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Old 12-04-2002, 11:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Towing the MDX behind an RV

Is anyone towing the 2003 MDX behind an RV? I was wondering if there is anyone who could look in their owners manual and tell me the procedure it gives for towing the MDX behind an RV? I am about ready to purchase an MDX, but I need to know the towing procedures first?

Also, can anyone recommend a good tow bracket, and tow bar?
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Old 12-04-2002, 12:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I seem to remember something in the manual saying the X cannot be towed....
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Old 12-04-2002, 12:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, it CAN be towed. Do a search for "motorhome" and a couple of threads will pop up.
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Old 12-04-2002, 12:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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In my memory....

I remember that if the MDX needs to be tow, it will need a FLATBED tow truck. If you tow by either front wheels or rear wheels, it might damage the VTM/transmission.
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Old 12-04-2002, 12:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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MDX may be towed behind a motorhome...

I have towed my MDX behind my motor home many times. Basically, you have to tow it with all 4 wheels on the road and you may not drive over 65 mph. Just before towing, you have to start the MDX and shift through all the gears, then let it run in neutral for 3 minutes.

I have the name of the towbar in my motor home which is 1,500 miles from me now, but it's the type where only the mounting bracket remains on the car when it is not being towed behind the motorhome. Two telescoping trailing arms remain attached to the motor home's hitch. This is the newest type of tow bar and it's the best way to go IMO.

You can't tow the MDX with two wheels off the road or you will damage the transmission. If the MDX breaks down, it must be winched onto a flat-bed tow truck.
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Old 12-04-2002, 04:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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One of the primary reasons I purchased an X was the fact that it can be towed "4 down". The limits are 65 mph and you must start it a go through the gears as outlined above, every 8 hours. I use a Roadmaster tow bar and shield. I have pulled two different Jeep GC with it and the folks at Roadmaster are simply SUPER, as good customer service as you'll ever find. I'm having the 3M Car Bra material (I also have it on the front of my motor coach) put on and I use the Roadmaster shield to cut down on the "road rash". Even without the 3M Car Bra my last Jeep looked great after three winter of towing, a total of nearly 40k miles. I'm installing the base plates and wiring the X myself. The new Roadmaster mounting plates sit back in the grill and are nearly invisible when your not towing. I have a friend in LV that has been towing an X for two years now with no problems, he's very pleased. If you need more info drop me a note.

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