Originally Posted by georgetown50
I read the owner's manual and it gives some instruction on being pulled by an RV. I don't have the instruction in front of me but basically you are putting it in Neutral. So, now I know the CRV is "tow friendly", what all do I need? Is this still going to cost me about $3500? If so, ouch!
Is this fairly easy to hook up and unhook when you get to your destination? It couldn't be that hard. I see a lot of people come in and out of our RV park doing this.
If you are using the Roadmaster system where the towbar stays attached to the TV then all you do is disconnect your safety cables at the CRV, pull 2 pins to disconnect the towbar and pull your wiring plug and your done. Literally only takes a minute or two. Very easy. Depending on the braking system it might be a little more involved though.
The roadmaster self adjusting towbars are awesome and I wouldn't consider any other type. No need to be perfectly positioned behind the TV to hookup.
Here is a link to a PDF instruction file for the Roadmaster 5250
bar. It also shows the bracket that mounts to the front of the toad. Of course these will differ by vehicle but when it is all removed when not in use all you can see on the toad is a couple of small square tubes below the bumper.
Like I said, my friend and I installed this system on his CRV in about an hour. If you don't feel comfortable doing the wiring you can have a shop do it. However all the wiring for the rear lights runs through the trunk area where your spare tire is and is easy to access if your good at that stuff.