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Old 01-03-2013, 08:25 AM   #29
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If you have a 7 pin connector on the coach, one of those is for charging the toad battery. I don't use a fuse switch, I just make sure everything is off. Even if i should forget to turn something off, the MH will keep the battery charged. One other suggestion, I use a rubber band on my valet key so that when we stop at a rest stop and turn the toad off I clip the key to the coach steering wheel. It's probably not necessary to take the key out, it just makes me feel better.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:25 PM   #30
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If you have a 7 pin connector on the coach, one of those is for charging the toad battery. I don't use a fuse switch, I just make sure everything is off. Even if i should forget to turn something off, the MH will keep the battery charged. One other suggestion, I use a rubber band on my valet key so that when we stop at a rest stop and turn the toad off I clip the key to the coach steering wheel. It's probably not necessary to take the key out, it just makes me feel better.
My connector has six pins. Nobody mentioned that there was any other option when we had the baseplate and electrical connectors installed on the CR-V. Should they have?
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Your connector on the toad is six pins, your MH is probably 7 pins. Since not all of the pins are used on the six pin connector, it is pretty easy to use the 12V pin on the MH connector to rig a charge line on one of the unused pins on the toad.
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We go one better than that: our ignition key has a security chip in it, so we had another key made without the chip and that is what is in the ignition. It will turn the switch to unlock the steering, but it won't start the car. We keep the real key in our possession while towing. Or stopped somewhere.
As a "newbie" who is planning to tow a 2012 CR-V in April I have been avidly following this thread. I like the idea of the dummy key(no chip) and had two made up for $5 each. I just went to the car and found the following. The valet key will permit the car to run but the dummy will only start it and then it stops immediately with an indication on the instrument panel that a key without a chip was used. The alarm is not activated.
The car will not lock using the remote if the dummy key is in the accessory position. It can be locked manually using a key in the door. My current idea is to hang the dummy key from the wiper control over the ignition when towing so that I won't forget to reinsert it in the ignition after running the car in preparation for or during towing. Thanks to everyone for sharing their ideas and experiences.
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I just completed towing my 07 CRV.....for the first time.... for 4+ hours with no problems. What I ended up doing ..... was installing a battery disconnect blade switch on the negative ( -) side of the battery.....and wireing a 12volt plug on the lower driverside console constant " hot " with a fused wire direct from the battery ......for my brake system. After 4+ hours of towing....it started up just fine....the only drawback was the need to reset the security code for the radio......the code numbers are in the manual. IMHO....compared to our old toad ( 2002 Jeep Wrangler ) this vehicle is the best for our needs.
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