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The owners manual states that it can be towed with all four wheels on the ground as long as it is started every 400 miles to run through the gears for lubrication purposes. It didn't list any other limitations.

Has anyone looked into this?
Any suggestions or concerns?
 

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The owners manual states that it can be towed with all four wheels on the ground as long as it is started every 400 miles to run through the gears for lubrication purposes. It didn't list any other limitations.

Has anyone looked into this?
Any suggestions or concerns?
I read in Motor Home magazine a few months ago about someone having a problem with excessive battery drain while towing a MDX with navigation.. Can not find the article now, must have thrown it out, but it seems like the solution to this problem was to remove a fuse (maybe #25, not sure) when towing to disable the navigation system.

Long time since you posted this. Have you been towing your X yet?
 

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Motorhome Towing

No, I haven't towed the MDX yet, but it would have been handy a few times. I was hoping somebody would have done it and could share their experience and a suggested parts list.

Thank you for your input.
 

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Sorry I haven't sooner, but I haven't been to this site for a week. I bought my MDX specifically to tow behind my motorhome. The base plate can be purchased from towing.world.com. This mounts on the car behind the bumper and is nearly invisible. (bumper and headlights have to be removed to install). I would recommend buying a 7500 lb rated tow bar as th X is borderline 5000 lbs and would be concerned towing with the next lower rated bar of 5000lbs.
Towed my X from Florida to Texas to Michigan, Had no battery drainage problems. I've always towed Honda products (CRV, Odyessy) and never had a problem. Could take some photos if needed.
 

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Towed my X from Florida to Texas to Michigan, Had no battery drainage problems. Could take some photos if needed.
Thanks for sharing this information.

Do you have the navigation system in your MDX? I think that the battery drainage problem only concerned X's that had navigation.

Someone mentioned on another thread (dinghy towing) that the X tracked well. Has this been your experience also?

Pictures would be great, expecially of the base plates.
 

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Battery drainage while towing

JAMESHALM said:
.... Had no battery drainage problems. I've always towed Honda products (CRV, Odyessy) and never had a problem. Could take some photos if needed.
Just received my September MotorHome magazine and it contained a letter from American Honda concerning Towing an MDX behind a motorhome. I thought removal of a fuse was only required on Navi equipped MDX"s but removal on non-Navi is required also as stated by American Honda as follows:

"To prevent battery discharge during motorhome towing, which requires that the ignition switch be in the Accessory position, the No. 9 fuse (also labeled Front Accessory Socket) in the passenger-side interior fuse box should be removed. This fuse powers the audio system, cigarette lighter, accessory sockets, multi-information display unit, Navigation display unit, rear ceiling light and rear map lights; it does not power the audio or Navi system memory, so no resetting of radio stations, etc. will be required. The fuse can be reached through a small access door on the passenger-side kick panel.
"This fuse should be removed even in a non-Navigation -system car, in order to deactivate the multi-information display. If an MDX customer requests any additional information, they should contact Acura Client Services at (800) 382-2238"
Mike Nitz
American Honda
Torrance, California
 
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