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Old 06-19-2008, 07:48 AM   #43
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Well, thanks to everyone. That answered that
Just kidding. The knowledge base here is very impressive. My baby just arrived. 2006, 28ft International. It has stabilization bars. I've had the Mercedes to the dealer and they had a specialist in to reinforce the hitch and have installed brake controller. The guy who delivered the trailer, said he has towed everything imaginable and this was the nicest thing he has ever towed. He said he drove through major storms and he didn't feel a thing. It will be two weeks before we get to try it out. I'm excited.
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:21 AM   #44
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Well, you got way more information than you thought, I would guess. I suspect the 28 will be a wonderful addition and keep us posted on your experience. Good luck.
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:14 AM   #45
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Well, thanks to everyone. That answered that
Just kidding. The knowledge base here is very impressive. My baby just arrived. 2006, 28ft International. It has stabilization bars. I've had the Mercedes to the dealer and they had a specialist in to reinforce the hitch and have installed brake controller. The guy who delivered the trailer, said he has towed everything imaginable and this was the nicest thing he has ever towed. He said he drove through major storms and he didn't feel a thing. It will be two weeks before we get to try it out. I'm excited.
Thanks for the update. Sometimes, regardless of theory, the proof is in the pudding so to speak.

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Old 06-19-2008, 09:32 AM   #46
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Can't wait to hear how the combination works for you.
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:50 PM   #47
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...It will be two weeks before we get to try it out. I'm excited.
good follow up, it reads like u are doing things right...

but u might wanna take a test drive hooked up, even if only around the block.

because there is another issue, not covered in this thread but COMMON to the euro suv/'stream connection.

the t-rex, cayenne, bmw, audi electronics harness control OFTEN doesn't play well with the domestic trailer LED brake lights...

i think it also applies to the merc' but that's just a guess.

this issue (euro suvs electronic setup) has been covered WELL in other threads and the correction is pretty straight forward...

but not something u wanna deal with on the first day of a big trip.

and don't forget the pictures and trip story...

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Old 06-19-2008, 04:54 PM   #48
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My '05 ML500 works fine with the LED taillights. But a test drive in the neighborhood sounds like a good idea. Enjoy!!
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:26 PM   #49
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I've made a few trips to Toronto in years gone by and can't recall any higher fuel prices than what we pay in the US. Now Europe is a different story, but Canada is just one of the 50-something states . They have their Levi's. Fords and Chevy's just the same.

Have a look here Pat's Boating in Canada: Converting Canadian gas prices to see how to convert US to Canadian gas prices.

I paid C$1.32 a litre on the past weekend, which at a 1US$=1$C makes our gas US$5.00 per US gallon.

What are you paying in your area now?
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:07 AM   #50
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Thanks for the info. Mercedes alerted us to this and we have order a part from Valley Industries.

We will head off in a week. I'll send pics.
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good follow up, it reads like u are doing things right...

but u might wanna take a test drive hooked up, even if only around the block.

because there is another issue, not covered in this thread but COMMON to the euro suv/'stream connection.

the t-rex, cayenne, bmw, audi electronics harness control OFTEN doesn't play well with the domestic trailer LED brake lights...

i think it also applies to the merc' but that's just a guess.

this issue (euro suvs electronic setup) has been covered WELL in other threads and the correction is pretty straight forward...

but not something u wanna deal with on the first day of a big trip.

and don't forget the pictures and trip story...

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Old 08-24-2008, 07:39 PM   #51
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So how did the trip go? I've got a 320 ML (CDI) and am considering an airstream. Probably a 20'. From what I'm reading that shouldn't be a big deal at all.
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We first towed it without the stabilization bars and I could really feel the tailor. Once the bars were on, it is great. We drove about 300 miles, through some mountains and really didn't even feel the trailer. The engine didn't strain in the least going up some pretty steep inclines. We only got to camp for a couple of days. We ended up getting a puppy. That was not in the plans. Cut the trip short and haven't been out again. We have plans for a trip this weekend with the pup. I really will get pics this time. Not sure i will know how to post them.
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We'll need pics of the new pup as well!
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:31 PM   #54
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Impressive, a 28 ft trailer with a GL. Not bad. So my ML will surely be able to handle a 20' trailer. Good to hear. I do plan on using weight equalizer bars.
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mercedes does make a good deisel engine. I wonder if you have the 5 cylinder or 4? Drive carefull
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It's actually a V6 Commonrail Diesel Injection (CDI). They are quite poweful with a turbocharger. Almost 500 foot pounds of torque. Rivals allot of V8 gas engines.
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