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Old 03-05-2017, 09:32 PM   #1
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towing a smart car

Does anyone tow a smart car with a 4x4 6.0 diesel EB?
Any advice or comments on the matter?
I'm considering a smart car and something to tow it with, any suggestions welcomed.
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Old 03-05-2017, 09:50 PM   #2
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I'm sure it would feel like it's not even back there...
Our E350s diesels are rates for 10,000 lbs.
I've towed about 7,500 and hardly noticed it once at cruising speed.
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Thanks! any suggestion on a good trailer?
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Old 03-05-2017, 10:29 PM   #4
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Thanks! any suggestion on a good trailer?
I'm pretty sure it will fit in the back of an EB.
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:20 PM   #5
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I would highly recomend a small lightweight aluminum trailer, like a Polaris UTV tailer (or any brand similarly size). Being able to move the empty trailer with the car is really nice.

And yeah, you could just build a rack and park it sideways on the back of the van...

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That is great! thanks for the replies!
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Old 03-06-2017, 08:56 AM   #7
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Why not flat tow it? You'd have to research whether BlueOx or Roadmaster makes brackets and get that all set up but I routinely flat tow my cars and will never own another monstrous car trailer. Where are you going to park it when you're camping/etc?

I've flat towed a Jeep across the country with a 5.4 EB and only lost 1 mpg. You're diesel wouldn't even know it was there.

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I would prefer flat towing but the downside is IF the towed vehicle has rolling problems... ugh.
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Thanks Scotty I thought about it, but my concern is wear on the smartcar. I was hoping the trailer can be light enough to move around easily, perhaps that is not the case. You have a good point about what I will do with the trailer once parked. most of the time I guess leave it attached if there is room but otherwise I don't know yet. Thanks for all the comments!
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How about a tow dolly? It's small enough and leaves your drive wheels off the ground.
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