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Old 10-31-2014, 11:18 AM   #15
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There is not a battery issue under normal circumstances if you either:

1. Use a charge wire to charge battery


2. Use a fuse bypass swith.

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Old 11-01-2014, 08:41 PM   #16
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I tow a 2006 CR-V 2WD and have had no battery problems for two years. I have installed a fuse bypass switch for the fuse specified to be removed in the owners manual. I always go through the procedure in the book before towing. I use the Blue Ox base plate and tow bar. I chose the Air Force One for my braking system for the ease of hook-up and the proportional braking.

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Old 11-01-2014, 09:02 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Sky_Boss View Post
There is not a battery issue under normal circumstances if you either:

1. Use a charge wire to charge battery


2. Use a fuse bypass swith.
We tow a 2014 CR-V AWD (which is virtually identical to the 2012 the OP proposes to use). We use a charge wire as part of a Toad Charge kit and have had no problems. We have towed the vehicle roughly 9,000 miles this year.

We use a ReadyBrute tow bar with integrated surge braking system and a Blue Ox baseplate.
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:46 PM   #18
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After a lot of researching, we went with a 2014 Honda CRV. Also, I installed a Toad Charge which is simple to install. Basically a line from the coach battery to the toad, which keeps your toad charged. Also use a Brake Buddy. We are happy with this set up. Also, note the 2014 is the last year for using the CRV as a 4 down toad according to other posts.
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Our '05 Ody will be towed and I'm expecting battery trouble too. I bought a new battery yesterday and tried to install it today but one nut is corroded and can only be reached with a 10 mm deep well socket and guess which socket I can't find?
If I do have battery trouble I'll run a charge line.
I did end up running a charge line as the battery went dead twice getting to Yuma and back.

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