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Old 05-23-2008, 07:49 AM
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:56 AM
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I have a '99 chevy 1/2 ton extended cab and an '06 Pilot. I almost always tow with the truck. Definitely more suited. But having said that, the Pilot will tow your boat fine. You will know it is back there. I have an '84 MC, so your boat is a little bigger and heavier than mine too.
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:40 PM
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I am looking for a new tow vehicle. I wondering if either the Ridgeline or the Pilot. Thanks a lot!

So which one did you wind up getting? I'm thinking about a Ridgeline.
Either I buy a truck or date a woman who owns one...
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:04 PM
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The Ridgeline has a slightly higher towing capacity. I'm assuming you have no interest in buying an American truck. There are lots of great deals out there and the extra 3000# of towing capacity will be kinder to your tranny and engine. Just my .02.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:31 PM
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I used to pull this boat (no brakes) with a 1995 Chevy S-Series Blazer and even through it had plenty of towing capacity, I had to add a transmission cooler, and if I wasn't careful on stopping, I would get pushed through intersections. You need V8 for torgue and big brakes for stopping.

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Old 10-04-2009, 09:44 PM
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Buy a vehicle that is meant to tow. Not a Jap-mobile. 2 centavos
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:48 PM
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I have a Ridgeline, it tows just fine. My MPG goise from 19 to 11 when towing. The Ridgeline comes with a tranny cooler which is important to have. Tow in overdrive (as manual states)and let the computer decide which gear it needs. Look for a one that came with the tow package, the hitches are nicer as well as the Honda harness.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:50 PM
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My wife's 06 Pilot won't pull the 99 x-star up the (very steep) driveway at our lakehouse, even with the VTM4. I only tried it once and once it got to a certain point, it just stopped. No matter how much gas I gave it, it would not budge. My Dakota 4.7L pulls it with no problem.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:52 PM
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Oh, and the Honda (Pilot and Ridgeline) is made in Alabama. The Avalanche is made in Mexico.
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