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Old 09-04-2015, 07:00 PM   #43
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Old 09-13-2015, 09:36 PM   #44
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The EEZTire tpms monitor connects to the toad without a booster. It seems to work well.

One of the magnetic "stick on" toad lights kept falling off, so I ended up gorilla taping it on. So, I will be adding a hardwired solution.

I have found that Demco makes a plug in tow bar wiring harness for the toad lights. It doesn't have diodes. Has anyone used one of these?


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Old 11-22-2015, 08:58 AM   #45
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Fiat 500 has been a great toad for over 17000 miles , 5 speed manual , rv1 brake, blue ox baseplate and towbar.
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:07 PM   #46
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Look at a Honda Fit almost as small as the Fiat and up to 2014 can be flat toad. 2015 must be 5 speed. Lots of of room inside with folding back seat and flat floor.
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I can buy a 2012 fiat pop already equipped to tow including brake system. car has 30k miles. great price but I hear poor comments.. OK to pull behind 24 ft PT cruiser? do folks with this size bother to tow?
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I've never seen a 24' PT Cruiser, didn't know Chrysler made one that long!

Check the capacities of your RV. What's the hitch rating, the GCWR? (Gross Combination Weight Rating) The total of the RV weight and the weight of the toad must not exceed the GCWR.
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I can buy a 2012 fiat pop already equipped to tow including brake system. car has 30k miles. great price but I hear poor comments..
Curious to hear what poor comments you have heard. Did you hear them from someone that owns/tows a Fiat or from an "expert"?
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Great car. Have the 500C convertible. A lot of room for 2 adults and 2 kids Turbo is the way to go. Towed about 12000 miles so far
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We flat tow a 2015 Fiat 500 and it is a great little car to tow. No key in the ignition, out of gear and park brake off.
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Not to hijack this thread.....just want to give an opinion.


I recently purchased a 2014 Fiat 500...with an auto tranny and do realize it NOT towable 4 down....I just wanted a " toy " to run around in .....but want to say its a fantastic...comfortable....economical little car and not bad looking also. We still have our Honda Fit ( in background ) to tow 4 down.


Good luck with your Fiat .........you will enjoy it.


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Have had mine since 2014, towes very well , easy hook up I use brake buddy
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To all you Fiat drivers out there, I just changed out my stock Continental tires with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 tires and I can't believe the difference. The car drives smoother, quieter and performs better than new. No kidding, it feels like it's on rails. I had about 35,000 miles (combined towing and driving) on the original tires. Three were still serviceable but one was shot. The wear bars started to show and about 200 miles later the cords started to show. I suspect the core separated from the tread. If that had not happened I would probably have driven on the old tires a while longer. If your OEM Continental tires are starting to wear, don't wait, change them now for the Michelin's. You won't be sorry.
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Sorry. I meant to say 24' Phoenix cruiser to tow a Fiat.
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Love all of these Fiats!

I have a new Pop Sport manual that I bought specifically to tow. We got it in the LA area, and had the base plate and electronics done in Oxnard. The thing is, because the Brake Buddy Classic's clevis didn't fit the brake pedal, and they were too busy trying to sell me a new brake assist package, we all forgot about the wiring. Are there any alternatives to powering the Brake Buddy without turning the key, or installing a new hot outlet? I want to be in compliance, and after driving westbound over the Towne Pass in Death Valley without one, I know that even a Pop adds weight. I don't want to cut a hole. Would mileage accumulate if I turn the key one click?

Thanks for your help.

PS: Brake Buddy sent a new clevis, gratis.
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