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Old 03-12-2009, 01:00 AM
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So far, the Curt hitch, as displayed by 'mobetta', is the only one I;ve seen on this thread that I would consider installing on a W123 with US bumpers. The various designs that bolt to the body and bumper itself, look like they could damage both in a collision, or even under load. as I've heard of these bumpers corroding and separating from the bumper-shocks.

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Old 03-11-2016, 01:13 PM
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123 Chassie Wagon Trailer Hitch

Working at the M.B. Dealer back in 1979 I was fortunate to install 2 OEM Trailer Hitches on the 123 Wagons. I have 2 Wagons, 1 with a OEM Hitch. Be VERY Cautious installing a Aftermarket one! Keep in Mind they are 5 Mile an Hour Bumpers and HAVE to GIVE!! Like to add some Pics but dont know how.
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Old 03-12-2016, 06:00 PM
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Here's 1 example;
84' 300CD with Euro factory hitch, 84' U-Haul travel trailer. Drove from West coast, Newport Beach, to the East coast, Jersey Shore, and back, over 7,000 miles.

I ran the numbers on the weight, 1200 lbs for the trailer, and the 140 lb tongue weight. Mercedes weight limits(see chart).

One set of rear axles, left rear window regulator and a blown head gasket.
"Even more attractive than this coupe's classic lines are its classic over-the-road capabilities"
(North American Range brochure from 1984)
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