James M. Benson
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  • Brookings Oregon 97415
  • United States
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Using a Smart car as a Tow car

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Knotts Mar 3, 2009. 3 Replies

Towing the Smart Car

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Sarault Jan 18, 2013. 28 Replies

 

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Paul Sarault replied to James M. Benson's discussion Towing the Smart Car
"I just bought a 2012 Passion Conv.Silver and red interior,I would like to know if anyone ever towed their smart car from the eye bolt in the front towing bumper with two eye bolts.?Paul 239 673-8931"
Jan 18, 2013
Dody West replied to James M. Benson's discussion Towing the Smart Car
"But you still have to reset the clock and other memory items, right? "
Dec 25, 2011
Gary Bryers replied to James M. Benson's discussion Towing the Smart Car
"Should you ever find it necessary to disconnect power more than infrequently, you may want to look into a battery-disconnect switch, so that you don't need to pick up the carpet, et al, to do it."
Dec 25, 2011
Dody West replied to James M. Benson's discussion Towing the Smart Car
"I took delivery of my 2008 Smart Passion during the first year Smarts were officially sold in U.S.  I had never heard (from Smart, my dealer or anyone else) of disconnecting the battery for towing, even though I made it quite clear that I was…"
Dec 25, 2011
Marty Borden replied to James M. Benson's discussion Towing the Smart Car
"I have a 2008 smart fortwo passion coupe, which I would like to tow behind my motorhome.  I have been told by my local smartcenter service manager, and have read a number of internet posts, mainly about the 2009 fortwo, that recommends or…"
Dec 24, 2011
James M. Benson replied to spicejax's discussion Do you Flat tow or Trailer your smart? in the group smart RV Owners
"We had a Roadmaster Falcon towbar installed the same say we picked up our 2008 Smart car in Portland, OR. Roadmaster did add a drop down hitch so tow bar was level with smart car. Have driven it twice across US to VA with 4 on the floor, no added…"
Nov 28, 2011
Andy & Carol Lynn and James M. Benson are now friends
Mar 8, 2010
James M. Benson replied to Ken Treat's discussion Towing Smart Car
"Andy /Carol, Key stays in ignition. !)We start car in park. 2)With hand or foot on Brake, 3)move gear shift to neutral, 4) turn key 1 click to left,counter clockwise, its then about at 1:30 on clock face, 5) push in emergency security motion button…"
Mar 8, 2010

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I've been a smart owner since
December 17, 2008
I've been a smart reservation holder since
February 20, 2008
Location
Brookings OR
My favorite things about smart
Small and can be towed by Motor home
About Me
Retired Foreign Service Officer.
Smart car to arrive between Sept 20and Dec 20 2008 .

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At 1:03am on January 18, 2010, spicejax said…
I created a susai group for RVers with smarts. You are invited to join the smartrvowners group

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