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Honda Fit, Performance Mods, Hatchback
#678 of 758 Re: Honda Fit with Hidden Hitch [fitfreak]
Dec 19, 2009 (10:14 pm)
I have not towed my trailer yet. I noticed the car itself is rated for 800 lb carrying capacity for my 2008 Fit (with automatic transmission). I have a 250 lb trailer and do not plan to load any more than 300-400 lbs of cargo. This should keep the load relatively light and I do not anticipate any problems. I am still hoping this is okay on the transmission. Sorry I can't really answer your question yet.
#679 of 758 Re: Honda Fit with Hidden Hitch [waynephelps]
Dec 20, 2009 (4:56 am)
That's fine as long as YOU weigh no more than 150 lbs. Remember--the payload (carrying capacity) includes all passengers and cargo.
#680 of 758 Re: Yes, you can get a hitch for the fit [rob22315]
May 06, 2010 (1:53 pm)
I also came across ballmounts.com when I was looking for a ball mount for my hitch.
#681 of 758 Re: Honda Fit with Hidden Hitch [waynephelps]
Aug 16, 2010 (3:34 am)
Does anyone out there have experience with long distance trailer towing with their Fit? I am considering towing a small U-Haul trailer from Maine to Oregon.
#682 of 758 Pulling trailer on higway with my 2010 Honda Fit
Nov 20, 2010 (7:47 am)
I bought a 2010 Fit 5 spd last year and installed a Draw Tite hitch on it for occasional towing.
I have used my Fit to pull my 4.5x6' trailer which empty weighs 455lbs for occasional use. I have very carefully pulled that trailer with our camping gear 70 miles on the highway, with about 1000lbs total weight (incl. trailer) and 3 people in car, a couple of times. Considering the maximum tongue weight of the hitch is 150lbs, if the trailer is loaded properly and weight is balanced the weight of the trailer on the tongue and the rear suspension is less than 150lbs. I live out on the flat prairie and with understanding of the amount of weight and limitations of the car and what damage can occur, accelerate and break very gently and cruise 60mph or under. I don't think it would be wise to do this regularly or in hilly or mountainous terrain, or for that far a distance, especially with A/T..... unless total weight of trailer and load under 500lbs as my Fit pulls trailer when empty effortlessly. I have also brought home 1200 lbs of concrete from Home Depot but only short distance, (6 miles)
#683 of 758 Re: Trailer Hitch for Honda Fit [cruzitude]
Mar 04, 2011 (8:41 am)
I have installed a trailer hitch and it works well. I inherited a 4x8 trailer which does not have a lot of weight and haul stuff to the dump. I guess that if you don't haul over 4-500 lbs it is OK. But it does look funny since the trailer is pretty much as big as the car.'
#686 of 758 Re: Adding cruise control to a Base Honda Fit [laurenceb]
Oct 13, 2007 (6:35 pm)
I vaguely remember seeing a post some time ago where the ECU is located in the floor of the front passenger seat-well. It had 4 (?) screws and when panel lifted the ECU was attached. The wiring harness was quite tight.Might have been for a Jazz but Fit should be same? HTH.Please confirm as am interested for my Oz Jazz. Regards.
#687 of 758 Re: Adding cruise control to a Base Honda Fit [catweazle]
Oct 15, 2007 (5:22 am)
Thanks for the info. You are correct. It is located deep inside the kick panel on the passenger side. It is quite easy to get to once you know where it is.