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dons2346

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Posted: 07/02/15 09:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't worry about it





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2chiefsRus wrote:

We remove our tow car key and place it on the steering wheel of the motor home so we don't forget.
Exactly what we did.

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Posted: 07/02/15 09:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a keyless toad. [emoticon]


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before you decide on what to do, keep in mind the shifting procedure that you must do when you own a CRV before towing. TO remove the ignition key from a CRV, you need to shift back to PARK before the key will come out. So you then need to put the key back in, start the engine and go through the whole shifting procedure again, which is start engine, shift to R, then to N, then to D, then to 2, then to 1, then back to 2, then back to D, then back to N and stop shifting at that point. If you accidently go to far and shift to R, you have made a mistake and must start all over. So if you use a non chipped key you have to go back past R at some point to get to Park to remove or install the key, which requires you to do the shifting procedure all over again, using a chipped key so you can start the engine. Too much trouble, just leave the key in the ignition and be done with it. The CRV procedure is spelled out in the owners manual, look in the index under "towing behind a Motor home". You will damage the tranny if you go back into R and then back into N without going into D, 2, and 1. SO read the manual, then go out and try to remove any key without shifting into park, it won't come out in any other position but PARK. make your decision with all these facts in your mind. I leave the chipped key in but I also have 3 padlocks on the tow bar before they can steal my CRV.


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When we stop for lunch I remove the key to the toad and my key chain for the RV has a disconnect that allows me to separate the keys, key for toad and keys for RV, the key for the toad has a small banner that says remove before flight, this reminds me to insert key in toad before we get on the way.

RV and toad are locked, and when I fetch the keys to open the RV there is a small red banner reminding me to unlock the toad and release the steering and check connections.

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Posted: 07/03/15 09:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just use the Valet Key that came with the CRV! I have a Fob attached to the RV Door Key that Locks and Unlocks the Toads Doors. It also features a remote Start which I frequently use.The Valet a Key stays in the ignition when underway.


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I bought our CR-V in October 2014 and I can't seem to locate a Vallet key. I have one for our 2009 Odyssey. Do I need to contact the dealer?


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Towed my 2003 TDI for 10 yrs, just lock the door, problem solved.


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Posted: 07/10/15 11:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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When in place in the black keyhole, the key is virtually invisible to anyone looking in.


That would solve my only concern. Wouldn't want anyone to do damage trying to get into the vehicle, thinking they could drive away. Only problem is $50 for the laser cut key.

* This post was edited 07/11/15 06:39pm by mikestock *

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We've towed various CRV's for years. Most people don't realize it, but you can lock and unlock the driver's door (consequently all doors) without removing the key from the ignition or shifting any gears by simply using a second key (your wife's?) and inserting it in the driver's door handle and manally locking and unlocking the door/s. Simple.......we've done it that way for years every time we leave the motorhome and car to shop, eat lunch, etc.

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