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Old 04-23-2013, 02:24 PM   #21
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Hi Chuck,
I'm getting ready to buy what I need to tow our 2008 CRV behind our Greyhawk, can you describe your setup please?
I went to the local Towmaster dealer and they installed everything that need to be on the Honda. Required taking off the front bumper and doing some wiring. Didn't want to do it myself and I don't think I could have and I am handy, I also got the Defender to protect the toad. Six years and noit a spot. When the towbar is removed there is very little to show it was there. God luck
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:05 PM   #22
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I went to the local Towmaster dealer and they installed everything that need to be on the Honda. Required taking off the front bumper and doing some wiring. Didn't want to do it myself and I don't think I could have and I am handy, I also got the Defender to protect the toad. Six years and noit a spot. When the towbar is removed there is very little to show it was there. God luck
Just a follow up. I bought the Roadmaster baseplate for the CRV, the sterling all terrain tow bar, easy brake, toad charge, and went with the extra bulb kit instead of diodes. The baseplate install was very straight forward and only took a few hours. I modified the 7 pin wiring harness so I could use the toad charge without having to run an extra wire from the Greyhawk back to the CRV as their is a charge line coming back to the greyhawk 7pin connector.
There is plenty of room in the CRV rear light housings for the extra bulb sockets, so that made things easy. The most difficult parts were in fabricating a mount for the easybrake controller and the toad charge components.
Also got the Protect-a-tow, a very nice product to save the toad from rich chips, turned out to be a good thing as we ran into some road construction that took us over loose gravel roads for about 15 miles on our trip.

We drug the CRV to Yellowstone, and back through the Tetons, the tow set up worked very well, the braking system worked well without customization to the settings and the toad battery stayed charged throughout the trip.
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We tow a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 4x4. It tows well. I notice it on long grades and when starting out. (Note: we had the sub-frame beef up done and new hitch installed to allow towing of up to 7500# and. 750# of tongue weight.)
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:36 PM   #24
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We just "invested" in a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sahara with auto transmission and hard top. Putting off until next spring to get it set up to tow.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:25 PM   #25
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donellen,

we have a 2002 jeep wrangler automatic as our toad. we use the blue ox tow bar and the roadmaster invisibrake. you are gonna love the wrangler!!
hope to see you around the campfire.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:58 PM   #26
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Any recommendations for flat towing? Right now I'm considering the Fiat 500 or Mini Cooper. Anyone have experience with either?
Did you ever decide what to get? I hope you stayed away from the Mini Cooper. Dealer (BMW) voids warrenties for any towing options. The 2013 Toad Guide is a great resouce. I was looking at the Fiat 500 or 500L as a possible replacement for my Toyata Matrix that I pull 4 wheels down since Toyota stopped making them for 2014.
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We tow our 2003 Ford Explorer Sport auto 4WD. Had to install a neutral tow switch for the transfer case, then it was good to tow. Installed Roadmaster equipment, have not had any problems.
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We tow a 2008 Hyundai Elantra on a Roadmaster 2000-1 dolly with tire pressure/temperature sensors on all wheels including the spares. Don't even know it's back there, but when backing the dolly will go where the dolly wants to go!
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:33 PM   #29
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We too tow a Jeep Wrangler (2007), not the most practical vehicle but it sure is fun. From the beach to the Blue Ridge Parkway to the fire roads in the U.P. everywhere is more fun topless.
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Did you ever decide what to get? I hope you stayed away from the Mini Cooper. Dealer (BMW) voids warrenties for any towing options. The 2013 Toad Guide is a great resouce. I was looking at the Fiat 500 or 500L as a possible replacement for my Toyata Matrix that I pull 4 wheels down since Toyota stopped making them for 2014.
Still considering the Mini, Fiat 500 and now VW. All convertibles. Leaning toward the Fiat 500.
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