What can i realistically tow with my G ?

Bravo30

Active member
i have a 2015 G550. we are planning to live on the road where my wife will work as a traveling RN. the jobs last for 3 months and they give you a housing stipend. Initially i though about getting an RV and towing the G on a trailer but thats out of the question because we plan on living at state parks and RV parks and the trailer will be a nightmare to deal with so that only leaves one option, towing something with the G. im trying to figure out how we can live comfortably for 3 months at a time in parks and have my G along with me.
 

Nathansharkey80

Active member
These G-Class rigs can tow like a tank. Get a trailer brake control and an equalizer hitch and anti-sway bars and you will be all set to tow anything you like.


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Bravo30

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These G-Class rigs can tow like a tank. Get a trailer brake control and an equalizer hitch and anti-sway bars and you will be all set to tow anything you like.


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Great news! I’ll look it into the components you mentioned as well as consult the manual. We’re not the looking to tow anything crazy just a medium sized trailer along the lines of an Airstream.
 
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inexplorata

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2005 here. We pulled a 7000-pound dual axle trailer -- a Rockwood Roo -- on a camping trip, which is our year's maximum towing weight. And while there was plenty of good pullin' going on, don't think the experience on the highway will compare to a full-sized pickup, comfort-wise.

Wheelbase is wheelbase, when you're pulling a big trailer it's still the trailer that's in charge on the highway. And sag is still sag -- your manual will discuss maximum tongue weight. But absolutely get the weight distribution hitch going as well as a competent brake controller.
 

Arjan

Paperwork Specialist
Obviously, the US is different, but in Europe they are 3500 kgs. rated on a braked trailer.

Some options are for power braked trailers that allow 4500 kgs.

However, when towing that sort of weights, consider another vehicle...
 
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