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Recommended Base Plates Compatible with 2010 Mini Cooper S Hardtop


2010 mini s hardtop, will blue ox work? If not what do you recommend. On the utube video you show installation of 1307 on a mini s, is this correct?


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The Blue Ox base plate # BX1307 is not a confirmed fit from the manufacturer. My recommendation for your Mini S hardtop is the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 521877-1 which has been confirmed to fit.

For your tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 and then the coiled safety cables # RM-643.

For your wiring, I recommend the Roadmaster LED Bulb and Socket Kit # RM-152-LED. This will have you add LED's to your tail light housing for a clean look. I recommend connecting this kit to the RoadMaster 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Kit # RM-146-7 and using charge line kit # RM-156-25 to charge your Mini Cooper battery while towing.

For your supplemental braking system, I recommend the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO # SM99251. This system is a customer favorite because it becomes plug and play after installation and is completely out of the way when not in use. You will also need the stop light switch # RM-751440 to allow the motorhome brake-monitoring system to activate.

Finally, you will need a high-low adapter. These are a custom fit between your motorhome and vehicle, so I have attached an article to help you determine the correct fit and then have linked the page to your options for your convenience.

Some extras you may want to consider are the Roadmaster Guardian Rock Guard # RM-4000, the Tow Defender Protective Screening # RM-4750, and the tow bar cover # RM-055-3.

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