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Old 03-01-2008, 06:05 AM   #1
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Okay...so we just purchased a 2008 Honda Element to use as a toad behind our 30' Winnebago. We've been reading all the advice and information we can get our hands on, including attending a seminar provided by Blue Ox. We've also observed and talked to customers at campgrounds using the systems and are confused as to the different braking system options. We plan on purchasing a Blue Ox baseplate and Aventa LX tow bar, but what advice can any of you offer on the braking system? The Honda Element will be my work vehicle (I work one mile from home, so not many miles will be put on!) as well as our tow vehicle for quite some time. we don't mind investing in a GOOD braking system.....but want one that is easy to apply when hitting the road. Thank you again!
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Okay...so we just purchased a 2008 Honda Element to use as a toad behind our 30' Winnebago. We've been reading all the advice and information we can get our hands on, including attending a seminar provided by Blue Ox. We've also observed and talked to customers at campgrounds using the systems and are confused as to the different braking system options. We plan on purchasing a Blue Ox baseplate and Aventa LX tow bar, but what advice can any of you offer on the braking system? The Honda Element will be my work vehicle (I work one mile from home, so not many miles will be put on!) as well as our tow vehicle for quite some time. we don't mind investing in a GOOD braking system.....but want one that is easy to apply when hitting the road. Thank you again!
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I was not aware the Honda Element was towable four wheels down. Elements were towable through 2005 and then Honda dropped it from their list. Does the owners manual for the Element have a section on towing behind a motorhome? I have towed two CR-Vs and both have a section explaining how to tow behind a motorhome.

As for braking I have used a Brake Buddy since 1999 and I have been very happy with it.
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:23 AM   #4
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Bzzzy, Norm is right - although the Element is still towable 4 down (I believe), Honda does not warranty it for use as a towed. I believe the CRV is the only vehicle that Honda makes that they still say is towable 4 down. The CRV and Element are built on the same platform, but for some reason the CRV is the only one they allow to be towed.
By the way, I put the BlueOx baseplate on our Element myself. Not a hard job, but it looks scary when you take off the entire frontend with all the platic fenders lying on the ground.
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Honda Fit 07 08 is also good to go four wheels down as per Honda
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