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Old 03-23-2013, 06:47 PM   #11
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Smart car another word for spare tire!
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:14 PM   #12
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there is no way those little tires on the trailer reach highway speed! but I wonder if i could get one of those truck bed trailers and park it in there?
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:39 PM   #13
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Our friend who tows a smart car behind his mh says that he encountered the problem listed in post #2. His Solution was to put bungee cords on the car's steering wheel and secure them to the car. He said this keeps the steering wheel from racketing (sp) back and forth during turns.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:46 PM   #14
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To me towing a smart car behind a motor home that probably gets 8 mpg is like buying a smart phone to only make phone calls.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:51 PM   #15
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To me towing a smart car behind a motor home that probably gets 8 mpg is like buying a smart phone to only make phone calls.
Life is all about priorities and this is one of his.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:56 PM   #16
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Smart Car towing

We bought a 2008 Passion Cabriolet last month for the very same reason, to tow behind my Sunseeker 4 down. I've gotten guestimates for tow bar and all gear from about $3,000 to $4,500 (Camping World). We also found a trailer on the web as an option Smart Trailer USA
Six of one, half dozen of the other. We are still looking at options and putting the funds together.

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Old 03-26-2013, 03:20 PM   #17
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I would almost think you could get one of those in a toy hauler.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:16 PM   #18
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The comments and sense of humour displayed here are right up my alley. Can't use any compartments since my wife's mini is already in the big one!
This is my 4th smart. Started in 2006 with a diesel (50 mpg) with it but they don't make them for the NA market any more. Plan on going electric with next one in a year's time.
Caper; like the trailer idea, but need something I can handle by myself so look at towing - the smart pictured is same as mine only mine is metallic blue.
wneise; Have seen them in a toy hauler. I already have my Sunseeker.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:50 PM   #19
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A friend has a Smart car for towing. He said it is light enough to fall under the requirement for a towed vehicle braking system in many states. That saves some money and complication. It weighs about half as much as the car we tow.
The lighter weight will help your motorhome's performance. An increase in mileage is always welcome, even if it's not a deal breaker.

For me, the biggest factor is that I can really tell a difference in acceleration and hill climbing when we are towing our car. Adding 4000 pounds to a 12,000 pound motorhome is a significant increase. A lighter weight car would be nice but we need the high clearance and 4wd. In addition, it's paid for.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:03 PM   #20
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We bought a 2008 Passion Cabriolet last month for the very same reason, to tow behind my Sunseeker 4 down. I've gotten guestimates for tow bar and all gear from about $3,000 to $4,500 (Camping World). We also found a trailer on the web as an option Smart Trailer USA
Six of one, half dozen of the other. We are still looking at options and putting the funds together.

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Wouldn't it be both easier and cheaper to buy an aluminum car hauler to pull it around?
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