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Old 19 Jan 2007, 08:30 pm
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Default Can my 2006 Honda Accord tow a 4x8 Uhaul trailer?

I am moving across the country and I have a 2006 4dr V6 Accord. Going
from New York to Nevada.

Am I making a mistake putting on a hitch and towing
a trailer across the country with my Accord?

Will an automatic transmission cooler make a difference?

The uhaul trailer I would rent is a 4x8 which has an empty weight of
780 pounds. I would likely have about 800 pounds of cargo.

http://www.uhaul.com/guide/index.asp...nt=trailer-4x8

Does anyone have experience with this?

Thanks for any advice.

David

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Old 19 Jan 2007, 11:24 pm
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Check your manual. And maybe buy an extended warranty.


<emailpetty@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I am moving across the country and I have a 2006 4dr V6 Accord. Going
> from New York to Nevada.
>
> Am I making a mistake putting on a hitch and towing
> a trailer across the country with my Accord?
>
> Will an automatic transmission cooler make a difference?
>
> The uhaul trailer I would rent is a 4x8 which has an empty weight of
> 780 pounds. I would likely have about 800 pounds of cargo.
>
> http://www.uhaul.com/guide/index.asp...nt=trailer-4x8
>
> Does anyone have experience with this?
>
> Thanks for any advice.
>
> David
>



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Old 19 Jan 2007, 11:32 pm
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Default Re: Can my 2006 Honda Accord tow a 4x8 Uhaul trailer?

emailpetty@gmail.com wrote:
> I am moving across the country and I have a 2006 4dr V6 Accord. Going
> from New York to Nevada.
>
> Am I making a mistake putting on a hitch and towing
> a trailer across the country with my Accord?
>
> Will an automatic transmission cooler make a difference?
>
> The uhaul trailer I would rent is a 4x8 which has an empty weight of
> 780 pounds. I would likely have about 800 pounds of cargo.
>
> http://www.uhaul.com/guide/index.asp...nt=trailer-4x8
>
> Does anyone have experience with this?
>
> Thanks for any advice.
>
> David
>

800lbs is 4 passengers - it's no big deal. honda usa are pussies when
it comes to towing specs. go to honda.co.uk and read what your /real/
towing capacities there.
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Old 20 Jan 2007, 12:02 am
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Default Re: Can my 2006 Honda Accord tow a 4x8 Uhaul trailer?

Art wrote:
> Check your manual. And maybe buy an extended warranty.
>


=================================

.. . . And see if it tells you to leave your overdrive ON or OFF. The
manual will say.

'Curly'
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Old 20 Jan 2007, 07:32 am
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motsco_ wrote:
> Art wrote:
> > Check your manual. And maybe buy an extended warranty.
> >

>
> =================================
>
> . . . And see if it tells you to leave your overdrive ON or OFF. The
> manual will say.
>
> 'Curly'


I used my 2002 Honda Civic to tow a fully loaded 4x8 Uhaul from near
Toronto to Timmins Ontario (taking the 'kid to university)... a 12 hour
road trip without problems. I turned off overdrive, since it seemed
too hard on the vehicle..... as soon as you'd touch the accellerator
(almost full time) overdrive would kick out anyway. Expect your gas
mileage to plummet big time! Take your time, and don't go more than
half throttle, especially on hills. Watch your revs.... the car will
tend to over-rev because of the extra drag and pull it needs to haul
the extra load.

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Old 20 Jan 2007, 08:39 am
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<emailpetty@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1169260246.379711.133730@51g2000cwl.googlegro ups.com...
>I am moving across the country and I have a 2006 4dr V6 Accord. Going
> from New York to Nevada.
>
> Am I making a mistake putting on a hitch and towing
> a trailer across the country with my Accord?
>
> Will an automatic transmission cooler make a difference?
>
> The uhaul trailer I would rent is a 4x8 which has an empty weight of
> 780 pounds. I would likely have about 800 pounds of cargo.
>
> http://www.uhaul.com/guide/index.asp...nt=trailer-4x8
>
> Does anyone have experience with this?
>
> Thanks for any advice.
>
> David
>


Assuming the Fine Manual says you can, be sure to load the trailer so there
is not too much weight forward or rear in the trailer - load heavy items
over the trailer axle. The car should sit level when you are loaded. Too
much weight on the tongue (the rear of the car squats) means too little
weight on your front axle and reduced control. You may already know that,
but better safe.... A couple weeks ago I saw a car towing a larger U-Haul
and the rig started doing the Dance of Doom going down a slope.

Mike


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Old 20 Jan 2007, 12:13 pm
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Good advice. Thanks.

Michael Pardee wrote:
> <emailpetty@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1169260246.379711.133730@51g2000cwl.googlegro ups.com...
> >I am moving across the country and I have a 2006 4dr V6 Accord. Going
> > from New York to Nevada.
> >
> > Am I making a mistake putting on a hitch and towing
> > a trailer across the country with my Accord?
> >
> > Will an automatic transmission cooler make a difference?
> >
> > The uhaul trailer I would rent is a 4x8 which has an empty weight of
> > 780 pounds. I would likely have about 800 pounds of cargo.
> >
> > http://www.uhaul.com/guide/index.asp...nt=trailer-4x8
> >
> > Does anyone have experience with this?
> >
> > Thanks for any advice.
> >
> > David
> >

>
> Assuming the Fine Manual says you can, be sure to load the trailer so there
> is not too much weight forward or rear in the trailer - load heavy items
> over the trailer axle. The car should sit level when you are loaded. Too
> much weight on the tongue (the rear of the car squats) means too little
> weight on your front axle and reduced control. You may already know that,
> but better safe.... A couple weeks ago I saw a car towing a larger U-Haul
> and the rig started doing the Dance of Doom going down a slope.
>
> Mike


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Old 20 Jan 2007, 12:13 pm
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Default Re: Can my 2006 Honda Accord tow a 4x8 Uhaul trailer?

Good advice. Thanks.

Michael Pardee wrote:
> <emailpetty@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1169260246.379711.133730@51g2000cwl.googlegro ups.com...
> >I am moving across the country and I have a 2006 4dr V6 Accord. Going
> > from New York to Nevada.
> >
> > Am I making a mistake putting on a hitch and towing
> > a trailer across the country with my Accord?
> >
> > Will an automatic transmission cooler make a difference?
> >
> > The uhaul trailer I would rent is a 4x8 which has an empty weight of
> > 780 pounds. I would likely have about 800 pounds of cargo.
> >
> > http://www.uhaul.com/guide/index.asp...nt=trailer-4x8
> >
> > Does anyone have experience with this?
> >
> > Thanks for any advice.
> >
> > David
> >

>
> Assuming the Fine Manual says you can, be sure to load the trailer so there
> is not too much weight forward or rear in the trailer - load heavy items
> over the trailer axle. The car should sit level when you are loaded. Too
> much weight on the tongue (the rear of the car squats) means too little
> weight on your front axle and reduced control. You may already know that,
> but better safe.... A couple weeks ago I saw a car towing a larger U-Haul
> and the rig started doing the Dance of Doom going down a slope.
>
> Mike


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Old 20 Jan 2007, 01:45 pm
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Default Re: Can my 2006 Honda Accord tow a 4x8 Uhaul trailer?

...
>I am moving across the country and I have a 2006 4dr V6 Accord. Going
> from New York to Nevada.
>
> Am I making a mistake putting on a hitch and towing
> a trailer across the country with my Accord?
>
> Will an automatic transmission cooler make a difference?
>
> The uhaul trailer I would rent is a 4x8 which has an empty weight of
> 780 pounds. I would likely have about 800 pounds of cargo.
>
> http://www.uhaul.com/guide/index.asp...nt=trailer-4x8
>
> Does anyone have experience with this?
>
> Thanks for any advice.
>
> David

I would change my transmission fluid at the beginning of the trip,
and change it at the end of the trip, using Honda fluid. The hardest
part of the trip is getting out of the Allegheny and Rocky Mountains!

I did the same trip in my Corvair monza back in 1966! It made it just fine!


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