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Old 10-21-2017, 07:36 PM   #1
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SS 2300 Chevy towing a CR-V is not fun

I would brag to friends how easy my motor home is to drive. It still is until I connect my CR-V and then it becomes a bit scary. It seems to wander requiring near constant steering wheel correction.
Here is my set-up:
Ready brake elite tow bar
Demco tow bracket
On the SS:
ride rite airbags at 60 PSI
Rear tires at 80 PSI
Front tires at 65 PSI

For those that tow with their 2300s, does this set-up seem reasonable? Should I be shopping for an after market stabilizer or would that affect handling when not towing?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 10-22-2017, 06:41 AM   #2
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Iím just guessing here as I only have experience with another tow bar but I would guess, key word here, that your CRV does not track very well in the truck grooves like your SS does causing it to Ďhuntí for a side to run on. In other words one side or the other of the CRV rides in the trench and is constantly changing sides. Again, only guessing your issue as I had no trouble pulling our CRV with a smaller MH and then a 40í DP. Maybe others have other ideas. Good luck.
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Old 10-22-2017, 10:40 AM   #3
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What year is your CR-V? If I remember correctly, Honda changed the transmission in them a few years ago and they are no longer towable four wheels down.

We have a different Sunseeker, but we have towed with a tow dolly and just recently started towing a Jeep GC four wheels down and have never had a problem like you described.

Hope you figure it out soon

Good luck.

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I have a 2860 on the Ford chassis and it tows my CR-V great. But now I tow a Jeep Wrangler and it is more like you describe. Well, it seems that the Jeep is pushing the rear of the RV around. I should mention I had to get a 6" hi-lo bar to raise my towbar up for the height of the Jeep. That might contribute as well. I also wonder if it doesn't have something to do with the weight of the toad compared to the weight of the RV. You have a lighter RV so the lighter car affects it like my Jeep does my RV. Just a guess.
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:58 PM   #5
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Thanks for your replies. My CR-V is a 2007 so it can be safely towed 4 down.
By all accounts the car should not be causing this effect on the 2300.
I talked with the owner of the Company that makes the Ready Brute Elite tow bar and he believes it wasnít installed correctly and has set-up a service call at a different dealer but itís about 170 miles away. I donít look forward to that trip but will make it soon and report back my findings.
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Old 10-23-2017, 03:04 PM   #6
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Thanks for your replies. My CR-V is a 2007 so it can be safely towed 4 down.

By all accounts the car should not be causing this effect on the 2300.

I talked with the owner of the Company that makes the Ready Brute Elite tow bar and he believes it wasnít installed correctly and has set-up a service call at a different dealer but itís about 170 miles away. I donít look forward to that trip but will make it soon and report back my findings.

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I hope you find joy after making that trip. Little things can be the worst to find and solve. Good luck!
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Old 10-23-2017, 04:32 PM   #7
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Your rig should tow that CRV easily.
I don't feel my Tacoma at all except accel and decel with a 2251 (same box size I think)
Something amiss.
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:57 PM   #8
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I've NEVER, since my first motorhome in 1977 ever had a tow that I couldn't tell was back there, usually by the wander it caused in the motorhome. The wander isn't usually very bad, but noticeable.
AWilson was on one of the reasons, in part. The tow car is never gonna tow like a trailer, so as it wanders, it has a pretty good, long lever with the distance between the towed, and the rear axle. One thing I've found to help is a hitch tightener to take the slack out of the receiver. Another is a Panard rod on the rear axle to keep it from shifting. The last, get a good alignment, front & rear, with emphasis on the front caster setting. Well, one more, get familiar with the handling.
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My Taco doesn't wander at all. (31" off road tires and lifted slightly)
An 11-16K rig shouldn't be bossed around by a 3- 4k rig unless there is something wrong in the setup.
I do use a hitch tightener to keep the receiver tight.
I use an old school style solid towbar also.
Level towbar.
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:38 PM   #10
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I have flat towed our 2014 Honda CRV with a 37' Gas Motorhome and now our 40' DP and have never had any issues - don't know its there on either of the motorhomes. I have blue ox baseplate and a ready brute elite tow bar. Always made sure the bar was within the 2 inch high/low limit.
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