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Old 06-30-2008, 03:16 AM   #1
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Anyone using this as a toad?
What is the prodedure for getting it ready to tow? Thanks, Good Miles.
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Anyone using this as a toad?
What is the prodedure for getting it ready to tow? Thanks, Good Miles.
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:37 AM   #3
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What model and year Honda? Auto or stick? I tow a 1998 Honda Accord automatic four down with no problems. Just follow the Honda procedure in your owner's manual or call Honda service.

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I haven't purchased it yet, so I do not have a owners manual. Was just wondering how it was done. I have a Vue now and I know the procedure for that. THanks.
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:11 AM   #5
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The only late model Honda approved for towing is the CRV.

Give REMCO TOWING a call, as they are the authority on towing.
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:54 AM   #6
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Dirk,
Checking FMCA magazine, under towing , the Honda Fit , is capable of being towed 4 down. I
looked before considering it. Thanks
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I see that FMCA does list it as towable.

Motorhome magazine does not list it.

That would be great if it is towable.

It would be advisable to read it's towability in the owners manual before purchase.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Route 66:
It would be advisable to read it's towability in the owners manual before purchase. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
The Honda Fit with automatic transmission is definitely flat towable... we're taking delivery of one tomorrow. Before we clinched the deal I dug the owner's manual out of the glove box and read it for myself. There's actually a section on "Towing your Fit with a Motorhome". If you can wait til tomorrow night I'll copy the actual procedure. I do remember that they advise not going over 65 mph and starting it up every 8 hours of towing.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I do remember that they advise not going over 65 mph and starting it up every 8 hours of towing. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The same as the CRV, I believe.
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Congrats RVJeeper,
I WOULD like to see the towing requirements. Have to pull a fuse and run the Vue for three minutes in neutral after shifting thru the gears.

Many safe miles in your new FIT. My Saturn has the same requirements not over 65 and every 8 hrs. Wanted to make note that the Fit weights around 2500lbs , 04 Saturn 3500lbs and the 08 Saturn 4500lbs. The numbers are approximate but a 1000lbs should make a big difference behind a gasser.

Because of the difference in Cargo area 41.9 fit and 56.4 Vue, for now I am staying with the Vue...Many thanks for the replies and Safe Miles to all.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ichn2go:
Congrats RVJeeper </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thanks! We took delivery tonight and as promised here are the steps to prepare the Fit for flat towing:

<UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>Check the transmission fluid.
<LI>Start the engine.
<LI>Press on the brake pedal. Move the shift lever through all its positions.
<LI>Shift to D position and hold for 5 seconds, then to N. Let the engine run for 3 minutes, then turn off.
release the parking brake.
<LI>Leave the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) position so the steering wheel does not lock.
<LI>Make sure the radio is off, and remove any item plugged into the accessory power socket so you do not run down the battery.[/list]Extended Towing
If you tow more than 8 hours in one day, you should repeat the above procedure at least every 8 hours (when you stop for fuel, etc.).

The procedure for a manual transmission is a whole lot simpler:

<UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>Move the shifter into the Neutral position.
<LI>Release the parking brake.
(the last 2 instructions are the same as for the automatic)[/list]
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Does this keep the odometer from racking up Miles??

Same drill for the Vue except for pulling the fuse which cuts off many things as well as it doesn't register miles on the odometer.

The most important item is to release the emergency brake. I don't usually engage it ,just use the foot brake. I engaged it the other week , forgot to release it, drug the toad about 1/4 mile down the street, wore out the two rear tires, holes in both of them..I now know the emergency brake works.

The worst part is there are tire tracks on our street and everytime we leave home my BW asks me when I am going to remove them. I bleed a little everytime. Good miles
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ichn2go:
The worst part is there are tire tracks on our street and everytime we leave home my BW asks me when I am going to remove them. I bleed a little everytime. Good miles </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">...everytime we leave home my BW asks me... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Been there (actually still there), done that.
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