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I would think the aluminum trailer would be the best way to go. no miles on the car, no worries backing up or with power. Brakes on the trailer, cover the car to minimize road damage, a win win situation.
The only down side is where to put the trailer when you get there, but a 10' trailer won't take up much room.
 

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Tow dolly the way to go. Doesn't take up space like a trailer. No need for modification for a tow bar. No problem going ass backwards.

 

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Yah I don't know. I have pulled toads for years and still prefer a trailer. You can back up, the little single axle smart car trailers fit mostly under the back of the motorhome except for about 7 feet. Not much more than dolly. To each his own but none of our smart cars have any road wear on them from towing, Just sayin.


 

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I'm wondering, if you tow it backwards, how do you hook up signal lights? There's no metal for magnetic ones is there? Have to use the front signal lights somehow?
 

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So I bought a tow dolly today. I was wondering how to tie the steering wheel up when I tow it backwards. Would it need to be a rubber tie down, or can I use a nylon strap that won't let it move at all? It should need to move should it?


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Why would you want it to move? It would fishtail all over the road.

Not a Smart but a rwd Mercedes and before I got ratchet straps.

 

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$6,000 to install a Blue Ox up in Canada. $1600 for a tow dolly.
You should move to another province, in 2015 I had a base plate put on my 2009 Smart and it cost me $775. including the electrical wiring for rear tail lights and flashers.
Then I bought a "kill switch", 2 battery cables and a 32" rubber bungy to help the steering while towing.
 

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With a trailer, is it possible to put a rear hitch on the Smart car so that you can move the trailer around in the campground? I've never been to one, so I don't know what you'd have to do. Seems it would be awkward to move it around with the motorhome.
 

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With a trailer, is it possible to put a rear hitch on the Smart car so that you can move the trailer around in the campground? I've never been to one, so I don't know what you'd have to do. Seems it would be awkward to move it around with the motorhome.
That is the way to do it if you tow a trailer or even a dolly, you do need a rear hitch on the towed vehicule to move that trailer or dolly. :bigthumbup:
 

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This is my solution for my toad. I had a hitch put on and I couldn't put it on the trailer backwards like I wanted because it hung down too far, but seemed to go on OK facing the front. Just have to get a better tie down system.



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This is my solution for my toad. I had a hitch put on and I couldn't put it on the trailer backwards like I wanted because it hung down too far, but seemed to go on OK facing the front. Just have to get a better tie down system.



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I wonder if these tie downs are part of the trailer? Anyone seen tie-downs
this short?


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