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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Honda CR-V

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What parts will I need to hook up a 2014 Honda crv

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To flat tow your 2014 Honda CR-V I like the Demco Commander II tow bar, part # DM9511012. It includes a 1-1/2 inch rise or drop which can help you not need a high-low adapter and it also comes with safety cables. The base plate kit for the CR-V that pairs up with the Commander II is part # DM9519328.

To power the Honda's lights you can use the Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring Kit # RM-155. This bypasses the CR-V's wiring system so there is no splicing necessary. It works independently of the vehicle by installing additional plugs and sockets inside its tail lights.

I looked up your owner's manual and it states that you'll need to remove the accessory radio fuse to avoid draining the battery while flat towing. To make this process easier you can install the Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass # RM76511. This way you will only need to flip a switch instead of removing the fuse.

Another part you may need is a supplemental braking system. The SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO # SM99251 is a favorite around here because of how reliable it is and it permanently installs and doesn't have to be removed from your vehicle when you're ready to drive it. I've linked an install video of the DUO on a 2014 Honda CR-V for you.

Finally, you'll likely need a high-low adapter. I've attached an article to help you determine the correct rise or drop your setup requries. I've also linked our selection of adapters for you to look at once you know what you need.

In addition to my recommendations I've linked some articles on flat towing that you may find helpful.

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