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Old 07-18-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Do I need to push buttons on CRV??

Hey All,

I have been succesfully towing my CRV for the last month. I followed all of your instructions and my owners manual. Today,,,hubby asked me if I should be pushing buttons to take it out of 4WD. He is PUSHING MY BUTTONS!!!!! I am now second guessing myself. I have a 2008 Honda CRV and I have followed all of the directions in the manual. I hook up the toad, I run it through the transmissions...(if it is OK to say that...) I let it idle in all gears from 1st to drive and then neutral for about a minute each....then I put it into (I) and I check the steering,,,I waggle it back and forth. I then have Hubby put the left, right, brake lights on,,,and I make sure that I see them working on the car. I then have him pull forward to make sure that the tow bar is "locked". I walk beside the car for a while until I hear both sides click. I then get into the RV and hubby relaxes in the passengers seat while I drive.

Please tell me that I am doing everything OK......

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Would you like to be my co-pilot?
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:52 PM   #3
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Can you help me set up the RV and break camp???...LOL... I may trade Hubby for a better model....!!!!! And can you drive for a while???? I get tired of doing all the driving....

Just kidding...I would never trade him...(As long as he keeps me in the will....)

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Sorry, I just had to ask.
I tow a 2012 CRV, but it's AWD and thus no buttons to disengage the 4WD.
If you have been towing it successfully for months, then you must be doing it right. Follow Honda's instructions in the owner's manual and you can't go wrong.
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Thanks NCTOX....

It always feels good to have a person ask me to be a co-pilot....

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Buttons?

There ain't no buttons. It's a fully automatic AWD system. You can't turn it off. It's always on.

When the ABS sensor in the hubs sense thet the rear wheels turning less than the front wheels it's energizes the drive to the rear wheels. You might not even feel it when it happens.

Maybe you don't have to trade him in, just get him to RTFM. (Read The Freakin' Manual)
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Thanks Muddypaws....

But Hubby says that real men never ask for directions, and they never read manuals.....I am in constant amazement that he still believes that,,,even when we are hopelessly lost and he refuses to stop for directions...Must be a "man-thing".

This is coming from a man that once assembled a complete gas grill backward and when it would not work, proclaimed the thing was wrong from the factory......!!!!!

That is why I drive....LOL!!!!

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Hard to imagine how a grill could be put together backwards.
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Faith, the easy way to figure this out is to get the owners manual and read the section on towing.

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