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Old 08-08-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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Anyone pulling a Honda CR-V and if so any thoughts?

Our LY is a 05 gas unit.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:18 AM   #2
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That's what we tow...with our 30' LY...also a 2005.
When we purchased the LY 2 years ago, neither of our vehicles were towable. So the search/research began. We found good information in an annual toad review...found online. Do a google search & you'll find more info than you can read The CRV worked best for us because we wanted to tow 4 wheels down (no dolly) & Honda allows towing with out voiding the new car warranty. That's with an automatic transmission....more choices with the manual transmission. The LY pulls the CRV just fine..it's easy to forget it's back there & no big drop in milage. (from 11mpg to 10mpg)
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for your input. We're moving in that direction so we can enhance our Airstream experience.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:05 PM   #4
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We tow a 2005 Element. Same suspenion as the CRV, but for some reason the 05 year was the only yr Honda recommended the Element to be towed.
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:41 PM   #5
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We tried to buy a new CRV but the salesman made the mistake of having us take a new 2006 home for the weekend. We drove it 200 miles and could barely walk afterwards because the seat hit the back of our upper legs in the wrong spot.
We bought a new 2006 Saturn Vue V6 with automatic and have towed it ever since. Intersting thing is that for 3 years (2005, 2006 & 2007) the Saturn Vue with a V6 was a Honda engine and transmission. Look for a used one with a Blue OX aluminum tow bar and you'll be happy.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:25 AM   #6
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We had my commute car, a 2002 Honda Insight and found a dolly a little while after we bought our used TerraYacht. It tows really well with the Demco folding dolly: the car is only 1950# and the dolly a couple of hundred. The steerable dolly tracks very well.

However...I'm going to switch to 4-down tow, need more room in the car than the 2 seater, and hopefully make the hookup easier than the dolly work.

I'm glad to hear the CR-V tows so well, my next toad will be a little lighter than that.

What did you (everyone) do for braking? It is required in CA and I would want to do that anyway.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:18 PM   #7
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Our other TOAD is an antique 66 VW Bug.
Less than 200o lbs and flat towable without a braking system.
Down side is no A/C and stick shift, but everybody want to talk to us in campgrounds and anyplace else we stop.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:44 AM   #8
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We have the SMI Stay in Play system on our Wrangler. We like it, nothing to move in and out of the Jeep. Just plug in the brake light wire and turn on the switch under the dash and you are good to go.

Here is a link to a Braking Systems Comparison Chart I found you can check out:

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