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    Towing & trailer question.

    Im really considering towing my sxs with my 2013 civic si coupe.
    Im trying to find the lightest 6x10 trailer on the planet

    or im wondering .. could it be a safe option to use a dolly trailer ? (safe for the sxs) like front or rear tires on the dolly and the other tires on the ground? (its not planned for long distance but just a few miles)

    Or.. simply using Tow bars kit that is attached directly to the frame. (then your sxs is the trailer...)

    Or if you guys have any ideas. anyone is towing his SXS with a car? if so pictures and share experiences.

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    According to the 2013 Honda Civic Owners Manual:


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    If you want to be safe, you might need to look at alternative options to your Civic.
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    It doesn't take too many miles for a side-by-side to show significant wear. I don't think I would want to add towing mileage to the total. I'd keep all four off the ground.

    If you must tow, I would put the rear wheels on the dolly. There is a lot of stuff that spins when the rear wheels roll, plus with the locked rear axle one of the rear wheels has to scrub any time you turn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GarageStuffer View Post
    According to the 2013 Honda Civic Owners Manual:


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    If you want to be safe, you might need to look at alternative options to your Civic.
    THIS!! Not saying you need a 3/4 Ton Pickup, but consider buying or renting something rated to tow at least 2,000 lbs.! You want to have a "margin of error" when towing, so if your SxS + trailer weighs 1500 lbs., for example, you want to be sure to use something rated higher than that, not lower.
    There are quite a few vehicles out now that are rated to tow 2,000 lbs, including many of the smaller CUV's.
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    Something else to think about is my SXS on my trailer weighs around 1,800 lbs. The rated tow capacity of my 2 door Rubicon is 2,000 lbs it struggles at highway speeds (only 100 KPH) and on a slight grade it will drop to 3rd gear sometimes. I was surprised when I towed it for the first time and won't do it anymore unless it's less than a 1/2 or I have no choice.
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    I would not recommend it. whats your budget for a trailer? if you only plan on short distance, would that amount buy you a small box truck that the cat would fit in? I have seen high milage box trucks in the $5000 range. Just a thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by GarageStuffer View Post
    According to the 2013 Honda Civic Owners Manual:


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    If you want to be safe, you might need to look at alternative options to your Civic.
    really? damn.
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    I honestly thought this was a joke thread. You cannot safely tow anything other than perhaps a bike rack with a Civic, especially not 2,500 lbs of machine and trailer. To not go to a huge truck I'd recommend a small SUV with some power or something similar.. i.e. my wife's V6 Rav4 (270HP) has a 3,500 lb capacity and towed our trailer just fine prior to us getting a Tundra. Or you could look at a small truck like a Ridgeline, Tacoma, etc.

    Regarding trailer weight I once saw a guy on Facebook that had as basic of a trailer you could imagine - essentially just a single tube running from the hitch to the axle, machine rested on it with a couple plates built to support tires. It was sketchy looking but he rocked it for a long time.

    And towing with the SXS rolling is not a good idea - you'll wear out everything.
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    I think a Civic is to heavy to tow with a Sport, besides no place to hook the towbar............sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by senior View Post
    I think a Civic is to heavy to tow with a Sport, besides no place to hook the towbar............sorry
    I dont want to tow my car with my sxs .. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark7 View Post
    I honestly thought this was a joke thread. You cannot safely tow anything other than perhaps a bike rack with a Civic, especially not 2,500 lbs of machine and trailer. To not go to a huge truck I'd recommend a small SUV with some power or something similar.. i.e. my wife's V6 Rav4 (270HP) has a 3,500 lb capacity and towed our trailer just fine prior to us getting a Tundra. Or you could look at a small truck like a Ridgeline, Tacoma, etc.

    Regarding trailer weight I once saw a guy on Facebook that had as basic of a trailer you could imagine - essentially just a single tube running from the hitch to the axle, machine rested on it with a couple plates built to support tires. It was sketchy looking but he rocked it for a long time.

    And towing with the SXS rolling is not a good idea - you'll wear out everything.
    well that sxs is 980lbs. thought that going 500-600lbs over the limit wasn't that big of a deal.
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    You need a competent tow vehicle for the weight of the Sport and trailer. Nothing with a CVT will tow what you want.

    It's dangerous, not just for you, but others behind you, to not have the right tow setup along with going too fast for the (usually 65 mph) tires on the trailer.

    The advise you asked for here is correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark7 View Post
    I honestly thought this was a joke thread. You cannot safely tow anything other than perhaps a bike rack with a Civic, especially not 2,500 lbs of machine and trailer. To not go to a huge truck I'd recommend a small SUV with some power or something similar.. i.e. my wife's V6 Rav4 (270HP) has a 3,500 lb capacity and towed our trailer just fine prior to us getting a Tundra. Or you could look at a small truck like a Ridgeline, Tacoma, etc.

    Regarding trailer weight I once saw a guy on Facebook that had as basic of a trailer you could imagine - essentially just a single tube running from the hitch to the axle, machine rested on it with a couple plates built to support tires. It was sketchy looking but he rocked it for a long time.

    And towing with the SXS rolling is not a good idea - you'll wear out everything.
    That sounds like a Sand Rail T trailer that we use to use... I know made one before I could afford a good one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortknox77 View Post
    I dont want to tow my car with my sxs .. lol
    Just park your SxS on the cars roof, no trailer necessary
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