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Old 08-17-2016, 05:09 PM   #1
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Honda CR V Front Bra

Anyone using a front bra for a honda CR V toad. I'm looking for suggestions on a vinyl bra to protect the front area of a CR V toad.
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You might want to consider a Protect-a-Tow mesh shield between the MH and CRV. We use that with a solid rubber flap on the back of the MH and have never had any damage to the toad! Large rocks are gonna chip the paint with a bra!
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:38 AM   #3
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I had the Honda bra installed for about $150 and like the fact that it is padded and cushions the paint area. It covers the entire front and about 6" of the hood.
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I had the Honda bra installed for about $150 and like the fact that it is padded and cushions the paint area. It covers the entire front and about 6" of the hood.

I didn't know they were padded!
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It's more like a felt liner and helps to protect the paint.
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FINS,
We used a nice felt padded bra on our 2012 CRV and stopped using it after a few long trips. Problem was that very fine road grit (tiny gravel) would find its way under the edge of the bra especially when driving on wet roads. After awhile the grit would unknowingly grind on the paint. The tiny pieces of grit would actually work into the felt and it was really difficult to remove. We've been towing braless for years now with very little paint damage.

We also removed the full width mudflap which I believe has significantly reduced the amount of road grit churned up by the coach. Of course, I read about that tip on this terrific site

Not sure it's what you wanted to hear but that's our experience with our CRV.

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To Bra or not

MSHAPPYCAMPERS - I tried to get a Roadmaster Defender but they don't fit the CR V for some reason. Haven't looked at the Protect-a-Tow yet.

Lass - I went to a Honda dealer who didn't offer a vinyl bra. Did you get it from a dealer of was it after market and if so who?

Jupiter - I'm tempted to go bra-less. About to head on a maiden voyage to Bend, OR tomorrow with the CR V and it will be a test. A good one I hope.

Thank you all. This is a wonderful site to gain insights from fellow travelers.

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I have gone full circle with different protection devices. I finally removed the rear flap on advice from the wagon master on our Alaska Caravan.
Since removing the rear flap, I have not used any protection device and find zero damage to my CRV and find it stays a lot cleaner.

I have found that The rear flap tends to contact the road surface at certain times causing it to throw stones up onto the toad. In addition, it causes a turbulence behind the coach that results in fine road debris being tossed up for the toad to eat.

My rear flap is resting comfortably in an RV Park in Whitehorse, YK and I do not miss it.
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I can't find a current website for Protect A Tow. Nor can I find one for sale on an RV accessories website.
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I have the 3M clear bra on my van and it has held up great.
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Lass - I went to a Honda dealer who didn't offer a vinyl bra. Did you get it from a dealer of was it after market and if so who?

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Joe, Mine was a dealer installed "Honda" option at the time of purchase. If the dealer does not have it, Just google "Honda nose mask" and you'll find a selection.

Honda part number 08P35-T0A-100.. It has the CR V logo on the right side of the hood section.

I can't copy the link but here's one from H and A accessories and is the same as mine. The nice part is that it is form fitted and comes with the proper adjustable straps for installation..

Some one earlier made a good point about sand accumulation, so I remove mine about every 3 months, and hose it off inside and out. Take about 15 minutes for the whole job.

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To my CR V Bra Mentors

Arrived in Bend after 13 hours on the road with only a dozen dead bugs on the toad, but I think I was lucky. Lass, I'm going to give Honda another try to see if I can find the bra you have used. I've had clear bra's in the past and had to have one removed, dent repaired and then reapplied, so I'm not a fan.

But I want you all to know how much I appreciate that you are trying to help me and likely others with questions on this forum. Maybe one day I'll have something to add to a thread that helps someone else.

Thanks to you all.

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Tow Car Shield

We have always used a Tow Car Shield and have enjoyed the protection that it provided.

Our "old car" was a GMC Envoy and our "new car is a GMC Terrain. With just a little bit of alteration (cutting slots in the wheel wells) we were able to use the same shield for both cars.

We also have a "skirt" under the bumper of our motor home but I enjoy the double protection.

I am pretty sure that they can offer shields for most any car.
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