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post #11 of 58 (permalink) Old 05-29-2017, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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I was reading that you had to have a battery disconnect switch installed before towing four down. Can anyone enlighten me about this?
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I've read some don't, but I do. There's a strong possibility of burning the computer that that controls your shifting gears. Also use a bungee cord on steering wheel.
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The garage up here wanted $6000 to install a hitch on my 2008 Fortwo Passion convertible. I can get a car dolly for 1600, so that's what I'm going to do. Supposed to tow it backward I think so you don't add miles. Just wondering, does anyone know if the front wheels need to be locked this way. I would imagine so, and that saves worrying about the key and the battery. Does anyone know how electric brakes work? Would they hook up to the stop light wires, or would you need something in the cab of the motorhome?
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If you use a tow dolly, you would need to install a brake controller in the motorhome. Not sure that all tow dollies come with brakes. So this would be an added expense as would be the controller. The tow bar with installation on my 2013 including brake and installation was $3,300 USD
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The one I wanted has electric brakes and my Unity motorhome has wiring under the seat for the brakes. There is supposed to be a YouTube video about installing.
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In 2015, I bought a 2009 Passion Special Edition and I had a baseplate installed and the wiring for the tail and brake lights and it cost me just over $775.
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Does anyone know where you can find these tie down straps? Hook onto the wheel?


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This is my final solution for my smart. Expensive, but I think it'll be worth it.


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That's one big tire on the front of that smart!! (spare for the trailer I bet)
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Yup, the spare for the trailer. Could have gotten a better angle I guess.
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