I recently purchased a 2013 Honda CR-V as a combination personal use/toad vehicle. I'm in the process of getting a parts list together to make it towable behind our motorhome.
Background info: it's a FWD only, rather basic model, auto trans, 33,000 miles.
The coach is an Itasca diesel pusher, air brakes.
So far on the short list for parts is a Blue Ox base plate and a Blue Ox 6.500 lb tow bar.
I'm kind of waffling on what brake system to use. On one hand, the BRK4000 from Blue Ox seems the simplest to install for an air brake tow vehicle such as mine. Storage/removal would be simple and tidy when not in use, and it's not dependent on electrical power from the toad to run. On the other hand, if I ever change tow vehicles and go to something smaller with hydraulic brakes, the air brake system on the toad just became extra weight. Both systems (Patriot and air brake) cost about the same. I don't plan on changing either vehicle, but one never knows. I'd like some objective input from those that have gone before.
Next question; I see all kinds of light kits that are stand alone systems. That's great until you think about running wires, drilling holes in the tail light buckets, etc. That seems like a huge hassle. Is there a reputable/reliable system out there that is a plug and play install for the Hondas that plug into the existing wiring harness?