2003 Honda Civic Can a Honda Civic pull 4X8 trailer with a

Tiny
TISA
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  • 2003 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 11,200 MILES
I sure hope someone out there has some advice for me,
ive been going back and forth on this for a few days. I'm driving across country 3,000+ miles from portland to New york in my honda civic. Uhaul says my make and model is okay to pull a small 4X8 enclosed trailer with a 2,000 lbs hitch on it as long as I keep the load under 1,500 lbs. I'm not taking anything heavy just boxes of clothes, and "stuff" no furniture at all. I've asked several Uhaul "experts" and went on line, called etc and they all seem to think this is okay. However guys at the Honda dealership say they've never heard of it. Now I'm torn believe 4 or 5 people trying to sell me something at Uhaul or believe the one guy at honda dealership? I just don't want to ruin my car. I'm putting in 2,000 worth of car work as I type this.

On the way out here I jammed packed my car til the ground was almost touching. That to me seems worse on a car than towing a load. Any thoughts out there please?
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Monday, June 14th, 2010 AT 6:43 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

Thank you for the donation,

Firstly I must stress that this is Australian regs, so I would confirm them for where you are, the car itself will be fine with this load, here all towing capacities are regulated by the tow bar rating, here we have max tow weights indicated on the tow bar, I would contact the tow bar manufacturer and question the towing capacity, I would say for a small car there will only be 1 rating, check this out first.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Monday, June 14th, 2010 AT 6:58 PM

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