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Old 06-09-2007, 03:24 PM   #15
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Gary, have you thought about putting in a backup battery for the clock & radio settings with a diode? How about a switch between them for not overcharging the bakup when altenator is in circuit?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">have you thought about putting in a backup battery for the clock & radio settings with a diode? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not sure how I would do that, Mike. Do you mean to run another set of wires to the "keep alive" feeds to the clock and radio, powered from a separate small battery (or from the main battery, if I only pull the 50A fuse I mentioned)?

Actually, resetting the clock is no biggie and we don't have any radio favorites set when traveling - available stations change every day anyway.
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I just bought the Acadia as well and am having brackets put on next week. This battery discharge problem concerns me because I plan to use a Brake Buddy in the Acadia that will also be using the Acadia's power source. Please keep this thread updated with what you learn. Thanks!
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:27 AM   #18
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Consider installing a charge line to your toad, and a Toad Charge device to keep the battery up. Should solve your problems. Toad Charge
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I understand that Toad Charge now makes a 10 amp version for applications that require a higher output. I also understand that if you have the 5 amp version and it's not working for you, that they will swap it out for "no charge" with a 10 amp version. I hope that solves your problems.

By the way I have a 5 amp on an '05 Pilot that works just fine and I'm ordering a 10 amp version for a GMC Yukon.
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jla956, welcome to iRV2, and your first post offers just the kind of help that makes this forum great.

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If anyone looks at the Ford Edge, it is only towable AWD according to the manual. So don't mix up the GM with the Ford crossovers. Just FYI
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by campernut2:
If anyone looks at the Ford Edge, it is only towable AWD according to the manual. So don't mix up the GM with the Ford crossovers. Just FYI </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The Honda CRV is AWD and is easily towed and very popular. IMHO, a Honda CRV is a much better vehicle than a Ford Edge.
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RV Roamer, We have the 07 Malibu and it says to pull the IGN Sensor fuse. I do, and have towed for two days without starting the car and all is okay. My mystery is I forgot to replace the fuse and the car started an ran okay. So I wonder what the fuse does. Marvh
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Just need to verify if 2005 or 2006 VUE must have AWD to flat tow or does 2WD work
the same way. I do not need AWD unless it is required to tow 4 down.
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Just need to verify if 2005 or 2006 VUE must have AWD to flat tow or does 2WD work
the same way. I do not need AWD unless it is required to tow 4 down.
I have a 2006 Vue FWD that I am preparing for towing. The manual says that, before you tow, you must remove the fuse that controls the odometer and go through a cycling of the gears on the AT tranny ending in neutral. The latter step must be done after every seven hours of towing. I'll re-read the manual to see if you have to remove the drive shaft for AWD Vues.

I hope to get this vehicle ready for towing this year. I have to do it in stages as the cost to get a toad set up is about $1,000.
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