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Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2008 Mini Cooper Hardtop S

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i HAVE A 2015 ALEGRO WITH THE ROADMASTER NIGHTHAWK TOW BAR. i WANT TO SET UP A 2008 MINI COOPER S HARDTOP FOR TOWING BEHIND THE ALLEGRO. CAN YOU PROVIDE A LIST OF PARTS NEEDED - BASEPLATE/WIRING/BREAKING ETC. THANK YOU

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For a Roadmaster base plate kit that is compatible with your 2008 Mini Cooper Hardtop S and your Nighthawk tow bar part # RM-676 you'd want the Roadmaster EZ part # 521877-1.

For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-152, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot # BRK2019, that applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.

Most likely you will also need a high low adapter so that the tow bar will be level when you are flat towing. I attached a link to a page that has all of the ones we carry.

I have included a couple of helpful links to our articles on flat towing for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on flat towing your vehicle.

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I have been working with Jameson C. - 2008 Mini Cooper S I purchased a Roadmaster EZ Base plate w/removable arms. I have the Roadmaster Night Hawk Tow bar on the RV. I need a Cross Bar Kit for the Mini in order to connect the Night Hawk to the EZ Base Plate arms. Please provide the appropriate Item number. Thanks

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The correct crossbar kit you'd need is the part # 910021-00.

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