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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 2007, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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I would like to use my new mini cooper s as a tow vehicle behind our new motor home. What would be the best and safest way to do this? Does anyone have a recommendation?
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Hi Patti,

The fuzzy hubby and I are currently working on a FAQ for using a MINI as a towd (dinghy).

Short answer is that you can flat tow with no modifications if you have a manual transmission but it will void your warrenty. You may flat tow an automatic transmission with modifications costing around $1000, available from Blue Ox. Or you may tow either with a tow dolly and keep your warrenty.

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We got various answers when asking dealers and the national website "contact us" about how to tow a Mini behind our motor home. We are in the process of buying a manual transmission Mini S Convertible. They either say to use a dolly (front wheels up) or a trailer (4 wheels up). I'm thinking the dolly makes most sense, keeping wear and tear off the front end. Does anyone know of specific issues doing this? Thanks, -- Dave
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Why not drive the damn thing? . Or pull using mini.
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Hi Patti,

The fuzzy hubby and I are currently working on a FAQ for using a MINI as a towd (dinghy).

Short answer is that you can flat tow with no modifications if you have a manual transmission but it will void your warrenty. You may flat tow an automatic transmission with modifications costing around $1000, available from Blue Ox. Or you may tow either with a tow dolly and keep your warrenty.
You finish that FAQ? I'm looking to tow mine too, the instructions say to lock the steering but the wheel doesn't lock.
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