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Recommendation For Base Plate For 2014 Mini Cooper Clubman 3-Door Wagon Base Model

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I own a 2014 Mini Clubman 3 door wagon Base....what Blue Ox base plate will fit....the BX1310 or the BX1307?

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For your 2014 Mini Clubman 3-door wagon base model, I recommend the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, Item # BX1307, which is a custom fit for your vehicle and has removable arms. You may have these things already, but you will also need for flat towing your Mini a tow bar, safety cables, wiring, a braking system, and maybe a high-low hitch adapter.

For a tow bar and safety cables, I recommend the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar, Item # BX7380, which comes with safety cables.

For lighting, I recommend the Roadmaster Diode Wiring Kit Item  # RM-15267 that will use your vehicle's tail lights and also includes 7-wire to 6-wire coiled electrical cord. You will also need a Brake Light Relay, Item # RM-88400, to use a supplemental braking system. If you want to keep your lighting separate then you will need a Wire Converter, Item # 118158, and 2 additional Diodes, Item # RM-792.

For brakes, I recommend the Stay-In-Play Braking System, Item  # SM99251, because it is a great proportional braking system that has a convenient one time set-up. You will also need a Stop Light Switch, Item # RM-751440, for everything to work properly.

A high-low hitch adapter may also be needed to keep your tow bar level while flat towing your vehicle. A "safe zone" of 3 inches above or 3 inches below level must be maintained while towing a vehicle. High-low adapters provide necessary rise or drop to get into the "safe zone". I have attached a link to our available selections.

Before towing your 2014 Mini Clubman Wagon, check your vehicle owner's manual for suggestions and recommendations. Also, those with automatic transmissions can not be flat towed and must be dolly towed.

I have attached additional information and videos about flat towing your 2014 Mini Clubman for you to checkout.

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