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Old 09-10-2012, 01:08 PM   #29
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One more thing.... (maybe 3

In MY opinion:

I don't care for a 4 cylinder in a Jeep, especially if you increase the tire size, it has insufficient power. (can you say gutless?)
It's OK around town, but there is no power left at 60mph.

I think the CR-V will beat the Jeep in MPG. Our CR-v is getting 25-30

Put a 150,000 mile Jeep next to a 150,000 mile Honda. I think the Honda will have more life left....

Just my opinion based on some experience....
Owned a 2002 Wrangler V6 and a 2001 CR-V and 2007 Cr-V
2006 and older (newer than 1996) , all jeep wranglers had either a 2.5 liter inline 4 or a 4.0 liter inline 6.

2007 and newer, they all have a 3.5 liter V6 engine.

Just stating the facts.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:37 PM   #30
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We have both. A 2008 CR-V and a 2006 Wrangler Unlimited. Both Tow Great. Tow the Jeep in the Summer for the off road fun and Tow the Jeep in the Winter for more "civilized" transportation.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:24 AM   #31
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When I was looking for a toad, I started looking at '02 - '04 CRV's.
The price they were asking for most of the CRV's was comparable to:-
'07 Jeep Liberty
'05 Liberty diesel
'07 Wrangler (only 48k miles)
'07-'08-'09 Patriot
'07 Compass.
I really don't know much about the different models of Jeeps but they do seem to be very popular for toads.
Still looking for a CRV.
Thanks, Iver.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:55 AM   #32
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Base Plates.....
I was looking in a parts book for CRV base plates and noticed they mentioned the '02, '03 and '04 were okay to tow 4 wheels down and there were base plates available. Did something change with the '05 and '06 to make them questionable about towing? Did Honda stop recommending towing those years?
I realize some of you are towing these years of CRV's. Did you have any problem getting base plates? Are they the same for the previous years?
Thanks, Iver.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:43 AM   #33
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Base Plates.....
I was looking in a parts book for CRV base plates and noticed they mentioned the '02, '03 and '04 were okay to tow 4 wheels down and there were base plates available. Did something change with the '05 and '06 to make them questionable about towing? Did Honda stop recommending towing those years?
I realize some of you are towing these years of CRV's. Did you have any problem getting base plates? Are they the same for the previous years?
Thanks, Iver.
Could be the company making the base plates. We have the 2006 CRV and the Roadmaster base plate and tow bar. Go to the Roadmaster or BlueOx web site and you should have the answer to all your questions including instructions on how to install the base plate.

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Old 09-12-2012, 06:10 AM   #34
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When I was looking for a toad, I started looking at '02 - '04 CRV's.
The price they were asking for most of the CRV's was comparable to:-
'07 Jeep Liberty
'05 Liberty diesel
'07 Wrangler (only 48k miles)
'07-'08-'09 Patriot
'07 Compass.
I really don't know much about the different models of Jeeps but they do seem to be very popular for toads.
Still looking for a CRV.
Thanks, Iver.
the wrangler is in a different class by it self ,that is not condeming the other models it is just a "jeep thing"
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We use a 2010 Jeep Liberty for a toad. Hooking up is very easy, just put the transfer case in neutral and go. It does not have a steering column lock. I did install an extra lighter socket directly from the battery (fused of course) to plug in my brake buddy.

I will say that ever since we bought the liberty I have had this urge to buy an old beater jeep to play with.
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I have been looking at purchasing a used tow vehicle.
I want to tow 4 wheels down. I have so far narrowed my search to these 2 vehicles. A 10 year old crv costs about the same as a 4 year old jeep.

Thanks, Iver.
Holy cow, if that's correct, get the jeep. Out here in CO, a Wrangler holds their resale value better than any other vehicle.
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We use a 2010 Jeep Liberty for a toad. Hooking up is very easy, just put the transfer case in neutral and go. It does not have a steering column lock. I did install an extra lighter socket directly from the battery (fused of course) to plug in my brake buddy.

I will say that ever since we bought the liberty I have had this urge to buy an old beater jeep to play with.
Buy yourself an old beater jeep! My first jeep was an old mid 80's CJ. Hard top came off early spring and stayed off till snow flew again. Played in the mud and river bottoms and woods with out worrying about keeping nice. Got rained on and sunburned. Five jeeps later they are too nice for the woods. Maybe I need another beater.
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We tow a 04 Wrangler and love it. I removed a spring in the steering column and now don't have to leave a key in. Steering no longer locks.
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I have been looking at purchasing a used tow vehicle.
I want to tow 4 wheels down. I have so far narrowed my search to these 2 vehicles. A 10 year old crv costs about the same as a 4 year old jeep.
I'm fairly familiar with the Honda but I don't know much about the jeep models which can be flat towed with no modifications.
Any recommendations between these 2 vehicles? Pros or Cons?
As well as being a toad, this will be our second daily driver vehicle so I would prefer a 4 cyl. model.
Thanks, Iver.
Don't know what you can buy a Wrangler for, as they're not cheap, but that was our choice, as well as for an everyday driver and I mean for both the interstate and the Rubicon Trail if so desired. The 2010 is also without a PITA steering lock and they no longer make a worthless 2WD in the JK models.
Don't know of any other vehicle that is as simple to set up as a toad either. We chose to go with the READYBRUTE ELITE system, DEMCO base plates and a COOLTECH wiring harness.
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CR-V Honda

Lot of great info here. I too recently purchased my "new to me" 2000 Fleetwood Flair and looking for a good tow vehicle. I believe the CR-V would best meet our needs.
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When I searched our local area for a used model, no standard transmission CR-V appeared on the search. This is probably a "rookie" question but must the CR-V have a manual transmission?

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Manual trans. not necessary to flat tow a CRV. The auto works great!
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2006 and older (newer than 1996) , all jeep wranglers had either a 2.5 liter inline 4 or a 4.0 liter inline 6.

2007 and newer, they all have a 3.5 liter V6 engine.

Just stating the facts.
Since we're stating facts and this is trivial, but the 07 - 11 JK Wranglers have a 3.8 liter V6 rated at 202HP and the 2012 - 13's have the 3.6 liter V6 rated at 285HP.
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