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Saw a single wheel trailer on a smartcar

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What a gas! A smartcar passed me on the highway with what looked like a single wheel trailer at the back. As i tried to speed up to get a closer look this guy flew off like he had a six pack in it. Has anyone seen this or was i hallucinating?

 

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58 minutes ago, tolsen said:

Must be GRP151 hauling his swivel trailer. 

 

Or one of his seven friends.

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I couldnt find any info on this site. Does anyone know where l can buy one for my smartcar?

I saw something on a site for VW's and other cars but not Smartcars. Looks like it was originally made back in the 40's? 

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You would have to get one custom-made. A niche item for a niche car is not economically feasible for production. 

 

These have been been discussed here before. Do a search, and the threads should come up. 

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26 minutes ago, tolsen said:

GRP151's thread about swivel trailers pros and cons:

 

It says i do not have permission to see this thread, why?

 

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I don’t think his content is here anymore.  He may be one of the reasons you cannot edit your posts after an hour or so.

 

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That interesting thread is both locked and hidden so we need a moderator to un hide the thread so you all become enlightened.  

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47 minutes ago, tolsen said:

Did you see one like this?

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Hard to say, he flew by so quickly. The car was red color.

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i would have slowed and let him pass too

 

maybe even stop for lunch to let him get farther down the road and away from me

 

 

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17 minutes ago, LooseLugNuts said:

i would have slowed and let him pass too

 

maybe even stop for lunch to let him get farther down the road and away from me

 

 

Hmmmm.....I'll stick with a solidly built unit, of the modern kind thank you...lol.  Just doesn't look safe to me, but it probably is....you never know...?...lol

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im sure someone may have made a safe one...but i havent seen one yet with tires/bearings/attachment points/swivel or suspension that i would trust at highway speeds

 

most of them look like roof luggage racks with wheel barrow tires...attached to those flimsy little tow hook points designed for temporary straight horizontal pulling forces

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Swivel wheel trailers are dangerous because they alter a car's handling. 

Center of gravity is moved towards the rear and will vary with load.  End result is the car will oversteer so you can easily loose your tail on windy and slippery  roads. 

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6 hours ago, Willys said:

It says i do not have permission to see this thread, why?

 

 

The person who started that thread registered 6 different names to the club. 

There were many many complaints about his posts and comments. Thus be was banned and his content locked and hidden.

Not a very credible person.

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Found the details of how to make this trailer and lm going to have one made. Spoke to a few guys at a car hop and l couldnt believe how  many positive comments were made. I was even surprised of the how many of these were made.. Most of the guys were commenting on how ideal it is for a small car with little to no rear storage space. I have to move a fridge to my mother in laws next month.Hopefully it will be finished by then.

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No way would I move something as big or as heavy as a fridge using a smart and a single-wheel “trailer”. 

 

Please rent a van van or a pickup truck, for your own safety, and the safety of everyone else on the road. 

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easier to make a roof rack and stick the fridge on the roof...lol

 

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I transported a large fridge with rear hatch open and fridge sticking out. This fridge would not fit other cars but no problem for the Smart. 

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I also regularly carry an 9 m ladder in my Smart car. Only local moves around the village. No problem when you own a Cabrio. 

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