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Old 02-06-2015, 05:07 PM   #201
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Our choice: we just got a good deal on a 2011 Pilot (complete w/factory tow pkg.); we...
... will get the Pro Series WDH from ETI.
Don, you might want to check out Steve's experience with WD and a Pilot:
Honda Pilot hitch receiver problem (post #22 in What to tow a 19' with?)

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If you check the manual Honda does not recommend a WDH for towing with the Pilot...
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Old 02-06-2015, 06:04 PM   #202
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Don, you might want to check out Steve's experience with WD and a Pilot:
Honda Pilot hitch receiver problem (post #22 in What to tow a 19' with?)

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Oh! Wow! Thanks so much for the heads up. Now you know what I'll be doing tomorrow morning on my driveway, under the Pilot.

Is this a Murphyism, that I bought the Pilot a week ago, and just heard of this issue; from a post I never read before, that has been on the forum since before I joined.
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Old 02-06-2015, 06:37 PM   #203
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Hotfishtacos first posted the problem with Pilot receiver 7/23/14 on "What to tow a 19 with"; post #22.
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:47 PM   #204
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Hotfishtacos first posted the problem with Pilot receiver 7/23/14 on "What to tow a 19 with"; post #22.
He was towing a 19 with a high tongue weight which included 4 batteries in the front storage box not a 17.
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:59 PM   #205
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He was towing a 19 with a high tongue weight which included 4 batteries in the front storage box not a 17.
Yes, but the issue Steve (hotfishtacos) encountered was with the effect of a WDH on the hitch receiver, so while the amount of WD force is highly relevant, the trailer attached to it is not (you can crank up a WDH even on a trailer with zero tongue weight if you want). I mentioned this experience because Don mentioned using a WDH with a Pilot (yes, to tow a 17A).

Since the Pilot/WDH issue is not unique to the 17-foot, perhaps it can be pursued in other discussion threads... now that Pilot owners towing 17As and 17Bs are aware of it.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:22 PM   #206
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So . . . I was telling my TV tales of woe to my son today. He offered to sell me his 2009 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid 6.1 liter v8 - up to 6000# towing capacity. 74,000 miles. And at below blue book price. Please tell me my problem is solved.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:29 PM   #207
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So . . . I was telling my TV tales of woe to my son today. He offered to sell me his 2009 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid 6.1 liter v8 - up to 6000# towing capacity. 74,000 miles. And at below blue book price. Please tell me my problem is solved.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:33 PM   #208
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Yessssssssss!!! Thank you!!!
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:36 PM   #209
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If your problem was towing capacity, then I agree. Problem solved.
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Sold my 94 Ford Explorer to my daughter and two weeks later it blew a head gasket.
I did sell it to her for nothing, however, so she got a good deal.
She got $800 for the remains.
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