Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2011 Honda CR-V

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I have a roadmaster falcon 2 tow bar, base plate arms and cables that I purchased from craigslist. what else do i need to tow a 2011 Honda CRV.

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It looks like you have most of the parts to flat tow your 2011 Honda CR-V, but there are two more items that you will need. First you will need a light kit. There are different options available for the CR-V. If you will not be towing very frequently and want something that is easy to install, then I recommend looking at a magnetic light kit like the MaxxTow Magnetic Tow Lights, # MT70097. These lights attach to the vehicle with the magnetic base and have a 4-pole flat connector to connect to the motor home.

The final item that you will need is a supplemental braking system which is required by most states. The braking system that I prefer is the Delta Force, # SM99242. This system is easy to set up and use and it will apply the brakes on the CR-V with the same intensity as the motor home to reduce wear and tear on either vehicle. It needs an active 12-volt power outlet, # RM-9332, for power.

I have attached a few help articles for you to check out on flat towing, wiring and braking systems. I also recommend checking checking your owners manual for any procedures or limitations when flat towing your CR-V.

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