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Old 07-01-2013, 10:54 AM   #43
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Towing a smart is like towing many other light cars. You have a motorhome with a long overhang and you enter or exit a driveway, you are turning one way, the overhang is pushing the car the other way and then you throw in a driveway with a dip in the gutter and a rise in the apron and the wheels get thrown against the stop on one side and then bounce back against the other stop and you set up an oscillation. Heavier cars have more resistance on their steering so it dampens the effect. A simple bungee cord on the steering wheel creates enough resistance in a small car to prevent the oscillation problem. And yes the smarts are great little cars and make great toads. Check out my avatar.

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Old 07-12-2013, 11:18 AM   #44
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We started with a trailer and then got a classic MH and now have a trailer. If it was up to me we would still have the MH. There is no better way to travel than sitting at the controls of a 280 Diesel Classic. But then there is our bank account which is just now starting to recover after owning that beauty. We have kept our Saturn with the base plate and towing bars just in case I win the lottery and can return to MH ownership.

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Old 07-12-2013, 11:27 AM   #45
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We have kept our Saturn with the base plate and towing bars just in case I win the lottery and can return to MH ownership.
And you could also tow your Saturn with you tow vehicle, if need be, such as when you're taking one vehicle to the shop for service. You don't need a second person to give you a ride home or rely upon coutesy transport. Drive the TV, pull the Saturn, drop off whichever needs to be serviced, drive the other home.

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