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Old 03-04-2012, 02:09 PM   #15
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Jolly Roger is right,

Motorhome towing the 2012 Honda fit, (manual or automatic transmission model) is supported by Honda. See attached reprint from 2012 Fit owners manual.



Dealer gave you incorrect info

This info is from Honda Owner Link, Honda's official customer support site.
The two dealers gave me incorrect information...I'm shocked!!
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:25 AM   #16
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Thanks Mnt. Mike - my only reservation with Fit at this point, is trying to safely roof-top my canoe.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:26 AM   #17
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Thanks for getting back to me Cat320 - I thought the dealers gave you wrong info.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:50 PM   #18
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I have a 2010 fit auto roadmaster base plates roadmaster 9300 air breaks the car tows great . I do not see any problems

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Old 05-15-2012, 09:13 PM   #19
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See attached reprint from 2012 Fit owners manual.....This info is from Honda Owner Link, Honda's official customer support site.
We hadn't really considered a toad when we owned a Roadtrek. Recently, though, we upsized enough to make a toad sound attractive.

We'd already been thinking of an AT Fit to replace one of our cars, so I'm interested in this discussion about the FIT as a toad. Couple things,

1. The .pdf Wanabee put up doesn't say anything about the 8 hr/day & 65 mph restrictions that Jolly mentions. Which is correct?

2. We already own a CRV, but I'm thinking the 900# difference between a CRV and a Fit is such that, towing with an E-450 drivetrain, I should wait to outfit a Fit as our Toad rather than go ahead and outfit our CRV. Any input here?

3. Is there a kit to charge the toad battery via the tow vehicle's electrical system while runnng with the toad in the ACC ignition position?
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We hadn't really considered a toad when we owned a Roadtrek. Recently, though, we upsized enough to make a toad sound attractive.

We'd already been thinking of an AT Fit to replace one of our cars, so I'm interested in this discussion about the FIT as a toad. Couple things,

1. The .pdf Wanabee put up doesn't say anything about the 8 hr/day & 65 mph restrictions that Jolly mentions. Which is correct?

2. We already own a CRV, but I'm thinking the 900# difference between a CRV and a Fit is such that, towing with an E-450 drivetrain, I should wait to outfit a Fit as our Toad rather than go ahead and outfit our CRV. Any input here?

3. Is there a kit to charge the toad battery via the tow vehicle's electrical system while runnng with the toad in the ACC ignition position?
1. The fit manual states a maximum speed of 65 mph. I believe the distance is 500 miles per day. The one day I was going to go over that amount. I simply stated the car when I stopped for dinner and put the tranny trough the cycle and finished in neutral for a few minutes. Therefore the 500 mile piece is reset. Not too often I would drive 500+ miles in a day.

2. The fit is alot lighter. Curb weight is only 2,500#

3. I have never pulled the fuse and have never had any issue with the battery getting too low. Just my experience.

It's a great little toad and when you put those back seats down you have a lot of storage space.

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1. The .pdf Wanabee put up doesn't say anything about the 8 hr/day & 65 mph restrictions that Jolly mentions. Which is correct?
The pdf states the 65 mph limit on the 1st page, right side of the document.
The second page of the pdf addresses the 8 hour limit and states to repeat the towing procedure if towing for more then 8 hours.
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The pdf states the 65 mph limit on the 1st page, right side of the document.
The second page of the pdf addresses the 8 hour limit and states to repeat the towing procedure if towing for more then 8 hours.
My question on that is how to interpret that 8hours. If I tow it 8 hours and stop over night, do I need to repeat the towing procedure of am I "good to go"? Not a big deal at all, just not how I would have written that.
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The two dealers gave me incorrect information...I'm shocked!!
If this were not so prevalent and true it would be very funny! It is absurd the amount of bad/ incorrect/ don't know what they are talking about info that dealers dish out!
It's bad enough that we know they lie about stuff, but now we have to figure out how misinformed they are also!

Thank God for the internet and forums!

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My question on that is how to interpret that 8hours. If I tow it 8 hours and stop over night, do I need to repeat the towing procedure of am I "good to go"? Not a big deal at all, just not how I would have written that.
It's for every eight hours on the clock, so it needs to be done again in the morning before starting out. Also includes lunch and site seeing breaks. I'd just do it whenever you stop for lunch or a break.
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The pdf states the 65 mph limit on the 1st page, right side of the document.
The second page of the pdf addresses the 8 hour limit and states to repeat the towing procedure if towing for more then 8 hours.
Oops, musta been these bifocals. Thanks!
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Just buy a manual transmission and you won't have to worry about cycling it every 8 hours. Plus, the MT makes for a "peppier" drive anyway.
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Today I purchase a 2012 Honda Fit 5 speed automatic. It can be tow behind a motor home. Page 159 in the owner manual give the instruction also I called Honda to confirm it. Now I need to get the front mount. I think I will not use a Brake Buddy this time.
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Yep, the Fit and the CR-V are the only two Honda's presently OK'd to tow four down, in fact it's been that way since 2005, except for a few 2005 Pilots.

Luckily we had it in writing on Honda letterhead that our '05 Odyssey we bought to tow four down was towable four down. Helped us get our money back on the towing equipment we bought anbd had installed.
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