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Old 05-05-2013, 05:35 PM   #1
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2000 4WD CRV as toad? And cost

Anyone towing a 2000 Honda all wheel drive CRV automatic transmission as toad. Going to look at one tomorrow, but neighbor that has 2000 CRV all wheel drive auto and said he had to rent trailer for moving car here last year. I thought CRV's automatic and all wheel drive could be towed 4 down.
If I can tow, what am I looking at for the cost of all supplies and any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
I have Itasca 2009 35J for pulling toad. Thanks
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From the REMCO site:
2000 Honda CR-V 2.0 4WD 4 cyl Automatic


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  • Towable as is with speed and/or distance restrictions. Please see Owner's Manual for confirmation and procedures.
  • It is not recommended to tow this vehicle over 65MPH
  • When towing for an extended period of time, start the vehicle as often as possible and allow it to run for five minutes to prevent battery drain.
  • Officially from both Honda and REMCO the vehicle is not towable. However, we at Remco have a large number of customers who are flat-towing that vehicle behind their Motor Home and they are not having any issues. Follow the "Emergency Towing" procedures in the owner's manual to a "T" except ignore the restrictions and follow those procedures each and every time you tow. NOTE: If you choose tow your Honda, and have any damage to the Transmission as a result, you will have to pay for that expense out of pocket. It is nothing that Honda or Remco will warranty. Also, it should be noted that Remco sells no aftermarket product (Lube Pump or otherwise) to make this car towable.
  • Run engine at the beginning of each day, press brake pedal and move shifter through all positions, shift into drive and hold for 5 seconds, then to neutral and let engine run for 3 minutes. Repeat at least every 8 hours. When towing for long periods, remove 7.5-A accessory radio fuse.
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If a 2000 CRV is not a good toad, then please help with suggestions. I need a good toad and first car for my 15 yo son to drive when he gets his permit in a month or two. Would like to keep cost under 10k
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link to previous discussion on the towed Vee issue

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Who suggested it wasn't a good toad? I see more Honda CRV's as tows than any other car. I have towed my 2006 since new.
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So what does it mean when "Officially from both Honda and REMCO the vehicle is not towable" ?? Since I have not bought it yet, is a 2000 CRV a good toad or are the later years better. I did see a 2006 w/ low miles, but was 13K. Test drove a 2004 yesterday (about 9k) , but malfunctioned on the test drive so that one was out. I do need 4WD or all wheel drive for my sons first car in Colorado. Don't need it a lot, but when you do....you do! I do see lots of CRV toads, but not sure if as old as 2000ish. Thanks Again
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I tow a 2003 Element. I believe it is the same chassis as the CRV. It's AWD and makes a great towed vehicle.

I installed a Roadmaster base plate and use a Flacon 2 tow bar with a Roadmaster 9000 braking unit. The base plate I bought new and the other parts I bought off Ebay. I probably have $ 800 in the towing parts
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Who suggested it wasn't a good toad? I see more Honda CRV's as tows than any other car. I have towed my 2006 since new.
I have 2010 as a toad. You really do not need to do anything aside from some minor prep steps, outlined in the manual. All you need is a tow bar and a base plate for the CRV and you are good to go. They are great cars!
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Finally wised up and just borrowed neighbors car manual and read towing behind RV section. Seems pretty easy, so if car checks out will be asking for advice on what is needed to make it a great toad.
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The CRV is one of the most popular toads out there. Easy to tow and set up. We tow a 2003.
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I've towed my 1999 CRV over 50,000 miles using the instruction from the manual. It has been totally trouble free. I believe the 99 and 2000 are the same car.

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I've towed my 1999 CRV over 50,000 miles using the instruction from the manual. It has been totally trouble free. I believe the 99 and 2000 are the same car.

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All Honda CR-V's have been towable, with all 4 down. I have towed a 1999 for over 13 years. I am now towing a 2012. We love our Honda CR-V!
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