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Old 03-15-2012, 07:39 PM   #29
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The owners manual clearly states that the Smart Car must be towed 4 down or put on a trailer. No exceptions.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:18 PM   #30
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The owners manual clearly states that the Smart Car must be towed 4 down or put on a trailer. No exceptions.
I tow mine on an EZE-TOW dolly, and I called smart U.S.A. and spoke with them to confirm that it was alright to do so prior to towing the first time. I was told by them (and they did check before giving me an answer) that it was perfectly alright to use a dolly. I've had no problems at all using the dolly system for my smart, especially using the battery shutoff switch. When you think about it logically, what could towing on a dolly possibly affect that towing 4-down wouldn't?
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Somewhere I read that the short wheelbase of the Smart could make dolly towing an issue. But, I've slept since then and can't remember where I read it. Before I got the tow equipment installed I know I chose to rent a u-haul trailer instead of a dolly because of that.
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Found it! Alan Hepburn in post #13 of this thread mentioned his Smart won't work on his tow dolly. Different brand dolly, tho.
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Found it! Alan Hepburn in post #13 of this thread mentioned his Smart won't work on his tow dolly. Different brand dolly, tho.
Yup - it depends on the geometry of your tow dolly - ours has ramps that can't be removed, and they are longer enough that they will hit the rear wheels of the car as they rotate up when the front wheels get to their towing position. If your tow dolly has ramps that can be removed then it should work. But with the front wheels up on the tow dolly your drive wheels will still be on the ground so I don't see any advantage vs. towing 4-down other than the cost of the equipment.
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just stuff it in one of the bays or drive it into one that goes clear through!!!!!
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:41 AM   #35
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Well , once again we have traveled from VA to Fl at Canada and just returning no sitting in cg near Hershey pa for the next week waiting for the rv show.
Catching up on some posts I have looked at all the posts in this thread and once again so damn happy we have this trailer. I wouldnt ever want to pull a car four down EVER. I have NEVER had to unhook the trailer to get out of a tight spot as I have seen some some four down Motorhomes drivers.
Some people are just not people who should be backing up much less moving forward.
Just the other day some nice big over sized MH turned out of a gas station and did not know anything about just how big he was.

Anyway I have pulled my smart up some big hills and down some really big hills and our 2600 lb combo is what we will have, wife thinks we should finally trade in out 1997 Bounder for something new. But with the extra power that I will have I be sure to stick with my set up. Oh ya my smart has 55,000 miles
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