What small car to tow and towing rig?

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  1. Kerry9

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    Hi All,

    Our 2.7 litre Rimor Sailer has a tow bar. So, what is the lightesr used small car for towing, and what kind of towing rig would we need and electrical synching and steering synching? Thanks in advance and apologies if this has been asked elsewhere.
     
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    If you have got an image to maintain a smart car. If you want something that does what it says on the tin, a Hyundai i10 is very good.
     
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    Image?? Moi??:LOL:

    No, one that let's us park up the rig then unhitch a small hatch and go local.
     
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    We had a Peugeot 107 toad on a t2t a frame. Was superb and just didn’t know it was behind.
    Hope it helps.

    Trikeman. ;)
     
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    We are very pleased with our i10. It seats 4 if needed . The boot is small but if getting lots of shopping etc the back seats drop easy.
     
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    I take it you have a trailer licence?
    Hyundai i10 as good as any ( Kia Piccanto same car) And both are 5 door.
    Citroen C1/Aygo/Peugeot 107 --(all same car)
    Fiat 500/Ford Ka (Same Car)
    Keep under 1000kg if you can
     
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    Road lighting could be either a trailer lighting board, the easiest option, or the cars lighting could be utilised, auto electrician preferred.

    Steering takes care of itself, it needs no intervention other than ensuring the steering lock is OFF , its foolproof and can't go wrong.
     
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    We are currently on our third toad .. Peugeot 108 Allure Top from http://www.tow-bars2tow-cars.co.uk/ .. great little car with 5 doors and full sun roof, cheap to run with free RFL.
    Great service from T2T who usually have a large quantity of used & nearly new toads of many different makes.
     
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    We have an 1Q it's ideal for the three of us and can get Amanda's walker in the fourth seating area but has no boot. Its very cramped for 4people.
    One word of warning whatever you get you will need protection on front end and bonnet from road chips.
     
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    I'm sorry to contradict Kate, but we have been towing our toads, braless, for over 10 years and have never had a stone chip ... the problem with a toad bra is that both the car and inside of the cover must be spotlessly clean or the car bonnet will get scratched.
     
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    Hi
    We tow a 52 plate Golf convertible and agree you have to remind yourself it is there.
    Rather than a cover on the front I fixed anti spray skirting right across the back of the MH between the rear wheels and the end of the MH.
    Regards
    p-c
     
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    We have a VW Move UP, white 4 door on a 62 plate and it also tows really well on a smarttow unit. Has self braking so very easy. Look on their web site which shows the unit.
    Just changing our motorhome end of this month and not bothering with a tow bar so we may sell the car as it has had the towing facility installed. I think 32k miles on the clock. If you were interested not sure how much without a bit of research but around £7,000 maybe?
     
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    don't know what happened there
    How much generally is an A Frame fully fitted- is it sub £2000??
     
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    We have a Panda and use tow-bars 2 tow-cars set up. Works well for us as room in the boot for our Springer
     
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    The lightest is HEAR FULL Details are In Classified all synched up ready to tow and waiting for a loving new home
    Nothing else needed apart from a rear No plate
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    We have towed a Fiat Panda and a VW Polo on a Towbars2towcars rig and haven't had any problems.
     
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    Many thanks all, for your helpful and informative replies - much to think about.
     
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    I tow a VW Up, very well behaved, dont even notice it is there most of the time. Previously towed a Smart but it could suffer from severe wheel wobble if it clipped a pothole or mini roundabout on a slow tight turn, not something everyone complains of.

    I use a Towing-A-Frames frame. Very much lighter than the back wrenching Car A Tow one I used previously (which is still in my garage in Poole if anyone wants to discuss relocating it on very reasonable terms). A less arthritic operator than I would probably not struggle with a Car A Tow one.
     
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    Be nice round Devon and Cornwall when you have to start reversing back up the road or even on Exmoor when you meet a skip lorry coming down the lane.

    If you really must have a car you might as well tow a caravan IMO.

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