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Old 10-10-2013, 11:57 PM   #1
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2013 Honda CR-V EX AWD

I have worked out a good price on this 2013 new car, and per the owners manual it can (and must) be flat towed.

I am flat towing my Ford Escape Hybrid now with a Demco Commander tow bar. [ moderator edit ]

Before I sign the deal, I wanted to get your thoughts and experience in towing this car.

Is there anyone flat towing this car?

Is there a Demco Commander base plate available for this car?

Are there any issues or concerns about flat towing this car?
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:17 AM   #2
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We flat tow our 2010 Honda CRV EXL and it works out very well. However to pull the fuse would have taken a gymnist, due to its location. Therefore, buy a toggle switch that solves the problem and have it installed.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:26 AM   #3
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We flat tow our 2010 Honda CRV EXL and it works out very well. However to pull the fuse would have taken a gymnist, due to its location. Therefore, buy a toggle switch that solves the problem and have it installed.
From where do you get the toggle switch? How and where did you install it? Any pics?

Thanks.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:24 PM   #4
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I have worked out a good price on this 2013 new car, and per the owners manual it can (and must) be flat towed. I am flat towing my Ford Escape Hybrid now with a Demco Commander tow bar. [ moderator edit ] Before I sign the deal, I wanted to get your thoughts and experience in towing this car. Is there anyone flat towing this car? Is there a Demco Commander base plate available for this car? Are there any issues or concerns about flat towing this car?
Please let me know your thoughts in regard to my post.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:32 PM   #5
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We tow a 2012 CR-V AWD and are very happy with it. Can't speak for the Demco tow bar since we use a Blue Ox. Regarding pulling fuses, we run a 12 volt charge line through the 6 pin connector. No flat battery problems ever, and no need to pull fuses or add switches. Altogether I would say the CR-V is a great toad.
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Look through the posts on vehicles people are towing and I think you find the Honda CR-V is one of the most popular vehicles being used for towing behind an RV. It has a lot going for it, effecient use of space, good looks, lighter weight, reliability, and economic to drive.
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I tow a 2013 CRV EXL AWD with a Roadmaster baseplate and Falcon All Terrain tow bar. I use an RVi 2 brake and wired the cars lights. I added a LSL charge line for the battery instead of fooling around with the fuse. It tows beautifully. Simple procedure to follow. No problems and probably one of the best and most reliable towed vehicles available.
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I tow a 2013 CRV EXL AWD with a Roadmaster baseplate and Falcon All Terrain tow bar. I use an RVi 2 brake and wired the cars lights. I added a LSL charge line for the battery instead of fooling around with the fuse. It tows beautifully. Simple procedure to follow. No problems and probably one of the best and most reliable towed vehicles available.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:19 AM   #9
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I tow a 2011 CR V EXL and it tows great. Had a dead battery first time out then used a charge line from the 7 pin connector. Never a problem again.. I had M & G breaking installed and love it. One air line to connect and done. It is a great toad!!!

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The CRV seems to be the toad of choice on this board. Hey, if the price is right I say go for it. IMO Honda quality is very good.
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We looked at the CRV and Ford Edge. The Edge is a little heavier but a lot more car IMHO. No fuses to pull on the Edge but they do want you to start it every 6 hours. So far (3500 miles) we're very happy with the Edge. The CRV would have been OK but I feel the Edge is great.
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Thanks for the feedback folks.

I looked at the 2013 & 2014 Edge and Escape. They can not be flat towed. I know that the 2012 Escape could be, not sure about the Edge, regardless, not the 2013 or 2014 models of either.
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Thanks for the feedback folks. I looked at the 2013 & 2014 Edge and Escape. They can not be flat towed. I know that the 2012 Escape could be, not sure about the Edge, regardless, not the 2013 or 2014 models of either.
Incorrect, the 2013 V6 is flat towable per the owners manual. 65 mph limit and 6 hours before starting the engine and running for 5 minutes. The 4 cylinder Eco Boost is not flat towable because it has a different tranny.
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Incorrect, the 2013 V6 is flat towable per the owners manual. 65 mph limit and 6 hours before starting the engine and running for 5 minutes. The 4 cylinder Eco Boost is not flat towable because it has a different tranny.
Maybe I looked at the wrong model. Is your 2013 V6 an 4WD (or AWD), and is it a manual or automatic transmission?

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