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Old 09-20-2020, 10:05 AM   #85
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I'm looking for a different toad. It looks like a CRV Automatic can be towed 4 wheels down, is this accurate? Also I am seeing a speed limit of 65, is that accurate? Thanks for your replies.
I believe the last year for the CR-V flat towable was 2014...I towed a 2013 until I sold my coach. My new toad is a 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid AWD - towable flat on the ground.
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I believe the last year for the CR-V flat towable was 2014
From 2015 onward, all CR-Vs have CVT transmissions which cannot be towed 4-down.
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We have a 2012 CR-V that we purchased in 2018. Went from dolly-towing a 2007 Avalon to four-down towing the CR-V. No issues so far towing behind our coach. We pack all of the stuff for a trip in the CR-V and unpack when we get to our destination. When at home, it is our daily driver around town. I have hip issues so I have the driver seat setup so that I can slide into the vehicle. The perfect TOAD for us!
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Yes, itís always connected to the MH when I do my preflight check. I am not so much concerned rolling around as I am if there were to be some type of electronic signal from keeping the break pedal down and running in neutral for three minutes that must happen. Years ago I owned my own electronic tech company and youíll be surprised how many gadgets have certain sequences of pressed buttons with timed events to make them going into certain modes!


Good point. Iím not of aware of any interconnection in that regard. And I would imagine if there was then there would be an emphatic warning in the manual just as there is concerning going into neutral from drive and not from reverse.
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While I am hooking up the CRV to the MH the wife is do the prep on the CRV. Having her hold the brake keeps the CRV from moving from the MH, especially if we are on any type of tilt. The timing is almost perfect since I finish at about the same time the CRV is ready. Once everything is done in the back, she stands at the rear of the CRV while I test the brakes, lights, etc. from the MH drivers seat.
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While I am hooking up the CRV to the MH the wife is do the prep on the CRV. Having her hold the brake keeps the CRV from moving from the MH, especially if we are on any type of tilt. The timing is almost perfect since I finish at about the same time the CRV is ready. Once everything is done in the back, she stands at the rear of the CRV while I test the brakes, lights, etc. from the MH drivers seat.
That's the same thin we do!
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Jeep Wrangler best toad ever, in my humble opinion. Just hook up and go. No disconnecting batteries, fuses -- nothing.

And, yes, for some reason Honda quit making towable CRV's after the 2014 year. Our good camping buddy has a 2014 CRV and has been looking to upgrade to a newer one every year that is towable, to no avail.

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And, yes, for some reason Honda quit making towable CRV's after the 2014 year.
FWIW, the number of vehicles towed behind motorhomes is a triviality for car manufacturers. Motorhomes of all kinds total ~40k/yr. Nearly 400,000 CR-Vs were sold in 2019.

The CR-V's transmission was redesigned to improve on an outdated 5-speed unit that was used in 2014. Most other vehicles the CR-V competes against had already switched to CVTs or they were using 8 or 9-speed transmissions. Increasing the number of transmission gears allows a smaller engine to provide better performance and improved fuel economy. A CVT has essentially an "infinite" number of gears.
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New thread, this one has run its course, Thanks for all the input and replies.



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I have a 2012. Made my own switch. Pretty easy to do. Battery would die after 8 hours if I didnít pull the 19 and 20 fuse. But since pulling the fuse was a pain put in the switches. All good now. Attachment 300750Attachment 300751Attachment 300752

Well ain't that a kick in the butt. Well done Sir.
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Well ain't that a kick in the butt. Well done Sir.


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I tow a Honda CR-V 2014 and it has been the best toad to tow. Very simple to hook up and go. After 2014 they are not to be towed because of the change in transmissions.
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Honda CRV owners, lend me your ear

Just returned from a camp out at Reelfoot Lake here in Tennessee about 160 mile drive. When I unhooked the CRV at the campground the shift lever was locked and I had to use the override to put it into gear.

I have lights on the dash for the EPS and the Traction Control showing an error in those systems.

It drives and tows ok and the brake lights work as they should ruling out the brake switch interlock.

Any ideas as to what may be going on?
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