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Old 11-11-2011, 09:28 AM   #155
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we normally don't tow with our class A but are now considering purchasing a left over 2011 Honda CR-V LX with 4WD for our toad. is it correct that no modifications or purchases need to be made to the vehicle itself other than the tow bar and necessary light connections ? what is the procedure for traveling.. what position is the key in while traveling ? how is the steering wheel unlocked ? is the transmission in neutral while traveling ? do you have to pull any fuses. can anyone provide a procedure or checklist that they use. thanx Len
Add to your list, supplemental brake system either installed or brake in a box. Towed 40k miles without than installed US Gear system. Would never again tow without.

Our checklist for hook up: position car; connect towbar; make electrical connection (includes brake connection); extend the towbar (either roll car back or pull ahead with coach); be sure car check list includes brake off, and anything else Owners manual requires; check lights either cycle turn indicators and step on brakes or short form - turn on 4 way flashers. Roll out checking rear view camera and mirrors to be sure car is following
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:42 PM   #156
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Add to your list, supplemental brake system either installed or brake in a box. Towed 40k miles without than installed US Gear system. Would never again tow without.

Our checklist for hook up: position car; connect towbar; make electrical connection (includes brake connection); extend the towbar (either roll car back or pull ahead with coach); be sure car check list includes brake off, and anything else Owners manual requires; check lights either cycle turn indicators and step on brakes or short form - turn on 4 way flashers. Roll out checking rear view camera and mirrors to be sure car is following
I just bought a 2011 CRV. What equipment was required to get it as easy as you say?
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:45 AM   #157
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I just bought a 2011 CRV. What equipment was required to get it as easy as you say?
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Towbar from Roadmaster or Blue Ox with suitable base plate. Electrical umbilical, safety cables, brake system (US Gear is my choice). Car wiring to light tail lights as appropriate.

My preference is an installed brake system in the car since it is plug and play with no setup once installed. Brake in a box - any brand is another part to place, setup and possibly screw up each time you set out to tow. since we do this almost daily for weeks on end, simple is MUCH better. I can screw up the most ordinary task when distracted or in a hurry .
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If you've ever had a Brake Buddy burn up in your car, you won't go back to it. Brand new 2010 Explorer a year ago and the smell is still there.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:11 AM   #159
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I wanted a CR-V but the dealer wouldn't meet my price so I purchased a 2011 Jeep Liberty. I had a Blue Ox Tow Plate and the Aventa LX Tow Bar installed along with the Blue Ox Patriot braking system. I also had additional lights in the rear of the Jeep. The instructions for putting the Liberty into neutral were straight forward. I towed it home, about 30 miles and if I wasn't watching the rear camera I wouldn't know it was back there. The true test will be the first of the year when I head south. Len
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2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport. Currie Baseplate, BlueOx Aventa LX towbar, OEM Mopar tow wiring harness. The currie baseplate will require some filing to fit perfectly but it's cheaper than BlueOx and nicer looking. Bought the towbar off ebay for half price and bought a reconditioning kit from BlueOx. Did all the installation work myself - easy peasy.
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2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport. Currie Baseplate, BlueOx Aventa LX towbar, OEM Mopar tow wiring harness. The currie baseplate will require some filing to fit perfectly but it's cheaper than BlueOx and nicer looking. Bought the towbar off ebay for half price and bought a reconditioning kit from BlueOx. Did all the installation work myself - easy peasy.
Doing all the work yourself... How much did you save doing that?
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After all was said and done, we ended up getting a 2011 Honda CRV EX-L 4WD to go with our 2012 Allegro 35QBA!!

We love this car as a toad and even as a daily driver for DW, though she says she will miss her Murano that ended up on the trading block in the deal. She will get over it. She already loves the CRV with its better visibility and gas mileage (she says it will help offset the RV somewhat

Now when we pick up the coach in less than 2 weeks we already have our toad and will let the RV dealer hook us up with the entire setup. That should start us on the road perfectly for our first ride in our FIRST RV EVER!!!

We're stoked!!!

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We tow a 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid. Use Brake Buddy and magnetic lights. Has worked great for us.
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Have towed a wrangler, easy, an HHR, easy too, now gonna tow a Ram 1500 4x4. I have always installed the base plates, use a Blue Ox aventaLX. The Dodge was pretty easy to set-up too. Have always used my ReadyBrake, hope it will work with my Ram.
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Towing 1984 CJ 7 with Roadmaster Black Hawk 2 ll Terrain Tow Bar. Made my own base plate for tow bar as Roadmaster didn't have one for a 84 Jeep. Planning to install M&G break system.
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I have just purchased a ford fusion to flat tow,(haven't had a chance to tow any distance yet) then read the problems some have had with the older models transmisions overheating and failing.Now reading many post here of differant toads, I did not read anything about the 2012 fusion. so I am starting to worry about my choise to tow. Ford dealer says no problem with transmision fluid lowered,stop and run engine 5 minutes to cool transmision fluid every 6 hours or less. I would like to here from anyone that is towing the 2012 Fusion.
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2011 Jeep Wrangler Hard Top. Auto Trans w/ Transfer Box. SIMPLE & FUN. Best part is no matter how sharp the corner - or miscalculation of a turn - the Jeep takes the curb like a champ.
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Towing 1984 CJ 7 with Roadmaster Black Hawk 2 ll Terrain Tow Bar. Made my own base plate for tow bar as Roadmaster didn't have one for a 84 Jeep. Planning to install M&G break system.
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