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Old 07-17-2012, 07:29 PM   #29
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I have been towing my 2010 for over a year and it is a good little toad!
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[QUOTE="I think I will not use a Brake Buddy this time.[/QUOTE]

You will be "stoned around here for that (:

Do you have a transfer case that can be put in neutral? Otherwise I thought you couldn't tow an automatic. Just curious.
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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.
I'm all for that...the wife on the other hand...NOPE. LOL
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:39 PM   #32
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1, Just check the transmission fluid for proper level.
2, Start the engine
3, Depress brake pedal. move the shift level through all it positions.
4, Shift to "D" and hold for five seconds, then to "N". Let the engine run for three minutes, then turn it off.
5, Release the parking brake
6, Leave the ignition switch in Accessory. make sure the steering wheel does not luck
7, Turn off all electric device, etc to prevent the battery from running down.

More infor on page 159 and 160 of the owner manual
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You will be "stoned around here for that (:

Do you have a transfer case that can be put in neutral? Otherwise I thought you couldn't tow an automatic. Just curious.
Nope, lots of automatice transmissions can be towed four down, some even without the manufacturers OK. Our 2005 Odyssey officially can't be towed four down, but there are a number of owners doing it with no trouble. I've done it with ours. However Honda did call us one Friday morning as were were packing to leave and say NO towing four down. I had the Ody hooked on and ready too.
They have extended the warranty on our transmission to 105,000 miles or 8 years so I also keep the warranty by not towing four down.
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You will be "stoned around here for that (:
We have a 2010 Fit MT and are considering towing it behind our Jayco 3230 (class c, E450). What determines whether you need to use a braking system or not? (I assume we probably do, but...) And also, is there a system that will work better with the Fit?

Thanks for the help - we're new to the toad world.
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The information that I have found indicate the weight of the vehicle. But I also was informed that is good to use a Brake buddy. For now I am not using a brake buddy. The Honda Fit is below the 3000lbs and the MH can handle it.
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The information that I have found indicate the weight of the vehicle. But I also was informed that is good to use a Brake buddy. For now I am not using a brake buddy. The Honda Fit is below the 3000lbs and the MH can handle it.
The MH brakes may be able to handle the extra weight, but the brake buddy is also there in the event of a towbar failure so the Fit does not go freewheeling down the highway. If you plan to drive without an auxiliary braking system, please publish your itinerary so I can be sure to be on a different road.

We have been towing a 2010 Fit AT on a Blue Ox Aventa towbar for 18 months with no problems, except that there was a 6 inch height difference between the MH receiver and the Fit base plate. I had to add a drop hitch, which brought the tow bar level but increased the length so that I had to add safety cable extensions. We are calling in at Blue Ox next month to get the towbar serviced, and they have told me that a shorter "shank" is available to restore the original length.
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