Is it ok to flat tow a Smart car behind a motor home?

Can an automatic or semi automatic smart car between 2002 -2009 be towed behind a motorhome without damaging the gearbox.

Asked by Keith Osborne

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The gearbox on these Smart vehicles is an automated manual type. They can be flat towed but official advice from Mercedes is that towing speed should not exceed 30mph which isn’t very practical behind a motor home.

 

The simplest and safest way to tow a car behind a motor home is to use a car transporter trailer. This can be done completely legally as long as you make sure you don’t exceed the towing vehicle’s Maximum Permissible Towing Mass and Gross Train Weight.

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