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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Honda CR-V - Curt

Today on our 2011 Honda CRV, we'll be installing Curt Class 1 inch and a quarter trailer hitch receiver. Part number C11555. Here's what the hitch looks like once it's been installed. It's nice and tucked up behind our bumper here so you don't have to worry about running your knee or your shin into it when you're loading items in the hatch of your vehicle. It's a really easy installation. You don't have to drill any holes.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2014 Honda CRV, we'll be doing a test fit on the Kuat NV 2.0 Platform-Style Two-Bike Rack. That's part number NV22G. 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's going to secure our two bikes. It actually secures our bikes in two spots. We have this large wheel hook here putting down pressure onto our front wheel into our front wheel cradle, and then we have a rear-wheel strap going over our wheel and ratcheting down through the buckle here. One of its best features is the ability to tilt away with bikes loaded so we can gain access to our rear hatch.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2009 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2009 Honda CRV, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima HalfBack Trunk Mount 2 Bike Rack. That part number is Y02636. We already have our bike secured down. We've got two cradles in place, with three straps, two on our frame here, one as our anti-sway in the back. These are also known as Yakima as zip strips. We're just going through and removing these. Then we'll pull our bike off, and set it off to the side.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2009 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2009 Honda CRV we're doing a test fit of the Yakima FullBack trunk mount 2-bike rack. That part number is Y02634. Now we already have our bike secured down. We've got two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway in the back. These are also known by Yakima as Zip Strips. With those out of the way, we'll take our bike off and set it off to the side.



Inno Roof Rack Review - 2014 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2014 Honda CRV we are going to be test fitting the inno roof rack system. This is going to be consisting of part numbers INXB108-2. Those are going to be the crossbars. Part number INXS200, those are going to be the flush feet. Part number INK413 and that's going to be the clamp that holds it onto your vehicle. We already have the front one installed. You can see it has a nice shape to it.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2014 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2014 Honda CR-V we're going to be test fitting the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System, consisting of part numbers RRVA137B-2, those are going to be the cross bars, part number RRRLKVA, and those are going to be the legs, and then part number DK284, and those are going to be the clamps holding it to your vehicle. We have the front one already installed. As you can see it has a nice aerodynamic shape. Let's go ahead and show you how the rear one goes on. We have it partially assembled on our table here already, with the parts laid out. Let's get right into it. We'll first take our leg, flip this around here so you can see a little bit better. This metal bracket here is going to slide into this channel here.



Best 2016 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for the 2016 Honda CRV. Our one on the top's going to be the CURT class three, part number C13119, followed by the Draw-Tite class three, part number 75742. The third one's going to be the Draw-Tite class two, part number 36520. Now the first biggest difference we're going to notice, this is going to be a class two hitch having an 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" receiver, where the other two are going to be class three with a 2" receiver, two by two. Another difference you're going to notice is it Draw-Tite here in the center has a tab welded on it to match your wiring harness, where the other two do not. The Draw-Tite class three also has two hitch pinholes. You can see here you have your 5/8 standard pinhole and a 1/2", which is for your j-pin stabilization devices. Now another difference you're going to notice in our CURT, it has a flat-style safety chain loop, where the Draw-Tite uses a ring-style.



Best 2014 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for the 2014 Honda CRV. Our one on the top's going to be the CURT class three, part number C13119, followed by the Draw-Tite class three, part number 75742. The third one's going to be the Draw-Tite class two, part number 36520. Now the first biggest difference we're going to notice, this is going to be a class two hitch having an 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" receiver, where the other two are going to be class three with a 2" receiver, two by two. Another difference you're going to notice is it Draw-Tite here in the center has a tab welded on it to match your wiring harness, where the other two do not. The Draw-Tite class three also has two hitch pinholes. You can see here you have your 5/8 standard pinhole and a 1/2", which is for your j-pin stabilization devices. Now another difference you're going to notice in our CURT, it has a flat-style safety chain loop, where the Draw-Tite uses a ring-style.



Best 2013 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for the 2013 Honda CRV. Our one on the top's going to be the CURT class three, part number C13119, followed by the Draw-Tite class three, part number 75742. The third one's going to be the Draw-Tite class two, part number 36520. Now the first biggest difference we're going to notice, this is going to be a class two hitch having an 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" receiver, where the other two are going to be class three with a 2" receiver, two by two. Another difference you're going to notice is it Draw-Tite here in the center has a tab welded on it to match your wiring harness, where the other two do not. The Draw-Tite class three also has two hitch pinholes. You can see here you have your 5/8 standard pinhole and a 1/2", which is for your j-pin stabilization devices. Now another difference you're going to notice in our CURT, it has a flat-style safety chain loop, where the Draw-Tite uses a ring-style.



Best 2012 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for the 2012 Honda CRV. Our one in the tops going to be the Curt Class 3, part number C13119, followed by the Draw-Tite Class 3, part number 75742. The third one's going to be the Draw-Tite Class 2, part number 36520. The first biggest difference we're going to notice, this is going to be a class 2 hitch having an inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter receiver. The other two are going to be class 3 with a 2 inch receiver, 3 by 2. Another difference you're going to notice is the Draw-Tite here in the center has a tab welded on it to match your wiring harness, where the other two do not. The Draw-Tite Class 3 also has 2 hitch pin holes. You can see here you have your 5/8ths standard pin hole, and a half inch which is for your J pin stabilization devices. Another difference you're going to notice in our Curt, it has a flat style safety chain loop where the Draw-Tite uses a ring style.



Best 2015 Honda CR-V Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for the 2015 Honda CRV. Our one on the top's going to be the Curt Class 3, part number C13119. Followed by the Draw-Tite Class 3, part number 75742. The third one's going to be the Draw-Tite Class 2, part number 36520. The first biggest difference we're going to notice, this is going to be a Class 2 hitch having an inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter receiver. Where the other 2 are going to be Class 3 with a 2 inch receiver, 2 by 2. Another difference you're going to notice is the Draw-Tite, here in the center has a tab welded on it to mount your wiring harness where the other 2 do not.



K Source Universal Clip-On Towing Mirror Installation - 2007 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2007 Honda CR-V, we'll be doing a test fit on the K-Source Clip-on Towing Mirror, part number KS3891. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, park or even back up while towing a trailer. The mirror can be adjusted to any angle and by simply removing the screw from the back, we can rotate it horizontally. Rotate it around and then reinsert the screw. You can see it's not going to interfere with the operation of our factory mirror, though we will not be able to rotate it in as the bracket will come in contact with the vehicle. The mirror itself measures 7-3/4 inches long and 5-1/8 inches wide.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2015 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2015 Honda CRV, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness. Part number 118561. Now here's what it looks like once it's installed. You can see it's going to come out of our . Be stored away inside of our spare tire well when not in use. When you're ready to use it, going to lay it over our threshold here, being sure to keep it away from the center latch, we don't want to get our wires pinched in there, then we can just close our gate over top of our wire.



CIPA Dual-View Clip-on Towing Mirror Installation - 2013 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2013 Honda CRV, we'll be doing a test fit on the Cipa Dual View Clip-On Towing Mirror, part number 11953. It offers a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, or park while towing a trailer. As you can see, I'm showing up in both the smaller and larger mirror, the larger is just a slightly bigger view. Both the larger and the smaller mirror can be adjusted to any angle. It's not going to interfere with the operation of our factory mirror, and we can still rotate it in. With both mirrors, it measures 7" long by 5 1/2" wide. I'm here on the passenger side of my Honda CRV, and to begin our test fit, we'll first need to turn the mirror over, and we're going to loosen up these 2 knobs, here. This is going to allow us to widen both arms.



Wheel Masters Eagle Vision Towing Mirror Installation - 2013 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2013 Honda CR-V ,we'll be doing a test on the Wheel Masters Eagle Vision Door Mount Towing Mirror, part number WM6600. It offers a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, or park, while towing a trailer. The mirror can be rotated to the left or right, and can be adjusted to most angles. Once we've got it set, we can just tighten the wing nut up here. We can also extend the mirror out by loosening up these two thumb screws here, to better suit our towing needs. By loosening up this knob down here, we can adjust the angle of the platform, that way it doesn't obstruct our factory mirror.



CIPA Clamp on Universal Fit Towing Mirror Installation - 2013 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2013 Honda CRV we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA universal bar towing mirror, part number CM11980. It offers a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass or park while towing a trailer. The mirror can be rotated 360 degrees and can be positioned at any angle. By loosening this nut up top here, it allows us to extend the bar out so we can better suit our towing needs. Once we've got it set we can just tighten it back up. By loosening up the knob back here, it allows us to adjust the mirror anywhere along the bar. Once we've got it set we just tighten it back down. It's not going to interfere with the operation of our factory mirror and we can still rotate it in. The mirror itself measures 7-1/4 inches long by 4-1/2 inches wide. So I'm here on the passenger side of my CRV and to begin our test fit we'll first need to make sure that our clips are opened up on the underside.



CIPA Clamp on Universal Fit Towing Mirror Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2014 Honda CR-V, we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA Universal Bar Towing Mirror, part number CM11980. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, or park while towing a trailer. The mirror can be rotated 360 degrees, and can be adjusted to any angle. It also can be extended out by loosening up this nut up top here, to better suit our towing needs. Once we've got it placed, we can just tighten it down.



CIPA Dual-View Clip-on Towing Mirror Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2014 Honda CRV, we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA dual view clip-on towing mirror, part number 11953. It offers a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely change lanes, pass, or park while towing a trailer. As you can see between the two mirrors, you get the same picture, but in the larger mirror, you get a bigger view. Both mirrors can be adjusted to any angle. It's not going to interfere with the operation of our factory mirror.



CIPA Deluxe Door Mount Mirror Installation - 2013 Honda CR-V

Today I have a 2013, Honda CRV. We'll be doing a test fit on this super deluxe door-mount towing mirror, part number 11650. It offers us a wide field of view. It's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass a park, while towing a trailer. The mirror can be rotated to the left or right and can be adjusted to most angles to suit our towing needs. We can also adjust it out to extend our view; loosen up the knobs, extend it out, and then re-tighten them down once we've got it set.



CIPA Clip-on Towing Mirror Installation - 2013 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2013 Honda CR-V, we'll be doing a test fit on the CIPA Clip-On Towing Mirror, part number 7070. It's going to offer us a wide field of view, it's going to allow us to safely and easily change lanes, pass, or park while towing a trailer. Our mirror can be rotated 360 degrees, and be adjusted to any angle. It's not going to interfere with the operation of our factory mirror, and we can still rotate it in. The mirror measures 7-1/2" long by 5" wide. I'm here on the passenger side of my Honda CR-V, and how this works is, these clip on to the inner housing of our factory mirror.





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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Yes, I checked with Roadmaster and base plates # 521567-1 are listed as a fit for the 2014 Honda CR-V, all models, but excluding models that have a brushguard or extra bumper trim package. You will also need a compatible tow bar. The Falcon 2, # RM-520, is a popular option for CR-V owners. You will also need some safety cables like # RM-643. In addition to the above items you will also need to get a lighting system. I recommend a simple magnetic kit like # C-ATL20A because...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • In order to flat tow your 2000 Honda CR-V, you will need to first add base plates. You can use the XL style base plates that you have referenced, # 1528-3. In order to use your Reese tow bar, # 63180, you will need to use an adapter, # RM-025, and quick disconnects, # RM-201. With this tow bar, you are limited to 45 miles per hour. I have included a link to the installation details for you. If you want to tow at highway speeds, you will need a different tow bar. I recommend...
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  • You are correct with the parts you listed. I double checked for you, the Blue Ox Base Plates # BX2258, Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7365, Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring # HM56304, Roadmaster InvisiBrake Supplemental Braking System # RM-8700 , Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay # RM-88400, Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass # RM76511, and Roadmaster 7-way to 4-way Extention # RM-164-7 will all fit and will be needed to flat tow your 2014 Honda CR-V. The Blue Ox Base Plate and Receiver Lock Kit #...
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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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