09-01-2004, 08:19 PM
I know this subject has been beat to death cause I've looked around the forum but........I'm having a hard time believing I have to add $800 worth of coolers to my Pilot to pull the same loads I used to pull with my 98 chrysler town and country minivan. I understand the need to cover your tail when pulling a 5000 lb trailer through the desert but I live here in Wisconsin and think I should be able to pull a 2000lb trailer with the standard trans layout. I'm not a expert mechanic but there's an awful lot of cooler showing up behind the grill of the Pilot--maybe it's all engine radiator but I'll bet not. Just wondering if anyone knows of someone that pulled some light to moderate loads without the coolers and if they really had problems. I went to 2 dealers and neither would put a hitch on wiithout the coolers. I had an aftermarket hitch put on at a hitch shop--it was a drawtight and they got it on in 10-15 minutes with a perfect fit right into the original honda holes.