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Old 06-01-2016, 09:33 AM   #1
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There are several late model low mileage, reasonable priced smart cars for 2 for sale in my area. Anyone have any experience towing 4 down and what's involved setting up.
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Old 06-01-2016, 09:58 AM   #2
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We have been towing a Smart Car for about a year. There is a definite procedure to follow and after quite a bit if practice the hook up and un-hook each take me about five minutes. Problem free so far. Attached is a PDF file containing the steps I follow. I have also included two pictures of the setup. Good luck!
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SMI Stay-IN-Play Duo auxiliary braking system
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Old 06-11-2016, 02:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for your comeback. I bought a 2012 smart with 7600 miles on it at a local Chevy dealer. I had it in to Alliance coach here in central Florida and had a Blue ox system installed without aux brake which they told me I didn't need, I'm still skeptical about that one. I'm bringing the car into a local import car shop to have the oil change I'm sure the dealer didn't put in mobil 1 and I want the coolant replaced being it's 4 years old and I see I'm going to need a battery cut off switch. I also purchased the car guard stone protector. My car will start in neutral is that not normal? Thanks for the info
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Old 06-12-2016, 01:13 AM   #4
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Thanks for your comeback. I bought a 2012 smart with 7600 miles on it at a local Chevy dealer. I had it in to Alliance coach here in central Florida and had a Blue ox system installed without aux brake which they told me I didn't need, I'm still skeptical about that one. I'm bringing the car into a local import car shop to have the oil change I'm sure the dealer didn't put in mobil 1 and I want the coolant replaced being it's 4 years old and I see I'm going to need a battery cut off switch. I also purchased the car guard stone protector. My car will start in neutral is that not normal? Thanks for the info
Yes, our Smart Car will start with the shift in neutral. I installed an auxiliary braking system even though the Smart Car weighs in at 1,800 lbs. Some states require auxiliary braking systems for towed trailers and vehicles in excess of 2,000 lbs. If you put a few things in the Smart Car while it is being towed, the weight can quickly exceed 2,000 lbs.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:45 AM   #5
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I'm taking the car in tomorrow for service and battery switch. For the funky braking system this car has what auxi. brake did you use. thanx
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Old 06-12-2016, 04:17 PM   #6
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I decided on the SMI Stay-IN-Play Duo auxiliary braking system. You can order direct from SMI or various other vendors. I communicated with Kyle Schuck (kyle@smibrake.com 800-893-3763 ext 203) to obtain answers to my pre- and post-installation questions.
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:37 PM   #7
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Thanks for all your help. I'm going to check SMI out
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