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Old 06-22-2013, 02:00 PM   #1
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Question 2012 Honda CRV Help

We are thinking of purchasing a 2012 Honda CRV AWD to pull behind our Fleetwood Providence, and need some feedback from owners regarding their experience with towning a 2012. Currently we are towing a 2006 VW Beetle on a dolly, but want to sell it and purchase something that can be towed 4 wheels down. This would also be my car to use on a regular basis, even when we are not traveling. Any and all help would be appreciated!
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Best bet might be to go to www.remco.com, Found them to be the more reliant info. Good Sam and FMCA seem to say only what the manufactuers publish, which in many cases is just a CYA.

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Old 06-22-2013, 03:43 PM   #3
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The Motorhomes Dingy Towing Guide and the Remco site show the 2012 AWD CRV as towable 4 down. We have a 2013 AWD and the manual give all the specific directions for towing behind an RV. The Honda CRV is one of the more popular toads and is an excellent primary car.
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We've been towing Honda AWD CRVs, four down, for 11 years; they are GREAT Toads! Follow the simple "pre-tow" procedure and you will not have any issues. One suggestion though, run a "battery float" circuit from your coach to the car so you don't have to fuss with the "pull the fuse" routine! If you need help with that PM me...
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I have been towing a 2012 CRV AWD and have no problems at all, just follow the towing instructions in the manual.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:02 AM   #6
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Thanks for all of your help! From what I'm reading, the AWD can be towed with 4 down, but NOT on a dolly....but the front wheel drive can be towed 4 wheels down OR with a dolly. Am I correct in this?
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You are correct. The AWD is towable 4 down or on a trailer, the 2WD is 4 down or on a dolly.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:00 AM   #8
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I have been towing a Honda for 16 years behind motorhomes. Great tow cars. I have towed my CRV for the past 5 years and just love it! I have just sold my motorhome and am now selling the CRV after purchasing a truck to pull a small travel trailer. You won't regret buying a CRV for flat towing. Good luck. John
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We are towing a 2011 CRV fwd. 4 wheel down with a
Even brake assist? No problems. Believe the book says
Start engine every 6 hrs. And not over 65 MPH.
HAD A 2007 behind a 2008 NEWMAR FRED.
With a brake buddy. Same results.
Think 2012 had a change in the 12 volt powere supply. Not on when
In accessory
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Our CR-V has been back there since 2004, happily I might add. It has 94,000 miles on the odometer and thirty thousand miles being towed. We had a compressor failure which plagued some models but Honda made the repair cost reasonable, they were not obligated because the car was nine years old. It is probably the most popular 4 down tow. Check out the consumer reports on the CR-V ; I think you will be pleased. We are.
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We have been towing a CRV since 2005. They are a great tow car.
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We've been towing Honda AWD CRVs, four down, for 11 years; they are GREAT Toads! Follow the simple "pre-tow" procedure and you will not have any issues. One suggestion though, run a "battery float" circuit from your coach to the car so you don't have to fuss with the "pull the fuse" routine! If you need help with that PM me...
We bought a '05 Ody in Dec '04 AFTER getting it in writing (on Honda letterhead) that it was towable four down. After getting the brackets installed and wiring it Honda changed their mind. Then Honda paid us for the hitch and all associated equip and we bought a dolly.
Have tried towing four down but found the battery went dead very quickly. Ready to go back to towing four down after talking to various owners over the years. I finished the battery charge line and testing this morning.
I used 10 Ga wire and 30 amp auto reset fuses at both ends. Had to change from 4 pin connectors to 6 pin which took a while. Will be heading out very early Thursday morning after I get off work at midnight Wed. Need to eave early to beat the kids parade they have every July 4th.
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Our 2012 AWD is a fantastic toad. Slightly heavier than our 2006 Corolla but is an automatic and doesn't require sliding down into the seats - great for older bones.
I equipped it with a US Gear braking system and absolutely love it. Had a Brake Buddy in my Corolla - pain in the but to set up and store. One day it took out my front rotors and pads. I had used it for 6 years without a problem so it either screwed up or I screwed up. With the US Gear there is no screw up.
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