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Old 06-19-2010, 11:07 PM   #1
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2010 CRV Honda 2wheel drive

Just sold my 2010 Honda Element and purchased a 2010 Honda CRV
2 wheel drive. I want to set it up to flat tow any recomendation?
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:34 PM   #2
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:40 PM   #3
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:14 AM   #4
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There have been several threads about setting up and towing Honda CR-Vs. I suggest either a Blue Ox or a Roadmaster baseplate and tow bar and separate lights for the CR-V. I have towed CR-Vs over 100,000 miles and they make great toads. I have a Blue Ox base plate, a Blue Ox Aladdin tow bar, wired separate lights, and use a Brake Buddy. I am happy with my setup, but there are many good options available.

Good luck and enjoy your new Honda CR-V.
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Blue Ox base plate and tow bar. UTC brake sysytem. Tows just fine. Many miles-many years.
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Are you sur ethe 2WD is towable as-is? I always thought the Honda's had to be 4WD.

On our Element we just have a standard Blue Ox baseplate. We had a US Gear UTB installed for braking.
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[QUOTE=Techie;657470]Are you sur ethe 2WD is towable as-is? I always thought the Honda's had to be 4WD.

On our Element we just have a standard Blue Ox baseplate. We had a US Gear UTB installed for braking.



Yep, the CRV is towable as is, doesn't matter, either two or four wheel drive will tow. Just put it in neutral.

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Word of caution...

Our 2010 CRV (4wd) has specific instructions on shifting from P R N D 2 1 then back to neutral, let idle for a few minutes and your good to go. We've towed ours about 6k miles since last fall. No problems

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Word of caution...

Our 2010 CRV (4wd) has specific instructions on shifting from P R N D 2 1 then back to neutral, let idle for a few minutes and your good to go. We've towed ours about 6k miles since last fall. No problems

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Yes, Please follow Honda guidelines.

(ours is two wheel drive and tows fine)
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We just picked up The 2010 CRV 2wheel drive and in the owners manuel it states that we can flat tow the car and even tells you how to do so I LOVE IT now we can travel all the state and have a car with us. I just need to get the towing gear set up
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We just picked up The 2010 CRV 2wheel drive and in the owners manuel it states that we can flat tow the car and even tells you how to do so I LOVE IT now we can travel all the state and have a car with us. I just need to get the towing gear set up

I have the 2009 CRV. They do recommend pulling the radio fuse but it is a real PAIN to get back in. I did it once and have never bothered since. The most important thing with the CRV is be sure you are in the I accessary position on the ignition (not the II position). There are two off positions. If you leave it in the II position, you will rack up miles on the odometer AND there is a battery draw. Learned the hard way. But since that 1X, I regularly go 8 hours at a time pulling the CRV with the radio fuse in and the ignition in the I position. Be sure you turn off the power to the radio. No problems with dead batteries. The CRV has to be started every 8 hours of towing per the owners manual, working through all the gears on the tranny.

So, my advice with the CRV is leave the fuse in unless you have teeny little fingers and are able to work well under a dash to replace it.

After my one experience with dead battery when I left it in position II and did not turn off power to the radio, I did buy one of those battery boost jump starters (you charge the portable battery and have it ready to go to jump the vehicle in need). Haven't had to use it on the CRV but did help out a stranged motorist in a parking lot with a dead battery so I know it works.

As far as towing/braking, I have the roadmaster towing setup and the US Gear braking. Both work flawlessly. Folks same the same thing about Blue Ox so I would price both and get the cheapest of the two, as they are probably comparable. The CRV is a very nice toad.
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Thanks Dave and Jaime for the advice I was at camping world today and there was a pusher there with the same set up you have and he was very happy with it so I think I will go down that road
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With 45000 miles of towng and no mechanical problems I am pretty sure my 2003 crv is towable. A couple times the battery died but a double set of jumpers could reach the battery to start.Replacing the 5 year old battery solved that problem.
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