||06-20-2016 03:12 PM
1999 E300TD towing capacity?
Hi everyone, I am new to the site so I am still getting used to everything here. I couldnt find a search bar to search the threads for this topic so I'm gonna ask this in my own thread
I have a 1999 E300TD, with 200,000 miles. Great runner. I sold my truck, and am trying to figure out how to tow my jetskis and trailer (1500lbs) and my flatbed for dirtbikes (1000lbs fully loaded)
I've done some research, although the info is scarce, it seems like these cars, once installed with a hitch, can tow around 2,000lbs. In this case, I know my skis and trailer are around 1500lbs (480lbs for each ski, 400ish pounds for the trailer). I did more research and U-Haul sells a 2000lb approved hitch for 150 bucks. I can do the install myself, and I am planning on installing a bigger trans cooler. In this case, I dont know the history of the car and if it ever had any trans work or even oil changes done, so ill also be having the trans shop to check the fluid and top it off, but not drain and change it.
I do hae alot of experience with these cars, my dad has had 2 since 1998 and Ive been driving them for 3 years.
With y'alls experience, do you think my situation is too heavy for the car? Again, Trailer will be max 1500ish pounds. Any advice or input would be greatly appreciated!