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Old 03-02-2014, 09:31 AM   #1
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Towing a Honda Fit

We are considering an automatic Honda Fit as our toad vehicle. The list says that the automatic is towable. I was wondering if anyone out there is towing this vehicle, (automatic) and if any modifications or changes needs to be made in order to do this. What has your experience been? John
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Old 03-02-2014, 05:58 PM   #2
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Towed a Fit for 4 years just got a new Jeep Cherokee - glad the Fit is gone, love the comfort, room and power of the Jeep. Now I can go on high profile roads and beaches and explore more.
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We tow a 2012 Fit Auto trans. Love It. Read and understand the instructions in the owners manual before towing.
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I am towing the 21013 Fit. The only thing that is not easy is they want you to remove radio fuse if you are towing it all day and it is hard to get to it to pull. If you put in a charge line from the motorhome this should not be a problem . It is a light car and easy to tow and thats what we wanted. You have to stop every 4 hours I think start the car and run transmission through the positions and let it run for a few minutes to circulated the fluid through the transmission.
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:37 PM   #5
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I tow a 2010 fit it's a good little tow. I follow the manual almost, I keep forgetting the part that says to keep the speed down. Well I try sometimes.
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towing a 2010 fit sports, no complaints. it's light when i drive on the road i don't feel it's there i have to glance backup camera to make sure still attached. the little car is very roomy inside and versatile for carrying things. great gas mileage.

No, you don't need to mod anything. I am using Roadmaster ez baseplate and a plugin harness (check etrailer.com). The manual tells the procedure clearly; you won't be wrong.
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We love our automatic transmission Fit. Just follow the towing instructions in the manual and it will be fine. We use a Blue Ox baseplate and tow bar, Tow Daddy wiring harness, Toad Charge system, and the RVi2 braking system.
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Purchasing the Blue Ox

I just got a rude awakening when I called my local Texas Trailer dealer for a price to purchase and install the Blue Ox system and base plate. They gave me a price of $2,000. Does this seem like a fair price?
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I just got a rude awakening when I called my local Texas Trailer dealer for a price to purchase and install the Blue Ox system and base plate. They gave me a price of $2,000. Does this seem like a fair price?
I had my Honda FIT set up for towing by a dealer. The bill including an auxiliary brake unit and all labor came to a shade under $4,000. The up side is that all the parts except the baseplate can be transferred to a new vehicle.
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I just got a rude awakening when I called my local Texas Trailer dealer for a price to purchase and install the Blue Ox system and base plate. They gave me a price of $2,000. Does this seem like a fair price?
The baseplate is about a 3 hr job, the tow bar is about 10 minutes (assuming you use the anti-rattle clamps), wiring depends on what they use but using a Tow Daddy (or it's equivalent) is 2 hrs, and so on. Ask them to break out the parts charges and labor charges. Ask them if it is OK for you to supply the parts (they won't be happy because they are probably overcharging you on parts). BTW, you can get prices for all of this at etrailer.com or rvupgradestore.com.
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I just got a rude awakening when I called my local Texas Trailer dealer for a price to purchase and install the Blue Ox system and base plate. They gave me a price of $2,000. Does this seem like a fair price?
For purchase and install of baseplates, tow bar and wiring that seems about right. If a braking system is included, even better.
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