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Old 11-26-2015, 10:11 AM   #1
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Would love Intel on Mini Cooper toad

I posted a request on Sunseeker but I know there is a bigger audience on general Motorhome
Ours is a standard shift '07
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Old 11-26-2015, 03:01 PM   #2
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I flat tow a manual 2011 Mini convertible behind my Forester 2451s with no problems. Use BlueOx system and mounted the baseplate my self. Also have a brush sweep on the bumper and use the Kargard II which helps keep the Mini a little clean.

Didn't know it is back there other than a drop to 6.5 MPG.

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I flat tow a manual 2011 Mini convertible behind my Forester 2451s with no problems. Use BlueOx system and mounted the baseplate my self. Also have a brush sweep on the bumper and use the Kargard II which helps keep the Mini a little clean.

Didn't know it is back there other than a drop to 6.5 MPG.

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Would that be a drop of 1-2 MPG or a little more?

Just wondering....
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Old 11-26-2015, 03:35 PM   #4
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About 1 MPG drop and we run 65 - 70.


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Old 11-26-2015, 03:37 PM   #5
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That's to be expected
I currently tow a box MC trailer with a full dress Harley

Do you use a brake system in the Mini?
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No brake system yet. Its hard to tell the Mini is back there even under heavy braking, but feel like I should add it. Probably only towed 4000 miles so far, Ohio to Florida.


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Old 11-26-2015, 09:32 PM   #7
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Ohio to Florida without a braking system? Be careful - Florida requires one but isn't nearly as bad as GA. Those guys just love to check and enforce. I tow a Wrangler and use the same system you have except I added the Invisibrake. Love it!


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I thought any towed weight over 1000lbs required working brakes.
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Old 11-27-2015, 12:53 PM   #10
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I sure wouldn't want to meet your Mini coming at me around a curve in the highway!
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