There's not a lot of difference between a CRV and an Element. We tow a Scamp
16 and have towed a Casita
16 and our son towed a Casita
16 with his Element. Neither vehicle had a problem.
We just drove the road to Harbour Breton in Newfoundland, towing our Scamp
16 over about 130 miles of really rough road, with many steep hills. Ginny calls it the road from h-ll.
Potholds galore for a good part of the road, and dips in both directions of the plane of the road. The Honda did not blink in it's towing task. We did see 5 Moose on the drive, one crossing the road in front of us.
We have found them both to be capable tow vehicles.