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Old 04-12-2014, 02:37 PM   #15
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We just installed set our Smart up with a ReadyBrute and ReadyBrake for flat towing. Put just under 400 miles on it yesterday. Averaged 15.2 MPG with our Sprinter based LTV Unity. And the Smarty get between 38-42 around town. Have been on the interstate a number of times and if you pay attention you will not have a problem with the handling. It is a dream to tow fun to drive and gets great mpg. Did not have the battery disconnect installed and had no issue when we decoupled at the end of the day. If you put the car in neutral with the key in position 1 you will not have an issue. Break and directionals get power from the RV while towing so I don't get the battery issue. Also note that the odometer does not register while towing. Thought about getting a Fiat 500 but at the end of the day we like the driving experience of the Smart and it does have kind of an "IT" factopr about it. Also get lots on smiles as we go down the road.

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Old 04-12-2014, 02:49 PM   #16
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Just picked our smart convertible yesterday. Already love driving it with the top down. We bought it cuz it goes on our volvo. We plan on using it mainly for travels on smaller back roads and in KW, New Orleans Ect. Not to say we are not going to take in on highways, but on a limited basis. It's a great fun car.

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Old 04-13-2014, 10:17 AM   #17
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If you have a need for a weather proof toad vechicle for two people, there is no better choice than the Smart. If you need to transport more than two people, you don't need a Smart car.

We do not tow ours four down nor would I tow any car four down for that matter. The ability to back up and use the aluminum trailer for things like picking up fire wood with the Smart at the camp site works very well. I see much less road rash from towing on our Smart than any 4 down toad in the camp ground.

Our Aluma tilt bed trailer weighs around 625 lbs and the Smart weighs around 1750 lbs which yields less than 2400 lb towing load. The all aluminum trailer can easily be around by hand when unloaded.
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:48 PM   #18
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I drag my 2009 smart fortwo Passion all around the PNW.

More here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gotsmart/sets/

The battery (located beneath the passenger-side floor) is a bit small. It would not stand up to a supplement braking device tapping it for power. A second battery sitting on the passenger-side floor, or power brought over from the motorhome would be necessary.

An alternative would be to use a surge brake setup like the ReadyBrake or the ReadyBrute Elite tow bar.

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