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Old 01-14-2016, 06:54 PM   #1
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Towing Honda FIT

Anyone using a roadmaster tow bar to tow a 2015 manual Honda FIT? Getting ready to have gear installed. What drop receiver will be needed? Anyone using the Invisibrake system?
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Old 01-14-2016, 09:19 PM   #2
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:43 PM   #3
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I tow a 2015 Honda Fit EX. I use Roadmaster and Invisibrake. Very satisfied with rig.
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I tow a 2013 Fit Automatic with Roadmaster and Invisibrake with a 2015 Solera. Works excellent. I had Camping World install it.
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I did not need a drop receiver
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I tow a 2016 Honda HR-V, the Fit's slightly bigger brother (both made on the same assembly line...) I use a Blue Ox base plate and tow bar with (I think) a four inch drop receiver. I'm using the SMI Stay-N-Play Duo braking system.

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A manual transmission HRV, I presume? I don't think the new variable transmission models are flat-towable. That's part of the reason I found a 2014 CRV to tow.
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Old 01-16-2016, 10:45 AM   #8
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A manual transmission HRV, I presume? I don't think the new variable transmission models are flat-towable.
Yup, the CVT models aren't towable. (One depressing consideration is that you can only get the roof rack rails with the top-of-the-line model...which only comes with the CVT. Ah well.)

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Old 01-16-2016, 06:21 PM   #9
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Thanks for replies, Talked to camping World and ordered parts (Roadmaster + Invisibrake). Should be set up before our next trip in March.
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:03 PM   #10
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Well, I did have Camping World install the Roadmaster tow bar and Invisibrake, and they did a great job. Took longer than expected since the first Invisibrake they received was not working and company had to send a new one, which they did in short order. Seems to work great, but have 2 questions.

1), The FIT has a push button starter, and we left the key in the car since I was afraid taking it with me to the RV would turn off accessories and lock the wheels. Does anyone know if you can take the key fob out of the car so it can be locked while traveling, or do you have to keep it in the car while towing?

2) They did not use a drop down receiver and the tow bar is angled down a few inches to the car (no more than 2-3"). I noticed the front wheels look a bit depressed compared to the back (could be due to the weight of the stone guard installed). Do I need a drop down receiver to get the tow bar absolutely level with the car brackets?

Thanks in advance for any info
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