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Old 06-19-2019, 02:58 AM   #1
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Anyone using a Smart Car as a toad ? How did you hook it up ?
I have a Lexington210, G3500, 4.8L. Any towing experience with this motor?
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Anyone using a Smart Car as a toad ? How did you hook it up ?....
Ken
Hello Ken,
I've been pulling a 2009 smart for over 3,000 miles now. The owners manual has a flat-towing setup procedure. You'll also need to add a "always-on" power outlet for the braking system, and a battery disconnect switch.
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Take note of Ron's bungee cord attached to the steering wheel. I have talked to several Smart car owners that experienced extreme death wobble when towing. Be sure you secure the steering with something like he did.
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Take note of Ron's bungee cord attached to the steering wheel. I have talked to several Smart car owners that experienced extreme death wobble when towing. Be sure you secure the steering with something like he did.
I have not experienced the 'death wobble' myself, but I've heard of it happening, and I talked with someone who has.
I've always hooked up the bungee, and there have been no issues.
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We towed a 2009 smart car for several years it was a good car to tow. We pulled it all over Alaska it was great. All of them up to 2015 need bungie cords on the steering wheel. We have a 2016 now it is a much better car easier to drive and better transmission. Lots more pep since it is turbo charged. It is also flat towable with no changes and you don't need the bungie cords. Unfortunatley they stopped producing the gas engine models in 2017. Now they only build electric drive Smarts.
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