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Subject Topic: WOULD A HONDA CRV MAKE A CAPABLE TOW CAR?
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Message posted by Scoobz on 20/11/2014 at 8:37pm
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I own the 1.6 ,got it the end of February this year. Fantastic car. I have a 2013 Avante 540 with a uprated weight to 1500kg. Tows perfect,plenty of power and Torque for me ( 300 mm/rpm)Had a problem once only,coming through Middlewhich. Was on a very steep incline and was raining quite heavy,wheels started to spin so just had to ease it up slowly. Got us to Cornwall and back, to Yorkshire and North Wales no problem at all. The best bit is get in the fiftys around town,on motorway we have had up to 78 mpg ( according to the computer) and around 34 when towing. Lovely to drive ,plenty of room,great car.

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But the absence of 4WD would put me off a bit.

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Oxter,
I know what you mean, but prior to having the CRV I towed my Crusader Typhoon with a Passat DSG and had no wheel slip problems.

Scoobz,
Have you had your CRV on the weight bridge to get an actual weight without driver?

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Quote: Originally posted by blueexpo97 on 13/11/2014
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Quote: Originally posted by Ards Boy on 21/11/2014
Oxter,
I know what you mean, but prior to having the CRV I towed my Crusader Typhoon with a Passat

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I'd miss the 4WD used solo in our Scottish winters as well as on wet grassy pitches. If the 1.6 was 4WD I'd probably get one.

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Quote: Originally posted by Pickled Onion on 21/11/2014
Quote: Originally posted by blueexpo97 on 13/11/2014
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Quote: Originally posted by oxter on 21/11/2014
Quote: Originally posted by Ards Boy on 21/11/2014
Oxter,
I know what you mean, but prior to having the CRV I towed my Crusader Typhoon with a Passat

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I'd miss the 4WD used solo in our Scottish winters as well as on wet grassy pitches. If the 1.6 was 4WD I'd probably get one.
1.6 ltr 4WD version is due out sometime in 2015 with more power than current on 2WD, 2.2iDTEC engine will be dropped, this 1.6 will have same power and torque as the 2.2 iDTEC

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Hi Ards, no is the answer. She has a max tow of 1700kg and I'm well under that. she tows a dream with the van. Picked the vanup from the dealers today after getting some work done,and to be honest until I looked in the mirror I forgot the van was on lol.

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Quote: Originally posted by oxter on 21/11/2014
Quote: Originally posted by Ards Boy on 21/11/2014
Oxter,
I know what you mean, but prior to having the CRV I towed my Crusader Typhoon with a Passat

A.B.



I'd miss the 4WD used solo in our Scottish winters as well as on wet grassy pitches. If the 1.6 was 4WD I'd probably get one.
1.6 ltr 4WD version is due out sometime in 2015 with more power than current on 2WD, 2.2iDTEC engine will be dropped, this 1.6 will have same power and torque as the 2.2 iDTEC




When these are 3 years old I will be very interested.
If I am spared that long.
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Thanks for the feedback everyone, this is one to watch and hopefully will feature in the towcar competition. I drove one for a week during the summer when the Honda dealer took my own away to change the fixed town all for a detachable one and enjoyed driving it over that period but found it sounded a bit busier than mine, perhaps because there was only a couple hundred miles on the clock.

Oxter, fortunately over the water here in County Down we don't get too much snow, just as well because even if we get a few inches the place seems to grind to a halt. Anyway thanks for the chat I think I'll leave this post now.

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Quote: Originally posted by Lochnessmonster on 08/11/2014
We are planning replacing our 10 year old faithful Hyundai Terracan (3litre auto.)with a HONDA CRV 2.2 manual.
We have a 2014 Coachman VIP 460/2 caravan with a Mass Running Order of 1330kg. (MT
LM - 1455kg.)
Does any member tow a caravan with similar weight/ spec with a CRV? Any comments about the Hondas performance /capabilities would be much appreciated.

I have a 2010 CR V 2.2 auto and tow a Coachman with MLTPM of 1475kgs, it tows it no problem (22-26 mpg depending on journey, best was 27 mpg on a run into Norfolk, usually 22-24 mpg) would expect better mpg from a manual, auto tends to hunt around 4th and 5th. Auto has max towing weight of 1500kgs, manual 2000 kgs, nose weight 100kgs.

Had a detachable towbar fitted by Honda main dealer at a cost of 675 with twin electrics,(in 2012) my van does not have ATC so no problems in that dept re fuse blowing. Labour cost is based on 4 hours labour, had it fitted by main dealer as the car wa still under Honda warranty, this would avoid any issues with electronics if fitted by an independent and arguing who would rectify. Had no problems at all. The towbar is manufactured by Bosal, only recomendation I would make is to take it off when not using or take off and grease the pin after use and refit as the  release knob can get quite stiff. Honda specify the skinny spare should not be used when towing ( I bought  a full size matching spare and tyref off E Bay for 200). Also if you have to fit the skinny spare when running solo I was advised turn of the VSA ( car is fitted with 18" wheels ). Hope this helps



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