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Old 02-01-2014, 09:46 AM   #1
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Honda CRV help

Trying to decide if the 2wd or full-time 4wd would be needed for towing 4 down.
Will be looking at 2009-2011 models.
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:51 AM   #2
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We have a 2011 CRV, 2 wheel drive tow 4 wheel down. No problems.
There is a section in the owners book that will instruct you.
You may have to add another cig. Lighter plug, as the standard are
Only 10 amp. A brake assist may take a 15 or 20 amp. We had the dealer install
the blue ox. It is quite detailed to install.
Good luck.
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We tow a 2013 CR-V four wheels down. Never would know it is back there without the rearview monitor. We use a Blue Ox towing system and the SMI Air Force One brake setup.

Only modification other than installing the two systems was a fuse bypass switch for the radio/accessory fuse. That keeps the car battery from running down on you since the ignition on the Honda stays in accessory mode while towing. Follow the manuals instructions for towing, I printed it out and keep it on a laminated sheet, and you'll have no issues.

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I tow a 2011 CRV (part time) 4 wheel drive four down. I added a battery disconnect to turn off power and keep the battery from discharging. My wife enters the radio code and sets the radio clock after the battery disconnect and that has not been a problem. I use the ready brute (ready brake which uses no power)
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We tow a 2012 CR-V two wheel drive all 4 down. No problems. I don't pull a fuse as we added a Hot or charge line to wiring. Using a Ready-brake with Blue Ox tow bar & base plate. Be sure to get an extra key. When ready to TOW, you have to leave a key in the ignition in the OFF, but, NOT LOCKED position. I had extra key masde and when I am ready to tow, with key in the ignition switch I can get out of car and then Lock the Car door with another key. One word of CAUTION! Follow the instructions carefully about prep for towing. Idle the car in DRIVE, the shift to NETURAL! do NOT Shift into REVERSE and then shift to neutral! Serious Damage to transmission could occur. safe travels... ed
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I have never heard a distinction between 2 wheel and AWD models as to tow able four down, but always ask to see it in the owners manual as part of your due diligence. These are so popular as toads I imagine with some persistence and patience you could find one already set up to tow.

Evidently model years have some variations for preserving the battery. Some require or suggest pulling a fuse etc. Our 04 does not, but we have added power from our MH to the CR-V battery to keep it charged.
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Trying to decide if the 2wd or full-time 4wd would be needed for towing 4 down.
Will be looking at 2009-2011 models.
Thanks,
Alex

I guess I don't understand... what is your question? Previous replies (above) indicate you're asking for procedures on how to tow a CRV...and I don't think that is what you had in mind.

Have you decided yet on 2wd or AWD?

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It made sense to me I think they want to know if both models are tow-able? I think they are; when I bought mine there was not a distinction nor have I read one in all this time. But suffice it to say check the owners manual.

http://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/p...1/WA1111OM.pdf

Here is a manual from on-line to look at, it indicates both models are tow-able four down and that the AWD must be towed four down or on a trailer never a dolly.
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I was hoping the 2WD would be towable 4 down. But wasn't sure if it was or not. I know a lot of makes have to be 4WD. Was looking at a 2009 Wrangler but I can get a 2011 CRV for less and the CRV gets much better mpg.
Thanks to all who have responded.
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We tow a 2012 CR-V two wheel drive all 4 down. No problems. I don't pull a fuse as we added a Hot or charge line to wiring. Using a Ready-brake with Blue Ox tow bar & base plate. Be sure to get an extra key. When ready to TOW, you have to leave a key in the ignition in the OFF, but, NOT LOCKED position. I had extra key masde and when I am ready to tow, with key in the ignition switch I can get out of car and then Lock the Car door with another key. One word of CAUTION! Follow the instructions carefully about prep for towing. Idle the car in DRIVE, the shift to NETURAL! do NOT Shift into REVERSE and then shift to neutral! Serious Damage to transmission could occur. safe travels... ed
Ed, just for clarity... The transmission is "idled for 3 minutes" in Neutral, not Drive! Here's the quote from the Honda Operators Manual:
  • Start the engine.
  • Step on the brake. Move the shifter lever through all of its positions.
  • Shift to D position and hold for 5 seconds, then to N. Let the engine run for 3 minutes, then turn it off.
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