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Old 10-11-2013, 08:39 AM   #1
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Does anyone disconnect their battery on crv towing?

I pull a 2010 Honda CRV. On this trip the battery keeps dying. Pulled 2 hours and checked it. Won't start. Got it started and let engine run for a couple hours while traveling. Stopped and turned off. 2 more hours and down again. Honda checked battery a couple weeks ago. Said good. It is 3 years old.

I am on my way to Florida to sell the motorhome. So I looking for a quick fix. What if I disconnect the ground off the battery when I pull it? Should be ok? I don't have a brake buddy in it.

What do you all think?

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Old 10-11-2013, 09:35 AM   #2
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Honda CR-V

Alot of Post on this issue. NO is my answer, I installed a switch on the Fuse which draws the battery down. I believe #19 Fuse, need to check book.

Here is the lastest Thread with alot of Good solutions!

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Old 10-11-2013, 09:57 AM   #3
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I'd be concerned about there being no power for my toad brakes.

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Old 10-11-2013, 01:18 PM   #4
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Went to Honda. Put in a new battery. Higher cranking power than a normal CRV battery. Talked to mechanic about disconnecting battery. They had no issue. He also showed me which two fuses to pull in outside fuse container. Said it would be like disconnecting the battery.

Leaving tomorrow, so will try the new battery like normal first.

Also had charging system checked and all is good.

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Old 10-30-2013, 10:16 PM   #5
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OEM battery is about the size of what I used to have on my lawn mower years ago. Tried pulling fuses and my hands are too big to fit in the small space. Finally just wired a battery line through the 7 to 6 plug in from MH and it works just fine. Minor problem was getting the ground side right back to the RV (took a bigger wire).
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On our Odyssey I put in a charge line, 30 amp auto reset fuses on each end. So far it's working perfectly.
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On our Odyssey I put in a charge line, 30 amp auto reset fuses on each end. So far it's working perfectly.
I did the same or similar on my 2011 CRV.
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:32 PM   #8
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As did I for my '04 Element. When I read these threads, I am constantly at a loss as to why EVERYONE does not install a charge line.
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Easiest way is to just run a Charge line from the MH to the Honda. No fuses to pull. no dead battery on arrival. Plus, when you disconnect the battery everything needs to be reset, clock, radio, radio code. Safe travels.... ed
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Went to Honda. Put in a new battery. Higher cranking power than a normal CRV battery. Talked to mechanic about disconnecting battery. They had no issue. He also showed me which two fuses to pull in outside fuse container. Said it would be like disconnecting the battery. Leaving tomorrow, so will try the new battery like normal first. Also had charging system checked and all is good. Steve
Cool. But how do you power your toad brakes?
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Ditto on the charge line, only way to go.
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I power the lights from the motorhome. A separate set of lights are in the rear light enclosures. No need for power from the CRV.
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