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Old 12-16-2013, 09:25 PM   #11
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I am not familiar with the charge line but we have a friend with a 2012 CRV that removes 2 fuses while towing. She was removing just one and the battery was down after just a few hours. A dealer told her about the other one and now all is well. But, I doubt she has a charge line..

I believe one prevents the odometer from registering towed miles.



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Old 12-16-2013, 09:58 PM   #12
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I checked the specs on CRV's. No fuses need to be pulled.

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Old 12-16-2013, 10:59 PM   #13
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Usually, there is a 7.5 amp fuse that gets pulled that kills power to the radio- even if the radio is not on. I will try to look in the service manual in the a.m. Only other thing I can think of is if a brake buddy is left in/on.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:06 PM   #14
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If you plug brake buddy into cigarette lighter, it will drain the battery.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:27 PM   #15
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From your original posting you said.........

we have a 2010 Georgetown 350 and tow a 2012 Honda CRV, we had a trickle charger installed to alleviate the battery dying on us, but the last few times we have towed about 8 hours we arrive at our destination disconnect the toad from the coach and in the am the battery on the car is dead, any ideas??

1. The trickle this to plug into AC outlet? What good would this do for towing?

2. Does the trickle charger work somehow from power of the GT350?

3. You mention disconnecting from the coach. Is the car battery okay when you do this?

4. Do you disconnect every night? If so why?

5. If battery is dead in the am, I submit it must have been close to dead at night, and if not, there is SOMETHING still on, and draining the car battery.

6. Does the car battery give you any trouble when NOT associated with towing behind the motorhome any other time?

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Old 12-17-2013, 12:43 PM   #16
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Sounds like you have a draw. Does the Honda have a automatic transmission? If so, you probably have key on to keep tranny in neutral while towing. Quickest fix is to disconnect negative battery on the Honda while towing. Forget the fuses, you need a magnifying glass to see them. You will need a 10mm wrench to disconnect cable.
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:41 PM   #17
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I too have a SMI stay and play brake controller on our 2008 Honda CRV with a Brake Buddy #39332 battery maintainer. Our motorhome is a Georgetown XL 378. My Brake Buddy battery maintainer works great. Only 20 bucks on

I suggest to make sure the battery maintainer is supplying 13.7 volts to the Honda while the motorhome is running. If it is and you disconnect the toad at night then your crv is either draining the battery or the battery is going bad. Try disconnecting the battery at night and see if it is good in the morning. If it is it might indicate a small drain in the cvr. Also you can take the battery to a local auto parts store and they will put it on a load tester for free. (Call first to make sure they have one)
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:18 AM   #18
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I put a knife switch on my toad battery to disconnect all power to the toad. For my brake buddy, we ran one of the trailer hitch pin wires into the toad for the 12 volt power that is now provided by the RV.
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:51 AM   #19
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I have. 2006 CRV toad for my 2013 351. I have the charger and use a brake buddy. I had problems with the battery at first, then realized I was not pushing the plug from the 7 pin in all the way. It has to be jammed in there. Haven't had a problem since, and have put a good 5K miles on.

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