Towed cars........whats best

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Appologies if this has thread has already been started,......but, thinking about towing a small car behind Hymer via braked a-frame, thinking Smart car (there's only two of us + dog) BUT, anyone have comments/ advice etc on poss alternatives..........??

Cheers

Andy
 

Cal54

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I have a Kia Picanto and find it ideal. This is also my daily vehicle so need 4 doors.
 

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Fiat 500, we had Smarts in the past., but the dog didn't like it as he had to sit/lie over the engine cover.
Cheers, Dave(y)
 
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We tow a VW Polo on a trailer - but usually only take it if we are going to Cornwall.
 

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Looking at a Fiat Panda and Towbars to Towcars. Van already booked with Watlings for the Towbar
 
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got a nice little smart car for sale in classified and on ebay if its any good to you
duffie
 

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I tow a Seicento Schumacher, don't know its there.

BUT!

please read the current threads and info regarding using braked A frames. I would hate any one to go into the cost of fitting tow bar, A frame plus bits only to find that the whole thing may be made illegal next year. Once you are aware of the possible and I emphasise possible outcomes, then you can make your own decision.
 

Vlad The Impaler

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No experience with towing,but an opinion !
Buy a fifth wheeler or a big caravan,if you want to tow something it may as well be a spacious accommodation unit .That way you can live the life of luxury and still get around in a decent sized comfortable vehicle that has space and a decent load capacity.
A motorhome for me means freedom and the chance to stop where and when I want ,if you have a trailer and car, or tow this freedom is very much restricted .
Would just like to add I'm not an expert ,this is just an opinion!





Vlad
 
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Andy
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No experience with towing,but an opinion !
Buy a fifth wheeler or a big caravan,if you want to tow something it may as well be a spacious accommodation unit .That way you can live the life of luxury and still get around in a decent sized comfortable vehicle that has space and a decent load capacity.
A motorhome for me means freedom and the chance to stop where and when I want ,if you have a trailer and car, or tow this freedom is very much restricted .
Would just like to add I'm not an expert ,this is just an opinion!





Vlad

Ah that's ok Vlad, I guess if everytime I went out I'd need to think about needing transport; with the car, which wouldn't always be needed, in my case, (also use a trailer to transport living history props about, at times).
Horses for courses, I guess..........:)
 
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Andy
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Must admit, followed a Mh with an IQ Toyota, and another with a chev Matiz on tow, in convoy earlier today; Both looked the kinda size I'm after............

Price, etc will decide

Did see your ad, Duffie
 

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Had a smart car and a fiat 500 sport the fiat in mho is the best 4 seats good mpg better than the smart
 

Cal54

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Still recommend a Kia Picanto - 4 doors and a/c with a lovely gearbox: my perfect little run around.
 

Fireman Sam

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Also check out a thread called Herpetology, that I started some time ago on the same subject; I got some good and helpful responses.
 
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We have towed a Honda Jazz behind our Dethleffs Advantage all year, its been easy to tow and it gives a lot more room and safety than a smart when in use.
 

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we tow Jo,s Fiat Panda on an A-frame,no problems(y)
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If ever we toad it would by our Eunos Roadster on a trailer.image.jpg
 
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We had a Smart car on a Tow Tal frame it was very very heavy and the car was only just a car now we have bought a Toyota IQ and had a frame fitted by Towing A Frames 01246 824362 and am glad to say this A FRAME is one of the best quality products I have bought for a long time.

This is an excellent product when compaired with some of the c*** that is on the market with false promises
 
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We had a smart car for a while, but with only two seats and the dog in the back we had no space even for a few groceries. Changed it for a Matiz and now a Suzuki Alto, both with a back seat for the shopping, or can even take people, as long as they are small with both legs amputated.
 

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Was going to A frame the Fiesta but still thinking about it......
 
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If ever we toad it would by our Eunos Roadster on a trailer.View attachment 45455
We looked at a trailer for our Honda Jazz, but decided against it because of all the extra weight, the hastle of where to keep the trailer at home and on site, plus the inconvenience of a trailer. The A Frame solution worked realy well for us, we towed the Honda Jazz many many miles. The Jazz was an ideal Toad as it gave plenty of people space seats 4 in comfort and with its unique Honda seating, the rear seats folded completely away to give lots of stowage for awnings covers etc. We now have a new car and will be getting it converted to A frame.
 

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Not long enough!
How about the old shape nissan micra.
You can pick up a rust free 4 door roadworthy one for 500.
 
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