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Old 03-30-2015, 05:29 PM   #29
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Hi, Joe.

As long as this thread is discussing towing, I remember another thread where you were looking for advice concerning taking your bikes on the moho while towing your CRV. Another gentleman posted something he found by roadmaster that may just work for you, too. Take a look:

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Thanks Bruce! I considered the drop hitch but for right now we're gonna fold the bikes and carry them in bags inside the CRV!
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Thanks Bruce! I considered the drop hitch but for right now we're gonna fold the bikes and carry them in bags inside the CRV!
After 4 years of carrying bikes on a rack behind the toad; we just purchased a pair of Dohan folding bikes which we plan to carry inside the CR-V. The bike rack now sits in the storage locker. Looks like it's going to be a lot more convenient.
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I had a local truck accessories shop do the installation. Total labor cost was $550!
Hi Joe, that is not a bad labor charge at all. I know how long it took me, and if I charged my wife $100 per hour for my labors in putting on her base plate, wiring and M&G brake cylinder she would own me $2000! Yea, I may be slow, but I figured the longer her CRV was all apart in the garage, the less time she has to go shopping! So it was a win win project for me.
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Hi Joe, that is not a bad labor charge at all. I know how long it took me, and if I charged my wife $100 per hour for my labors in putting on her base plate, wiring and M&G brake cylinder she would own me $2000! Yea, I may be slow, but I figured the longer her CRV was all apart in the garage, the less time she has to go shopping! So it was a win win project for me.

Oh wise one!
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looks like a nice install... IMO, taking off the bumper, wheel well cover areas are key to a good install. Trying to install these things with these covers on is a sure way to break plastic pins, pinched cables or shorted wiring.... pays to have a reputable shop.
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looks like a nice install... IMO, taking off the bumper, wheel well cover areas are key to a good install. Trying to install these things with these covers on is a sure way to break plastic pins, pinched cables or shorted wiring.... pays to have a reputable shop.

On our CRV, there was no other option. The front cap has to come off, then they remove the steel inside bumper and bolt the baseplate to the holes where the bumper came off. I will keep the bumper just in case I ever trade the car in to a dealer, because they almost ALWAYS want to remove the baseplate and restore the vehicle to it's original configuration! They don't want a potential customer to know the vehicle was ever towed!
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Interesting Joe. On mine the steel bumper stayed in place and the base plate kind of went around it. The removal of the entire plastic front end and the fender skirts was relatively easy. My 9 year old granddaughter was helping me, and it went smoothly. Putting the large front end back on was a two person job, and she helped me again, trying to get all of the holes aligned and the snaps re-installed.

I still think you got a good deal on the install
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Interesting Joe. On mine the steel bumper stayed in place and the base plate kind of went around it. The removal of the entire plastic front end and the fender skirts was relatively easy. My 9 year old granddaughter was helping me, and it went smoothly. Putting the large front end back on was a two person job, and she helped me again, trying to get all of the holes aligned and the snaps re-installed.

I still think you got a good deal on the install

Seems I remember hearing that they re-designed the CRV in 2012? Maybe that's when they made the change!
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Seems I remember hearing that they re-designed the CRV in 2012? Maybe that's when they made the change!
2012 was definitely a major change that we wanted with our 2013. The biggest change for us was the leveling out of the hatch area with the back seats folded forward. With our 2 GSDs that was important and it also made for a smoother surface for "stuff" in the back in general.

I would suspect with that re-design of the front end base plates and installation would have also changed.
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2012 was definitely a major change that we wanted with our 2013. The biggest change for us was the leveling out of the hatch area with the back seats folded forward. With our 2 GSDs that was important and it also made for a smoother surface for "stuff" in the back in general.

I would suspect with that re-design of the front end base plates and installation would have also changed.
That's also when they went away from the sliding rear seats, a feature that I really like.

That's probably how they got the flat floor.
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That's also when they went away from the sliding rear seats, a feature that I really like.

That's probably how they got the flat floor.

The floor is not completely flat when the seats are folded on my 2013. Not much incline, but some.
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The floor is not completely flat when the seats are folded on my 2013. Not much incline, but some.

Flat enough so my GSDs don't break a leg or ankle.
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