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Old 05-19-2015, 08:34 AM   #1
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Recommendations for Toad towing setups?

I am quite possibly trading my travel trailer on a Sunseeker today and I need to learn what it takes to tow my Honda CRV. Can someone recommend a towbar setup? Do I need any kind of breaking system to flat tow a car? Is there such thing as a breaking system for Toads?
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:04 AM   #2
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The CRV will tow great behind your MH. We towed ours for several years without any issues, just hook it up, put it in neutral, key in accessory, parking brake off, and GO ( be sure steering wheel is indeed unlocked).
Now, as far as towing equipment goes--Several companies sell fine products to cover all your towing needs. You will need the following:
1) Tow plate attached to the CRV
2) light kit installed into the CRV so lights all work in conjunction with the MH
3) Tow bar--(we always used Blue Ox towing equipment and it was great)
4) Braking system for CRV--(again, we used a Blue Ox "Patriot system"
5) safety chains
6) power cord from MH to CRV

Your going to be looking at close to $2,000 for all this equipment, slightly more if you include labor for professional installation of tow plate.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:28 AM   #3
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That's a pretty good price! I paid more for a tow dolly.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:41 AM   #4
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Your going to be looking at close to $2,000 for all this equipment, slightly more if you include labor for professional installation of tow plate.

Be smart and let a professional do this. Keep the receipts just in case. I let a professional do it that had done many and I stood there and watch him do it, very happy I let him do it and not me. It still took him 4 hours of work and he took no brakes the whole time.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:49 AM   #5
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Ouch, I knew it would cost a little money but that is double what I expected. I will definitely get a professional to do the install.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:59 AM   #6
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We tow a CRV behind our Georgetown with the Blue Ox and the Invisibrake system, its easy hook up and tows great.

Keep in mind if you have a 2015 CRV it can NOT be flat towed
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Can't get around a base plate (Blue Ox/Tow Master, etc.) but take a look at Ready Brake/Ready Brute for tow bar and brake systems.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:29 PM   #8
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Buy your baseplates new everything else buy used my total install and new base plates wireing blue Ox tow bar 1200 $


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You didn't mention what year of CRV I believe the 2015 models cannot be towed.
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Old 05-19-2015, 01:21 PM   #10
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You didn't mention what year of CRV I believe the 2015 models cannot be towed.
I have a 2013 model. I have read that the new CRV has a CVT transmission and can't be flat towed anymore.
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