Originally Posted by tedgard01
The manual is very clear on the correct process. Just follow those instructions.
It is not required that you install a charge wire, even though this is usually simply using one of the pins on the wire harness, but the manual simply says that if you are going to tow it over 7 hrs at a time, simply start it when you stop and let it run a few minutes. No big deal. Again, the manual is clear on that as well. Just read what it says regarding Recreational Towing.
That is to circulate the transmission fluid so you don't burn up the transmission, and won't keep the battery charged on some years of CR-V's.
We are towing our '05 Ody four down again. I had to add a charge line to keep the battery from going flat even when I started it per the CR-V instructions. And yes, I know that the '05 Ody isn't supposed to be towed four down. It cost Honda $2,200 to keep from having to do a buy back on the Ody.
Easiest vehicle I've ever towed was a '97 Jeep GC full time all wheel drive, but it was harsh riding and got poor mileage. When we buy another towed it'll probably be a CR-V.
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
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RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '05 Odyssey