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Old 11-18-2007, 03:26 PM   #1
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Towing with a Honda Ridgeline?

Does anyone here tow a smaller (22 feet and under) Airstream with a Honda Ridgeline? If so what are your thoughts about it?

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Old 11-18-2007, 03:33 PM   #2
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Try here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...ight=Ridgeline

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...ight=Ridgeline

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...ight=Ridgeline

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...ight=Ridgeline
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Old 11-18-2007, 04:26 PM   #3
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Thumbs up Ridgeline and TT's

This was another good thread which includes the Garth Cane towing road test of the Ridgeline from Trailer Life mag and the link to the Honda Forum where Ridgeline owners showcase their vehicles and trailers (some Airstreams).

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...bay-29086.html
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F150 or Ridgeline

On the Honda forum one guy reports....

Quote: While our Ridgeline was in the body shop recently we had the opportunity to borrow my dad’s F-150 for a week. We got the chance to tow our new travel trailer to one of our favorite camp grounds with it too. This was very enlightening and an education filled with a few surprises. We noticed that the small V8 got a little better gas mileage while towing but while driving back and forth to work that week took quite a bit more fuel than our Ridge but the biggest difference was the ride quality. The F-150 while towing was totally unbearable for my poor back as we looked at each other like a couple of bobble heads going down the freeway. I really hadn’t noticed the Ford being that bouncy until driving the two trucks back to back. I have a much greater appreciation for our fully independent suspension now and the four wheel disks as well. Even with electronic brake control you can feel the difference between the two trucks while we were constantly being cutoff cruising to our destinations which is quite normal here in CA. Other drivers simply see us as a moving road block and rudely “stuff” us at the last minute so it keeps you on your toes regardless of which tow vehicle you use. Drive Safe and Happy Camping…….. QUOTE:
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:20 PM   #6
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Thanks for the links and information. Not sure what happened when we tried using the search function, but we did not get these links.

Kim

PS We have had a new Ridgeline for three months and it is the best vehicle we have owned.
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:05 PM   #7
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Ridgeline awesome truck, but?

I owned a Ridgey this summer. It was so first rate in every way. Absolutely the best lighter duty truck there ever has been and maybe my favorite truck ever. I had to sell it once I got into camping and got a 29' Ambassador as the Ridge couldn't pull it. We bought another trailer which was a 2004 24' Keystone. The Ridge would have pulled it just fine. Now, we are in a 2004 25' International. I bet the Ridge could pull it, but I have a first-rate rig in a new 2007 5.7 liter Tundra. It's overkill for our Airstream and tows it like a dream.
I think a 22' Airstream would pair well with a Ridge.
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:12 PM   #8
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Does anyone here tow a smaller (22 feet and under) Airstream with a Honda Ridgeline?...
hi lloydnc and welcome to the forums!

along with the links in great pumpkins post...

toasty's day pulls a 16 with his 'cruck' and seems happy.

herz 3 of his threads...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...-do-21015.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...-ii-21000.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ico-23337.html

he spent valuable time WEIGHING the rig,

you should too....

tongue mass/hitch weight is gonna be ONE of the limiting factors with the r/l...

and PROPER w/d is essential for the frontwd r/l...

when looking at newer a/s units.

cheers
2air'

also his newmex trip photos are great!
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:10 PM   #9
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Does anyone here tow a smaller (22 feet and under) Airstream with a Honda Ridgeline? If so what are your thoughts about it?

Thanks in advance
We own a 19' Intnl. CCD Bambi and a 2007 Ridgeline. The Ridgeline is the only vehicle we own so it serves dual purposes. It's a great vehicle and good for both tasks. We wish it got better fuel economy (about 17 mpg in-town without the Airstream & 9-11 mpg when towing) but have no personal experience with other vehicles capable of performing both tasks.

That said, it's great!
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We tow a 22' Safari Sport with our Ridge, do not use a WD hitch and have not had a problem with sway, bounce, etc. Towing at 64mph (our Ridge seems comfortable at that speed) we got a low of 14 to a high of 17mpg dependent on wind and elevation. About the same as our old pop-up which weighed a 1000#s less. AS says their units get 20% better gas mileage than a comparable weight box TT and I am a believer.
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