Honda Ridgeline Towing a 2021 Tab 400 Boondock
We bought our gently used 2021 Honda Ridgeline Sport (9 speed, AWD) and gently used 2021 Tab 400 Boondock last August. The camper included a Prodigy electronic brake control and a Yuwei backup camera. We had an Anderson weight distribution hitch installed on the camper when we bought it.
We've towed and camped three times (east coast hills/mountains) and have put about 1000 towing miles on the truck. We've checked our loaded
weights (truck, camper, and tongue weight) at the CAT scale and know we are WELL below max limits. We are preparing for bigger adventures and longer trips - including trips through the Rockies.
There seem to be a lot of concerns about the Ridgeline's towing capability - particularly the transmission when climbing long, steep hills at higher altitudes. Some report that they had issues. Others said they sailed easily (albeit more slowly) over the western mountains.
A number of Ridgeline owners have recommended monitoring the transmission temperature as a precaution - and as an early warning sign of potential trouble. And the consensus seemed to be to monitor using Scan Gauge.
Today our our ScanGauge III
arrived and we are thrilled! This gem can monitor just about any variable that the Ridgeline's computer measures - including TRANSMISSION TEMPERATURE! It plugs directly into the Ridgeline's computer receptacle (drivers side) and
setup took mere minutes.
It comes preprogrammed with many standard variables and also allows the user to scan for any variables unique to their specific vehicle.
The measurements are displayed - in color - on a 3" x 5" color, touchscreen display that you can place on the dash mount (included).
If you drive a Ridgeline and you are concerned about transmission temperatures, I highly recommend the ScanGauge III.
Disclosure - I have NO financial interest in ScanGauge or Amazon and received no compensation for this post.