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Teeshot1939

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Posted: 09/24/19 03:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Question on towing a 2011 Honda CRV automatic 4-wheel drive four wheels down. I am following the owners manual to the letter..shifting thru all gears....running engine in neutral for 3 minutes prior to moving vehicle..keep it under 65 mph. Here is my question: If I do all that and tow it for 5-6 hours....then boondock for 10-12 hours WITHOUT disconnecting the vehicle...do I need to do the prep again before towing it?

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Posted: 09/24/19 04:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

don't know but I think I would.
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I agree with Bumpy. Why take a chance, it only takes a few minutes to do the procedure.
And, the manual tells you to run the engine for three minutes in neutral before moving the vehicle.
But, like Bumpy, I don't know.

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Teeshot1939 my take on it, yes. The vehicle has sat overnight, fluids, etc needs to be warmed up and lubricate parts. Not worth the risk by not doing it.


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Posted: 09/24/19 07:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

my 2011 manuel says to go thur the pre tow sequecence every day or after 8 hours of contuines towing which ever comes 1st.





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Posted: 09/24/19 08:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

gafidler wrote:

my 2011 manuel says to go thur the pre tow sequecence every day or after 8 hours of contuines towing which ever comes 1st.


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Posted: 09/24/19 09:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I always do the procedure on my 03 CRV before moving it I will often start it when at a rest stop. It is all about the care and lubrication for the transmission.

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I do it every morning before I tow. I go outside and start it run it through the cycle and then I go back in my motorhome and finish up on the inside. Then when I’m done on the inside I go out and shut the car off and prep it just like it supposed too.
Better to play safe then be sorry.


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Posted: 09/28/19 06:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also have a 2011 CRV. Every morning I start the vehicle and let it run for a while to charge the battery. I then run through the start up routine before we hit the road.


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Thanks for all the great responses. I will do the procedure as directed by the owners manual. I was hoping to avoid having to remove the toads auxiliary brake each morning prior to towing it but I will have to reset that also. I've been towing a Saturn Vue until now and that was much easier....just get up and go!

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