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Old 08-08-2008, 12:47 AM
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300D towing?

Can I tow a car trailer with a 2800lb car on it? I'd need a class three? Does anyone make a Class 3 for the w123? lol
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:23 AM
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it's been done, it is unsafe in hazardous conditions, but the car is capable. SLOW going is the safest way, the trailer/car combo will far outweigh the tow vehicle, so any problems and you are going to wreck, but if you keep the speed down, and are cautious, the 123 braking system is ok for the task. you MUST use trailer with brakes, and electric not surge... I have seen a 123 pull a trailer with a 126 on it.
I believe the hitch has to be built and it's not gonna be easy, because there ain't no frame to weld to, so you gotta put a lot of steel back there to attach to the unibody
240D's in europe have a basic bumper style class III, but I would NOT tow a car on a trailer with it!
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:36 AM
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:42 AM
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Towing DISASTER!!!
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:07 AM
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Old 08-08-2008, 12:34 PM
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ehhh... I figured there would be no easily bought class III for my car. So, a buddy with a 33' goose neck will help me move my purchase
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:32 PM
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There is someone here on the forum who posted pictures of a 300TD towing a 300D on a flatbed not too long ago, someone can chime in if they remember the info.
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:36 PM
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yea... My mom has an equinox but its really not rated for towing more than a small trailer full of brush. the towing combined GVW is 8000 lbs and I would have to go buy a class III hitch.
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:39 PM
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ehhh... I figured there would be no easily bought class III for my car. So, a buddy with a 33' goose neck will help me move my purchase
OK, so what did you buy? DeLorean?
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:02 PM
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See reply #4

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Go back up to reply #4 and LOOK at the pictures of that Mercedes Train Wreck.
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Old 08-09-2008, 04:48 AM
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yea... My mom has an equinox but its really not rated for towing more than a small trailer full of brush. the towing combined GVW is 8000 lbs and I would have to go buy a class III hitch.

This is what your Equinox will look like if you try that:

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