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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Towing your smart car

I can imagine that the towing business will be a big one as soon as the campers decide that the smart car is the hottest item to two behind you!

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I guess the Smart will not be able to be towed with all four wheels on the ground since it is a semi-auto tranny?
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Most people in Europe have been towing the smart car behind their Motor home on all 4, for years with no problems... Just hook-up the tow bar,
lights put it in neutral with the steering lock off and go...;)

check this:


http://www.motorhomesdirect.co.uk/ca...-motorhome.htm

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I bought mine to tow behind my class-c motorhome. This looks like a great trailer to do the job. Where can it be purchased?
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I guess the Smart will not be able to be towed with all four wheels on the ground since it is a semi-auto tranny?
Oh God!, not this one again.
There is nothing auto about the gearbox, it is a clutchless manual.
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What does that mean?

Can you explain the pros and cons of the clutchless manual?
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Can you explain the pros and cons of the clutchless manual?
There is no torque converter as in an automatic transmission. The ecu shifts the car, actuating a 'clutch', changing gears, and releasing and reapplying fuel to the engine. Placing the vehicles trans "manualmatic" in Neutral is just like placing a manual transmission in Neutral, it disengages the transmission and engine from the drive line.
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Check the other threads. The smart can be towed all 4 down.... no problem
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true............
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haha

hahaha nice..
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