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Old 04-14-2013, 06:45 AM   #15
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Oh no...here comes the great European towing ratings debate again.
But, but, but...... didn't you read the headlines yesterday? It was just discovered the physics on the eastern hemisphere are completely different than the physics here in the west. It makes all makes sense now..... the global warming conundrum
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But, but, but...... didn't you read the headlines yesterday? It was just discovered the physics on the eastern hemisphere are completely different than the physics here in the west. It makes all makes sense now..... the global warming conundrum
Thanks, I can relax now. It occurs to me that they use the metric system in that part of the world and forces, like temperatures are much lower
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:03 AM   #17
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True, but our speeds are higher. That's probably why the tow ratings are lower.

Note.... we use metric here too.
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[QUOTE=MC1;378148]True, but our speeds are higher. That's probably why the tow ratings are lower.[QUOTE] Good point, I've seen those European speedometers. Those cars really fly!

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So you claim. I dispelled that notion with my inquiries about buying metric bolts and lumber in Canada.

Dumb Question on Metric Bolts
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Once you get this done, please post the final result. I am very interested as our other vehicle is a '98 version of yours. I'd love to tow with it but hitches are not common for it. Probably has something to do with the fact that MB won't put a tow rating on it in North America.
After much browsing and calling around, I found what I need at a reasonable price and free shipping (to a US address) from Amazon (Auto trend). It's a curt hitch. So ... power line + hitch: $300. Not cheap considering that other vehicles can equipped for $120.... But it all comes down to manufacture volume I suppose.

I attached the spec sheet for both Mercedes (W124 & W210) Wagons.
And yeah..... North America & Towing rate.....
My Citroen 2cv is rated to tow up to 880 lbs with trailer brakes... and it does so beautifully!
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Tnxs for the update franck. Sounds like a fair and reasonable solution.
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They can tow. Can Am in London Ont are specialists in building and installing custom receivers for just about any vehicle.

Airstream and MB..... Such a lovely match!
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:50 AM   #22
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Fitted the hitch last Sunday.....
I was hoping this would not take more than a couple of hours but......

First thing I noticed when I positioned the hitch by hand, it was resting on the exhaust pipe. To avoid this, I had to move it half an inch toward the rear of the car which required to cut in the bumper the indentation shown on the attached pictures.
But then, I realized that the L-shape bracket were off! Too large to fit into the frame rail. I had to grind some metal to make it fit. And of course, the half inch move meant that the holes weren't facing the chassis's holes.... !

I've addressed the issue to Curt but they don't seem to care. I don't really want to return anything obviously!... now that all the hard work is done.

Wiring is next... Should be straight forward!
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Oh well, at least your pictures didn't get posted upside down.
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