Smart Car Flat Towing | Best Car Update 2019-2020


RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Dinghy Towing: tow dolly or flat towing RV Heaven Pinterest

Cars to tow I looked at cars suitable for towing with my m/home. The car I chose was a Diahatsui Charade , manual g/box I paid £3.3K for my 96 1 owner 30,000 mile 5 door , weight 740kgs (Smart 720) £20 road tax ,4 seats, 56 mpg the + is it has Air Con:thumb:

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My 2009 smart is an ICE model (internal combustion engine). It is a gasser only, not a hybrid. There is a discussion over at the smart Car of America user forum about flat towing the ED model (electric drive). It would appear to be that the ED cannot be flat towed for long distance as noted in the 2013 ED owners manual:

To flat tow your 2015 Smart car behind your motor home you will need base plates on the car, a compatible tow bar to connect the car to the RV, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking.

Flat towing a "dinghy" with your 2008 Smart Car Fortwo is safe and easy when you select a tow bar, base plates, lights and supplemental brake system from our large selection.

The gearbox on these Smart vehicles is an automated manual type. They can be flat towed but official advice from Mercedes is that towing speed should not exceed 30mph which isn't very practical behind a motor home. The simplest and safest way to tow a car behind a motor home is to use a car transporterRead More