Originally Posted by fjarvis
I use a Smart Car for towing
It's the forfour (four seater version) and it's actually not too bad for a 4m RIB (weighs in at just under the 1/2 ton complete). Get about 38mpg with the boat on the back!!
I used to use my Ford transit . Its was a better tow vehicle for the open road than the Ford Maverik I now use , the van was wider and more stable and better on fuel
I changed to the 4x4 for 2 reasons only . Reversing was a pain with the transit , getting my boat into my drive which is tight and steep was near impossible , and I also got stuck on a slipway .
The slipway problem could be cured by using a winch for most situations but if you ever have to reverse trailers into tight spaces a long panel van makes life very difficult .