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Old 09-10-2014, 10:03 PM   #71
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2015 Honda CVT equipped vehicles are NOT flat towable
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Old 09-11-2014, 06:57 AM   #72
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So that would lead to the question wondering if all Honda 2015 CRV's will have CVT's?
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To bad...they were nice toads...
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I have 2012 Ford Explorer. When I checked Ford says it is flat towable as long as you don't exceed 65mph and stop every 6 hours, start engine, shift gears.
That and the posts where folks were having Ford transmission issues led to to buy another vehicle with a neutral transfer case. So now I shift transfer case to neutral and leave it in park with no worries at all.
To me, that's the way to go in the long term. starting every so often, do not exceed speed limit ( not that I do) just seemed like a bandaid approach. Looks like Jeep should up their production for the 2015 models.



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I just experienced a dead battery on my toad when I returned from my recent trip. What is the battery device you mentioned? Is it difficult or complicated to install?
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2012 Ford F150 4x4 auto flat tows nicely.
Does it really? I've got a Chevrolet Silverado 4x4. I can put the transfer case in neutral so I'm sure I COULD flat tow it, but man, what does towing a 5500 lbs vehicle do for your mileage, not to mention performance? I suppose a diesel might be able to handle that sort of weight, but I wouldn't want to drag it with my gasser.
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Gasser might be limited when it comes to hitch capacity as well....
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According to Honda ALL CR-V's can be flat towed. The new Fit's may or may not.
All current CR-Vs through 2014 have conventional automatic transmissions. It is well established that they can be flat towed; that's not the issue. The question is whether or not all 2015 CR-Vs will have CVT transmissions which make them non-towable. It's pretty clear that at least some of them will have CVTs.
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:27 AM   #79
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Regarding the '15 CRV, I did some poking around, and it does appear they've made a change to CVT. I didn't see anything regarding optional transmissions either. As I'm not a CVT fan at all (not in a car anyway), kinda disappointing....
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Regarding the '15 CRV, I did some poking around, and it does appear they've made a change to CVT. I didn't see anything regarding optional transmissions either. As I'm not a CVT fan at all (not in a car anyway), kinda disappointing....
Not so disappointing to the hundreds of RVer's that own a towable Honda CRV as their valve will go up instead of down.

That's what happen to the Saturn's when they stopped making them. They are also some of the easiest cars to tow.

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Just traded my AWD Escape in on a new Ford Focus w/automatic. Pick it up Wednesday. Was going to flat tow but have decided on a dolly so we can change cars. Most of the time we pull a trailer with motorcycles anyway.
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'04 Chevy Tracker ZR2 (aka Suzuki Vitara) Hook up the Blue Ox and Brake Buddy, shift Transfer case to neutral and off you go.
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Old 09-14-2014, 11:55 AM   #83
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yes you can flat tow an automatic car I flat tow a 2003 mustang automatic rear wheel drive . remco has a fitting you install on drive shift that will disengage while towing.i would advise you to call cliffs welding in mesa az,these are the people that did my whole set up very smart people on this subject
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I recently test drove a 2 door Jeep Wrangler AUTOMATIC transmission. Impressive power, comfort and it can almost turn on its own axis. It was a pleasure to drive and more fun than my Lincolns or my wife's hot rod Infiniti.
It would be my choice for bad weather and bad roads and it was made for all wheels on the ground. No limits. Sand, Ice , snow or rain.
My research shows most automatic transmissions do have speed limits but the big deal is that the transmission overheats and you have to stop... start the engine and let the transmission cool. HONDA CRV... AWD is good and Honda very dependable but there is a drawback... The wheels get power at different times which means that they do not work together like 4 wheel drive see this link
honda crv first snow test - YouTube So stay out of sand and ice.
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