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2015 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Driving Safely with a Trailer

uuTowing a TraileruDriving Safely with a Trailer  
Driving Safely with a Trailer  
1Driving Safely with a Trailer  
Things You Need To Know Before Towing a Trailer  
Operating speed when towing a trailer is restricted  
up to 65 mph (100 km/h).  
Have the trailer properly serviced and keep it in good condition.  
Make sure that all the weights and load in the vehicle and trailer are within limits.  
2 Towing Load Limits P. 353  
Parking  
In addition to the normal precautions, place wheel  
chocks at each of the trailer's tires.  
Securely attach the hitch, safety chains, and other necessary parts to the trailer.  
Securely store all the items in and on the trailer so that they do not shift while  
driving.  
Check if the lights and brakes on the trailer are working properly.  
Check the pressures of the trailer tires, including the spare.  
Towing Speeds and Gears  
Drive slower than normal.  
Obey posted speed limits for vehicles with trailers.  
Use the (D position when towing a trailer on level roads.  
Turning and Braking  
Turn more slowly and with a wider turning arc than normal.  
Allow more time and distance for braking.  
Do not brake or turn suddenly.  
Driving in Hilly Terrain  
Monitor your temperature gauge. If it nears the red (Hot) mark, turn off the  
heating and cooling system*/climate control system* and reduce speed. Pull to the  
side of the road safely to cool down the engine if necessary.  
* Not available on all models  
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