Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-31-2014, 07:26 PM   #1
pete davis's Avatar

Thor Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Stuart , Florida
Posts: 88
towing Honda CRV

I am sorry but I have a stupid question. This will be my first time in towing my Honda crv for a long period. My ? Is when I stop at night I will use rest areas to get 4 to 5 hours of sleep. Should I undo the car completely or can I just run the motor in drive for about 5 minutes. Thanks for your help

Pete and Patti Davis and 4 chihuahua
2013 thor palazzo 36.1
pete davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-31-2014, 07:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
waroland's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mt Juliet, TN (Homebase)
Posts: 401
I would run it in "Park" for at least 10 minutes to charge the battery, if you have a charge line from the coach. If no charge line you need to run it until battery is charged. Prior to towing you need to go thru your normal pre-tow procedure.

2002 Fleetwood Revolution 38B
2006 Honda CR-V Air Force One
waroland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2014, 09:13 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 2
I've towed a 1998 CRV from Florida to Alaska and back 4 times with little or no
battery problems. If the battery is approaching the replacement date do so. My
routine is to run the CRV in park for a few minutes every time I stop. Then I run
it through the gears making sure it is in D just prior to putting t n Neutral. I like
to do this at least every 300 miles. If you drive with the headlights on, you might have to go through this procedure more often. I might consider buying an inexpensive solar trickle charger and hook it up directly to the battery or the cig
lighter. You do not have to unhook the CRV when stopped for the night. However, If not too inconvenient, I recommend taking it for a little spin to " lube" it up. Also, if the roads are dusty or there Is a lot of construction, open the hood and blow or hose off the dirt. This is a must when driving the Alcan, especially western Yukon, where the roads are *%$#@@.
sastrauss is offline   Reply With Quote

tow, towing

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Towing A 2014 Honda CRV Rmblaster Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 103 05-31-2015 10:11 AM
Question about towing a Honda CRV. John How Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 8 07-20-2014 09:27 AM
Towing Honda 2010 CRV 2wd on a dolly 2InAlabama Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12 05-25-2014 01:48 PM
Towing a Honda CRV without brake system Pappageorgia Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 20 02-28-2014 06:07 AM
Towing 2011 Honda CRV BerylCop Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12 02-13-2014 05:20 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.