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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2015 Honda CRV, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Kuat Transfer Platform Style 3-bike rack. As you can see, we've already got our row bike up here so you can see and get a general idea of what it's going to look like once you have it fully assembled and your bike in place on the back of your vehicle. First thing we're going to do, let's go ahead and get a few measurements so you know your clearances and your tolerances as you're ready to get out on the road with your bike in place. Our closest distance will be our first measurement, from the back of the bumper to the front side of the rack, at about 6-1/8". Overall distance that we've added to our vehicle with it fully extended out in that platform position is going to be about 45-1/2" to the back side here. Ground clearance at the back looks like it's going to be about 21-1/4". Now granted you get 3 bikes on there and put a little bit more weight on there, that's going to vary a little bit, but those will give you general measurements when you're starting out.



Hollywood Racks Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2015 Honda CRV, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Hollywood Rack's cargo carrier. This is going to be fifty five inches long by fifteen and a half inches wide and it's going to be for your two inch shanks. You have your two inch shank here, excuse me, it's going to be for your two inch receivers, like you see here on the back of the vehicle. It's going to be part number HR1485. Let's go ahead and start off by getting those measurements. Our closest distance will be our first measurement, from the back of the vehicle to the back of the cargo carrier right here. It's going to be about nine and three quarter inches.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Honda CR-V

Today in our 2015 Honda CR-V, we're going to be doing a test fit of the MaxxTow cargo carrier. Now this is going to be 48 inches long by 21 inches wide. With the sturdy aluminum construction, it's going to offer a 500 pound weight capacity. Now, it is for those 2 inch receivers only as you can see here. As well as a hitch pin and clip are going to be included. Let's go ahead and start off by getting a couple measurements. Our closest distance will be our first measurement.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2015 Honda CRV, we're going to take a look at the Thule ThruRide Roof Bike Rack. The part number to that is TH535. We have a bike already in our rack and we have our rack hooked up to our vehicle. I'm just going to show you a few things on it. This is a fork mounted bike rack. Yo see here we have our skewer that's engaged, so it's got our forks locked down nice and tight. How we disengage that, we just pull the lever here.



Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack Installation - 2015 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2015 Honda CR-V we're going to take a look at the Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Racking System with the fixed points. The part numbers for the AeroBlades are TH7602-2H7603, and our Fit Kit is 2HKIT3118. I have the first one already on, on our front one. I'm going to show you how we install this second one. I'm going to show you all the hardware that comes with it. With our Fit Kit we have our rubber padding with our metal plate.



RockyMounts Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2015 Honda CRV, we're going to take a look at the RockyMounts BrassKnuckle Roof Mounted Bike Rack. Part number is RKY1202. Now we have a bike on our rack, and we have our rack hooked to our vehicle. I just like to show you a few features of it. The first feature I would like to show you, like I said, brass knuckles. See up here, you can grab it like so. That's how you would engage your frame hook here over your front tire.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2015 Honda CR-V, we're going to take a look at the Thule Sprint T-Track Roof Bike Rack. That part number is TH569. I have a bike on our rack, and we have our rack hooked up to the roof. LEt's go ahead and show a few features of it. This is a fork-mounted bike rack. See it has the skewer engaged, and how to disengage it, you turn it towards you to loosen it, but you turn it towards your driver's side. As soon as you start hearing the clicking, it's nice and snug.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Honda CR-V

Today, a 2015 Honda CRV. We're going to do a test fit of the Kuat Trio Roof Bike Rack Fork 9. Part number is TR02. Now I have a bike on the rack. And we have our rack hooked to our vehicle. I just want to show you a few features of it.



Thule Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2015 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2015 Honda CRV, we're going to take a look at our Thule snow pack ski and snow board carrier. That part number is TH7326. I have the first one already on our cross bars. We're going to install the second one. It's pretty easy. Fits around all your cross bars.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2015 Honda CR-V, we're going to take a look at the Inno Multi-Fork Lock Roof Bike Carrier. That part number is INA392. Now I have a bike on a rack, and we have our rack hooked to our vehicle. I'm just going to show you a few features of it. Now this is a fork mounted bike rack as you can see. Right here, we have our anti-theft guard that protects our skewers. That's an extra feature.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2015 Honda CRV we're going to take a look at the Inno Fork Lock 3 bike carrier, part number is INA391. I have a bike on our rack and we have our rack hooked to our vehicle. Let me show you a few features of it. This is a fork mounted bike rack. We have our forks already here. We have our skewer engaged. I'm going to show how we get to it.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2015 Honda CRV we're going to take a look at the NO Slim Fork roof-mounted bike rack. Part number is INA387. Now I have a bike on our rack, and we have the rack hooked up to our vehicle. Just going to show you a few features of it. This is a fork-mounted bike rack. See right here, I'm just going to lift up our cover here.



Inno Roof Rack Review - 2014 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2014 Honda CRV, we are doing a test fit of the Inno Aero Crossbars. The part number for the crossbars we are using is INXV108-2 for the Foot Pack we have here it is INSX200 and for the Fit Kit for our CRV the part number is INK413. We already have our front bar on, we are going to show you how we put the last Foot Pack together and then how we mount the Crossbar. The first thing we will do is take the Foot Pack and we have alredy got our plate in place, so we are just going to slip that on, and then adjust it until it pops down into place. I have already tightened down side, we are first going to measure our that spread, before we tighten down that bolt in there. We want 35 7/8 inches between the two, so we are just a little off. We are just going to keep adjusting until it is in the right spot. Then we can take our included Allen Key, and again with this bolt here, we will just tighten that down, so the Foot Pack is here and it stays in place. Now we will take our rubber bottom and we are just going to fit that on the bottom of the Foot Pack and we will take our clamp and do our bolt here on the end.



Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2010 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2010 Honda CR-V, we'll be taking a look at and installing the Roadmaster tail light wiring kit with bulbs, part number RM-155. First thing we'll need to do in our installation of our Roadmaster tail light kit with bulbs is go ahead and open up our rear hatch to gain access to our tail light assemblies. Then, we will remove the caps located here and here on both sides. To remove the tail lights, use a small screwdriver to stick in the slot and pop it out. Once you've popped out both the caps, repeat that same process on the passenger side. Anything we do here on the driver side, as far as the removal and re-installation of the tail lights, is going to be repeated on that passenger side. All right. Now, we're going to remove the two bolts on the inside.



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Honda CR-V

Today, on our 2015 Honda CRV, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Inno hitch mounted bike carrier. As you can see, this is going to be for two bikes to be fork mounted on the back end of your vehicle. This bike rack does come with a inch and a quarter and a two inch adapter. It has your inch and a quarter shank down here for your class 1 and 2 receivers, as well as that two inch adapter for your class 3 receivers, like we have here today. It's going to attach to our receiver using an anti-rattle bolt. First off, let's go ahead and start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance will be our first measurement, from the front side of the rack to the back side of the bumper.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2010 Honda CRV. We're taking a look at installing the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number C55106. Now when we're ready to use our 4-pole flat connector, we're simply going to pull up, remove it from the spare tire area, pull it over the trunk of our vehicle or through the hatch, over that weather seal. This weather is going to be thick enough that it's going to protect your wire. It can start running down to your hitch. Go ahead and close our hatch just like so.



Roadmaster 12 Volt Outlet Kit Installation - 2010 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2010 Honda CRV we'll be taking a look at installing the 20 amp 12 volt out-leg kit, part number RM-9332. Now we have our 12 volt power ready to use whenever we need it for our auxiliary braking system for our towed vehicle. Now when we don't have any use you can put it up here in the holder or we can also place it down back underneath the back side of the stream panel making sure that it doesn't fall down while we're driving. On one end we're going to have our fuse and spade connector and on the other end we're going to have to make ground around that ring terminal there. Both of the pieces that we're going to need are going to be included in the kit. So right now we're going to find a fuse that has power going through it so we can run our constant power towards our 12 volt circuit. So go up underneath the dash and locate that fuse panel that's sitting right here right above this kick panel on the side. Now we're just going to locate a fuse, it gives us the ability to draw power when our key is not in the ignition.



Blue Ox Patriot Proportional Braking System Installation - 2010 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2010 Honda CR-V, we'll be taking a look at installing Blue Ox Patriot Radio Frequency Portable Braking System, part number BRK2012. Now with our brake controller set up, we'll go ahead and pull the brake away. You see the alarm chimes, and it says, "breakaway", on the screen. The brake pedal is depressed. Now what we're gonna do is hook up our wireless controller. What we're going to do is plug it into the cigarette lighter in the RV, and you'll see it come on with your lit up LED display. This will mount up anywhere you would like inside your vehicle. It comes with double sided tape, hook and look fasteners, and even a zip tie, so you can mount it in various different fashions.



Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V

On this 2014 Honda CRV we're going to review and install the Road Master universal high power diode wiring kit, part number RM-154. With this part number this is what we get. First off we have our diodes right here in the center. This will actually mix our inputs into the factory wire harness. We also have some butt connectors here to make some wire connections if we need to. We also have a ring terminal here for our ground to go into the sheet metal, typically behind the tail light. We have a length of wire about 30 feet long that will reach from the front of the vehicle to the back of the vehicle. We have a short distance of lumen material to help protect the wires going around corners or when the wire is visible maybe just to hide the colors. Lastly, going between your RV and your towed vehicle, in this case our CRV, will be this extension piece right here that will go between the vehicle and the CRV and of course some zip ties help hold it in place.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2014 Honda CR-V

On this 2014 Honda CRV, we're going to show you a Glacier Chains Snow Cable Chains, part number PW2016C. On our CRV, we're working with a tire size of 215 by 70 by R16. First off, the construction of the crossbar here is built with a cable right here, on top it's got the rollers to dig into the ice and snow and work with the tire as needed to get traction. This is all cable design, which works with the specifications recommended in the owner's manual as well. This is a class S chain, so works great with vehicles with limited tire clearance between the tire and the bodywork and suspension components. It also has a built in tensioner right here to take up most of the slack on the outside. When you install it, this is front part. When you install it this always goes towards the front of the tire or the front of the vehicle.





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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  • 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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  • To install the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # 1559-1, on your 2010 Honda CR-V you will need to remove the front fascia and the bumper core. After the base plates are installed the bumper core will remain off of the vehicle , but the front fascia will be trimmed and reinstalled on the vehicle. The Roadmaster Stowmaster tow bar comes with the quick disconnects brackets that allow the tow bar to be disconnected from the base plates quickly and easily. If you need the quick...
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  • To even out the height difference between your CR-V's hitch opening and the coupler on the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107 you will need a ball mount with rise, or height increase, as described in the linked article. Based on your measurement you will want a 2-inch ball mount with about 10-inches of rise. We offer Hidden Hitch ball mount # 80248 that will fit your 2-inch hitch and provide 9-3/4-inches of rise. You can use anti-rattle lock # 63232 to stabilize and lock...
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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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  • 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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  • The BX7330 is an older model Aventa Tow Bar like part # BX7450. To use it with a Roadmaster XL base plate kit will require you use the adapter, part # RM-032. For lighting you can use the bulb and socket kit, # RM-152, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. You will also want the # BX88206 to connect this lighting solution to your tow vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough...
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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 first thing you are going to want to do is consult the vehicle owners manual to determine if chains can be used and if they can, if there are any restrictions or recommendations. On other Honda vehicles, only certain size cables can be used. So checking the owners manual will be the first step. If you can use cables then the ones that fit a 225/65-17 tire are # PW1042 that you have referenced. I also recommend the rubber adjuster # PW99 to make fitting and tensioning the...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 do have an option for a trunk mounted bike rack for the 2010 CR-V. The Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 # Y02624 will fit your CR-V. But you will actually need # Y02624-12 because it comes with the glass hook accessory which is needed to mount the rack to your 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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  • 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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  • I will be happy to help you with the parts you will need to start the next chapter in your lives. There are at least 5 things you will need to flat tow your 2012 Honda CR-V: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates the most popular option are the Roadmaster EZ4 base plates # RM-521567-4. I have linked a video showing how these base plates install. For a compatible tow bar the most popular option is the Falcon 2 # RM-520. I...
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  • If you care to go with the trunk mounted bike rack, I would recommend the Yakima KingJoe Pro 3, part # Y02625-12. This rack in my opinion is the best looking and easiest to install and remove. I attached installation instructions and a review video for this product for you to check out also. If the bike rack is something you are planning on using only occasionally, a strap mounted rack is a great choice. If you are a frequent rider, despite the greater expense you will be much...
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  • For the 2013 Honda CR-V getting the correct wiring harness for flat towing depends on a few factors. If you are going to be towing the vehicle often then using a custom harness like # TM783120 would be a good choice. But if you are using a supplemental braking system (which is required by law in most states) then you will also need a brake light relay # RM-88400. If you will not be towing often then I recommend a magnetic kit like # C-ATL20A. This bypasses the vehicle wiring...
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  • According to Yakima, the Yakima KingJoe Pro 3 Bike Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, part # Y02625-12 would be a fit for your 2008 Honda CR-V.
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  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap, # 18050, is designed to help provide extra support to the receiver when carrying hitch mounted bike racks and cargo carriers. For the 2012 Honda CR-V the Curt hitch, # C13119, requires a support strap for all non-trailer loads for manufacturer warranty requirements. To use the suppport strap with a cargo carrier like the Curt 20x48 Cargo Carrier, # C18145, you would need to loop one end of the strap through the cargo carrier top rail and...
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