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Old 05-01-2015, 11:45 AM   #15
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I highly suggest you contact Andy. He setup my ML320 CDI. Last year I had the Hensley hitch break on a trip. Contacting CanAm they suggested switching to an EAZ lift. I had it installed by Camping World in Syracuse near where I broke down and the rig towed like a nightmare. I made an appointment with Andy and took the rig there. $400 later the difference was night and day. I couldn't drive more than 55mph before the adjustment and that was scariest tow ever. Afterward I had it up to 70. I would still prefer the Hensley but for now I will make do with the other one.
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:13 AM   #16
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The GL, or the corresponding Dodge, will be the next tow vehicle for our 34' International. I was at CanAm yesterday and had a long chat with Andy about the capabilities of these two vehicles.

Both were highly recommended by him and his team. The Dodge is considerably cheaper, but of course doesn't have access to the amazing Mercedes diesel engine.
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:59 PM   #17
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It seems a great many of us have had the stock hitch reinforced bay Can-Am. Mine was reinforced earlier this year, looking forward to the first outing of the year to experience the improvement.
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Old 05-06-2015, 04:02 PM   #18
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Yup, visit Can-Am if you can. I replaced my aging V8 Yukon with a V6 Traverse (saved myself $10k by not replacing the over-priced Yukon). After Andy & co. got things set up the Traverse out-tows and out-handles the Yukon -- and I get slightly better mileage to boot. Has to be experienced to be believed.

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Old 05-06-2015, 04:45 PM   #19
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Im sold!
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:45 AM   #20
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2014 350ML BlueTec and 2015 30' Bunk. Andy and CanAm did the setup. Long trip but worth it.
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:31 AM   #21
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Are you concerned that the mod could affect the MB warranty?
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:27 PM   #22
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Are you concerned that the mod could affect the MB warranty?
No not at all. The MB dealer I purchased it from was aware upfront that I was having the hitch reinforced and why. They actually documented it for future reference the first time I had it in for service. One of the dealer's owner/managers was going to have it done for towing their Airstream as well.
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:50 PM   #23
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I spoke to my dealers service department today and he referred me to a truck/RV business to see how they may be able to help me.
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Old 05-08-2015, 06:36 AM   #24
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Are you concerned that the mod could affect the MB warranty?
I spoke to the Can-Am service manager about MB warranty issue when I had my hitch reinforced. He said that, in 40 years of reinforcing hitches, they have never had an issue. Pretty compelling.

Also, after the service, I had a third party customer satisfaction call. It was a pleasure to be able to say the job was completed in less time, and at lower cost than I anticipated.
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Towing is not just about tongue weight and trailer weight, but also gross combined vehicle weight, and axle weight. Just because persons A, B and C have bee successful overloading the tow vehicle, does not mean you will be.

Most vehicles sold in the US, max tow weight is calculated with a full tank of gas and 1 , 150 - 180 lb, person in the drivers seat.
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Towing is not just about tongue weight and trailer weight, but also gross combined vehicle weight, and axle weight. Just because persons A, B and C have bee successful overloading the tow vehicle, does not mean you will be.

Most vehicles sold in the US, max tow weight is calculated with a full tank of gas and 1 , 150 - 180 lb, person in the drivers seat.
Please explain where anybody is suggesting to overload the tow vehicle. The big Mercedes has a higher payload than many a truck.
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I weighed my 25' FC, full tanks and packed with everything for camping. The Durango had a full tank, the two people and two dogs and everything else we needed for camping.

I was within all of the limits.
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