Just saw this post, sorry I am late to add information. I am Towing a 2006 Civic EX with a manual trans. Civic now has just over 10000 miles. We have now towed the Civic something like 8000 to 10000 miles with no problems. Had the base plate installed by local RV installer shop, only shows 2 metal knobs that stick out from the bumper. Using a Falcon 2 tow bar with a Brake buddy. Have had 2 small issues. A dead battery, cause we towed too many hours during the day a few times. Fixed with a battery minder add on.
Honda tail lights are not compatable with my RV, have burned out two tail light converters. Fix was a extra heavy duty converter, hopefully cause its not fully tested out yet.
Have had no other issues. Hardly know the car is behind the MH. Easy and light to tow. Its OK to IM me if you wish more details.
Steve & Leslie
Winnebago 2007 Adventurer 38T
Honda 2010 CR-V "Toad"