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That's a very touchy subject here. Since you are in Europe maybe you could actually help use and give use the tow ratings listed there for the 450 & 451. Some of us tow with our smarts. I don't do anything too big with mine but I would go bigger if I felt the need.

Most here have tent style caravans that are designed to go behind motorcycles but there are others who have small caravans that you can only lie down in.
 

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We pull a small trailer that holds our tent and camping gear. We have been looking at the tent style campers that are light weight but have not towed one.
 

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LOL, see the other thread and I second the comment that if you see any actual EU tow ratings or tow testing that you please post them on the other thread. Thanks!
 

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Now you see it now you don't, the magic hand of big brother has struck...:(


Just remember, tow safe your not the only one on the road...:wink:
 

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Amazing how that works.... I keep thinking of merely taking my eons of experience and innovation and not wasting it here, but that would deprive the enlightened from partaking of it. Meanwhile, back at the ranch............... Jim Bob and Billy Ray are hard at work trying to convert their smart car into a CORN PICKER.
 

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Smart Camper or Clever Trailer?

I'm just curious if anyone has towed a mini- camper and which models are best for this. We are campers. :)
Since you are in Europe, it might be easier for you to get a Smart Camper.


There is also the Clever Trailer that is available in Europe (might be coming to the US). :)

I believe they make custom ones. Perhaps they could make a camper? :confused:
 

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If you are a do-it-yourself type, a teardrop is a pretty easy thing to build. Any it's not particularly hard to keep the weight down. 300 Lb would be enough for a over-nighter, and 500 pounds if you don't need everything including the kitchen sink. There are plenty of light-weight builds that are holding up just fine over on the teardrop forum. The nice thing about a teardrop in particular, is that the shape adds to the stiffness and strength. Curved panels are much stiffer than flat ones. Many of the vintage trailers only used 1/8 skins under the thin sheet metal and they are still going after 50+ years. The aerodynamic loads are relatively low and, if kept light, the dynamic loads from the road are also low.

If I were doing a trailer for the Chevy truck I'd do a TTT (with Al skins -- they look so good), otherwise a small tear for the smart seems like it would be a good match (looks and functionally).
 

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Yeah, The Falcon Sleeper is essentially an overnight sleeping pod and is kind of what I have in mind for a build. It is VERY lightweight, and would tow very easily and safely behind a smart fortwo. Ahhh Europe, where they have a concept of small.
 
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