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Old 02-15-2009, 06:00 AM   #1
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When I tow my 2007 CRV I have to pull the accessory fuse so the battery doesn't run down. The problem is the fuse is very hard to get at. I have to get on my knees and go through contortions to pull or replace the fuse.
Does anyone have an idea on how I can make it easier?
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:07 PM   #2
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Some folks have installed a toggle switch in the circuit so they don't have to pull the fuse. I added a battery charge wire to the toad so I wouldn't have to pull the fuse. I have only pulled mine once so far but have some longer trips planed this summer, we'll see it works then.
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:50 AM   #3
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I share your pain. I only pulled mine once and said enough. To hard to get to and such...

I installed a Toadcharge system and have had no issues at all. It keeps the CRV nicely charged up, no issues and an easy install.
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:51 AM   #4
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Thanks! I'm going to look into the toad-charge system. I didn't know it existed. This is why these forums are great
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:41 PM   #5
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Battery charge wire

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Some folks have installed a toggle switch in the circuit so they don't have to pull the fuse. I added a battery charge wire to the toad so I wouldn't have to pull the fuse. I have only pulled mine once so far but have some longer trips planed this summer, we'll see it works then.
Hello,
What do you mean of "Battery Charge Wire". Did you not buy a "Toad Charger" like some of the folks do? Or you just hook a direct wire from the positive terminal of the coach or chassis battery without any charge controller or diode? Please, i want to know the detail co'z as much as possible i want to avoid the "Toad charger" because of the price. Thanks.
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Well, where do I start with an answer.

I have seen different things on different coaches. If you use their "battery wire", you might just get that and it brings it own set of problems. It does not necessarily know whether it needs to charge your battery or not. So it might or then again it might try and cook your battery. Some coaches have "semi-smart" systems that you can use. Then you most likely will still need a resetable fuse...

I like the Toad-Charge because it knows what to do and knows if the mother coach is not charging so as NOT to drain the mother coach batteries if you do not remember to disconnect the wire to the Toad.

I know money is a concern of all, but the Toad-charge is VERY resonably priced! No, I have nothing to do with them. Just compare what they provide to a "smart" battery charger and its price.

Also, the piece of mind is well worth it.

There are other factors to consider and discuss, but this could be rather involved, depending on way too many factors for each individual coach.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:21 AM   #7
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Does the owner's manual tell you to pull the fuse? Our Element, albeit older but can be towed according to Honda, says nothing about pulling a fuse.
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I do not remove any fuses on my 2006 CR-V. The battery has never run down. My SMI braking system is powered from the coach, so there is no current draw on the toad battery except when the brake lights come on due to the braking system operating. We've towed over 7 hours and never had a problem. However, you must shut off the radio and any other accessories that may be powered when the key is on. The shift indicator light is a small draw and hasn't killed the battery.

I think most battery problems are caused by the aux braking system running excessively and draining the battery,
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I had a 2002 CRV and now a 2008 CRV I have never pulled a fuze and the owners manuals do not say to...never had a problem....I always turn off the radio and the climate control and let it roll.
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I agree with HarryS above. I pull no fuse on my 2009 CRV either. The ign is left in the ACC position however, so all drains on battery must be turned off.

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A few of the Honda CR-V model years require pulling a fuse, but most don't. The present generation (2007-2009) require pulling a fuse according to the owner's manual. But what the manual does not say is the fuse only needs to be pulled if the CR-V has a factory installed navigation system.
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I also have always wondered why some say to pull fuse on CRV'S. I have pulled a 2003 and never ever had a problem. Just make sure as others have said that you turn radio, etc off.
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I also have always wondered why some say to pull fuse on CR-V'S. I have pulled a 2003 thousands of miles, 8 hours a day and never ever had a problem. Just make sure as others have said that you turn radio, etc off. "DITTO BECK"
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