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Old 04-15-2016, 07:17 PM   #1
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Smart car trailering

I'm thinking of buying a smart car for a gofer car. I have a enclosed trailer for transporting my gear while I'm using the Motorhome.

I have a enclosed trailer that I plan to two my smart car in if I buy it. My tie down points are not going to line up with the wheels I'm guessing. Just wouldn't be my luck. Initially I was going to tie to the eye bolts one in the front two in the back crossed. Then I read that's not the correct method except for towing. Am I going to have to install new tie downs in the trailer for the wheel baskets or run the straps through the wheel spokes. Who regularly trailers their smart car and how do you do it?

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Old 04-21-2016, 09:36 PM   #2
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I have a smart car but tried a flat bed trailer, a dolly and finally ended up flat towing with a Blue Ox. I found the first two approaches just too much hassle.

You are right you can't use the eyebolts except for "pulling out of a ditch" or something. For my 08 model you have to put a battery disconnect in place if any of the wheels roll.
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