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Old 12-15-2011, 03:19 AM   #1
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Lightbulb 2012 Ford Mustang as a toad

We are driving about 300 miles to go look at a 35 ft 97 Dolphin gasser this weekend. The deal comes with a blue ox tow dolly. Can I tow my 2012 mustang back if we buy this mh? is there some kind of wiring that needs to be done to my car for lights? We've never had a mh so we know very little about towing a toad.

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Old 12-15-2011, 05:56 AM   #2
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Unless Ford has done something to the 2012 Mustang depending on what powerplant and trans you have it would still need to be towed either on a trailer or tow dolly. You can go to remcotowing.com but the chart only goes to 2011 models. You might want to check Motorhome Magazines site and see if their Dinghy Towing chart is updated for 2012 models. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:37 AM   #3
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We are driving about 300 miles to go look at a 35 ft 97 Dolphin gasser this weekend. The deal comes with a blue ox tow dolly. Can I tow my 2012 mustang back if we buy this mh? is there some kind of wiring that needs to be done to my car for lights?

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Did you mean to say tow bar or another brand of tow dolly. I don't believe blue ox makes a tow dolly. Your Mustang is rear wheel drive , a tow dolly would not help as it would only remove the front wheels from the road. You could rent a car trailer to get your Mustang back home where then you can address the tow issue. The other option would be to have a base plate installed on your mustang and remove the drive shaft and use magnetic light system for the tow home.
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If it is just to get it home you could let the Mustang engine run at idle all the way home. This will keep the oil circulating in the transmission and the rest of the drive train will look after itself. Lights are another story. Good luck.
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Did you mean to say tow bar or another brand of tow dolly. I don't believe blue ox makes a tow dolly. Your Mustang is rear wheel drive , a tow dolly would not help as it would only remove the front wheels from the road. You could rent a car trailer to get your Mustang back home where then you can address the tow issue. The other option would be to have a base plate installed on your mustang and remove the drive shaft and use magnetic light system for the tow home.
I probably did say it wrong. I don't have the information in front to tell you what it does say. I will check it and put it on her.

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The mustang is a rear wheel drive and you have to get the rear wheels off the ground. It is not recommended to tow a vehicle backwards.

In short, you will need a Remco transmission pump, tow bard and dinghy brakes or a trailer to haul the mule with all four wheel up.

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If you ate just trying.to get it home you can remove the drive shaft and use magnetic lights and you would not need the. Remco pump
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The Simple answer is No you can't just Tow the Mustang Home. Someone is going to have to Drive it back for You!

There is a lot more to Towing than You are aware of at this time!
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If it is just to get it home you could let the Mustang engine run at idle all the way home. This will keep the oil circulating in the transmission and the rest of the drive train will look after itself. Lights are another story. Good luck.
Sorry, I should have added "the above applies if you are FLAT towing(tow bar only)"
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As it turned out, we didn't go get that motorhome after all. We are trading in out tt down in Texas at a dealer and I will drive the truck while he drives the mh. We will have to figure out a toad later. We may trailer the mustang or find a cheap towable vehicle to pull
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