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Walterodell

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I have a 2006 smartfor two diesel and am wondering if a plug in programmable chip will make much difference in the power ?and I am also wondering if it can be flat toad behind a motorhome or would a trailer be a better way to go ? feed back on this sure would be appreciated .

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no and no.  No flat towing and the best way to get more power is to reprogram the engine ECU, not plug something in.

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On 4/27/2018 at 10:58 AM, Walterodell said:

can be flat toad behind a motorhome or would a trailer be a better way to go

 

there is tons of conflicting information on the web about this

 

all i can say is ive never done it...but i see no reason why it wouldnt be ....from what ive read over the years there are many many rvers who have flat towed a 450 smart with no problems at all using a proper tow bar and mount....the only thing i see of concern is that you have to absolutely make sure its in neutral and the steering has to be securely bungee'd to straight ahead position because there is no integral steering lock

 

 

that being said....my personal preference would be a small trailer to carry the entire car

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The image below is taken directly from a promotional flyer by Three Point Motors for their 2005 smart CDI.

Smart can tow 2a.jpg

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More importantly, Smarts can tow trailers!

Thank god, I'm building my trailer hitch this week...lol

 

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id still trust actual first hand accounts way more than some promotional material printed up by an office jockey 

 

search google for actual first hand accounts,...mostly on rv forums

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or right here

 

post 23..someone who actually does it /has done it

 

 

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