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Old 12-04-2014, 05:38 PM   #1
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Towing 2012 CR-V

Last week I traded in my GMC Denali for a Honda CR-V so I would have something I could flat tow behind my MH. I have ordered parts of complete preparations for my purpose. I have ordered:

Blue Ox base plate
Falcon All-Terrain tow bar
Roadmaster Invisibrake

Any of you have warnings or other suggestions?
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Old 12-04-2014, 05:57 PM   #2
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We are towing a 2014 CR-V and had to add a switch to cut the power to the radio and other items during the tow because we have to have the key on accessories and the battery would be dead at the end of the day. Honda wanted us to pull a fuze that is a real pain to get at. There is switch made to do that on Amzon. Check your owners manual to see if you need to pull your fuze.
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Blue Ox base plate
Falcon All-Terrain tow bar
Are these two compatible? Do you need adapters?

Gotta ask since you got the Falcon and the Invisibrake, why didn't you get Roadmaster base plate?

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Good catch. I didn't look closely (bad, long standing habit.) It is a Roadmaster baseplate.
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On the 2011 CRV that I recently sold - I added a knife blade battery disconnect so I would not have to deal with that fuse up under the dash. After each tow I did need to reset the radio and clock but that was not a problem. Make sure to follow the owners manual instructions about running the engine, going thru the gears and not use reverse as the last gear before neutral and shutting it down.
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Old 12-05-2014, 12:34 PM   #6
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I had the fuse replaced with a switch on our 2012 CRV. Much easier. Found that the installer used a standard size fuse and just forced it in. It came out when we were on a non-towing trip. I had to find a shoulder less 7.5 amp so we could continue to use the radio. Still better than trying to get to that fuse under the dash. Very hard to access.
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Old 12-05-2014, 06:05 PM   #7
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I used this To attach a switch and in-line fuse to replace the fuse I needed to remove. I found a switch at Wallyworld that fit in a blank switch hole on dash. You can buy in-line fuse holder from any auto parts store and add the proper fuse.
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if you dedicate a line within the signal cable to charge your toad battery, you don't need a disconnect switch or pulling fuse.
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Instead of isolating the battery or isolating or pulling fuses, consider one of these: RVibrake Towed Battery Charger, charge line replacement Your battery will be draining while it powers your brake package so why not charge the battery while you're driving down the road??
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Thanks for the tip. It sounds much more convenient than the stock setup.
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