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Old 09-20-2014, 09:26 AM   #11
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We just went thru all this getting our new CRV outfitted to tow. Had the switch installed needed to prevent the need to pull the fuse the manual mentions. However when the switch is on it also turns off the 12volt socket needed for the braking system DH is going to wire a socket directly to the battery. First trip out with the toad next weekend !! We chose the Blue Ox complete setup.

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Old 09-20-2014, 10:08 AM   #12
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Tks Garrette....looked, at the cost on this kit $20. Very reasonable. Think DH spent about $25. But I think he got a couple of other things What would we do with out this website !!!!
Also when you install the tow battery charger wonder if it will allow you to leave the fuse switch on ? Our manual on the CRV specifically states to remove the fuse before towing. Since ours is new and we don't want any issues with the warranty.
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Old 09-20-2014, 01:07 PM   #13
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It just connects directly to the battery and the incoming 12volt leg from the RV via your power umbilical. Pull power from the plug on the toad.
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Old 09-20-2014, 01:12 PM   #14
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I do not see it changing your setup. You would still use your switch as instructed. If you are taking only short trips, i would not worry about the battery charger. I plan to instsll because we are planning cross country next year.
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Old 09-20-2014, 01:25 PM   #15
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I understand your concerns about warranty. We purchased a Subaru and i explained to the dealer what we were going to do to get the Subaru ready for towing. The salesman and maint manager stated that it would not impact the warranty on my Subaru, but they wanted to sale a car. Should have gotten it in writing.
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Old 09-20-2014, 03:12 PM   #16
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Rule #1: assume the car dealership staff is lying.
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Old 09-20-2014, 03:28 PM   #17
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Geez Paul GA...that's kinda rough...most dealers are decent enough but a few jerks make us all look bad! As the owner of a Subaru dealership I can tell you that as long as it has a manual transmission the Outback is fine to tow four down (never on a dolly!). As a matter fact my father tows one behind his bus with no problems.
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