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Old 07-28-2012, 09:44 PM
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Does the trickle charger use 12v or 110v?
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:00 PM
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It is 12 volt (really 13.7 to 14.7 v) from the two chassis batteries on the motorhome, through a circuit breaker, down the tow wiring cable, into a circuit breaker on the honda, into the Honda battery.

The motorhome end was wired unswitched hot, I changed that today to hot only with ignition switch on. Its a fairly small gauge wire which is the limiting "trickle" part. Basically pushes the coach engine battery charge under alternator charge into the Honda Battery.

That way no worries about a dead Honda battery or pulling radio fuse to tow.

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Old 07-29-2012, 02:01 AM
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Good idea.
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I've towed our 2010 Sport Automatic back and forth from Chicago area to Tampa, FL. three times along with a few side trips. We follow the owners manual to a tee but our 2010 manual does not call for the removal of a fuse? We have not had any dead or even weak battery problems so far. We do repeat the procedure after towing for 6 hours or so hours and run in neutral at least 4 or 5 minutes rather then the 3 minutes suggested in the manual. The Fit is an awesome toad!
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I didn't see any recommendations to pull a fuse on the Fit either, but in accessory 1 on the steering wheel, the radio does stay"lit". With the small battery size, and since I already have hot a charge line installed on the motorhome umbilacal line, I went ahead and moved the charge line from the Subaru I traded in to the Fit.

The Fit tows great, and we like it as our daily driver as well.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:06 PM
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Good to hear that it tows great. One more "good thing" to add to the Fit's resume.
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In response to AC7880, we always have the radio turned off so we haven't noticed the radio to stay lit on accessory? We'll have to pay more attention to the radio next time we get ready to tow the Fit.

Another Fit towing asset, other vehicles we've towed behind our motorhome include, a 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitari, 2004 and 2008 CRV's and they have all needed the recommended tire rotations whereas the Fit has not. We had the Fit in for service last week with 18,000 miles on the odometer (about 8,000 additional towed miles) and we agreed to have service do the recommended tire rotation. After checking, they said it did not need to be done. All tires were running true and in great shape! The Suzuki Grand Vitari at 15,000 miles had bald edges on the front tires (I can't remember if it was the inside or outside edges). We had the Vitari's front end aligned twice and still had the tire wear problem. We ran to a Honda dealer after that and been happy ever since with the Fit being a great "fit" for us....lol!
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