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Can Base Plate Kit From 2009 Honda Fit be Moved to 2014 Honda CR-V


I picked up a base towing bracket off of a 2009 Honda Fit .wondering if it will fit my 2014 Honda crv


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Base plate kits are very specific fits. You would have to go with one that was designed for your CR-V like the Demco # DM9519328. This would be the kit for you to use though.

In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The best compatible tow bar for you is the Commander # DM9511012. It has a 6,000 pound maximum capacity which is plenty for the CR-V. It also includes safety cables so that's one less thing to purchase.

For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest systems to set up and use are portable systems like the Delta Force # SM99242. It applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.

Most likely you will also need a high low adapter so that the tow bar will be level when you are flat towing. I attached a link to a page that has all of the ones we carry.

I have included a couple of helpful links to our articles on flat towing for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on flat towing your vehicle.

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