Has anyone used a CRV to pull a 13' or 16'? I looked on the Honda site, and it said No.
I've been pulling my 13 feet Trillium
with my Honda CR-V. There is absolutely no problem. You don't even realize, most of the time, that you have a travel trailer behind you.
If you have a look in the owners manual it says that you can tow up to 1,500 lbs (in Australia, double the figure!) if you have an automatic transmission (less without).
I also checked with the dealer if a transmission cooler was necessary. They do not recommend it in as much as you are within the limits and drive without the cruise contoll in montagnous areas.
I've been going to Florida (I am for Quebec) last december and averaged 20 milles per gallon (14.5 litres/100km). That was à 3,100 mile ride.