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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    update, rear wheel arches now rusting. Frown, but not surprise.
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    Suspect you are right about the fix. However also suspect I shall not be undertaking that repair. Spending ~$1400 will not increase the sale value by $1400.
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    Throw the cheapest flares you can find on it for sale and call it done.

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    Question for the people on this thread:

    How does this suv GLE 350 4MATIC SUV with a 2.0L inline-4 turbo tow 3500 KG?

    Being at home with the whole COVID thing I have saved 30K and got me thinking perhaps I want a bigger suv for my camping.

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    I'm guessing it'll be mediocre. I would get one with warranty; I'd be concerned about the transmission on an off warranty/higher mileage one. It's a vehicle primarily designed to get groceries and take kids to sports and school, not tow holiday trailers.

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    I wouldn’t tow past 2500kg or so with one of those, the closer you get to “max” the harder it is to control the trailer and harder on the tow vehicle.

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    Ask @rage2 about tow packages for Mercedes

    Seriously. You want to tow a serious trailer but a serious tow vehicle.
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    Unsure I considered my trailer a serious trailer at 2700lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzwasp View Post
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    Unsure I considered my trailer a serious trailer at 2700lbs.
    Even an explorer would be a huge step up in stability and ability, even if the rating isn't much higher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Ask @rage2 about tow packages for Mercedes

    Seriously. You want to tow a serious trailer but a serious tow vehicle.
    It’s for bikes.



    Smoking deal at $5k for that OEM setup lol. Did my calculations and can only really tow 2000lb empty trailer braked.

    Anyways Mercedes SUV’s can tow pretty well. The ESP system has trailer stability assist when the electrical is connected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    I'm guessing it'll be mediocre. I would get one with warranty; I'd be concerned about the transmission on an off warranty/higher mileage one. It's a vehicle primarily designed to get groceries and take kids to sports and school, not tow holiday trailers.
    The 9-speed is rated to handle up to 738 ft/lbs. The ZF 8-speed in my Dodge truck is rated at 770, so I wouldn’t worry at all about the transmission towing performance in this Mercedes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darell_n View Post
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    The 9-speed is rated to handle up to 738 ft/lbs. The ZF 8-speed in my Dodge truck is rated at 770, so I wouldn’t worry at all about the transmission towing performance in this Mercedes.
    Yeah I wasn’t necessarily saying it’s going to shred itself, but probably run hotter due to having no cooler and stuff? Idk, I’m spitballin here.

    Bottom line is it’s not gonna be as good as like 100 other vehicles, and towing is hard on vehicles so I wouldn’t be choosing an off warranty Benz to do it with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzwasp View Post
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    Unsure I considered my trailer a serious trailer at 2700lbs.
    Its 2700 lbs, but once you factor in the wind resistance of the front end/crosswinds to the sides, it FEELS heavier. I towed my friends 4200 lb trailer home for him when his truck died. It was the heaviest 4200 lbs i've ever towed.

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