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Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2008 Honda Pilot AWD Behind a Motor Home

Question:

What do you recommend to flat tow a 2008 Honda Pilot AWD behind a motorhome? wiring also.

asked by: Ike


Expert Reply:

The Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar, part # BX7445, that you have referenced, will be an excellent tow bar to flat tow your 2008 Honda Pilot AWD behind a motor home with a 2 inch hitch receiver. It has a weight capacity of 10,000 lbs.

You will also want to read your owners manual or check with Honda regarding any other guidelines or modifications necessary so that the vehicle can be safely flat towed. Some vehicles require modifications such as a drive line disconnect, transmission lube pump, freewheeling hubs or axle disconnects.

The parts you will need to flat tow your Honda Pilot, besides the tow bar, will be the base plates, lighting kit, and supplemental braking system. Most states now require a supplemental braking system on the vehicle being flat towed.

The base plates you will need for your Honda Pilot AWD are the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, part # BX2244.

For lighting I recommend the bulb and socket kit # BX8869 because it does not require cutting into the vehicle wiring for installation.

For braking one of the easiest systems to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot RF Braking System, part # BRK2012. This is a proportional system that applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the towing vehicle is braking. Proportional systems are the safest way to stop and they reduce wear and tear on both vehicles.

I am including a link to an installation video of a Blue Ox tow bar on a 2011 Ford Escape. The vehicle is different, but the installation would be similar. I am also including a couple of links to FAQ pages on Blue Ox base plates and parts that are needed when flat towing a vehicle.

expert reply by: Jeff D




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Products Referenced in This Question

Blue Ox Patriot Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System - Proportional


Blue Ox Patriot Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System - Proportional

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7 reviews

BRK2012

Retail: $1,395.00

Price:  $999.99

Product Summary:

Brake Systems
Proportional System

Product Specs:

Power Assist Brake Compatible
Portable System


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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms


Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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140 reviews

BX2244

Retail: $445.00

Price:  $394.99

Product Summary:

Removable Draw Bars
Twist Lock Attachment


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Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit - Bulb and Socket


Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit - Bulb and Socket

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8 reviews

BX8869

Retail: $60.00

Price:  $54.95

Product Summary:

Bypasses Vehicle Wiring
Bulb and Socket Kit

Product Specs:

Universal
Tail Light Mount


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Product Page this Question was Asked From

Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar - Motor Home Mount - 10,000 lbs


Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar - Motor Home Mount - 10,000 lbs

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12 reviews

BX7445

Retail: $895.00

Price:  $749.99

Product Summary:

Hitch Mount Style
Telescoping
Non-Binding
Steel
10000 lbs

Product Specs:

Blue Ox
Stores on RV


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