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Join Date: Jun 2012
location: Western New York
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Many freak out when you say you will tow with an Accord... don't worry, the Accord does great at towing when you are within your limits. Hell, the same exact car with the same drivetrain in Europe is rated to tow double (many speculate that we have low limits here in the US because of our sue happy nature). It just takes one Joe Blow idiot to load up a 4,500 lbs. trailer on a compact car and then kill someone, but that's a different topic all together.
Any rate, I towed a 4x8 utility trailer from Buffalo to Lake Placid this past summer on vacation. Total weight of trailer + cargo was approximately 800-900 lbs. The Accord did phenomenal. On the thruway, which was the majority of my trip, I was able to do 65 MPH in 5th gear getting 25 MPG. Sure, on decent grades in small towns or near Lake Placid when going 40-45 MPH, I was cranking along in 3rd, but it sure won't hurt the car.
The hitch I bought was from eTrailer.com, I opted for the Hidden Hitch 60325 as I feel it looks a lot better than the other offerings from Curt and DrawTite. The Hidden Hitch is decently recessed making it less noticeable when you don't have a trailer connected to the car. Installation was very easy, I referred to the instructions in the box and then did watch an installation video from eTrailer.com. I do feel that if you watch the video and follow the instructions, you'll be fine!
Here's a photo from the day we left for our trip all loaded up.
'09 LX 5MT Sedan - ASM/BLK
V1, OEM splash guards, leather wheel,
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'87 Regal with an LSx