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Old 01-30-2014, 07:57 AM   #15
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Thanks everyone for your comments and suggestions. We have decided to go with the Fit and I was aware of the crash test posts concerning the Fit but thanks for the comments. We are just waiting until March to buy. I am leaning towards the Blue Ox adventa (10,000 lb limit). It is only approx. $100 more and you never know if down the road we may decide on a much heavier toad. Probably will go with a Blue Ox base plate but still up in the air (no pun intended for the air force one) on the braking system. I am leaning towards SMI air force one but not sure yet.

Again thanks all for your comments. We really appreciate.

Also Tompen where in Upstate NY are you from? Although we have been down living in Florida for 15 years, we are originally from Syracuse, NY.
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We live in Freeville. About 30 miles South of Syracuse. We are in Inverness FL right now.
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We have had our fit for about 5 months and are still setting things up for flat towing. A 2015 redesign is on the way and is likely available later this year. You might want to research the differences between the current model and it's replacement. One may work better for you than the other.
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We have had our fit for about 5 months and are still setting things up for flat towing. A 2015 redesign is on the way and is likely available later this year. You might want to research the differences between the current model and it's replacement. One may work better for you than the other.
I heard that the new 2015 Fit Automatic was a CVT transmission. That may be something that pulls it off the Toad list.

Are you paying an installer or doing the job yourself?
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I installed a roadmaster baseplate and plug in wiring harness on the fit. I'm 2 years from a FD retirement. Do you recommend it?
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I heard that the new 2015 Fit Automatic was a CVT transmission. That may be something that pulls it off the Toad list.
yes, per spec, there will be two types of trans for fit in 2015 - manual or cvt. the gas mileage is greatly improved for cvt usage - highways getting 40mpg. i have not read its user manual yet so not sure if it is still towable.
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