you Members of any Professional body?
We are proud to be full members of both the National
Caravan Council, the Federation of Small Business
and the National Trailer & Towing Association.
We believe we are the only company in the market of
both Trailers and towing A-Frames who have such professional
your trailers made to fit only the Smart?
Despite our name Smart-Trailers are available for ANY
vehicle. However we pride ourselves in supplying Smart-Trailers
that are designed and built to fit your car correctly.
We will NOT try to sell you the nearest "standard
fit" mass produced trailer.
is the weight of a Smart-Trailer and the weight of a
Small tow car?
weigh approximately 300Kg, depending upon its actual
final specification, a Smart fortwo approximately
750kg, depending upon fitted options, a Toyota Aygo
850kg and a Fiat 500 930kg. Total towable weights
would therefore be just over the metric tonne.
are the differences between the trailers you offer and
the XCountry and Brooklands use the same chassis, axle
and hitch. The XCountry has ramps that store in the
middle of the trailer underneath the car while the Brooklands
has simple glide out ramps that slide from the trailer
bed directly under the cars wheels. The Brooklands is
much easier to use with no lifting out of ramps.
on a like for like comparison! Smart-Trailers are
manufactured at a site in the midlands, where much
of the UK's manufacturing industry resides. Unlike
some of our competition we do not go in for high tech
glass and alloy buildings on expensive estates. There
is a small unit in an out of town industrial estate
with low overheads. Much of the machinery is bought
and paid for. We do not indulge in expensive advertising
or glossy brochures! = Maximum Derived Value.
We prefer to pass the savings on to you.
do you use such high specification hitches, axles, wheels
now offer AL-KO Kober components on our basic models,
using an AL-KO axle and a pressed steel hitch. AL-KO
Kober are probably the largest German manufacturer
of trailer components, since 1931 they have been manufacturing
premium, high quality components. These components
compete favourably with other trailer manufacturer's
and allows us to be unbeatable in terms of maximum
I open both doors of my smart car when it is on the
We mount the trailer spare wheel well forward on the
chassis where it does not interfere with the opening
of either door on the smart car. You can also mount
the spare wheel on either side of the trailer to suit
your preference. You can also mount a spare smart car
wheel on the other side of the trailer and neither will
stop you from fully opening the car doors!
do you use pre-galvanised steel?
believe that pre-galv gives a better finish than hot
dip. The manufacturing process "wipes" the
galv across any punched holes and results in a better
standard of construction.
It is our view that hot dip distorts manufactured parts,
leaves a non-uniform finish and the heat shock could
weaken the fold lines leading to cracking with age.
don't you fit a winch as standard?
discussion with our customers we have found that all
car owners tend to drive their cars on and off the trailer.
Only our customers with veteran or vintage cars use
a winch. Hence we do not fit one as standard thus saving
However, we can fit one at any time, as an option, in
15 to 20 minutes if you require.
I need special straps for securing my car?
can supply heavy duty ratchet straps with hooks on
each end. These straps comprise a soft eye "choker"
that pulls across the face of the wheel allowing the
body of the strap to form a tight cradle around each
wheel. Soft eye chokers avoid the possibility of damage
to alloy wheels that can occur when there are metal
fittings on chokers! Recommended.
do you mean by "forward loading"?
Smart fortwo has its engine at the back. Ordinary trailers
tend to have their axles in the centre of the bed. Putting
a smart car on an ordinary trailer will mean that too
much of the smart cars weight is too far back leading
to light or negative nose weight that will affect the
handling of the trailer - snaking. Some people try to
overcome this problem by reversing the smart car onto
the trailer - this will alleviate the problem but is
hardly convenient. All Smart-Trailers are designed from
the outset with the axle positioned correctly to balance
the Centre of Gravity of the car with the nose weight
of the trailer (50kg to 100kg max), thus allowing forward
loading plus safe, easy and legal towing.
I use a Towing A-Frame instead of a trailer, is it legal?
of course you can. Please see our sister brand www.Smart-Tow.com
where the current legal position is fully explained.