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My 2013 Honda CRV is flat towed with the Blue Ox and Patriot braking system. I make sure everything is turned off upon departure but the CRV battery was dead after towing for about 4 hours. I purchased a new battery. Can anyone give me advice on disconnecting fuses to protect my new battery while towing?

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I would add a charge line from RV to auto. Suggest that use #10 wire with a 20amp circuit breaker on both ends. #12 wire is rated at 20amp, but I prefer to go one gage larger. 

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Add a Toad Charger to the circuit from the rv to the toad. It will keep the battery charged while pulling it down the road.

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On 3/30/2022 at 12:16 PM, deanie8 said:

My 2013 Honda CRV is flat towed with the Blue Ox and Patriot braking system. I make sure everything is turned off upon departure but the CRV battery was dead after towing for about 4 hours. I purchased a new battery. Can anyone give me advice on disconnecting fuses to protect my new battery while towing?

I have a  2014 Honda CRV. One thing I did was buy a bigger battery when the original quit holding a charge. I also run the car when we stop for lunch. 

Bill 

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I put in the charge line and could run off the towed continuously but instead have used a portable battery unit that I siet on the passenger side foot area and run the Patriot brake unit off that .. charge up at nights ... have used it several times to help start other's towed vehicles with dead battery.

 

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It only takes one wire from your RV plug to the towed battery.. The RV will treat the battery as if it was part of the RV system and keep it charged.....

 

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