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Janey

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Towing set up
« on: April 06, 2015, 03:09:00 pm »
We have decided to tow our 2009 Honda fit with our 214 PC.

What parts do you use and suggest?  Where did you have it done?  What worked well/didn't work well.

 I've read a lot in the forum and talked to many people, but haven't made any decisions yet   Interested in all the input you have to offer.

We won't tow all the time, just for trips involving long arts in one place.
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Re: Towing set up
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2015, 03:31:56 pm »
Janey,

We tow a 2013 Honda Fit. It tows beautifully. We also carry our kayaks on top of the Fit.

We got the Base Plate from Etrailer and I installed it myself. It was easy to do. We use a Roadmaster All Terraine tow bar. I wired in the lights. I got the adapter from Etrailer as well.

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Re: Towing set up
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2015, 08:09:56 pm »
Janey.......george is right on with the Roadmaster tow bar set up.  On my new Jeep I went with wireless aux. lights because I did not want cut into the complicated electric system.  So far they are working well but it is one more thing to set up.  I use a Brake Buddy portable unit and it works great but if I had and extra $1500 I would go with one of the new under the seat units.  All the brands of towing and braking equipment are excellent  and you really can not go wrong.  Good luck
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Re: Towing set up
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 06:28:00 am »
When we were on the road fulltime we towed a Saturn Vue with our Class A. We used the Blue Ox baseplate, tow bar and Unified supplemental braking system. This setup worked great for five years without any issues. Blue Ox uses removable tabs on the baseplate so when you are not towing there is nothing hanging on the front of the vehicle. The tow bar stores easily on the MH when not in use. Using a "plug and tow" supplemental braking system or one placed on the floorboard is generally a personal preference based on ease of setup.

Based on our past experience, we are having a Blue Ox system installed on our 2011 Honda CRV with baseplate, Aladdin tow bar, breakaway switch and light wiring kit. All the work will be completed by an RV dealer in Vermont. Instead of the "plug and tow" braking system I will be using the RVIBrake2 supplemental system in order to avoid tying into the CRV brake components.

If you decide to do the install I agree that etrailer is a good source. Their product selection is great and customer service is excellent.


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Re: Towing set up
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2015, 12:13:15 pm »
we had the exact same system installed...great!..$3200.00