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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Honda CR-V


Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Honda CR-V

Question:

will this base plate work on a 2014 honda crv, part no 521567-1

asked by: Charlie


Expert Reply:

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 with it you will not have to cut into the vehicle wiring at all.

Check your owners manual because you may need to pull fuses to flat tow the vehicle. There will also be other information on recreational towing of the vehicle in the owners manual that is important. If you do have to pull a fuse every time you flat tow the vehicle I recommend using a fuse bypass, # RM76511, to avoid having to pull the fuse every time. With the bypass once it is installed you just have to flip a switch.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking on the vehicle being flat towed. One of the easiest systems to set up and use is the Even Brake proportional system # RM-9400. It will apply the Honda brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the easiest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.

Be sure to consult your CR-V owners manual for specific information on flat towing the vehicle. I have also included some helpful links to our series of help articles on flat towing for you.

expert reply by: Michael H


Question:

how does that breaking system get power? from the rv???

asked by: Charlie


Expert Reply:

The Even Brake, # RM-9400, receives power from a 12 volt outlet port (cigarette lighter). But on some vehicles that port is not active when the key is in the flat tow position (check owners manual for the proper key position).

When doing extended towing on a 2014 CR-V a fuse has to be pulled and you won't have power to that port necessarily. A 12 volt outlet kit is recommended, # RM-9332.

expert reply by: Michael H


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