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Old 03-24-2015, 07:04 PM   #1
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Trailer for Smart Car towing

We are just starting out and I am looking for a trailer for my Smart car. I will be towing it behind a 36' Pace Arrow. Any ideas as to where I can find one?
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:21 PM   #2
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Wont it fit in one of the basement compartments? Just kidding. Craigslist. In these parts you can find many for near $1500.
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Wont it fit in one of the basement compartments?
LOL! I was going to say that!
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We have a friend that tows their Smart Car 4 down, behind the RV. Is there a reason you want to trailer it rather than 4 down? Just curious.


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Do a Google search. I have found them out of curiosity. A friend had one custom built for around $1,500, I think.

I think a Smart Car on a trailer makes a lot of sense unless there are two if you and your dog weighs 70 lbs, like ours.
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We are just starting out and I am looking for a trailer for my Smart car. I will be towing it behind a 36' Pace Arrow. Any ideas as to where I can find one?
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Well, I'm sure that you know that they are flat towable, right from the factory without any mods or, special practices. With that being said, there is a nice couple on RV.net I think that are some retired Canadians and, they have TWO smart cars. Both are diesel. They tow one at a time and, they know that they CAN trailer them but, choose not to for their own personal reasons.

But the trailer they use is just barely larger than the Smart Car itself. It's one heavy duty little trailer. When they arrive at one of their RV parks they use, the Smart is off loaded and, then they hook the trailer to the Smart and tow the trailer to a storage section of the RV park. Their primary reason for trailering either one of the Smarts is to protect it and, keep less wear and tear from road debris and more. It's really not a bad thought. Especially since it's such a small trailer.

In fact, we are, at this time, considering purchasing a Smart. I'm still not sure yet though. I've got a Honda GL 1800 Goldwing motorcycle that's actually longer than that Smart. Hmmmm. Still thinking.,
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This will probably work if you can find a way to hook it up to your coach!
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This will probably work if you can find a way to hook it up to your coach!
Naaaawwww, weight too big!
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As per the dealer I bought my 2009 Smart Cabriolet from, it can be towed 4 wheels down and the manifacturer's book also mentions that it can be towed.
Probably the older diesel models could'nt be towed 4 wheels down.
BTW the new 2015 Smart will have a CVT transmission and those cannot be towed 4 wheels down, just like the 2015 Honda CRV equiped with a CVT.
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We have a 2014 Smart and tow it on an aluminum trailer. Works well and I do not worry as much about road debri hitting the car.


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We have a 2014 Smart and tow it on an aluminum trailer. Works well and I do not worry as much about road debri hitting the car.


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Good point, that should be considered. The trailer I use is a total length of 14'. This could be too much length for some MHs.


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BTW the new 2015 Smart will have a CVT transmission and those cannot be towed 4 wheels down, just like the 2015 Honda CRV equiped with a CVT.
Where did you see this? They are coming with either a manual or optional six-speed dual clutch twinamic transmission. I can't imagine the manual tranny won't be able to be flat towed. I have done some research about the twinamic transmission but to no avail. Nowhere do I see it describe as a CVT type. BWDIK
Anyone have any other information?
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