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Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2009 Mini Cooper S

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Can you provide me with a list of parts I will need to turn my 2009 Cooper S Clubman into a Toad to be towed behind a Motorhome?? I know I need a base plate and towbar and lifts, but what else do I need and what is recommended?? I have the Sport Suspension installed.

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There are 5 items needed when flat-towing your Mini. You will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting for the towed vehicle, and a supplemental brake system.

If your Mini is not the John Cooper model the base plates I recommend are part # BX1307.

The tow bar I recommend is the Blue Ox Alpha, part # BX7380. The safety cables are included with the tow bar.

For tow bar wiring I recommend part # BX8869. To connect the wiring to the motorhome we offer a couple options. You can check out part # BX8861 that has 4-way round connectors, or part # BX8862 for 6-way round connectors.

For a supplemental brake system I recommend the Blue Ox Patriot, # BLU37TR.

To make sure you are towing your vehicle level I have attached a link to a helpful article that explains how to choose the correct high low adapter.

You will want to check your owner's manual for any restrictions regarding flat-towing your Mini.

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