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Can I put a tow bar on a 1998 Mercedes Ml320

I will be towing my 1998 Mercedes Ml320, and I just bought an attachable tow bar that's supposed to be bolted to the truck, and then pulled by a hitch. Are there spots on the undercarriage where this bar can be bolted?

Also, I guess I have to unhook the drive shaft, in order to tow it. Does anyone have any advice or information about this?

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We went through a thread with you about this in the W163 forum.
You can not tow with that AWD system unless you use a dolly trailer and like you said unhook the drives shaft. If you want to tow it with all four wheels on the ground you will have to unhook the front and rear drive shafts.
The mounting location of the tow bar will depend on the manufacturer's instructions.
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Maybe if you keep asking the question, you'll eventually get an answer you want to hear. Go ahead and tow it. You will regret it.

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Just to make it clear W163 has 2 driveshafts to disconnect.
I was considering using ML as toad years ago and my final conclusion was build a light trailer, similar to those Uhaul is using.
Standard car haulers are too big
Never did it as dirt bike carried on motorhome was all I needed.

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