Can I put a hitch on E420? - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-08-2009, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Newbie
Date registered: Aug 2009
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Can I put a hitch on E420?

I'm moving cross country (FL to IN) by myself, and I have a 1997 E420. I don't need to move a ton of stuff, but I have more than I can fit in the car itself. I could get a moving truck and put the car on a dolly, but the smallest truck I can get for that is a 16 footer, which is more than I need.

I wanted to find out if it's okay to install a hitch and tow a small trailer (like 5x8). Would either the towing or the hitch damage the car either while I'm towing or later down the road?

Thanks for the help!
kadamn is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-08-2009, 06:42 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
Musikmann's Avatar
Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 2001 E320 - Brilliant Silver/Ash: 107,000+
Location: West Virginia, USA
Posts: 17,193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
It shouldn't hurt the car for that short distance. But if it were me, I'd rent a smaller truck and tow the MB on a dolly.

Mercedes Benz - Das beste oder nichts!
Musikmann is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-08-2009, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Newbie
Date registered: Aug 2009
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
It's about 1300 miles, so no, not an enormous distance. It's not a tiny car, but I've only towed with a van before, so I have no experience with how a sedan handles that sort of thing.

I'd love to get a truck, but Budget says the smallest truck I can rent with a tow dolly is a 16 footer . If I could get a ten foot truck and tow it, I would do that in a second.
kadamn is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode

    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    21 Steps to my OEM Trailer Hitch Install + Hitch Cover MOD Benza W163 M-Class 14 05-23-2011 02:13 PM
    What kind of plugs did the 1994 e420 come with..want to put the originals in unless?? porshapower W124 E,CE,D,TD Class 4 08-17-2006 09:07 AM
    hitch for 97 E420 W210 E-Class 1 06-02-2006 04:44 PM
    Has anyone put a Sport Exhaust on a '94 E420? aholgate W124 E,CE,D,TD Class 0 04-03-2006 05:30 PM
    Another Old Age Question: OEM Hitch or Drawtite Hitch? UniquelySanFrancisco W163 M-Class 30 08-20-2002 09:22 PM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On


    Title goes here

    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome