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Old 10-14-2013, 11:26 AM   #15
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we have a demco tow bar and demco baseplate on the 2013 crv. Hot lead from the mh keeps the bat charged and we use the us gear unified tow brake. Nothing to move and no fuses to pull.
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we have a demco tow bar and demco baseplate on the 2013 crv. Hot lead from the mh keeps the bat charged and we use the us gear unified tow brake. Nothing to move and no fuses to pull.
Thanks for this info. I need to find out how to make the "hot lead" work...

I don't have any idea how to set it up and don't want to somehow make the battery blow up or something....

I'll also need to look up the US Gear Uified tow brake. That sound a lot easier to use than the BreakBuddy I currently use.
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Thanks for this info. I need to find out how to make the "hot lead" work...

I don't have any idea how to set it up and don't want to somehow make the battery blow up or something....

I'll also need to look up the US Gear Uified tow brake. That sound a lot easier to use than the BreakBuddy I currently use.
all the parts come with instructions for the mechanically inclined. Otherwise you right the check and relax. Since 2002 freightliner has prewired their chassis for towing. On our phaeton the hot lead was already in the 7 pin connector so I just followed the directions.
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all the parts come with instructions for the mechanically inclined. Otherwise you right the check and relax. Since 2002 freightliner has prewired their chassis for towing. On our phaeton the hot lead was already in the 7 pin connector so I just followed the directions.
Which directions are you referring to? I too have just purchased a 2013 CR-V EX-L AWD and was going to make a fuse disconnect but if i can run a charge line that's a better deal. My rig is on a 2006 Freightliner Chassis but i've never towed anything with it.
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Which directions are you referring to? I too have just purchased a 2013 CR-V EX-L AWD and was going to make a fuse disconnect but if i can run a charge line that's a better deal. My rig is on a 2006 Freightliner Chassis but i've never towed anything with it.
the directions that came with the us gear unified tow brake
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Maybe I looked at the wrong model. Is your 2013 V6 an 4WD (or AWD), and is it a manual or automatic transmission? Thanks for the feedback.
Ours is automatic front wheel drive however the owners manual clear states that both the FWD and AWD are flat towable if they have either the 3.5 or 3.7 liter V6. The AWD can not be towed on a dolly as all 4 wheels must be on the ground or all 4 wheels must be on a trailer. There is no manual transmission available.
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We tow a '05 Odyssey either on a dolly or four down. Yes, we do know Honda say's it's not towable four down. They even paid us about $2,200 not to tow it four down. However, over the years I've talked to a number of owners who were towing them four down so I've started doing it again. Did end up with a dead battery after towing to Phoenix last year so I added a charge line. Used 10 GA wire and 30 amp auto reset "fuses" at both ends. That protects the wiring since a short can occur at either end or the middle.
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