I have a 2009 Smart car that I flat tow behind my motorhome. When we make a turn into gas stations etc. the car cavitates REALLY bad. Has anyone experienced this and if so, how do you stop it from happening?

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Comment by Eleanor on February 27, 2010 at 1:16am
we also tow our smart behind our motorhome and had this happen one time. We bungeed it thru the steering wheel to the brake pedal. It is bungeed with only enough tension to keep the tires from going crazy. We have towed it for the two years that we have owned it and have had no problems after putting the bungee cord on it. Happy Trails.
Comment by T.J. Cooke on February 26, 2010 at 7:43pm
Yes, It happened to me once when I forgot to use the bungee cord. Made a hard turn into a gas station, going up a steep curb and it started, Thankfully it was in the station parking lot. Had to come to a complete stop, and slowly start to pull forward and it stopped. Have towed 4K miles and this was the only time it happened. I hook a bungee cord from clips I added to the front of both seat rails thru the steering wheel and wrap it in a microfiber cloth so as not to destroy the leather on the wheel. By the way, I had the same problem towing a Chevy Chevette years ago. Read about the bungee cord solution after I got rid of the car.
Comment by Martha and Leroy Barnes on February 26, 2010 at 6:26pm
I tow behind motorhome and have no problems.
Comment by Carlito on February 26, 2010 at 3:20pm
I have read of others who tow flat that they use a bunge cord on the steering wheel to allow it to turn when needed but creates enough tension to keep it from shimmying and pulls it back to straight position after the turn. I believe they run it thru the lower steering wheel post and hook it to the brake pedal.

Let's be careful out there,
Pops and Carlito

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