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Old 02-08-2008, 01:51 AM   #1
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We have just purchased a 2008 Honda CRV and are in the process of setting it up as a TOAD. We removed the Unified Tow Brake from our other vehicle and will reinstall it in the CRV. I am curious if any of you are using this braking system in a CRV and where did you mount the solenoid assembly.

Any other installation issues we should be aware of?
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:51 AM   #2
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We have just purchased a 2008 Honda CRV and are in the process of setting it up as a TOAD. We removed the Unified Tow Brake from our other vehicle and will reinstall it in the CRV. I am curious if any of you are using this braking system in a CRV and where did you mount the solenoid assembly.

Any other installation issues we should be aware of?
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:35 PM   #3
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On our 2003 it is under the driver's seat. It works fine.
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:10 PM   #4
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I am using a Unified Tow Brake on a 2008 CRV and the solenoind is mounted high on the passenger side foot area under the carpeting which is completely out of the way.
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Old 03-12-2008, 03:22 AM   #5
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I am considering purchasing a 2008 Honda CRV to tow behind my Damon Escaper 3975 (diesel). Do I need to order the 4WD version? Do I need to pull a fuse when towing? Does the odometer reading go up when towing?

Also - If given the choice of a Honda CRV or a Jeep Liberty, I'd like to hear anyone's comments about which one to buy.

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Old 03-12-2008, 03:43 AM   #6
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Clearwater Landshark, welcome to iRV2.

According to Motorhome Magazine's Dinghy Towing Guide the FWD and the AWD CRV is towable.

We have members towing CRVs and I'm sure they soon reply to your post.
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Landshark....We tow a 2003 AWD CRV, but you will find just as many who tow a Liberty. Both are a good choice. No fuse to pull on CRV and no miles rack up on any new cars these days. Consult the owners manual for car you plan to tow for what to do prior to towing. I had no problem installing tow brackets on the CRV, as it is a easy install if you are at all handy. Good Luck
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We tow a 2WD 2008 CR-V with the US Gear Unified Brake System and the solenoid is mounted under the driver's seat, more towards the rear. It is under the seat and out of the way for the few passengers we have in the backseat. The 2WD was a little lighter in weight than the 4WD (what is your hitch weight limit?). It does not accumulate miles when towed. No fuses to pull, unless you want to disable the radio, but we leave it in and have not run down the battery. Easy steps to follow when hitching it up. It is a great vehicle for all our needs. For us it gets about 24 MPG around town and on the highway in optimal conditions we get 31 MPG. Love it!
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I bought my coach used (14K miles) from a friend. He pulled a Suburban behind it. It's a freightliner with 350HP Cat diesel, so I don't think there's any problems.

How did the tow package look on the CRV after install (are there pins sticking out, etc.). Approximate cost?

Did you install the US Gear Unified Brake yourself, or pay someone like Camping World?

Can you tell me the approximate cost?

I had purchased a Honda Accord EX as my first new car years ago, and never did anything except gas, oil, tires, battery....nothing ever broke, and it had all the safety stuff....so I expect the same from a new Honda...

Send a picture of front of CRV if you have one handy closeup
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I installed my own tow brake in a Suzuki. Not too hard but you have to think about it. There is a special brake hook up for the Monaco's that the dealer didn't tell me about so it took a little time and a call to the factory. Joe
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We have been towing a 2007 CRV 2wd successfully for awhile now without a brake system. Just finalized a purchase price which includes dealer installation of a Unified Tow Brake for $1500. Coach and toad. Looking forward to it. Just waiting for the snow to melt.
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