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Old 07-12-2014, 10:55 AM   #1
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Honda Pilot for towing 1955 Overlander?

We are just starting with a trailer and she is a 1955 Overlander. Currently we have no tow vehicle. I have pulled her nicely with a Honda Ridgeline and an F-150. I would like to go with a Honda Pilot but a tad nervous, especially with a the shorter 109" wheelbase. Thoughts?

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Old 07-12-2014, 05:32 PM   #2
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What's the tow rating of the Pilot vs. the weight of the trailer? A good rule is to not tow at your max tow rating but to give yourself some leeway for cargo, fuel and passengers.


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not a great match

It looks like the pilot has a tow capacity of 2000 lbs in 2WD and 4500 lbs in 4WD. I think your trailer is 3550 lbs dry ( no water, propane, cargo ). You have to add passengers and cargo in the tow vehicle into the equation.
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