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Old 09-02-2017, 06:39 PM   #15
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The ST has a supplement manual, where the restrictions are listed.
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:20 AM   #16
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just nicks not too bad... we used to tow a honda fit. two years ago on a dirt road outside a boondocking site, a rock in the middle of the road hit the bottom of the fit while we towed it through - knocked out the bottom of the fluid dipstick holder. luckily i didn't tow further so the trans didn't get ruined. called a nearby honda dealer. they had to order the part from honda and resend it to me. we stuck there for 10 days.
I failed to mention that the Fit transmission with a nick was the brand new out of the box transmission with less than 3000 miles on it. The original was totally destroyed by a unknown road hazard.
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Old 10-02-2017, 02:39 PM   #17
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Just wondering what Honda do you tow? I have towed a Fit till the ground clearance started to scare me , I had large nicks on the transmission. I just finished outfitting a 2010 Element. What's your story.
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just nicks not too bad... we used to tow a honda fit. two years ago on a dirt road outside a boondocking site, a rock in the middle of the road hit the bottom of the fit while we towed it through - knocked out the bottom of the fluid dipstick holder. luckily i didn't tow further so the trans didn't get ruined. called a nearby honda dealer. they had to order the part from honda and resend it to me. we stuck there for 10 days.
Hmmmmm, I was targeting a 2013 Fit for a perfect second car/toad, but this gives me pause. We don't plan to do much boondocking, but still the low ride height sounds like it's problematic. Maybe a pre-2015 CRV would be a better choice?
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Hmmmmm, I was targeting a 2013 Fit for a perfect second car/toad, but this gives me pause. We don't plan to do much boondocking, but still the low ride height sounds like it's problematic. Maybe a pre-2015 CRV would be a better choice?
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honda fit has indeed a low clearance. don't know what type of rv you have, and your rving habit. if you have a class c, and travel from park to park, then a fit may not be a bad choice. there are some fit lovers on this board.

if you have a class a, so you know its towing capacity is not a concern, and you like boondocking, then get a higher clearance vehicle may be a good idea.

crv is supposed to be a good one, as many people are having it. i have only test driven it in a dealer, my ears were a little more sensitive to the noise level on the road than i expected. however, some people here may offer you more detailed hand-on experience later... good luck.
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honda fit has indeed a low clearance. don't know what type of rv you have, and your rving habit. if you have a class c, and travel from park to park, then a fit may not be a bad choice. there are some fit lovers on this board.

if you have a class a, so you know its towing capacity is not a concern, and you like boondocking, then get a higher clearance vehicle may be a good idea.

crv is supposed to be a good one, as many people are having it. i have only test driven it in a dealer, my ears were a little more sensitive to the noise level on the road than i expected. however, some people here may offer you more detailed hand-on experience later... good luck.
The coach will be a class A diesel pusher with at least a 10,000 pound hitch.
Yes, road noise is an issue with CRV's, and while certainly a consideration, is probably acceptable to us for a second car/toad, since our main car is pretty quiet.
While I don't see us doing off-roading or much boondocking, the flexibility to do so is something to think about.
Thanks for your response!
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Been towing my 2012 Fit for about 3 years and have not had any problems
and yes it is low clearance with such small tires but Honda has decided to
not have 4 down towing auto tranny but expect to keep my Fit for a long time
and have a rear hitch and roof rack and also have another larger Honda that I do not tow,I do like my Fit for it's small low size and lot's of room when folding down rear seats.
I may trade in my 2015 larger Honda for 2017 Touring CRV and may look to towing it with dolly maybe just a idea for the future and really was impressed with the new Touring CRV.
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We tow a 2004 Element. It has 230,000 miles on the odometer and 60,000 miles flat towing.
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I have been towing with a tow dolly since I am in the used car business I never know what I will be towing. My last trip out I was towing a 2003 crv on dolly. It was supposed to be a front wheel drive. 300 miles into trip I noticed it was a awd. Knowing you can't tow awd on a tow dolly.I thought I was in a mess. I decided I would try starting vehicle pull gear shift to drive then back thru neutral, reverse then park and turn key off. I did this every 300 miles hoping for a good outcome. Well the trip was 1700 miles and had no issues with the transmission. Lucky I guess
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Started towing a '14 CRV this summer. Love it. We found it as a lease vehicle coming back with 24k miles. Installed Roadmaster system with tow bar. So easy with their videos. Installed SMI system and works amazing. CRV is a great vehicle to tow.
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We've towed our Fit Sport for about 15,000 miles without bottoming out on anything. The front chin has its share of stone chips.

I've replaced one fog lamp due to a cracked lens, and a second one is now cracked, but those happened while driving, not towing. As the fog lamp assembly costs over $150 to replace, I've gotten into the habit of covering the lenses with foam and tape when towing, and pulling the fuse, too (don't want a fire). The covers come off and the fuse goes back in when we get to our destination.

We already had the Fit when we bought our first coach, a Class C with a 3,500-pound-rated hitch. So, it was a natural to equip it for four-down. Our current coach can tow 5,000 pounds. If we didn't already have a toad, we'd equip and tow the 2003 Element AWD, as it has better ground clearance and is a bit more versatile than the Fit. We like them both as daily drivers.
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What fuse do you remove and why,I have magnetic lights and wire from MH
to charge battery in Fit and do nothing 4 down while towing and have braking system.
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I pull the fuse to the fog lights. I don't want to turn them on while they are covered.
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Can anyone who tows a 2014 CR-V tell me if the odometer records the mileage while being towed?
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Can anyone who tows a 2014 CR-V tell me if the odometer records the mileage while being towed?
It doesn't.
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