Our New Little Buddy

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We’re really enjoying having our new Smart car with us on the road. Suddenly we have so much flexibility in our daily exploration! Towing turns out to not be so bad on RV gas mileage or on our stress level.

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2 Responses to Our New Little Buddy

  1. Tom Boles says:

    Hi,
    My family has been trailer camping for the last 15 years or so and with out kids almost out of the house, we are thinking of the next stage of our RV life. We sold our big 34′ TT in April and are thinking of a motorhome and the Reyo and it’s siblings are on my short list, so it’s great to come across your site.
    My question concerns your decision to tow, and to tow a Smart Car. How did you decide what car? How do you see the process of towing, hooking up, unhooking, Etc?. How does your rig handle the weight of the car? Have you ever weighed your rig? If you have already talked about these things, just point me to the entries and I can read from there, no need to repeat yourselves.

    Thanks!

    Tom
    SF Bay

    • Finn says:

      Hello Tom,

      We love our Reyo and the Smart Car toad was the perfect companion. I’ll answer your questions here:

      My question concerns your decision to tow, and to tow a Smart Car.
      How did you decide what car?

      We also did a lot of thinking about what we’d tow. We knew we wanted it to be small so we wouldn’t have to worry about mileage or braking problems. We asked some folks for advise and then went and test drove a few models. Kate doesn’t drive manual so this really limited our options. Luckily the Smart is a 5-speed automated manual transmission which means it’s a manual (so it can tow 4 wheels down) but it shifts itself. It’s a breeze.

      How do you see the process of towing, hooking up, unhooking, Etc?

      The Blue Ox system we have is very easy. Start to finish it takes about three minutes to hook/unhook it.

      How does your rig handle the weight of the car?

      We barely knew it was back there although the rear-view camera let us keep an eye on it 🙂 The car is so light that it doesn’t need a braking system.

      Have you ever weighed your rig?

      We have, and fully loaded I recall we came in just a few pounds over the GVWR.

      Thanks for reading the blog and happy travels! If you choose the Via/Reyo or another Sprinter motorhome I’m sure you’ll love it.

      Finn –

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