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Old 01-15-2015, 10:30 AM   #1
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Modifying a Honda Fit to be a TOAD

I'm looking to modify my 2009 Honda Fit to flat tow behind our Sunseeker 2700DS. I'm thinking of using the Ready Brute Elite tow bar with a Blue Ox base plate. I'm think if doing the modifications myself. After some research I've come up with the following parts list with the current prices on Amazon:

NSA RV Products (RB-9050) Ready Brute Elite Tow Bar - $972
Blue Ox BX2253 Base Plate - $370
NSA RV Products (CLEVIS-BLUE OX) Blue Ox Tow Bar Clevis for Baseplates - $82
Blue Ox BX8869 Bulb and Socket Tail Light Wiring Kit - $54
NSA RV Products RS-5000 Break Away Device - $119

Is this list complete or is the something I am missing? I have downloaded the installation instructions for all these items and other than time it doesn't seem that anything that it is too difficult. I have done basic work on my cars in the past but that has been a while. My biggest area that I have concern is drilling through the firewall for the brake cable. Does any one have any advise? What are the chances I get in over my head?

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Old 01-15-2015, 12:46 PM   #2
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I did a Civic Si by myself. I used a Roadmaster base plate and a Falcon all-terrain tow bar from them. I like the Roadmaster products because they are heavier duty compared to Blue Ox. You do not want to use the Ready Brute Elite Tow Bar. It is a surge brake which is not recommended by Winnebago. It puts a undo stress on the hitch. I use a Patriot brake from Blue Ox. I got it used on Ebay for half price. It works very well and has saved my butt several times. I have towed over 30,000 miles so far. You want a tow bar that is all terrain type because most places are not level. The Blue Ox light kit works good. If you get a brake such as the Brake Buddy or Patriot the breakaway comes with it. I ran a 7 pin cable from the RV to the car and use the aux power pin to charge my toads battery. I did put BrakeBuddy 39332 Towed Vehicle Battery Maintainer between them. If you take your time it really isn't too hard. My Si is an 2005 so the buttons that hold the plastic bumper on kept breaking so you might want to order some from Ebay.

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Old 01-17-2015, 09:26 AM   #3
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The only thing I would change is the wiring kit. I would use something like a TowDaddy (I think they were bought out by Hopkins) wiring kit which uses the existing bulbs. Think of these as pre-wired diodes.

Happy towing - Fits are great toads. Just follow Honda's towing directions if you have an automatic.
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