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Hi guys, I am now a proud owner of the 2009 Smart for two white/black with only 15k km! I drove only a couple of hundreds of km but I already love it. I go camping for a day trip with my wife pretty often, but I was wondering if it's ok to put a camping fridge in the cargo area of the Smart since there is an engine and it produces heath. It may be a silly question, but thank you for understanding.

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:welcome: to the club and congratulations on your new-to-you smart.  Photos?  ( we're a nosey bunch and love seeing other peoples smarts )

 

Very little heat, if any actually enters the cabin area while you are driving.  While parked, it would be a good idea to leave the windows ajar (presuming it's not raining) just so the fridge doesn't have to work too hard to overcome the cabin temperatures on a hot day.

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Thanks!

So I decided against putting the fridge in the trunk, because of the cooler size, and the fact that I need to put other valuable things in it.

Getting a roof rack seems like a bad idea to me because you move the center of gravity up, which I guess may affect stability on the road and of course the gas mileage.

 

So this picture that I found online inspired me to get a hitch cargo carrier and put the cooler and other gear for the trip behind. For me it looks like an excellent idea to improve the cargo capacity of these cars.

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I have a 26 qt. Grizzly cooler https://www.recreationid.com/orca/orca-hard-sided-classic-cooler-1665172864.html that I used to carry in the bed of my Ram 1500, It doesn't say that it's weatherproof, but hopefully it will be safe in the basket if I tie it down.

Anyone else used such racks on their Smart cars, and is it a good idea to get one?

 

P.S. Attached the Dealers pic of my Smarty:

 

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They make small trailers for motor cycles.

With a little looking you can find slightly larger ones that would work behind a Smart.

Guess it depends on how much you plan to tote along.

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7 hours ago, BWM said:

They make small trailers for motor cycles.

With a little looking you can find slightly larger ones that would work behind a Smart.

Guess it depends on how much you plan to tote along.

That's genius! I'll go research it!

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I am currently building something very similar to the above trailer. except I used 500 # torsion axles and my net weight is around 120#. giving me a 380 # payload. going to use a plastic rooftop pod bolted to it to start with but may custom build one with carbon fiber....if I ever get to it. of course it will be painted to match smarty's panels..

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