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  1. Anyone Actually Had Problems Overtowing?

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    I am sure that many owners must tow over the 1,500 limit regularly. Just wondering if anyone here has had an actual issue as a result of towing over the weight limit -- like 2,000-3,000 lbs? I'm talking about the following: - Loss of control/collision - Damaged transmission - Damaged engine -...
  2. Towing 2 Dirt Bikes

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    I am looking for the best way to tow 2 cr250 dirt bikes every once in a while. I don't have room for a trailer so that is not an option. I also can't fit these bikes inside the e so that's not an option either. I'm not the biggest fan of hanging them off the back with a hitch mount but I'm...
  3. Towing at limit on long grade

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    I have a 2005 automatic with an aftermarket transmission cooler. I pulled a 1700 lb. popup from L.A. to Bryce Canyon National Park and back last year with no issues, other than going up 4000 ft. on a long grade from Baker, CA towards Las Vegas. The rpms got up really high until I smartened up...
  4. 2010-2011 automatic or 2009 manual tranny

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    Hello All, I am not an Element owner and have not owned an Element in the past, but am looking to buy one in the near future. My brother owns a 2009 Element, so I have driven one around the city with the automatic transmission and basically like it. I presently drive a 5-spd manual Accord...
  5. Transmission Cooler Brand/Model #?

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Before I ask I my question -- yes, I know that the Element has a stock transmission cooler installed. I wish to put an additional cooler on regardless. Now then -- could anyone out there tell me the model transmission cooler that you installed on your Element? There are many on eBay with a...
  6. Toad

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    I am planning on using my 2005 Element as a toad behind my RV. Anyone have recommendations or advice?
  7. Anyone Towing a [email protected]?

    Trailers, Campers and Teardrops… oh my!
    A friend has generously offered the use of his older [email protected] to me for a weeklong Fall exploration of Southern Utah. It's one of the more basic models and he estimates it's around 1600 lbs. I know a couple Element owners on the boards had them years ago and had towed without incident but just...
  8. Long Distance Towing, Worried About Sway

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    Greetings Everyone, I'm making a trip from southeast PA to Minneapolis and will be using my E to tow a 5x8 utility trailer with some stuff totaling probably no more than 500-700lbs. I'm completely new to towing and I'm wondering if trailer sway is something I should be worried about. I'm...
  9. Camping with my Element and my Little Guy

    Trailers, Campers and Teardrops… oh my!
    I absolutely love my Honda Element. I have always had Honda's since i could drive, and they have never let me down. Camping is my hobby so last year I decided to buy a camper so that I didn't have to sleep on the ground in a tent anymore, so I bought a Little choice ever!!! It is...
  10. Our long weekend trip to Gualala, CA

    Bikin', Campin', Hikin', and Kayakin'
    I created a new photo album here with a few pics from our trip to the North Coast of CA over the weekend. We towed our trailer (a 1990 Starcraft popup camper) to Gualala with the Element and had a great time, although it was timed right before the huge earthquake/tsunami in Japan. It's...
  11. FS: Uhaul Class 3 hitch/harness/receiver

    Trading Post
    Selling a complete hitch kit that came off of a 2004 Honda Element. Includes a 6 month old Uhaul Class III hitch rated for 3500 pounds, a Reese receiver with ball and a plug and play harness kit that just plugs into the rear accessory hitch wiring for a trailer hook-up. Together these items cost...
  12. Camping in the Sierras: Gerle Creek Reservoir

    Bikin', Campin', Hikin', and Kayakin'
    Hello, I thought I'd share some pics of our camping trip this past weekend -- I've never posted pics here, so bear with me if I end up making a couple posts to get it right. There's an album on my profile... We went up to Gerle Creek Reservoir, which is near Lake Tahoe, CA. It was the maiden...
  13. Looking to buy towing hitch

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    I picked up a link from another post and found a 2'' hitch that looks like it will get the job done. All I want to do is put a yakima bike rack on for now and maybe a pop up tent for later. This should do the job right? heres a screen shot...
  14. Bob's Most Excellent Uhaul adventure

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    I am in the process of relocating from Illinois to Michigan. Yes, people are moving into Michigan. We bought a new house, but haven't sold our old one. It seems houses show better with furniture. So we left the bulk of it behind and I rented a uHaul trailer (5x8) move our clothing and other...
  15. I wanna get hitched !

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    Im looking to get a hitch on my E any suggestions, and what do you think of getting side steps from a junk yard?
  16. Odd U-Haul Transmission Cooler Problem

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    Well I have three very long road trips coming up this summer with my faithful box and will be towing a 4'X8' U-Haul rental trailer each time (or something nicer if I can find one on Craigslist). I'm shooting for about 1300-1450 pounds in tow. Here are my trips (all of which go through the...
  17. Curt trailer hitch for the E non SC $80

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    new installed once. Never used. 1.25 inch class I trailer hitch for ex or lx not sc. towing weight is 2000 and tongue weight is 200. I am in orange county,ca. Will help with installation.
  18. Curt trailer hitch for the E non SC.

    SoCal Owners
    Anyone need a curt trailer hitch 1.25" class I. Towing weight of 2000lbs and tongue weight of 200lbs. Like New condition. I bought it and decided to go with the 2". $100 installed.