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Old 05-10-2014, 07:50 PM   #1
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Question on CRV with AWD

Hello Everybody...

Looks like I will be pulling a new Honda CRV with AWD. Normally, as many already know, there are no modifications to pull the CRV.

However, is there anything special I need to know about pulling a CRV with AWD vs. a 2WD?

I am not finding anything but I thought I would ask here since everyone is always so helpful.

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Old 05-10-2014, 08:05 PM   #2
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We have a 2014 CR-V EX-L with AWD and there is nothing to do different with it compared to the 2WD version.

We did install a charging line because reaching the fuse box is awkward (at least when wearing bifocals and being >65). I considered a fuse switch, but I did some reading on the subject and discovered that it wasn't all that easy to get a good connection because of the way the micro-fuse box is configured. I decided that a charging cable was an easy solution. We've now towed it >1,500 miles without a problem.

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Just follow the directions in the owners manual. That is all we do. I also have a charge line to keep the CRV's battery fully charged without having to remove the darn fuse. Fleetwood thoughtfully provided a 12 volt charge line already in the Discoveries trailer plug. It is energized every time the ignition key is turned on.
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I have towing a 2006 CRV AWD for 8 years with no problems except 3 batteries. I finally installed a TOAD-CHARGE Dinghy Vehicle Battery Charger/Maintainer
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X2 on the TOAD-CHARGE.
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Old 05-10-2014, 09:58 PM   #6
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This website is the BEST! And thanks for the link...looks like I will be buying one of those right away.

Any thoughts on the 40' vs. the 60'? The CRV will be towed by a 39' Monaco Diplomat. I assume it depends on the distance from the batteries to the toad?

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I used the short one and had plenty of wire. My batteries are just in front of the rear wheels.
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I tow a 2011 EX-L AWD w/navigation and use the Roadmaster fusemaster switch. Once installed I just flip the switch.

Just follow the directions in your CR-V manual.
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I'm also using a Toad Charge and the 40 ft was fine. I zip-tied the charging wire to my Blue Ox umbilical cable so it makes an easy-to-use package.
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Thanks everybody...very helpful, as always.
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