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Towing a RWD GLK with an RV

I would like to buy a RWD GLK 350, but must be able to tow it behind my motor home. I got the input from one dealer's sales person and their service manager that all RWD Mercedes vehicles can be towed with the rear wheels on a dolly (which I already have and use for my FWD AT car) without adhering to the 30 miles @ 30mph restriction. This would mean that the car is traveling backwards on the non-drive front wheels. When I called Mercedes customer care about this issue, the only response I could get was that they reccommend that vehicle is moved on a trailer or flat bed tow truck. Essentially, they couldn't really answer my question. Before I make this investment, I want to be sure that I can tow the GLK in this manner at hiway sppeds without damaging anything or negating the warrantee. Any suggestions or inputs?

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Go here and read about towing in the owner's manual.

http://www.mbusa.com/vcm/MB/DigitalA...l/2011_glk.pdf

You're going to lock the steering how?

You may want to read the attachment (or the manual that came with your equipment) and note that you're for sure contemplating putting the heavy end of the towed vehicle to the rear.

Recommend you not attempt this.
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Steering wheel locking is a small issue, but are you planning to adjust toe-in for going in reverse on long distance every time you do?
I am active RVer for 25 years and "Mercedes guy" for 15. To this point I don't tow a car behind motorhome, because we use motorhome for travel and seldom stay in one place 3 days. Meaning we don't need a car to run errands when we park the coach for several days. But I already made my mind that if I will want my Mercedes behind my motorhome, the trailer is the only way to go. Not only the trailer will provide good protection for the toad, good brakes but just the trailer tires are way cheaper than good rubber for Mercedes. I researched and light trailers for mid size cars are almost non-existent, but you can order one special made, while being a welder I can build one. Have seen small car towed on 800 lb boat trailers.
Than getting enclosed trailer gives you protection from the heat and option to put some extra junk in it.
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