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Old 03-09-2005, 05:04 AM   #1
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We just got my wife a new CRV with the intention of using it as a toad in a year or so when we retire. I haven't looked in the manual yet, but the salesman said that we should tow it with the front wheels off the ground. Has something changed, or is the salesman just whacky?

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We just got my wife a new CRV with the intention of using it as a toad in a year or so when we retire. I haven't looked in the manual yet, but the salesman said that we should tow it with the front wheels off the ground. Has something changed, or is the salesman just whacky?

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Old 03-09-2005, 06:29 AM   #3
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He apparently is not very knowledgeable about that which he sells. 05 CRV IS TOWABLE four down, just read your manual. Congrats on a wise purchase.
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Old 03-09-2005, 08:24 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. My wive loves the CR-V, BTW.

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I just picked up our 2005 CRV LX. I am interested in towing it but have never towed a car. I am a bit wary especially of not being able to back up.
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Old 03-10-2005, 06:57 AM   #6
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dinotoad: crv-lx........sweeeet!!
DON'T WORRY, all you need is a blue ox base plate and blue ox tow bar, both of which are available from RVUPGRADES here at iRV2. Then with saftey in mind, please consider adding a supplemental braking system to the CRV to ensure you are not overtaxing the brakes on your class C. You will also want to add a connection from the MH to activate your toads rear lights, and blue ox has two options for that too. Pick the one you are most comfortable with. Congrats on the CRV, and yes you will NOT be able to back up when towing, so just plan ahead and don't get into a spot where you need to
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Old 03-10-2005, 07:45 AM   #7
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We also tow a CRV and love it. I did get in a situation one time where I couldn't back up and had to disconnect.... now I am more cautious about turning into parking lots that are crowded.

We bought our towbar and baseplate at Camping World. I particularly like our brake system, because it can be easily applied manually when needed.
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I presently tow a 2002 Honda Accord LX, which weighs 3150#.
What is the weight of the CRV ?

I am interested in a little more room.
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3,318 pounds per crv literature. and it has 72 cu.ft. of cargo capacity

If you go to www.edmunds.com you can do side by side comparisons of several competing vehicles, and read some pros & cons on each also.
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Thank you for the reply. I love the accord, but it is a 2 door and gets tight with more thatn two people in it.
Looking to stay under 4000Lbs, so I should find a few small ones out there.
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Howdy,
We've been towing our 2003 CRV for about 18 months, no towing complaints at all. We are looking at the larger Pilot, only for the additional room. Not really sure about the extra weight though. Any thoughts on the Pilot??
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TwoOfUs:
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We've been towing our 2003 CRV for about 18 months, no towing complaints at all. We are looking at the larger Pilot, only for the additional room. Not really sure about the extra weight though. Any thoughts on the Pilot?? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

We have the Pilot and it is awesome. It is our only car, other than the MH. I am a big guy (6'4") and needed a bit more room that the CRV had. We also love the way the 4WD system works. We decided on the M&G air brake system. It is so simple and easy to use. I would do both the Pilot and brakes again in a heartbeat.

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We tow a 2002 CR-V - it follows like a tail. The owner's manual states that the only way to tow it is 4 wheels down (or on a flatbed, but that's not towing) - never with only 2 down. One very important note (which I learned from an earlier thread here) is that if the "Accessories" fuse (#8 in the internal bank of fuses) - is not removed, the CR-V battery will be discharged by the invisible power users (radio, etc.). What I learned on my own is that with the fuse pulled, the transmission will not shift into park or reverse. I make sure that we're all hooked up before I pull the fuse.
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