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Old 12-14-2010, 05:50 PM   #1
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can my C230 tow a trailer?!

planning to move to Vegas by the end of the year, just wondering if my Benz could handle some towing if i rent a trailer from U-haul, it will be just a bed frame with mattress and TV computer etc..

it will be a 600 miles drive, car only has 80k well maintain, should i do it?! or no?

will this happen to me?

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I wouldn't do it.. and this is coming from someone who has put their C230 through some hell in its day.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:11 PM   #3
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Just get a uhaul and get a trailer and tow your car instead.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:01 PM   #4
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Just get a uhaul and get a trailer and tow your car instead.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:18 PM   #5
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your c230 can tow a house! but yea i agree spend the extra $ and get the truck. imagine if you blow one of those low profile tires on the way there.
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It would do it without a problem. There is even a MB trailer hitch available in Europe. I would just hate to have to have a hitch mounted to mine. I'd go the rental truck and trailer combo just for that reason.
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Donít do it, Jordan. Relocating to Las Vegas will be upsetting enough. Attending grad school at UNLV?

Factor in possible transmission replacement or electrical woes from jerry-rigged trailer wiring, and youíll promptly realize that renting a truck makes more economic sense.

MB offers a W203 hitch in RoW markets, although itís rated for two titanium bicycles or hauling a bag of yard clippings to the nearest compost site.
Call in a favor from a friend with a decent truck if need be.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:42 PM   #8
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I spent 3 1/2 weeks in Europe this summer and I saw many many Mercedes cars towing utility trailers, tent trailers and even full on camper-trailers. In Europe everyone has a car, no one, and I mean no one has a pickup truck. And almost every camper/travel trailer I saw was being towed by a small car.
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I spent 3 1/2 weeks in Europe this summer and I saw many many Mercedes cars towing utility trailers, tent trailers and even full on camper-trailers. In Europe everyone has a car, no one, and I mean no one has a pickup truck. And almost every camper/travel trailer I saw was being towed by a small car.
You are correct but with access to cheap gas and a uhaul or something i would flat bed the car and have way more space. but that is just me
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:49 PM   #10
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Sure but the actual hitch from whats his face in the Netherlands is like 850 + ship, and then the electrical kit is another I forget 300-400? and then install.....
If you look on the EPC you can see the drawings and sheet.

I researched this as an alternative to roof racks since thee racks are so damn expensive,
but then managed to get them for $200 with 2 bike carriers from an ad
in Sacatomato, where they were selling a 2002 Coupe w/ the racks.

Ha, the hitch will cost 1500, OR see if someone can design a custom one?

I did see coupey one day in a parking lot with a hitch, but damn didn't get to
ask the owner.
I think a couple of Orion Blue jet ski's would look hot on the back.

Rent a truck, and trailer the car behind it. Best bet.
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dam i was going to use this http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2001-...item35ad933b9e
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