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Old 10-01-2015, 08:57 PM   #11
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Try out a wireless light system. The transmitter plugs into the hitch harness and they are rechargeable.
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:31 PM   #12
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My wife's 2013 Honda CRV had issues with the battery going dead after a day or so. The dealer had it for a week and the best they said was an after market remote they had jobbed out to install was at fault. Swapping it out did help but still drained out after a period of time. They claimed that there was a lot of electronics running in the back ground. Now I keep a battery jump pack charged up in the back seat.








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Old 10-01-2015, 10:01 PM   #13
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I have no idea whether your Honda is like my Chevy HHR but I made the mistake of turning the key to the 2nd position(the engine would run in this position) instead of the 1st position which was all that was necessary to free up the steering. That drained the battery in 4 or 5 hrs as well as the odometer clocked my mileage which does not happen in the first position. There are some charging devices for $35 or so to charge your toad battery. You need a power lead from your tow vehicle of course to power them.
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:59 AM   #14
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Oone guy with a small car being towed told me he just ran the motor all the time on idle it kept the trans lubed and battery didn't go down.
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Old 10-09-2015, 08:52 PM   #15
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I have a charge line from the motorhome to our Honda Fit.
Works fine me.
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Old 10-10-2015, 06:55 AM   #16
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I put a switch on that fuse. I lost at least 5 behind the kick pad trying to pull or reinstall the fuse. I have a 2014 with navigation, and that staying on killed my battery in about 5 hours.
Haven't had any more problems.

Where did you get that switch? That's what I need. Had our Invisibrake installed which has a trickle charge, but battery on 2012 CRV goes dead on a long day of towing unless I pull that fuse. Have been on the road for two months but will be home next week and want to fix it.


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Where did you get that switch? That's what I need. Had our Invisibrake installed which has a trickle charge, but battery on 2012 CRV goes dead on a long day of towing unless I pull that fuse. Have been on the road for two months but will be home next week and want to fix it.


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Try this place they make a switch for most vehicles.

https://www.rv-partsplus.com
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Old 10-10-2015, 10:49 AM   #18
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Thanks Falcon

That's exactly what I need !


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Old 10-10-2015, 08:47 PM   #19
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Great info! I will give that info to my customers also.
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You can also install a switch. The bad news is that either option will loose the program settings in the radio according to our dealer. Our brake unit sends a trickle charge to the battery but we haven't towed far enough yet to know if that is sufficient.
Well, the jury is in. After an 8.5 hour day, but only about 300 miles because of several stops, the battery is dead. The trickle charge was not sufficient to keep up with the time and possibly the stop and go traffic through Sesttke, Tacoma, and Portland.

My current plan is to run it each time we stop then eventually get the larger battery. Fortunately, we have a jump start battery with us to get it going in the morning.
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