Originally Posted by Skaling
Ya looks like you have a max tow capacity of 7000lbs. Your trailer is @ 5600lbs plus extra options u got. Plus all you put in it(food, drinks, cloths etc) and your family in the SUV. My guess is u r close to over. There is a scale on 176th by the border I use to check mine every season
I'm very keen on trying out the scale. Does it go pretty smoothly down there? Planning on buying a Tongue Weight scale as well, since I like buying stuff. You are absolutely right, I feel I'm right on the edge. When the trailer finally showed up with all the options on it, it pushed the weight up to 6071lbs! The ML's capacity is 7200lbs.
My biggest concern is that the Mercedes hitch max tongue weight is based off the European standard of 8% so it is set at 575lbs which is already lower than the 635lbs the stock 28DSBH is listed at. There are no clear answers on the tongue weight dilemma in the Mercedes Benz forums or from Mercedes itself. (Still waiting for them to get back to me) Though it seems the Air Stream crowd have a liking for pulling even heavier loads with a Mercedes and seem to be doing alright with some modifications.
I'm planning on posting my concerns in the Towing section at some point. Just have to prepare myself to hear "How about you buy a truck?" a few dozen times.
2015 White Hawk 28DSBH Summit Edition Glacier Package
2011 Mercedes ML 350 Bluetec
1200lbs Pro Series Trunnion Equalizer Hitch with Drop Shank and Sway Control
Tekonsha Primus IQ Brake Control