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For What Its Worth

There is no "maximum towing" weight. From page 163 of your owners manual: "The manufacturer has not approved your vehicle for towing a trailer."

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Most motorcycles have larger engines than the Smart, that tow a small trailer.
Also the M/C weighs less. Kinda of defeats the reason for the smart anyway. Maybe warranty issues too if the tranny/engine/moving parts break. I would not recommend any type of towing. Ur call tho!
 

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Well thank-you

You and "Archie'" are another example of people spouting off when they don't know what they are talking about.

The German government has certified the Smart for towing (BTW: their towing regulations are much stricter than ours.

"The German government's strict TUV certifies the smart fortwo to tow a maximum of 330kg (726 lbs) with a maximum tongue load of 30kg (66 lbs) so long as the total weight (vehicle + passengers + trailer + cargo) does not exceed 1240kg (2728 lbs)."

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66lb tounge weight. hmmmmm. Dont sit on the hitch.

Not knowing what the Germans approve I guess you are correct. However, it may not be so obviouse for us Americans.
 

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Hey Archie, some people just feel attacked if ya dont agree with them. Motorcycles shouldnt tow trailers, small cars that the mfg. says not to tow trailers should actually be adhered too. Saftey is the concern. Both will do it, but its not a "safe" thing to do.
 

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Agree

Due to it's short wheelbase and light weight, towing with the smart should be done prudently I would surmise. Engine size is only part of the equation. The engine, I am sure would be well powerful enough but GVW, brake size, wheelbase, towing speed all factor in.

That said, I will put a hitch on mine and tow my occasional sheet of plywood or couple 2x4s back from the Depot on my 150# trailer. I even may build another teardrop (out of AL) for towing behind it because the one I built to tow behind my VW Diesel weighs too much for my comfort at about 700 lbs.

Bottom line is yes, you can tow with anything if you have a good sense of what you are doing (tounge load, speed, etc...). The manufacturer however can't administer an IQ test for the owners and surely needs to protect themselves.

But hey, do what you want. The hitch is available and all data suggests they will tow up to approx. 700 lbs.
Agreed completely. Like your car, BMW, correct. Quite the vehicle in its day.
 

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I give Up!!

Another untruth.....I have pulled my trailer thousands of miles behind numerous bikes..never a problem...dont even know they are back there while driving.. Another untruth quashed!
Well I am glad you have never had issues with the trailer on your bike. I ride as well and have had enough issues I guess over the years with just the bike and potential accidents where the additiona weight and possibly the whip action of a trailer might have made me, well, dead. I am just a safety type person I guess. Ya try to have a great day/week and be safe out there.
 

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Wow

The car is an all original 1958 Isetta 300 survivor. Supposed 80 mpg if I could ever drive it far enough (at 45mph) to test that theory without getting run down. Funny enough there is a factory trailer hitch setup available for the car. It has 1 cyl, 13 hp and weighs some 600 pounds. Makes the smart look big in comparison. If you think people look at the smart you should see them when I take this for a drive:)
It looke similar to a and old BMW I think. Anyway thanks for the photo. I'll bet it does draw a crowd.
 
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