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Old 04-24-2014, 03:50 PM
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Towing with an Acura MDX?????

We are buying a 2007 MDX with tow package. My research says it has a tow capacity of 5,000#'s. According to capacities, we shouldn't have any problem towing the BF200. Any experience?
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:03 PM
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Brother owned an '04 for 10 years and pulled his PS190 and many other trailers all the time. You'll be fine. Recently traded his in on a Ridgeline--same drivetrain and chassis. He preferred using it to tow over his 2001 Silverado 1/2 ton with a 5.3. Better power to weight and much better brakes, plus just nicer overall to drive.

Only downfall vs. the Chevy was the shorter wheelbase, but it was never an issue.

Actually traded the MDX and sold the Silverado to replace both with the Ridgeline--can fit his KTM in the back for hare scrambles without need of a trailer.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:11 PM
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Tow our 205 all the time with 03 mdx... Even use it on a relatively steep ramp and have no trouble. Don't have too far to go but it does just fine towing.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:03 PM
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I had a 2001 and towed a Ski Supreme for 3-4 years. Single axle trailer, closed bow ski boat weighing around 3,000 pounds. Now I have a 2011 MDX and a 2011 X14V, and it tows like a charm. The X14V is 4,850 lbs. with trailer, or so it is advertised. I keep it to 65mph on the highway, and solid as a rock. Up and down the PA hills on interstate and state roads, about 2 round trips of 180 miles each. I will pull out the toys and tow with an empty boat gas tank, but otherwise no special considerations. Braking with the MDX brakes and the trailer brakes is almost as good as without the boat. I did put in some rear air shocks to supplement what is already there. It helps prevent the suspension from bottoming out, and gives a bit more bite on the ramp.

I would be very comfortable with your setup.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:05 PM
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I had a 2001 and towed a Ski Supreme for 3-4 years. Single axle trailer, closed bow ski boat weighing around 3,000 pounds. Now I have a 2011 MDX and a 2011 X14V, and it tows like a charm. The X14V is 4,850 lbs. with trailer, or so it is advertised. I keep it to 65mph on the highway, and solid as a rock. Up and down the PA hills on interstate and state roads, about 2 round trips of 180 miles each. I will pull out the toys and tow with an empty boat gas tank, but otherwise no special considerations. Braking with the MDX brakes and the trailer brakes is almost as good as without the boat. I did put in some rear air shocks to supplement what is already there. It helps prevent the suspension from bottoming out, and gives a bit more bite on the ramp.

I would be very comfortable with your setup.
About time to update your boat in the profile...Just sayin.
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:31 PM
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Ridgeline tows our X9/209. Does it need 30ftlb more torque? Does it struggle going over 65mph? Does it not like climbing mnt eagle mtn fully loaded with camping gear and the boat? Does it get the job done? Yes to all of the above.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:12 AM
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We had a 2006 and 2010 MDX and it towed our X2 (2009) just fine. You should have no issues...
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:17 PM
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I have a 2010 MDX. Pulls the X2 without any issue.
The 2010 was the first year a Transmission and power steering cooler was standard.
I believe it is recommended to add these items to an MDX used for towing.
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Old 09-01-2014, 05:51 PM
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We have a 2009 Acura MDX and this summer we towed a 3500lb trailer to NC and back to MI without any problems. We haven't towed our boat very far as we've only had the boat this summer and didn't travel with it. But What little we did with the boat we had no problems.
Note: the mileage dropped a lot while towing that trailer as there were a lot of mountains along the way. You should have no problems.
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:04 PM
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We pull our 205 with our 06 Honda Pilot. Just started doing it this summer and I'm surprised at how well it pulls. Pilot and MDX share the same chassis.
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