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Old 10-12-2015, 09:47 PM   #15
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We flat tow a 2003 CR-V with the same Palazzo 33.3 as you. I installed the base plate, wiring for lights, and the Air Force One braking system by myself. I use a Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar so I could tow something heavier in the future.

Whether you install hardware or hire it done, you need to plan on spending the money to do this right. A full install of all needed components can easily run to $3,500. If you do the work yourself, you can have about the best hardware made for about $2,000.

Now that the Honda CR-V is all set to go, I can hitch and be ready to pull out in about 10 minutes.

I also have towed my aluminum two axle car hauler behind 'Marco' when I want to haul our BMW 3 Series. I use a Prodigy brake controller for the trailer brakes. It takes at least 40 minutes to load and tie everything down. Also adds about 1,200 lbs to the tow.
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:16 PM   #16
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We tow my '03 Avalanche that doubles as my work truck on my dairy and farm. It gets all cleaned up pre-trip. We got the Superior (I believe) driveline disconnect. Pull a knob, you know it's out and you're down the road. We love the room for the 5 of us plus bikes or whatever else may need to be locked under the bed cover. Our 36.1 hardly knows it's there.
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:53 PM   #17
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We have two toads a 2015 GMC Acadia and a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban. Either one can be towed behind our Palazzo 33.3. The real limitation is weight. We have to pack light to keep under the 30,000# GCWR with the Suburban. We have an SMI Air Force 1 brake system and Black Hawk 2 All Terrain 10K It is easy to set up to tow. The Suburban requires putting the transfer case in N and pulling the battery disconnect and the Acadia requires flipping two switches one for the two fuses and the other to disconnect the "batt 1" fuse as described in the owner's manual. You can't go over 65 MPH when towing the Acadia and you must run the engine at every fuel stop and at the beginning and end of every day. We used to tow a 2007 Tahoe and it was very easy to tow, hook up, put the transfer case in N lock the door and go.
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:52 AM   #18
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Thank you for the information. We are considering purchasing a 2012-2014 Honda CRV, does it have to be 4 wheel drive to flat tow or can it be a 2 wheel drive? Thanks
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:58 AM   #19
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Hello Again,
Are the Honda CRV's (2014 and older) 2 wheel drives flat towable? Or only the 4 wheel or all wheel drive towable? thanks.
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Hi Dan and Cindy,
Both the AWD and 2WD CR-Vs are towable. Ours is AWD which we bought in case we are ever driving in the snow. (We are southern born so snow is a BIG deal for us!)
Good Luck with the new toad. I think you will really be happy with the CR-V. It is roomy for passengers and cargo and it has a really comfortable ride. The 2 negatives noted on CR-V reviews are: Plenty of road noise and no pick up upon excelleration. Yes ours does have a lot of road noise. (After a while you don't really hear it, and you can always turn the radio up). As far as excelleration: YES it is VERY slow on excelleration! A running start when merging onto an interstate helps! Other than those 2 things, I don't think we would change anything about the CR-V. It makes a great toad because it is fairly light and the interior is well appointed for the price point.
Keep us posted on which one you finally end up with.
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Hello Again,
Thank you all for the valuable information you have supplied to us with regard to purchasing a vehicle to tow flat for our 33.3 Palazzo. After a weekend of car shopping (ugh), we have narrowed our choices down to a 2013 or 2014 Honda CRV and a 2014 or 2015 Cadillac SRX. It seems from the information you all have provided, the Honda owners are quite happy. Does anyone have any information on the Cadillac SRX as far as ease in towing, hook up when towing the vehicle and overall comfort and handling when driving the SRX? Thanks again, Dan and Cindy
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Hello Again,
Thank you all for the valuable information you have supplied to us with regard to purchasing a vehicle to tow flat for our 33.3 Palazzo. After a weekend of car shopping (ugh), we have narrowed our choices down to a 2013 or 2014 Honda CRV and a 2014 or 2015 Cadillac SRX. It seems from the information you all have provided, the Honda owners are quite happy. Does anyone have any information on the Cadillac SRX as far as ease in towing, hook up when towing the vehicle and overall comfort and handling when driving the SRX? Thanks again, Dan and Cindy
You would get much more information on the "Toads and Motorhome Related Towing" forum on the Cadillac SRX.

I did look up the curb weights on the 2 possibles:

14 Cadillac SRX: 4277 - 4442 lb, 190.3" long
14 Honda CR-V: 3305 - 3545 lb, 179.4" long

So, the Cadillac would be about 900 - 970 lb heavier and only about 11" longer. I'm sure the Palazzo would handle it.
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