Pulling a 2015 Smart Car behind our motorhome. (1 Viewer)

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Hi everyone, we have a Burstner Argos motorhome which we have had for the past 5 years. When we arrive on site, we leave the MH and use our push bikes or buses to get around. I have now bought a Smart Car Series 3 year 2015, and I wanted to ask the forum on any recommendations as to which company I can engage to get the Towing conversion done. Thank you.
 

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We had a car a tow a frame many years ago, but when we got our new smart in 2009 we put it on a trailer, spending alot of time in Spain was one reason, but after looking at https://www.tow-bars2tow-cars.com/ at the motorhome shows if was in the market for one it would be theirs, šŸ˜ but I'm not. šŸ˜ Bob.

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Thanks alot Bob for replying. My nearest company is tow bars to tow cars but they don't convert Smartcars.

This is due to the lightness of the front of the vehicle (with being rear engined) which may slide around under certain conditions.

Thanks again.
 
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Hi everyone, we have a Burstner Argos motorhome which we have had for the past 5 years. When we arrive on site, we leave the MH and use our push bikes or buses to get around. I have now bought a Smart Car Series 3 year 2015, and I wanted to ask the forum on any recommendations as to which company I can engage to get the Towing conversion done. Thank you.
Never understood why anyone with a motorhome would want to tow a car, looking at the price difference between Car & Caravan combo to that of a Motorhome & Car combo it's sheer madness.
If we need to go anywhere when away that the motorhome would be a struggle we just pick up the phone and presto some company will drop off a hire car, when you've finished with it they come and pick it up again.
Non of the expense of having a tow bar fitted, having to pay for the means by which to tow and of course the cost of having a small car to top in the first place.

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We had a new shape smart and I donā€™t believe it is considered suitable as a toad. I believe that after a certain date any vehicle have a front or rear tow bar fitted has to be homologated.
But I am sure it is likely that someone has already done it.
 
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Never understood why anyone with a motorhome would want to tow a car, looking at the price difference between Car & Caravan combo to that of a Motorhome & Car combo it's sheer madness.
If we need to go anywhere when away that the motorhome would be a struggle we just pick up the phone and presto some company will drop off a hire car, when you've finished with it they come and pick it up again.
Non of the expense of having a tow bar fitted, having to pay for the means by which to tow and of course the cost of having a small car to top in the first place.
Madness that many indulge in - me included. It isn't remotely like owning a car and caravan. I trailer the only other vehicle we own - a Smart car. I don't want or need a car that's suitable for towing a caravan. It is no inconvenience to tow a trailer and retains all the advantages of owning a motorhome - a relaxed high-up driving position and no setting up on site. On many trips where the car is unlikely to be needed it stays at home. The expense of having a tow bar fitted is the same in either case.
 
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Madness that many indulge in - me included. It isn't remotely like owning a car and caravan. I trailer the only other vehicle we own - a Smart car. I don't want or need a car that's suitable for towing a caravan. It is no inconvenience to tow a trailer and retains all the advantages of owning a motorhome - a relaxed high-up driving position and no setting up on site. On many trips where the car is unlikely to be needed it stays at home. The expense of having a tow bar fitted is the same in either case.
I agree 100% it isn't remotely like owning a Caravan/Car combo, the equivalent size Caravan is much cheaper than the Motorhome, though has more room, has none of the high Service costs and is cheaper to insure.
I can't believe that a tow bar for a Motorhome is the same price as for a family size saloon.
As for no setting up on site, really, you don't have to level the motorhome, our refill the water tanks, connect to the EHU. wind the sun canopy out or fit an awning.
We see a lot motorhomes with all the added bits than we do without.

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Hi everyone, we have a Burstner Argos motorhome which we have had for the past 5 years. When we arrive on site, we leave the MH and use our push bikes or buses to get around. I have now bought a Smart Car Series 3 year 2015, and I wanted to ask the forum on any recommendations as to which company I can engage to get the Towing conversion done. Thank you.
We had our Suzuki celerio done by Taf chesterfield 18 months ago, very happy with job, I prefer his a frame to the caratow I had on a Fiat panda. He is difficult to get on the phone to speak to, probably best to drop him an email with all the car details.
 
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I agree 100% it isn't remotely like owning a Caravan/Car combo, the equivalent size Caravan is much cheaper than the Motorhome, though has more room, has none of the high Service costs and is cheaper to insure.
I can't believe that a tow bar for a Motorhome is the same price as for a family size saloon.
As for no setting up on site, really, you don't have to level the motorhome, our refill the water tanks, connect to the EHU. wind the sun canopy out or fit an awning.
We see a lot motorhomes with all the added bits than we do without.
You forget the additional cost of a substantial car to drag it around. I don't think there's much difference in cost. I don't normally need to level the motorhome or fill it with water when I arrive on site - put it in Park and I'm pitched. EHU if needed can happen later. I'm an ex-tugger with more time spent tugging than motorhoming (so far) and I wouldn't go back.
 
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Well that`s our 13th year & still loving it.
Can't agree with you Tony when you say Substantial cost for the car to drag it around, we also towed a caravan never needed a 4WD just a large family saloon, some of our friends tow and none of them use an expensive tow car just a large family saloon which is their everyday run around.
Perfect example below low milage and a very capable tow car, add another say Ā£26K for a top of the range Caravan and you are touring for a fraction of the cost of owning a motorhome.
I would add that we would never go back to a caravan out of choice.

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Thanks everybody for your comments on this subject. I am getting an A-Frame fitted to my Series 3 Smart Car next week at Armitages and I am excited to get the work done, ready for next years travels. Thanks again All.
 
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We used Towtal in Stoke for a Fiat 500, excellent product, excellent service and excellent price. Towing is very easy with motorhome apart from big hills lol. Did not go for trailer option as adds more weight and storing on sites is a challenge
 
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