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Can 2013 Mini Clubman S with Manual Transmission be Flat Towed


I have this car picked out that i think would work well behind my 2017 Tiffin Breeze. Can I tow this 4 down and not tear up anything? The service advisor at the local Mini dealership said he recommended towing with a dolly. dont want to Your thoughts?


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I took a look at the online owner's manual for the 2013 Mini Clubman and it does state that the manual transmission model can be flat towed with all 4 wheels on the ground. I do recommend verifying this information in your copy of the owner's manual, as it's possible you have a different model.

In order to flat tow your Mini Clubman behind your Tiffin Breeze RV, you will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, tow bar wiring, and a supplemental braking system.

For a base plate kit, I recommend the Blue Ox # BX1307. This kit is confirmed to fit your S Model Clubman and features hidden reinforcements, along with removable bracket arms to provide a clean, unobtrusive look when you aren't towing the vehicle.

For a compatible tow bar, I really like the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7380. This tow bar features a self-aligning design and a swivel function that makes it easy to connect, even on unlevel terrain. Safety cables are also included so they won't need to be obtained separately.

Then for wiring, I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267. This kit will let you wire your Mini Clubman to accept the RV's tail, brake, and turn signal lights for flat towing. It includes a 6-Way connector that will be installed in front of the vehicle, along with enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV.

For a supplemental braking system, I highly recommend the Blue Ox Patriot # BLU37TR. This is a fantastic, proportional system that will physically press down on the brake pedal inside your Clubman at the same time and with the same intensity that you apply to them in your RV.

Lastly, you will likely need a high-low adapter in order to keep your tow bar level. I have attached an article that explains how to choose the right one, along with a link that will take you to our available selection. Video demonstrations and installation details for all the products mentioned have also been attached for you to review.

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