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Old 02-06-2016, 06:54 PM   #1
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Best option to pull my new car

Hi everyone I have a mozda cx5 any suggestions on how to pull it behind class a gas
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It's all wheel drive
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Old 02-06-2016, 07:08 PM   #3
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What does it say in your owner's manual? Usually there's a section called something like "Recreational Towing."
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Assuming your class A gas (you don't say what make/model etc) has a hitch that is rated to pull your Mazda and your Mazda is four down towable, you will need a base plate installed on the car to allow you to connect a tow bar. Along with that, you will require some type of auxiliary braking system and tail light connection from the MH to the car. All in all, you are looking at about $4000 to have a shop install the complete system. If you have a facility and the mechanical ability, you could do it yourself for about $2500 with new equipment.

Attached is a link to Motorhome Magazine towing guide where you can check your Mazda to see if it's towable and give you an idea of what is required.

Downloadable Dinghy Guides | MotorHome Magazine
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What year Mazda?

Remco says the 2013 and 2014 CX5 AWD must be towed on a trailer.
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But wait.....if you start it up and let it idle in neutral, you can tow anything.

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The CX-5 isn't listed as being dinghy-towable. You'll find that no one makes a base plate for it because of that. To tow a CX5 you're going to need a trailer that takes all four wheels off the ground. Then comes the issue of what's the hitch rating on your class A, and will the added tongue weight overload your rear axle, not to mention having to buy a trailer.
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Actually, you may find a Roadmaster baseplate. They make baseplates for Mazda MX5 Miatas as well. BUT . . . . Mazda doesn't certify their cars (any of them, if I'm not mistaken) for flat towing, so if there are any problems at all, its probably not covered under warranty. Which would be bad for a new car.
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Actually, you may find a Roadmaster baseplate. They make baseplates for Mazda MX5 Miatas as well. BUT . . . . Mazda doesn't certify their cars (any of them, if I'm not mistaken) for flat towing, so if there are any problems at all, its probably not covered under warranty. Which would be bad for a new car.
CX-5 isn't remotely similar to the MX-5. Roadmaster doesn't make a baseplate for it.
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CX-5 isn't remotely similar to the MX-5. Roadmaster doesn't make a baseplate for it.
Oh, I know, I was just pointing out that Roadmaster does make baseplates for cars that aren't certified by manufacturer for flat towing. More so than Blue Ox.
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