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Old 04-10-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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Has anyone or is anyone towing a Mini Cooper behind their motorhome? If so, any problems or recommendations? Do you use a brake of any sort in the toad? Your comments are appreciated!
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Has anyone or is anyone towing a Mini Cooper behind their motorhome? If so, any problems or recommendations? Do you use a brake of any sort in the toad? Your comments are appreciated!
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:35 PM   #3
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I have an 05 MCS. The dealer and MC said never tow it. I did find a trailer that lowers the bed flat onto the ground. There is a thread in the towing section on it. I have seen another thread that said they towed an MC though.
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Thank you, I appreciate your help.
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Old 04-11-2008, 06:17 AM   #5
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Here is a link to a Mini discussion board that addresses the question and has some pictures.
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My Wife is from England and would like to borrow the Mini for about a month, just to check it out. Don't want you going off in an unsafe vehicle............
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I appreciate the fact that you are worried about our safety. However, you will have to discuss this with my wife once I pry her out of "her" car. Hopefully she will allow me to drive it soon.
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I towed a '06 Cooper S from Michigan to Utah last summer with no problems. We traded it in not too long ago because we have little kids and we needed something with more interior room. We still have the Roadmaster tow brackets. I will sell them to you if you have a 2006 or older model. I don't think they will work on the newer model. I did not use a brake stystem since it is less than 3000 lbs. It's probably a good idea to use one though in the unlikely event of a break-away. I did have to purchase a 10" drop receiver to level the tow bar.
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I purchased a Damon Challenger 377 in January and, as part of the haggling process, got the dealer to install a Blue Ox bracket on a 2005 MCS. I, too, use a Blue Ox drop receiver; I think its the 10" one.

I've got less than 100 miles tow experience but had no problem with the Damon or the MCS when towing back from the dealer. I've not yet added a supplementary brake system. I'll do so even though I did not notice any braking difficulty. (It's not required in Illinois for a tow the size of the MCS.) Safe v. sorry.

The dealer, Camping World/Crystal Valley RV, did a nice job with the installation. The installer said that running the additional cables for the lights (bulbs have to be added) was the easiest part of the job.

The MCS is "mine." SWMBO claims the PT Cruiser. The 1971 MGB, however, is "ours" even though she, dear wife, doesn't drive it.

The MCS manual does have some information about towing.

Run-flat tires are nice; they've come in handy.

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