Another approach might be to add a charging line from our coach back to the Honda battery, but that seems to be much more difficult. Any ideas? Bruce
If we find any of the six connectors empty there (and they will match up to the 12v pins of the coily cable), do we just add wires there that will run directly to the towd's battery posts to complete the battery maintenance feature?
On our last leg of a six week trip, we towed our new 2013 CR-V for about nine hours. We found that the toad battery was fully discharged when we arrived at our destination. Because the built in GPS, etc. keeps running with the key in the accessory position, we had wondered if that would be enough to drain the battery. None of our previous legs were more than five hours and the toad always started up at the end of the leg. After reading the CR-V owner's manual, we see that we should have pulled Fuse 19 during an extended trip. Pulling that fuse will be too difficult for me to do on a semi-regular basis because of its location under the dash. I suspect that a toggle switch could be installed that would accomplish the same thing as removing the fuse, and I'm wondering if any of you have experience with this?Another approach might be to add a charging line from our coach back to the Honda battery, but that seems to be much more difficult.Any ideas?Bruce
I believe you are correct. I think it is that simple. But keep in-mind of my story one reply higher. You might need to unplug the coily cable from either end when parked for the night. The alternative would be to add a diode in that 12V hot wire inside the tow vehicle so 12V will travel from your PC to the tow vehicle's battery, but not from the T.V. back to your PC.