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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Another Towing Option

Has anyone seen this trailer in action? Looks like it fits the car great and I would imagine that it would be a great trailer to tow.

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Here is another good looking trailer
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We would like to tow the Smart. Is this possible with four on the ground?
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We would like to tow the Smart. Is this possible with four on the ground?
I saw somewhere that the answer is yes. I will look for that source.
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Good looking but not safe

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Here is another good looking trailer
No question about the trailer being nice looking but I would put the car on it facing backwards due to the weight distribution of the Smart. If loaded as shown, the trailer would not track very well as the trailer tongue would be pretty light. This can get you into a situation where the trailer is trying to steer the towing vehicle....been there done that....and when the trailer starts to sway back and forth uncontrollably, it is NOT a nice feeling, especially if the tow vehicle is not that large as it tries to push the back end of it side to side. JMHO
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No question about the trailer being nice looking but I would put the car on it facing backwards due to the weight distribution of the Smart.
Absolutely correct.
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Absolutely correct.
Back end would be much better... I am going to look in to anyone that has reverse towed in the past!
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I would put the car on it facing backwards due to the weight distribution of the Smart.
When towing a Smart "forward loaded" you need to ensure the trailer is designed for the Smart and built with the axle is correctly positioned to obtain the correct nose weight.



Note the axle slightly aft of the cars CoG

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possible trailer?

I'm planning on trailering my Smart behind the RV/bus. This tubular trailer looks good...I think.

Under $2000 with a 2000lbs weight rating, proper axle location.

Kendonusa.com seems well respected in the motorcycle trailer community and they have several other styles to chose from.
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Smart Trailer Form Bantam Trailers USA

Here is the email reply I received recently from Bantam Trailers USA regarding the trailer they make for the Smart. The price is competitive with a four-down towing system. I have no affiliation with Bantam Trailers USA.

Hey William,
You can check out my trailers at www.bantamtrailersusa.com . There is a link on the lower right corner to see a brochure about the trailers. These trailers are produced here in the USA under a license from Bantam Trailers in the UK. These trailers were designed with the assistance of Daimler Benz and Smart UK back in 2002, and been available in the UK and Europe since then.

We have the exclusive rights to produce these trailers here in the USA, and have brought them up to US DOT standards. We use a bit heavier axle than the UK trailers, as well as trailer brakes. The trailers weigh 625 lbs empty, and come pretty well equipped as pictured with fenders, spare tire, loading ramps, nose wheel with tongue jack, and brakes. The trailer also comes with rear stabilizer jacks so that the car can be loaded on the trailer without it being hocked to a tow vehicle. We are currently working on a gravel guard for the front on the trailer.

We currently have a few available for immediate pick up at our manufacturing facility in Ft Worth, Texas. The current price is $2,495 fob Ft Worth.

Please check it out and let me know if you have and questions or concerns.

Winston "Flash" Gordon
Bantam Trailers USA
Ft Worth, Texas
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