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Old 06-23-2014, 07:38 AM   #15
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Again, CRV. The only problem I have Is, that I can't keep my left
turn signal working in the CRV. BULBS ARE GOOD. Had the same problem
With my 2007. Pulls great tho!
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:59 AM   #16
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We have close family friends who purchased their first motorhome late last summer and simultaneously purchased a CRV as a toad. It soon became his daily driver as he liked it so much! His prior daily driver for years had been a FULLY loaded Toyota Sienna van which he would replace every two years... He absolutely LOVES the CRV and I must admit, because I have also driven it on about a half a dozen occasions that it is indeed very comfortable and according to him, extremely easy to tow, as well as hooking it up to be towed. Seems like a lot of happy CRV owners out there.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:02 AM   #17
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I think the only Ford Fusion that is approved for towing is the Hybrid.

Too many owners of normal Ford Fusions have had multiple transmissions installed due to failures.

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Old 06-27-2014, 07:19 PM   #18
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I had a 2012 Fusion that I was going to tow. Although it was listed as towable in the manual, some posts online indicated a problem with the transmission at times doing that. I previously towed a 2004 CRV and traded the Fusion in on a '13 CRV which I tow with Roadmaster equipment and Brake Buddy. My Itasca Sunova has a charging line in the rear pigtail that I ran to a 30 amp circuit breaker and battery on the CRV since I would have a dead battery after towing if I didn't pull a fuse, which was a pain to get to. There are fuse switches you can get, but the charging line works fine, no more dead batteries. There is a lot of info online about it and how to info.

I would highly recommend the CRV over the Fusion. Had both, and the CRV is easier to get in and out of. Ours is also 4WD.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:43 PM   #19
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If I had to choose between the two I'd choose the Honda. However, we just bought a 2014 Chevy Equinox which is almost exactly like the Honda in almost every way and cheaper. We've been very happy with it and it is approved by GM for flat towing without any modification except the fuse pulling. We installed a kit that automatically disconnects the fuse when we plug into the RV.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:50 PM   #20
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We have the AWD CRV and we love it!! Very comfortable and roomy. We bought the AWD version so we would have no trouble in snow when we travel. I would suggest getting the Navigation system. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it!! It does come in handy when you need it. We use it to find restuarants or a car wash after a long day being towed behind the Motorhome!
I keep a printed page with the "how to turn off the display" instructions in the glove box. The setting to fully turn off the clock display is in the "clock set-up" mode. Yes, I know it is a stupid place to put it, but that is where it is.
Also, remember to turn the AUTO function off of your headlights. Otherwise the headlights will stay on and run the battery down.
You can also google "Toad Charger" it is a separate line that uses the Motorhome to keep the battery in the CRV charged.
I don't think you will regret it if you buy a CRV!! We love ours!!
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Also, remember to turn the AUTO function off of your headlights. Otherwise the headlights will stay on and run the battery down....
I don't think you will regret it if you buy a CRV!! We love ours!!

We leave our headlights in AUTO all the time...never had that happen.

We really like our CRV.
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We leave our headlights in AUTO all the time...never had that happen.

We really like our CRV.
Ditto. We leave our headlight switch on AUTO and I've never had an issue. However, we don't normally travel after dark so perhaps it has always been light enough not to trigger the lights???
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We bought our CRV, my first non "Big 3" vehicle, after a lot of research when we bought out first MH. It was an experiment, to see how this 6'2"/300 lb guy would like it after nearly a lifetime of pick ups. To make a long story shorter, it not only makes for a really great toad, I LOVE it as a daily driver. The fact they have a reputation for running forever doesn't hurt it a bit either. Still tight, gas, oil, and tires only at 170K.
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