Another CR-V toad here. 2012 AWD version. 4 wheels down (dolly option is NOT availble with 2wd). Switch to turn fuse off plus a charging line from MH. 65mph limit is not a problem, since right foot seldom goes about 62-65 anyway.
Beverley and Ken
2006 Winnebago Outlook 29B E-450.
2012 Honda CR-V AWD
Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar and Brake Buddy Vantage.
Well our 04 had 2 bad (as in defective) batteries and both were replaced in the first 2 years under warranty. And both were replaced on the road and there were no problems with Honda service. The third battery is still going strong. Found the fuse and never removed it. I have towed for 10 hours with no battery discharge problem.
Last year I upgraded the tow cable to one with 6 wires and added a charge line. It was just a feel good addition.
a Honda CR-V is a good choice. We love ours. We have a 1999, 151,869 miles on ours, and it still runs like a Dream. And it is still in almost "Mint Condition.
Just had it "Smogged" last week. Even the Smog guy could not believe the Test Results, our CR-V got almost a total perfect score. He said, he almost never sees that, even on car much newer and with a whole lot less miles on them.
Ours is a keeper for the rest of our life. Hope to see another 150,000 more miles on it. And when the time should come, we will put a Used Motor from Japan in it.
Just in the last few days, my 07 CRV developed a power steering whine. I Googled it and there is a known problem with an o ring at the pump where the reservoir connects. Starts sucking air and foams up the fluid and makes it whine. Mine has about 70K miles. I picked up the o ring at Honda ($.65 + $4 for Honda PS fluid) and it is fixed; one bolt, five minutes.
Sadly, it is the first problem I have ever had with three Hondas over 250K miles.
I am going to start a new thread to alert other owners.
We purchased an "AWD" because we've owned (7) different Jeep Wranglers. We've off roaded all over the planet. 14 years straight to the Moab Jeep Safari in Moab UT at Easter. Well, after so much four wheel driving, when it came time to purchase a new toad, we thought having an "AWD" unit would give us just a tad bit of insurance if and when, we happened to hit a dirt road or, what appears to be a light trail etc.
I've conquered more obstacles than one could ever dream of so, the "bug" of 4-WD is out of my mind. I just wanted to have, like stated, just a tad bit of "extra" help, in certain situations, like maybe a bit of snow on a paved road, some sand on the road or trail etc.
But, this unit was/is never intended to be used as an actual off road vehicle.
Scott and Karla SDFD RETIRED
2004 Itasca Horizon, 36GD Slate Blue 330 CAT
2011 White Honda CRV EX-L,4WD w/NAV Toad 2008 Caliente Red LVL II GL 1800 Goldwing KI60ND