No! If you receive a Red Light and an alarm, Remco recommends that you pull over as soon as possible and tow the car with the engine idling until you are able to get to a Remco Dealer where the pump system can be looked at. When towing with the engine idling, Remco advises that you stop and check to make sure the vehicle is still running about every 50 miles or so. If the engine fails to continue idling, you may be damaging your Transmission so you will want to check as often as your trip distance allows. You will burn gas using this method, but it will protect your Transmission until you are able to see a Remco Dealer.

Typically most of Remco’s customers only tow 3 to 4 times a year. In between trips it is a good idea to exercise your pump, especially if it will not be used for 3-6 months. Remco recommends that a user run the pump once a month for 15-20 minutes just to give it some exercise as this tends to give the pump longer life. Simply connect a 12-Volt power source to the pump (you can jump from the vehicle’s battery if needed) and run the pump. If needed, Remco offers an Off Season Run Kit to aide in exercising the pump. Call Remco if you would like more details.

Lawfully, yes you do. Every state in the Union and every Province in Canada has braking system laws on the books. Weight amounts where a Braking System is required varies from State to State (i.e. California anything over 1,500 lbs requires a braking system), but in most states these laws are not heavily enforced. In some cases your Motor Homes’ brakes will be sufficient to stop the toad, but in other cases the toad will push your Motor Home down the road and a braking system will be needed. Remco always advises our customers to follow the braking laws in the states they travel through. Remco sells the Patriot Braking System by Blue Ox to allow our customers to tow safely and legally.

Most Front Wheel Drive, Manual Transmission 5-Speed vehicle can be flat towed safely behind a Motor Home.  Remco has not formally tested most of these vehicles, but we have accumulated this data throughout our over 30 years of flat towing experience.  You are safe to tow a Manual Transmission vehicle behind your RV as long as it is a Front-Wheel Drive with a 5-Speed Manual Transmission.

Remco has tried to get an answer from Honda as to whether or not their Automatic Transmission vehicles can be flat towed.  We still have not been able to get confirmation.  Remco states that these vehicles can be flat towed, because in our experience they can be flat towed without modification.  Officially, from both Honda and Remco, Honda’s Automatic Transmission vehicles cannot be flat towed behind a Motor Home.  There are a few exceptions where Honda does make it clear in the Owner’s Manual that a vehicle can be flat towed (i.e. 2009-2014 Honda CR-V’s), but by and large they will state that it cannot be flat towed except in an emergency.

A person can flat tow a Honda Automatic Transmission vehicle behind their Motor Home if they follow the “Emergency Towing “procedures in the Owner’s Manual.  Remco recommends that they follow these procedures each and every time they tow.  The restriction states that you cannot flat tow the vehicle in an Emergency situation for more than 50 miles at 35 mph.  Please note that if you cannot find the Emergency Procedures in the Owner’s Manual you can find them online by searching for “Honda Flat Towing Procedures” or searching at an online forum like RV.net.

Please be advised that if you choose to flat tow your Honda Automatic Transmission vehicle, and incur any transmission damage as a result, you will have to pay for that expense out of pocket.  It is nothing that Honda will warranty.  The responsibility of the transmission is yours.  Remco does not sell a Lube Pump for these vehicles.

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