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RE: Seeking Advice from Mercedes ML350 drivers

I really appreciate everyone's input above. Thank you very much. Very helpful insights! I'll come back to this thread when I solidify my plan. Really excited to get out there and trave with the family. In the meantime, I'm going to do some backcountry camping with my 11-year-old daughter. GDWR (Gross Daughter Weight Rating) is 93 lbs, GDWR (Gross Dad Weight Rating) is 230 lbs ;-) Haha...
Vince_23Bravo 08/23/19 06:00pm Tow Vehicles
Seeking Advice from Mercedes ML350 drivers

Hello RV Towers... Looking for input from other drivers whos tow vehicle is an ML350 and/or GL350 I own a 2015 ML 350 4MATIC with BlueTEC - 3.0 Ltr turbo diesel. I've had it since new, love the SUV for many reasons; comfortable ride, fuel economy, reliability, safety, etc. We live in Calgary, AB and plan to explore the prairies, foothills and Kananaskis... maybe Invermere/Radium ... Idaho & Montana as well. We're looking at Travel Trailers and have found a few we like. We're now evaluating the data (GVWR, GAWR, etc) Trailer: Coachman 245BHS Hitch Weight: 578 lb. GVWR: 6500 lb. Dry Weight: 4586 lb. Cargo Capacity: 1914 lb. I'm finding conflicting opinions online - go figure - about what I can and cannot pull... and in some cases, have no business in pulling with an SUV If you drive/have driven an ML 350 like mine or similar (Merc GL 350) diesel, I'm looking for your input. Here's what we know about the ML 350 3.0L CDI 24-valve V6 BlueTEC diesel engine 240 HP and 455 lb-ft Vehicle Weight: 4,705 lb GVWR: 6349 lbs AARW: 3747 lbs Tow Capacity: 7,200# - 7,700# Braked (my owner's manual shows 7,700# weight. The dealership shows the 7,200# weight. Hitch Capacity: 575# Yes, my owner's manual states: Max tongue weight 1,080 lb QUESTION: about a WDH (Weight Distribution Hitch) The ML350 has ESP (Electronic Stability Program) Trailer Stabilisation: If the vehicle/trailer combination begins to lurch, ESP assists you in this situation. ESP slows the vehicle down by braking and limiting the engine output until the vehicle/trailer combination has stabilised. Thus, does this eliminate the need for a Weight Distribution Hitch? BREAKING I do know I need to be a Brake Controller Assist. Mercedes recommends the Tekonsha 90195 P3 Electronic Brake Control Thoughts? Experiences? Thank you for your kindess and wisdom.
Vince_23Bravo 08/22/19 03:40pm Tow Vehicles
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