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Hi have recently purchased an 2004 ML350 for the express reason I needed a vechle for towing. The truck didn't come with a bar so Imagine my suprise when talking to MB Canberra in the ACT (Australia) when they told me that you can't fit a towbar to this vehicle because the spare wheel is under the back of the truck ??? Surley this cant be true as I have seen countles ML's running around with tawbars fitted. Can anyone shed some light on this subject for me. Cheers Chris
 

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You most definitely can have a hitch on that vehicle. It came from the factory as an option. There are aftermarket hitches available but I recommend biting the bullet, make a deal with the dealer and install a factory hitch.

Jim W.
 

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Thanks Jim
It was an MB Dealer that told me that they don't make bars for this model so I will look elsewhere or another dealer Cheers
 

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I have a '99 ML430, the same W163 generation/model as your 350. In the US, a suitable and affordable aftermarket trailer hitch is easy to find and install. No so with the new W164 models, but that is one advantage of the original W163.
 

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Same with my 2005 ML350. MB here said the towbar alone is $3000 then I need to buy the kit and pay for installation.
What have you ended up doing?
 

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Found a Bar

Hi Toekeewhy
I don't know if you are from Australia, but I found a bar through MB Spares in the ACT. The bar with wiring loom was $820 and they will post anywhere in OZ. I had it fitted for $250 at a local trailer maker.If you are handy you could fit it yourself as it comes with detailed fitting instructions. Hope this helps Cheers Chris
 
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