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Old 08-27-2015, 06:30 PM   #1
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Newbee question on towing a car

We just bought a Class A Damon Daybreak. We bought it off a widow who's husband used to tow a Ford Explorer Sport Trac. We got the whole hook up, tow bar, mounting plates, and break unit.

I want to tow a 1994 Mustang GT Convertible, 5.0L, manual transmission with it. The local Ford dealer says that it can be towed all 4 flat (toad) But, my Roadmaster tow bar doesn't have the brackets for my Mustang. I looked around, and Blue Ox makes the brackets, but the total cost to tow the car is over $3K.

Now we're thinking of looking at a tow dolly instead. That way we could take any car we want. If I can tow the mustang flat, I should be able to tow it on a dolly right?


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Old 08-27-2015, 06:39 PM   #2
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I don't think you can tow any Mustang flat without modification. Therefore you can't tow it on a dolly unless the rear tires are on the dolly, which I wouldn't recommend for any convertible. You may want to read the owner's manual for clarification.

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Old 08-27-2015, 06:43 PM   #3
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I got a buddy who owes me favors, due to his one time over indulgence in alcohol and farm animals. I took him my old Blue Ox tow bar and my 2000 S10 Blazer, and he built the adapters, using 3/8 flat steel and some serious welding techniques. They bolt to the frame with aviation grade fine thread fasteners (nuts and lockbolts). It's held together for over 50k miles. He says the frame will fail before his stuff will fail. Cost 250 and his secret remains safe, till I need something else.
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Old 08-27-2015, 08:05 PM   #4
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Another Mustang owner here

Check in your Owner's manual or with Ford. Towing with the rear tires on the ground spins the driveshaft. The manual transmission has no provision to lubricate the rear bearing or seal unless the engine is turning the main shaft in the transmission. it will damage them. You will have to disconnect the driveshaft at the rear axle to dolly tow...

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Friendly advice for a newbe, 1. never take for granted what a salesman tells you without proof. 2. find another vehicle to tow 4 down, save yourself the headaches of a dolly.
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I looked, it appears the 5.0 manual trans Mustang is flat towable. You would need the baseplate ($395) installed, and your tail lights wired. You would also need the adapter from Blue Ox to Roadmaster. If you are a DIYer you could do the work yourself. If not you need to pay someone to install the items for you. Should not be that much for a day or less of labor.
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...and you need brakes for the toad. I got the brake buddy which requires some permanant wiring installation, and very little installation and removal effort each time you use it. It'll look really good at the crash scene.
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Yes you can tow the stick shift Mustang GT V8.

You can get adapters to use the Blue Ox base plate with a Roadmaster tow bar - no need for all new stuff.


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