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Old 04-16-2015, 07:54 PM   #1
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Honda CRV AWD as a toad

I am considering getting a 2013 Honda CRV AWD as a toad 4 wheels down. Is anyone using this year and model? I have a few questions before I purchase.
1. What tow setup are you using?
2. What brake system are you using?
3. What other accessories are needed?
4. Will the odometer register the miles towed?
5. Is the only requirement that needs to be followed is to start and run the engine and shift into drive befor towing?

I really appreciate your responses.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-16-2015, 10:32 PM   #2
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If you do a search for "toad" on the forum you will probably find about thirty threads on this.

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Old 04-20-2015, 09:29 PM   #3
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Dont tnimk you want to shift into drive before towing. Be sure to read the CRV manual on recreational towing
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:44 PM   #4
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Honda CRV Toad

I towed a 2008 CRV AWD

1) Blue Ox Tow Bar
2) Brake Buddy
3) toad Charge to charge battery on CRV from MH
4) The odometer does register while being towed
5) Start engine and shift through all gears, shift from drive to neutral, turn engine off leaving ignition switch in accessory position.
6) Have Fun
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:36 PM   #5
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I have a 2014, it's the same as a 13. There is a good write up in the manual, can go to the Honda web and download if needed.
I use a blue ox tow bar and base plate. Added brakes, can't remember the name but are air driven and have to add a compressor to the coach. Set up takes 2 minutes to hook up and 6 minutes to go thru the setup in the car. I did a bad thing last trip and left the trans in drive for about 30 miles, but did not hurt it at all. The odometer does not change while towing. Advise to not tow in the rain unless you get some protection for your car, first time I did, broke a fog light and windshield who knew a fog light could cost more then a windshield to repair, oh well.

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Old 04-25-2015, 01:54 PM   #6
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Have a 2014 flat tow with complete Blue Ox set up. Easy peasy. Odometer does Not change. We ordered a nose cover for the car for protection.
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:54 PM   #7
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We've got a 2007 CRV AWD.
1. Blue ox base plate and blue ox Alpha tow bar.
2. SMI duo play. Very easy install and works great.
3. Batter charger for the CRV, tow light set up for the CRV (lots of options here but we have the towdaddy setup. Plug and play, very easy setup.) umbilical to connect the MH to the Crv.
4. No, mileage will not register.
5. Follow the instructions in your CRV owners manual and you can't go wrong.

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