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Recommendations To Flat Tow A Mazda Protégé

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I want to use a towbar to tow a Mazda Protoge year unknown presently. But is standard shift. Weight and hitch requirements are met. You sell towbars and brackets. My concern. How can you brake the Mazda I am towing. My concern is of course when going downhill.

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The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 725-1 are the baseplates for the 2001-2003 models. The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 723-1 will fit 1999- 2000 models. If you have a different year, let me know and I'll be happy to help.

For the tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar - Motor Home Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs # RM-520. You will also need the safety cables and I recommend the RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables - 6,000 lbs # RM-643. You may want to use a hitch lock like # e98882 to secure your tow bar.

For the wiring, I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267. This will allow you to have a clean connection on the front of your Protégé and will allow you to use the vehicle wiring for your tail, stop, and turn functions.

For your supplemental braking, I recommend the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System - Proportional # SM99251. A braking system is required by law and this system is one of the easiest to use by far. The installation is not difficult and there is an adjustment made at that time. After that, this system becomes plug and play.

You will also need a high-low adapter. I've attached an article to assist and linked the page to your options.

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