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Old 01-29-2010, 03:01 PM   #1
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help on TV for 16 ft or 19 ft

My husband and I just brought a Ridgeline, Honda (2010) 4x4; with plans on towing a 16 foot Bambi or a 19 foot Bambi. The manufacturer says the truck can pull 5,000 lbs with the tongue weight of 600 pounds. The truck is a 250 HP, 3.5 V6, the wheel base is 122 inches, GVWR 6,050 lbs, GCWR 10,085 lbs and the truck has a tow package, the truck seats 5 adults.

We know that the 16 foot Bambi is 4200 lbs and the 19 foot is 4500 lbs. Can anybody tell us if the truck can pull either one of the Bambi's comforablely with no trouble. We would be driving on mostly flat plains, but wonder if we decide to go up mountains or big hills; would the V6 engine have enough power for this. I fell in love with the Bambi and don't want to go to anything else. Anything you say would be greatly appricated. We are new to the camping scene.

We are both retired and want to enjoy traveling hopefully with a Bambi in tow.
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We tow a 22' Safari with a Ridgeline. Going on 3 years with no problems. We live at 4,600' and routinely camp at 7,000 to 9,000' again with no problems. If you check with the: Honda Ridgeline Owners Club Forums - Powered by vBulletin you will see I'm not the only one.
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

First off, welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

There are a number of membersa here on the Forums who successfully tow a smaller Airstream with a Honda Ridgeline.

It's all in the set up of the tow vehicle including a high quality hitch system.

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Old 01-31-2010, 10:08 AM   #5
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Hitches for the Ridgeline

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We tow a 22' Safari with a Ridgeline. Going on 3 years with no problems. We live at 4,600' and routinely camp at 7,000 to 9,000' again with no problems. If you check with the: Honda Ridgeline Owners Club Forums - Powered by vBulletin you will see I'm not the only one.
Ahab, what type of hitch system are you useing when you are towing your 22' Safari.
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Ahab, what type of hitch system are you useing when you are towing your 22' Safari.
Honda does not recommend a WDH, so I do not use one. I have not experienced any sway issues so I did not install them either. I have 418# on the hitch and the trailor weighs just over 4000# loaded.
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