limit on tongue weight.
Not sure if that helps you... The awd will certainly aid traction in wet conditions.
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I think you would love the Ridgeline.
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Old 06-29-2016, 08:29 AM   #61
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Is the Ridgeline actually at the dealerships?
I've been wanting to look.


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Is the Ridgeline actually at the dealerships?
I've been wanting to look...
Yes, they are showing up now...
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Old 06-29-2016, 10:12 AM   #63
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I see.
Carl Hogan in Columbus, MS has 4, ranging in price from $34,xxx to $42,xxx.
Patty Peck in Ridgeland, MS has 6 ranging from $33,915-$43,700.
Bob Boyte Honda in Brandon, MS has 6.
Paul Mosk Honda in Jackson, MS has 4.
House of Honda in Tupelo, MS has 4.
Mike Whatley Honda in Brookhaven, MS has 4.
Cannon Honda in Vicksburg, MS has none apparently.
Pat Peck Honda in Gulfport has 2.
Rick Justice Honda in Meridian, MS has 5.
That's 35 in Mississippi.


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Hi Gallego.

Which weight distribution system are you using on your Flex.


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Hi Gallego.

Which weight distribution system are you using on your Flex.


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Sorry I missed your answer. It is a Blue Ox Sway Pro attached to the Flex factory hitch receiver with a Tekonsha Prodigy Wireless Brake Controller .
I was thinking about changing it, but I have been reading a lot since I posted my last comment, and in particular a very long post about towing with Ford Flex where you made many interesting comments that made a lot of sense to me. As a result I think I will keep my Flex since we like it a lot as a daily commuter and weekend family car. I am trying to find out how to reinforce the receiver (as a matter of fact I was planning to write to you), get an EPROM to tune de ECU in order to have a bit more usable power, and maybe a pneumatic kit for my suspension but this I do not find it so necessary.
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