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Old 08-05-2017, 06:18 PM   #15
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I installed the fuse switch, but it also cut off power to the power socket, therefore, no power to the aux. brake. Gotta bypass that.
Just wire a 12V outlet direct to batty w inline fuse...that way its hot all the time.
Use #12 wire and you will likely have less V drop that thru the stock wiring. Brake Buddy sent me one no charge when I did my install as factory outlet had V drop issues and Brake Buddy didnt like it.
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:09 PM   #16
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Very pleased with our 2014 C-RV AWD as a toad. Purchased used earlier in the spring of 2017 with 14k miles and now have 23k.
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I purchased a new 2013 CRV. I have 45,000 miles on it plus another 34,000 miles of towing it. I have a Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain tow bar. AirForce One braking system. I couldn't be more pleased with this setup. It is easy to hook or unhook. Just make sure to install a charge line to the battery or a fuse switch on the center Navigation display.
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:59 PM   #18
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Purchased a new 2010 C-RV AWD, now have 30,000 miles & more towing miles! Been a problem free toad! Only replaced my tires! Don't use the fuse thing, instead I use a "Toad-Charger" running a 12v wire directly from the MH to the Honda keeping the battery charged!
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Old 10-01-2017, 03:36 PM   #19
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Installed a charge line after a dead battery despite having the fuse switch.NSA RV Products - Ready Brake and Ready Brute Home
We also have a 14 CRV, and a professionally-installed Ready Brute tow bar and brake system. They work great. I personally installed the correct Roadmaster fuse switch in the correct fuse position (#19). However, the battery still goes dead in 2-3 hours. What is drawing power? Why doesn't the fuse switch do what it is supposed to do?
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We also have a 14 CRV, and a professionally-installed Ready Brute tow bar and brake system. They work great. I personally installed the correct Roadmaster fuse switch in the correct fuse position (#19). However, the battery still goes dead in 2-3 hours. What is drawing power? Why doesn't the fuse switch do what it is supposed to do?
My CRV is a navi and that is always searching for a gps signal. The fuse switch shuts down all accessories including that. I have the small battery and it stays charged now with the fuse switch.
Maybe call Honda and ask them why it's still running down your battery.
You did come back to the ACC position with the key, right?
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We also have a 14 CRV, and a professionally-installed Ready Brute tow bar and brake system. They work great. I personally installed the correct Roadmaster fuse switch in the correct fuse position (#19). However, the battery still goes dead in 2-3 hours. What is drawing power? Why doesn't the fuse switch do what it is supposed to do?
There are parasitic draws on the battery that are not connected to that fuse.

I paid the pro shop $40 to install a charge line.
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There are parasitic draws on the battery that are not connected to that fuse.

I paid the pro shop $40 to install a charge line.
OK folks, I have commented here before, there is a product called “TOAD CHARGER” available. This will hook your RV engine battery to the TOAD battery with a one long wire and ‘safety” for over charge protection. I have used this for years and it WORKS great.

Give it a look see.
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There are parasitic draws on the battery that are not connected to that fuse.

I paid the pro shop $40 to install a charge line.
I can tow all day and it doesn't run the battery down.
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You did come back to the ACC position with the key, right?
Okay, call me an idiot. As this is not my car, I did not realize that there is an ACC position, found by pushing the key in and rotating counterclockwise from the initial detent / stop. Thanks for the heads up. I will try to do it correctly next trip. If that doesn't work, I will go with the charge line.
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We also have a 14 CRV, and a professionally-installed Ready Brute tow bar and brake system. They work great. I personally installed the correct Roadmaster fuse switch in the correct fuse position (#19). However, the battery still goes dead in 2-3 hours. What is drawing power? Why doesn't the fuse switch do what it is supposed to do?
Spend a couple hundred bucks and replace the OEM group 51 battery (about 400 CCA) with a larger group 24 (800CCA) battery and your problems are solved.

Remove the plastic two piece battery tray, replace it with a new two piece tray for a 2014 Odessy. Install the new group 24 battery. No more dead battery. Period.

Also, with the larger battery there is no need to pull any fuses. I have towed for two days without unhooking (run for a few minutes each morning to lube the transmission only) and have never had another dead battery.
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We did the same thing as Dennis45 on two 2014 CRVEX-L Navi’s we have. One is used as a towed. It cost us about $110 each to covert to the larger battery which included the tray and a battery from Sam’s. The OEM batteries are next to worthless as you could run them down just by sitting in the car (with the switch on accessory) for an hour listening to the radio and the programming the Nav. Even tho with larger battery, we do have the charge line when we tow.
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On my jeep liberty I have a wire that goes to the charge system of my motor home that trickle charges my battery on my jeep. P.s. I have a nice set of batteries cables.
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