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Old 09-16-2016, 08:15 AM   #15
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I backed up with toad once, seemingly in the wink of an eye it got crossed up and I had the toad against the MH with minor damage. I now would disconnect if in such situation.

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Old 09-16-2016, 08:21 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by mel s View Post
The "Curb Weight", (aka; what a CRV weighs), is between 3,305 and 3,529 lbs. (depending on the model and the factory accessories installed).

The 4564 lb. figure is the GVWR, (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating), which is the maximum operating weight of the CRV..including the vehicle's chassis, body, engine, engine fluids, fuel, accessories, driver, passengers and cargo...(NOT what the CRV weighs).


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Exactly what I was going to say. We have a 2014 CRV with every option and when loaded with a four wheel go-go mobility cart (inside with rear seats folded down) the CRV weighed at a Certified Cat scale 3,740 pounds.

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Go with the ready Brute Elite. The cross over to the DP will be the lights wiring and if the gasser has the 7 pin plug that also will be no problem and you will be ready for the DP. Install on the baseplate will be the labor $$$$ for cable to the towed should be maybe 1 1/2 hours at most, I did it in an hour and I'm a slow old fart. Total cost for baseplate will be the same which ever tow bar system you choose.

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Thanks to everyone for educating me on tow bars and vehicle weights. This is exactly the kind of info I needed.

I am using a mom and pop shop I have used before for all the installation. I will purchase the Blue Ox baseplate from them. They are a dealer for BO and RM but the BO will be an easier connect and most importantly a cleaner install which is not important to me but very important to the wife.

The Ready Brute Elite I will get from Amazon which is much cheaper than the shop and they have agreed to install it for the labor costs.

My rough math shows a total cost of $2551.

Does anyone know what fuse(s) to disconnect on the CRV? I will have the shop install a Fusemaster as part of the deal.

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