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SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Braking System Installation - 2011 Honda CR-V

Today in our 2011 Honda CRV, we're going to be taking a look at showing you how to install the SMI Stay and Play Dual Supplemental Breaking System. Part number SM99251. You can see how much it is hidden by the dash panels. Virtually it's going to be undetectable when not in use. You're only going to have your cylinder sticking out here and your g-force controller on the side here. This is going to be a completely proportional system, so the harder you step on the breaks in your coach, the harder it's going to apply the breaks in your towed vehicle. You can adjust it with your g-force controller as to how aggressive the brakes are going to come on in the vehicle by moving it up or down.



Blue Ox Patriot Proportional Braking System Installation - 2009 Honda CR-V

Today in our 2009 Honda CRV we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Blue Ox Patriot Radio Frequency Portable Breaking System. This proportional breaking system's part number is BRK2012. Our Patriot's a completely proportional breaking system. As we brake in our motor home, our internal sensor is going to feel that and it's going to apply the brakes in our towed vehicle appropriately. Here's our Blue Ox Patriot kit when we pull it out of our box. This is going to be the heart of our system. This is our drop in braking system. Very, very easy to set up, easy to use system.



Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2009 Honda CR-V

Sedan 2009 Honda CRV. We're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Blue Ox Baseplate kit with removable arms. Part number is VX2246. Now we're going to be connecting the CRV to a 2014 Forest River Solera, this is on a Mercedes chassis. Here's what our baseplate's going to look like installed in the vehicle. As you can see it's going to come through the already open area down here, leaving us very little trimming to do on our fascia. Just hit these edges here on the side a little bit.



Hopkins Tail Light Wiring Harness Installation - 2009 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2009 Honda CRV, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles. Part Number is HM56300. Now, here's what our kit is going to look like when we get it laid out on our table. This is a really nice, pretty easy to install kit. The thing I like about it is that we're going to be plugging our wiring in directly in-between our factory connectors, so we don't have to splice the wires. We don't have to do any modifications to the factory wiring on our vehicle.



Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Installation - 2009 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2009 Honda CR-V, we're going to be showing you how to install the Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass. This is the 13"-long version, rated for use with up to a 20-amp fuse, part number is RM76511. Now, this is what our fuse kit's going to look like. This is a really, really easy installation. The need for the FuseMaster is because we have to remove a 7.5 amp fuse located underneath our dashboard. It's not in a really convenient location, so that's where this is going to come into play, and simply by flipping the switch, we're going to turn the power off, going to our fuse, so we're going to stop the circuit.



Blue Ox Coiled Electrical Cord Installation - 2009 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2009 Honda CR-V that we'll be connecting to our 2014 Forest River Solera on a Mercedes Chassis, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Blue Ox 7-wire to 6-wire coiled electrical cord. Part number is BX88206. The last portion of our tow bar wiring is going to be our flex coil plug here. As you can see, we're going to have our 6-pole round. This is what we're going to use to go right in to the front of our vehicle and then we've got our standard 7-pole. This is going to be one that's going to plug into most RVs so we'll just bring that up, get it plugged right into the back of our 7-pole there. Now we'll bring our 6-pole underneath and that's going to go right into the plug that we had installed earlier on our vehicle. Nice thing about the flex coil, you see how it holds itself up off the road.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Honda CR-V

Today, on our 2012 Honda CRV, we'll be doing a test fit on the Kuat sherpa 2.0 platform-style 2 bike rack. That's part number SH22B. I've already got it loaded up on the CRV, just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it secures our bikes. It actually secures our bikes in 2 spots. We have this large, wheel hook, going over our front wheel and putting down pressure to our front wheel cradle. Then, for the rear, we have the rear wheel strap, going over our rear wheel.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2014 Honda CRV, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Class III Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75742. Here's what the hitch looks like installed. As you can see, it's really tucked up nicely underneath our vehicle. You just really have the class III 2-inch receiver here sticking out, and then we have that actual body of the hitch sticking down here too. We have this connection point here where we can mount our 4-pole flat or 7-pole RV for our trailing wiring. That way we have a nice secure solid connection point for them. We don't have to have them inside the vehicle in the hatch floating around or dangling below our vehicle here.



Pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains Review - 2014 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2014 Honda CR-V, we'll be doing a test fit on the Pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains, part number PWSXV580. That tire size is 225/65 R17. These Pewag Self-Tensioning Snow Chains can be put on in a snap. They're a Class S chain, so they're for vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance. They feature a diamond pattern, so they're going to provide more tire coverage, and you're going to have excellent grip and stopping power on ice. They come in a quantity of two and have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour. Now, we're going to be putting our tire chains on the front tires of our CR-V here today.



Best 2011 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today on our 2007 Honda CRV we'll be looking at the best hitch options. The one here on the top is a CURT class three, part number 13555. Below that is a Draw-Tite class three, part number 75547. Both of these hitches here have a round tubular construction on them. The CURT will be a little bit more recessed underneath our bumper cover of our CRV, whereas the Draw-Tite, you may have noticed, it angles up here from the side, going up, so you'll see a little bit more of the side bars hanging down below the vehicle. The Draw-Tite you may have noticed has this tab off here on the side. What this is is a bracket to mount our electrical connectors for our trailer wiring harness such as our four-way flat or our seven-way RV connector, depending on what your trailer uses.



Best 2010 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today on our 2010 Honda CRV we'll be looking at the best hitch options. The one here on the top is a CURT class three, part number 13555. Below that is a Draw-Tite class three, part number 75547. Both of these hitches here have a round tubular construction on them. The CURT will be a little bit more recessed underneath our bumper cover of our CRV, whereas the Draw-Tite, you may have noticed, it angles up here from the side, going up, so you'll see a little bit more of the side bars hanging down below the vehicle. The Draw-Tite you may have noticed has this tab off here on the side. What this is is a bracket to mount our electrical connectors for our trailer wiring harness such as our four-way flat or our seven-way RV connector, depending on what your trailer uses.



Best 2009 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today on our 2009 Honda CRV we'll be looking at the best hitch options. The one here on the top is a Curt Class 3, part number 13555. Below that is a Draw-Tite Class 3, part number 75547. Both of these hitches here have a round tubular construction on them. The Curt will be a little bit more recessed underneath our bumper cover of our CRV. Whereas, the Draw-Tite you may have noticed it angles up here from the side going up.



Best 2008 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today on our 2008 Honda CRV, we'll be looking at the best hitch options. The one here on the top is a CURT Class 3, part number 13555. Below that is a Draw-Tite Class 3, part number 75547. Both of these hitches here have a round, tubular construction on them. The CURT will be a little bit more recessed underneath our bumper cover of our CRV. Whereas the Draw-Tite, you may have noticed, it angles up here from the side, going up so you'll see a little bit more of the side bars hanging down below the vehicle. The Draw-Tite, you may have noticed, has this tab up here on the side and, what this is, is a bracket to mount our electrical connectors for our trailer wiring harness, such as our 4 way flat or our 7 way RV connector depending on what your trailer uses.



Best 2007 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today on our 2007 Honda CRV we'll be looking at the best hitch options. The one here on the top is a CURT class three, part number 13555. Below that is a Draw-Tite class three, part number 75547. Both of these hitches here have a round tubular construction on them. The CURT will be a little bit more recessed underneath our bumper cover of our CRV, whereas the Draw-Tite, you may have noticed, it angles up here from the side, going up, so you'll see a little bit more of the side bars hanging down below the vehicle. The Draw-Tite you may have noticed has this tab off here on the side. What this is is a bracket to mount our electrical connectors for our trailer wiring harness such as our four-way flat or our seven-way RV connector, depending on what your trailer uses.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2013 Honda CRV we're doing a test fit of the Stromberg-Carlson 23 by 60 cargo carrier. That part number is CC-100. Now this is designed to work with 2" hitches and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. Although it does have a pretty high weight capacity, it is pretty lightweight so it's easy to insert and take out of your hitch. We're going to start off with a couple measurements. Ground clearance being first, we're going to have about 11-1/2" to the bottom of that hole.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2013 Honda CRV we're doing a test fit of the MaxxTow 48 by 21 cargo carrier. That part number is MT70422. Now this is designed to work with 2" hitches only and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. Although it does have a pretty high weight capacity, it is very lightweight. It's made out of aluminum so it's easy to insert and take out of your hitch. We're going to start with our ground clearance measurement first. We're going to have about 12-3/4" of clearance.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2013 Honda CRV we're doing a test fit of the CURT folding 20 by 60 cargo carrier. That part number is C18151. Now this is designed to work with 2" hitches and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements. Starting off with our ground clearance, we're going to have about 13-1/2" to the bottom. Overall to our vehicle we have about 34".



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2013 Honda CRV we're doing a test fit of the CURT 20 by 40 cargo carrier. That part number is C18110. Now this is designed to work with both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches and has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. Although it does have a pretty high weight capacity, it is very lightweight so it's easy to insert and take out of your hitch. First thing we're going to do is take a few measurements, starting off with our ground clearance. We're going to have about 15-3/4". Overall to our vehicle we're going to have about 27-1/2" added.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Honda CR-V

Today, on our 2013 Honda CRV, we're doing a test fit of the Curt 20 by 60 Cargo Carrier. That part number is T18150. Now, this is designed to work with 2" hitches, and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. The first thing we're going to start off with is our ground clearance measurement. We're going to have about 15-3/4" to the bottom of our carrier. Overall, to our vehicle, we're going to have about 28-3/4".





Honda CR-V Questions

  • Normally trailer coupler height is around 17 inches, from the ground to the bottom of the coupler, and most hitch manufacturers design their hitches to work with a ball mount that will end up very close to this measurement. I am including a link to an instruction page detailing how to measure for the correct ball mount and how to measure the ball mount. With the Curt Trailer Hitch, item # 13555, for your 2008 Honda CRV the recommended ball mount is the Draw-Tite Ball Mount,...
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  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and she said the Thule Trailway bike rack is an exclusive bike rack that Thule sells to certain retailers. The Trailway is very similar to the Thule Parkway # TH956. The main difference is the Trailway only comes as a 4 bike bike rack for 1-1/4" receivers with a 2" sleeve adapter. The Parkway comes in 2 and 4 bike configurations and options for both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. I have included a video review of the Thule Parkway on a 2012 Honda CR-V.
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  • The correct torque specification for the installation hardware on Curt hitch # 13314 is 70-ft/lbs. In order to have the full rated capacity for this hitch (350-lbs tongue weight and 3500-lbs gross trailer weight) it must be installed to this spec. I have linked the installation instructions for your review. These are brief but they do include much important information to ensure your hitch installation is complete and safe. Step 4 mentions the torque spec. Please also note...
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  • There are a couple different style bike racks that may work for you. You stated you want a bike rack that goes behind your CR-V and not on the roof. We offer trunk mount bike racks and the other style bike rack we offer would be a hitch-mounted bike rack. The trunk mount bike rack I recommend is the Saris Bones 2 Bike Carrier, part # SA805. This is an easy bike rack to put on and take off the rear of your CR-V. It uses 6 straps to secure it to the back of the vehicle and...
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  • We offer several types of water-sport carriers for kayaks and surfboards including both rack-mount types and foam block designs that require no roof rack at all. These are quite lightweight and cost-effective; this type can be seen on the link provided. Of course we also offer a range of rack-mount water-sport carriers as well. These rack-mount carriers are generally chosen based on the shape of the roof rack crossbars employed. I have linked two pages on our site, one for...
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  • The limiting factor is not the capacity of RV bumper hitch # S64025. The main issue is the capacity of the bumper. You will need to contact the RV manufacturer to find out the specifications for your bumper. Also, you will have to be certain you have the right bumper, as this hitch is designed exclusively for 4 inch by 4 inch continuous-welded steel bumpers. This adapter is not compatible with aluminum or spot-welded steel bumpers. There is no drilling required, as the hitch slips...
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  • Hitch bike racks are generally preferred because they install more securely, they don't touch any painted surfaces, and they can carry more bikes at a time. My favorite hitch bike rack to recommend is the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT because it can swing out and away from the rear of the vehicle with bikes loaded. You would need a hitch for this bike rack. For that you would want the part # 75742. I attached review and install videos for both products. Both show a...
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  • I will be more than happy to make some bike rack recommendations for you. I can give you my top picks that fit the criteria that you have provided but there are some other important factors you will need to consider. Then I can provide a more specific recommendation. The year, make, and model of the vehicle, the size trailer hitch, and the type of bikes is all important. A 2013 Honda CR-V like yours could have a Class I, II or III hitch with either a 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch receiver...
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  • You are correct, the trailer hitch is rated higher than the 2013 Honda CR-V but you still have to go by the weight capacities of the vehicle since they are lower. So you will want to stay within the manufacturers 1500 pound limit, even though the hitch is rated higher. The 2300 pound trailer is going to be too much for the CR-V. You would either need a different tow vehicle or an even lighter trailer. If you go with a lighter trailer then you will also need a ball mount, pin...
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  • We do carry hitches that would be a fit for your 2014 Honda CRV. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C13119. This is a Class lll trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening. I have attached a link to an installation video of this hitch on a 2014 Honda CR-V. The numbers you see for the weight capacity of a trailer hitch are not based on the vehicle they are installed on. They are based on the strength of the hitch alone. Although many times a hitch may have a rating...
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  • I really like the way the removable drawbars of the Blue Ox # BX2258 positively twist and lock into place. They're just as easy to quickly remove. The Blue Ox base plate system for the CR-V just seems more robust to me. As far as which one is more concealed, you can see for yourself by checking out the photo I edited for you. For a Tow Bar, I'd recommend the Blue Ox Alpha, part # BX7365. Blue Ox tow bars are strong, but very easy to use. The tow bar is self aligning, which...
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  • The holes themselves on the Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Coupler Inner Tube # BD1289210300 are 0.86 inches in diameter. The bolt or pin is a 3/4 inch.
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  • The comparison of the Curt Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # C13119, and the Draw-Tite Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # 75742, for the 2013 Honda CRV is very similar. The tongue weight difference of 350 lbs for the Curt and 525 lbs for the Draw-Tite would be one of the biggest differences. Also, if you will be using the hitch to haul a hitch accessory like a bike rack or cargo carrier, the warranty on the Curt hitch does require the use of a stabilizing strap like the Curt Support...
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  • You have a couple of options to carry the kayak on the roof of your 2014 Honda CR-V. First, if you don't want to spend a lot of money I recommend a foam block kit, # SR5525. The blocks set on the vehicle roof and the kayak will rest on the blocks. You will use the included straps to tie down the bow and stern and to secure everything to the vehicle by routing 2 of the straps through the interior of the vehicle. The other option is to install a roof rack and use a carrier on...
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  • Blue Ox does make some good products and the Patriot # BRK2012 is one of the best braking systems you could use. It is relatively easy to install, much more so than some other braking systems out there. And it can be used with active power assist braking systems. I would go with it. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. I have also included a link to an FAQ article on supplemental braking systems for you to view. For the BX2258 base plates,...
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  • The trailer hitch that I would recommend for your 2014 Honda CR-V EXL AWD is the Draw-Tite Class III Max-Frame Trailer Hitch, # 75742. We have installed this on a CR-V, so I attached the installation instructions and the installation video for you to check out. Draw-Tite is a reputable brand that makes both aftermarket and OEM trailer hitches and it does not require any type of support strap for non-trailer loads like the Curt hitches. For a bike carrier, the Swagman XTC-2...
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  • We have had a chance to install the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C13119, on a 2012 Honda CR-V so I attached a link to the installation video for you to check out. I also attached a picture from the installation instructions for you to check out as well. You may also be interested in the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75742. This hitch will have about the same visibility under the bumper as the Curt hitch, but the crossbar begins to recede under the vehicle beginning at the...
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  • For both the Thule Pulse # TH624 and the Thule Sonic # TH634B are confirmed as a fit for your Honda CR-V. For both of these cargo boxes, the distance between the knobs that secure the cargo box to the roof rack system is 19 inches. Also for both of these cargo boxes these securing knobs are adjustable so that you can move the box as needed to not interfere with the antenna on your roof. Due to the top profile of the box, for your application I recommend using the Thule Force...
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  • It is possible that the Thule Vertex Swing # TH9031XT or the Thule Apex Swing # TH9027 will accommodate your Honda CR-V's swing out door if you have a 2 inch hitch like # 75690 installed. Both racks should clear your rear door since you say that you have 12 inches of clearance from the hitch hole to the bottom of the door. I have linked an image with more measurements for you to check against your CR-V. Since you didn't list how far out the spare sticks, I can't say for sure...
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  • For your 2005 Honda CRV with the outside mounted spare tire, the Thule Spare Time Bike Rack # TH963PRO would be a great choice.The Spare Time has a total weight capacity of 75 lbs. for two bikes. The Yakima SpareMe Bike Carrier, # Y02598, also might work if you take two measurements to be sure. First, the diameter of the center hole in your spare tire wheel needs to be larger than 1-3/16 inches. Second, the distance from the back of the wheel, where the mounting plate will...
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