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Healeyman

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Posted: 08/12/19 03:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think there are at least TWO Miata ND owners here who RV tow their cars.

IF so, would you please PM me? I've got a couple of questions.

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What are the chances that they will read this post? While waiting I would do a Google search or get on a Miata forum or contact the manufacturer.


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Dick_B wrote:

What are the chances that they will read this post?


I'd say that the chances are pretty good. YOU read it.

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While waiting I would do a Google search or get on a Miata forum or contact the manufacturer.


Already did that B4 I came here. Google and the Manufacturer don't tow one so they don't know the answers.

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Tim did you try sending them a PM?

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Y-Guy wrote:

Tim did you try sending them a PM?


I don't know who they are.

I have searched my past PMs (here) and didn't see the reference to them that I was looking for.

My personal Email client crashed last April and I lost all of my personal Email messages dating back to 2012. I had an Email folder for them, but that is now gone.

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Well... I didn't hear from anybody so I bit the bullet and (personally) installed a Roadmaster base plate on a 6-speed 2019 Miata ND over the weekend.

Now... We'll go-a-tow and see if anything breaks.

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Good luck Tim...

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Healeyman wrote:

Well... I didn't hear from anybody so I bit the bullet and (personally) installed a Roadmaster base plate on a 6-speed 2019 Miata ND over the weekend.

Now... We'll go-a-tow and see if anything breaks.

Tim


Tim,

How did this project go for you? I'm planning on doing the same thing except with a 2016 Miata. I don't have the car yet but I'm shopping.

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Forgive my ignorance but is a Miata ND? Regarding towing, we towed a 1999 Miata with a 6 speed manual transmission and never had a problem. I heard of some folks who towed one with a 5 speed manual though, and they had all kinds of transmission problems, so I concluded that 6 speeds are okay, but 5 speeds aren't.

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>>>Forgive my ignorance but (what) is a Miata ND?

There are 4 generations of Miatas:
NA = 1989-1998 (No 1999 year)
NB = 2000-2006
NC = 2007-2015
ND = 2016-2019

>>>I heard of some folks who towed one with a 5 speed manual though, and they had all kinds of transmission problems

Ed, I towed a 2000 5-speed over 35,000 miles and have two friends who have towed 5-speeds over 50,000 and 60,000, miles with no issues.

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In the past 12 years, I have been in contact with more than 100 NA & NB 5-speed owners who are flat towing their cars. I have never heard of anyone with a transmission problem.

IF you know of someone who has had a 5-speed problem, I would like to get in touch with them.

Tim

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