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I recently purchased a motor home and plan on towing my Smart car behind it. Does anyone have any experience towing a Smart?
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I recently purchased a motor home and plan on towing my Smart car behind it. Does anyone have any experience towing a Smart?
Click on Forums in the red bar on top, scroll down until you see Technical and you will see a smart towing section. Lots of info.
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What would you like to know? I've got a little experience.

What's your rig?

Do you already have a tow bar?

FWIW - I love towing the smart because you barely know it's back there. Also, I hate towing the smart because you barely know it's back there. (that problem is fixed by keeping your rear camera on and an eye on it just like you would do with any car back there)

I've towed with a variety of motorhomes, Class A, Class C, Class B and even behind a pickup truck.
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...what Kermit said. I tow my smart behind my 30' class C. I don't have a rear camera. I have lots of pics in my Garage and have several posts in the towing forum.
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I bought a 31ft GreyHawk and don't know how to tow my Smart, 4 wheels down or on a trailer.
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Ok, Class C is what you got. Here is what I just posted in another thread:

Both ways have their pro/cons. I used to use my trailer for my little Class B. I almost got a Alumalite a few years back as that was a flat bed that could be used for anything when not used for the smart.

In the end my preference is the flat tow option. When the car isn't being towed there isn't any equipment laying around. At most you have a tow bar and cables (ours is always on the receiver on back of the motorhome with the rest in the basement of the MH).

Both ways are great. 6 one way - half dozen the other. We have a flat tow setup on my dad's smart which we tow behind a 34' Class A, driven it all over and it has done great. Each spring and fall I drive a 31' Class C (similar to your Greyhawk) 500 miles delivering a motorhome and smart for someone. As said before, you can barely tell it's there.

I used to do this with my budget rig. I paid $2000 for the motorhome and $500 for the trailer. Camping cheap.

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