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Old 06-18-2012, 11:41 AM   #1
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Anyone flat towing an '01 Mazda Tribute?

We have a 2000 Fleetwood Pace Arrow Vision 36B. We currently tow a '97 Suzuki sidekick (4 cyl, 4WD, AT), which works great, although the car doesn't have any "bells and whistles", like power doors and locks, etc., but it gets us where we want to go (albeit, a bit crampted and definitely not "in style").

We are going to check-out a 2001 Mazda Tribute AT 4WD, 6cyl to possibly upgrade and replace the Suzuki, which our son frequently "borrows" anyway.

When I called Roadmaster to see if there are tow brackets, etc. for this yr/make/model Mazda Tribute, I was told there is not - only for the 2 and 4WD 4cyl manual transmission versions. So they say we can't tow it behind the MH.

Anyone have an '01 Mazda Tribute that they've successfully been able to flat tow and if so, what tow equipment did you have to install to get it to work?


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Old 06-18-2012, 02:12 PM   #2
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According to Remco Towing Products this vehicle must be towed on a trailer.

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Old 06-18-2012, 11:21 PM   #3
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Any flat towing an '01 Mazda Tribute?

Thanks for your response. We found out today when we went to test drive the vehicle, that it is not a 4WD, it's a 2WD, FWD. But that doesn't really matter - it appears this vehicle still cannot be towed with all 4 on the ground.
So for now, we're sticking with our little ole '97 Suzuki Sidekick.

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:21 AM   #4
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I solve that problem by ,I bought a 5 speed man trans . very easy to shift and great on gas .
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