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Old 01-16-2016, 09:05 PM   #15
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Now it could actually tow a Scamp 19 5th wheel, or such. Thumbs up for that.
I saw one with the buttresses in Panama City Beach last winter, towing a Scamp19. The hitch was a custom design which worked very well and still allowed access to the trunk.
The old Ridgeline is a nice car, just not for me. At least you will no longer confuse it with an Avalanche... Now you will just confuse it with every four door pickup on the market.
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Old 01-17-2016, 07:36 AM   #16
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Despite the disparaging remarks as to its authenticity as a real truck, I've yet to meet an owner who didn't love their Ridgeline. Pricing was the biggest reason I didn't buy one in 2009. I recently bought a new CRV. Nicest vehicle I've ever owned. I hope the Ridgeline is equally well thought out. Raz
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:06 AM   #17
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My daughter drove me home in my Ridgeline after shoulder surgery last month, about 180 miles, combined interstate, local roads and town streets.
She commented she's never driven a pickup so comfortable and easy to drive.
My answer was 'cause it's really an SUV gussied up to look like a truck.
But I don't mean that disparagingly. It's quite a capable light truck and I love the unique trunk.

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Old 01-17-2016, 08:46 AM   #18
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I like some of the unique design features this new Ridgeline. But a full size truck gets the same gas mileage as this Honda.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:57 AM   #19
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Jon's link to the old thread led me to this one:
Fifth Wheel Towing - Honda Ridgeline Owners Club Forums
with a description of a 5th wheel setup installation. That guy also says he did hit the flying buttresses with his Scamp, resulting in an expensive repair.

We should remember that Scamp 19 and its ilk are flying completely under the radar as 5th wheel trailers. The conventional wisdom is that anything 5th-wheel is at least 10,000 pounds weight. My Tacoma user's manual also does not recommend towing a "5th wheel" trailer, but does not provide the reasons why. We could, of course, say that Scamp 19 is not a real 5th wheel...
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:08 AM   #20
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Every time I drive through the parking lot at Walmart, I have to weave around the beds of so-called "full-size" trucks that stick out way beyond the end of the parking spot and impede traffic. A few months ago I passed one in which the entire 6' bed was in the traffic lane! I wish I had thought to snap a picture.

Whether it's a conventional body-on-frame RWD/4WD pick-up or an unconventional unibody FWD/AWD design like the Ridgeline, I'll welcome anything that fits into a parking space.
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Hi All,

I have a couple of friends with Ridgelines. They LOVE them. I have buddy that has owned nothing but Hondas since the 1970s. I have owned a Civic, Pilot, and Fit. Would love to have a Ridgeline as a tug that would double as a comfortable daily driver in terms of ease and manueverability. Gas mileage could have been better with the previous generation based on my friends' comments. But, a pretty darn good Swiss Army knife that can tow many FG egg campers.

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Old 01-17-2016, 04:55 PM   #22
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I purchased my ridgeline in the Toronto area where there is a even mix of foreign and domestic vehiclesi,it was 3 years old and not a scratch or mark on it. I. Brought it home to the Windsor area where there is large domestic market and within 24 hours somebody hab keyed the side door even though the ridgeline is built in North America.even with the the flak and disparaging remarks I've heard over the years I would buy another ridgeline
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You can thank the domestic car employes for that. They just dont understand that foreign named brand autos are made over here.

My Silverado was made in Canada and out Frontier Nissan was made in the USA.

Could it be a Union Thing?
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The Chicken_tax keeps production here. Thank you Lyndon Raz
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I purchased my ridgeline in the Toronto area where there is a even mix of foreign and domestic vehiclesi,it was 3 years old and not a scratch or mark on it. I. Brought it home to the Windsor area where there is large domestic market and within 24 hours somebody hab keyed the side door even though the ridgeline is built in North America.even with the the flak and disparaging remarks I've heard over the years I would buy another ridgeline
I drive a Ford (made in Louisville) somebody intentionally broke my driver's side mirror when it was parked, since it is American made with a German engine and a Japanese transmission, I can't really determine the motive! It was either somebody really confused or just mean and stupid!
Probably the same with your scratches... no way to know the motive.
There really is no rational motive for vandalism... Cowardice? Stupidity?
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I have over 15 friends and acquaintances that own Honda Ridgeline's.

The Ridgeline is ONE of ONLY 2 vehicles that I can say that EVERYONE that I know own's who one truly loved the vehicle with many already on their second Ridgeline. They ALL say it's one of if not the best vehicle they ever owned and met all their needs as they were not pickup truck people and therefore the Ridgeline fit in that sweet spot between a SUV and a true full size truck.
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The Ridgeline is ONE of ONLY 2 vehicles that I can say that EVERYONE that I know own's who one truly loved the vehicle with many already on their second Ridgeline.
What's the second vehicle? Raz
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Old 01-18-2016, 08:12 AM   #28
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2002-2005 Thunderbird.

Once again EVERYONE 'I" personally knew who purchased a 2002-2005 Thunderbird ALL said it was the best Ford vehicle they had ever owned. Quality, craftsmanship and driving experience were the BEST Ford ever offered according to all the owners I knew!

The car certainly was a niche car that did not sell all that well and that's what surprised me that so many people who owned one had the same great experience with the car.

The 2002-2005 Ford Thunderbird is certainly a car "I" would never have dreamed that all the owners I knew and met said the same things about the car. I guess it goes to show that sometimes a "Winner" may not be "Hit"!
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