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Old 06-09-2002, 02:27 PM
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190e 2.3 trailer hitch and trailer

I have a 190e 2.3 with a new hitch and trailer. It pulls the emptly trailer fine but what I am worried about is if I have people in the back seat, stuff in the trunk and stuff on the trailer that the back end will bottom out or be so low that the trailer hitch bottoms out.
I figure the thing to do is somehow raise the rear end of the car a bit. what is the easiest cheapest way to do this?
1996 E320
2000 C230 Kompressor
1988 190e 2.3 - 225K miles, owned for 7 years. I cannot say enough good things about this car. Very well built, even at 225 it ran like new.
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Old 06-10-2002, 09:13 AM
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I have found that a trailer, a full back seat, and a ful car top carrier will really drag down a 190E. The least expensive remedy I've found is to put some of those twisty nut things in the coil springs. It makes for a little stiffer ride, but the tail end doesn't drag on the ground.
Michael LaFleur

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