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Old 10-28-2012, 07:20 AM   #1
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Need help finding the correct tow vehicle

Morning Everyone

We have enjoyed our "new to us" 32 ft Flair for a couple of months now and it is time to find a vehicle to tow behind our coach. We are looking at a 2011 or 2012 Honda CR-V. I read that the towing capacity for our Flair is 3500 pounds however, the data plate (with all the weights listed) was removed from our coach before we purchased it. (wish we could find a replacement data plate). Can anyone provide insight regarding the CR-V. Thanks! Frank and Jeannie

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Old 10-28-2012, 09:59 AM   #2
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I have towed a CR-V for over 10 years now with NO problems. The Flair probably came with the hitch factory installed. You can check with Fleetwood. I have towed with a Chevy and Ford chassis with no issues. If you have a shop install your base plate then have them check the hitch on the motorhome. I have used Blue Ox baseplate on the Honda's and tow bar. There are other tow manufactures out there. You will also need to have the lights converter on installed bulbs for Rear brake, turn etc. I have used both extra bulbs in one CR-V and diodes in the newer one. Manufactures sites will go over all the different requirements. A toad braking system nay be needed, depending on where you travel. I have never used one but will consider buying if we head out west.

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Old 10-28-2012, 10:50 AM   #3
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If your max tow weight is only 3500lbs, the CRV will be pushing it. There's a bunch of nice, smaller and lighter cars out there that can be towed 4 down, however. Need and automatic? Try the Ford Focus, Chevy Sonic, Honda Fit. Don't mind stick? You've got the Fiat 500, the Mini, and a whole slew of cars from Ford, Chevy, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, and so on.
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