Towing a Smart Car

Discussion in 'Beginning RVing' started by AnneChisholm, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. AnneChisholm

    AnneChisholm Junior Member

    We are new to RVing and plan to become full-timers this fall. We hope to tow a Smart Car with a 36' motorhome. Mercedes, the manufacturer of the car, does not recommend towing the Smart Car but several people seem to be doing it. Any advice?
  2. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    I sure would like to have one to use, but I think I would put it on a small trailer and haul it behind my MH.
  3. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    If the manf. does not recommend it I would not. There are some after market things that can be added to a car to allow it to be towed
  4. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    At the risk of being slapped. On IRV2 forum look for Happycarz he hangs out on the Monaco forum and tows a Smartcar 4 down

  5. AnneChisholm

    AnneChisholm Junior Member

    The IRV2 forum has been very useful, thanks Len
  6. kurtdaniel

    kurtdaniel Junior Member

    why do mercedes dont recommend it in the first place..?? :confused:
  7. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Lawyers and $$$$$$$$$. You can tow lots of cars 4 down and it is OK. However people are so "get $ for any reason" that some company's just say don't tow, covers they butt.

  8. Boyde31

    Boyde31 Junior Member

    I wouldn't do it. It seems to me those things could be ripped apart very easily. They are so small and look fragile to me. I would put it on a trailer.
  9. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Was just looking at one today. They have a roll cage that is to Nascar standards wrapped all around you then a plastic body, so I don't think you will pull it apart. The biggest thing would be remembering it is back there, it's so small.

  10. corvetteguy77

    corvetteguy77 Junior Member

    I don't think it would hurt anything, unless the car was just really fragile. Ive never owned a smart car though, so I wouldn't know

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