| Topic: WOULD A HONDA CRV MAKE A CAPABLE TOW CAR?
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Message posted by amara 520 on 24/11/2014 at 9:47pm
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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