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iggyAZ

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Posted: 05/03/12 10:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Even before Motorhome Magazine did their latest article on the Fiat Pop as a great Dinghy I had mine already.
It is the sweetest and easiest tow on 4 wheels.
At a whopping 2,363 lbs you have to switch your rear camera on just to remind yourself it is there.
I Installed the Roadmaster Tow Plate myself and it is hooked up to a Roadmaster All Terrane Sterling. A little over kill on the hitch I know. The new Owners Manual 5th Edition states all youhave to do is put it in neutral and take off the hand brake.

My biggest concern was the lighting which I decided to install diode packs instead of magnetic or any other type of lights.

In most states the weight is low enough that you don't need any Aux braking system. I know what you are ready to tell me but it is safer with the Aux Brake. YES. But if I have to make a panic stop with my MH the minor weight is not an issue. If I do go into any state that requires it I will have a system installed.

Is anyone else pulling a FIAT POP?

If you have any questions just ask.


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Posted: 05/04/12 07:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you know if it can be towed with an automatic transmission?


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Posted: 05/04/12 09:39am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

gsander1 wrote:

The Fiat cannot be towed four down with an automatic transmission.
Thanks. It looks like it would be a fun thing to tow, but my left knee does not work all that well to use a clutch.

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Posted: 05/04/12 08:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Fiat cannot be towed four down with an automatic transmission.


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Posted: 05/04/12 05:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK Just to clarify. The correct name is Fiat 500, Pop Edition. I work there and even I had never heard of the Fiat Pop....


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