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Towing 2012 SmartCar fortwo 4 down

My question is this... after installing RoadMaster baseplate and Roadmaster Falcon 2 tow bar, can you just tow in neutral without installing a battery switch to turn off all accessories? You would have to leave one key in the ignition as you cannot remove key unless it is in the Park position. A second key would lock the car in tow. Is this feasible? Has anyone towed a smart car 4 down?
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The 2012 owners manual says the same thing as my 2009 manual. The battery must be turned off.
There are owners who do not turn off the battery, but I prefer to follow the manual.

Here's my setup:

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I tow 4 down and have installed a battery cutoff. I first towed without the battery cutoff with no problems. There are others that have never used a battery cutoff. There is a forum thread for towing the Smart.

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