I have a 2003 Honda CR-V (the model with the 4WD that kicks in automatically). The listed towing capacity is 3500 lbs in the US, and 3500 kg in Australia. Which makes me think that there was a conversion error somewhere. How do I find out which value reflects the true towing capcity?
Here is my dilemma; I want to get a small camper to tow behind the vehicle, but don’t know if it is worth the investment at this point in the cars life. With the exception of the brakes (replaced once) and the tires (replaced more than once), all equipment on the CR-V is original, including the suspension.
It is a great car, and I prefer not go give it up. How can I determine what needs to be replaced / upgraded on the CR-V to be able to tow up to 3500 lbs…or is it 3500 kgs?