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Can I put a hitch on E420?

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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!
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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.

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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.
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