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Take your time. Have you towed much before? How big of a trailer are you towing and approximate weight?
 

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I have towed quite a bit but never with this Mercedes. The trailer is a 16 foot Haulmark with trailer brakes and may weigh as much as 5k. I asked my MB dealer and they said just hook on and go. I as wondering if I needed a brake controller. I do plan on getting towing mirrors.
 

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Okay okay that's not too bad, you shouldn't need a brake controller. Proper towing etiquette and you should be smooth through. Towing mirrors would help a little. Putting a car on the trailer? Enclosed or open?
 

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Probably at most you will want better brake pads if you're concerned that brake fade will happen. Not always are stock pads best for certain things like this, car makers just give us entry-level pads that do a little bit of everything good enough.
 

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Its an enclosed trailer. I pulled this trailer about a thousand miles with my old Jeep GC with a 6 cylinder and it had a brake controller. It was all the Jeep wanted when it came to hills. I was just wondering if MB had an integrated brake controller with the GLE350 or if one needed to be installed in order to have trailer brakes. My MB dealer hasn't been very helpful in this respect.
 

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Its an enclosed trailer. I pulled this trailer about a thousand miles with my old Jeep GC with a 6 cylinder and it had a brake controller. It was all the Jeep wanted when it came to hills. I was just wondering if MB had an integrated brake controller with the GLE350 or if one needed to be installed in order to have trailer brakes. My MB dealer hasn't been very helpful in this respect.
Seeing how a month has passed by and there has been no response, have you had any luck in getting this resolved? Can't imagine all these good summer days going by and that issue still going on. It might help some other members here as well.
 

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I too would like to know because I've been looking around and the few suggestions I've found told me to refer to the trailer manufacturer about it.
 

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I too would like to know because I've been looking around and the few suggestions I've found told me to refer to the trailer manufacturer about it.
That might be your best bet, which manufacture did you go with? Would be interested in seeing what sort of information they list. But even with whatever information they provide you I still think you should get a second opinion.
 

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Towing with a 2016 GLE 350

I own a 2016 GLE 350 and tow a 2016 Winnebago 2201DS. The dry weight of the trailer is 4820 lbs., 26.75 ft. long and with a tongue weight of 575 lbs. The trailer has electric brakes.
My 350 GLE has the factory tow package. The towing specs. for a 350 GLE with factory tow package is 6600 lbs. and 660 lbs. tongue weight with a weight distribution hitch, also the tow package is wired for electric brakes and has a 7 pin electrical connector.
Any time a trailer is 50% or more of the tow vehicle weight, trailer brakes are a must. Also an anti sway bar will make towing much easier. If the trailer is over 26 ft. long, sway bars on both sides of the hitch is suggested.
I have a teknosha p3 brake controller from etrailer they also have the adapter cable to connect from the controller to the connector under the dash. I use the Eaz lift 48053 weight distribution hitch with two anti sway bars.
I have no problem towing the trailer. With the electric brakes it stops perfectly. It will stay in 6 gear and the blind spot feature will not work. I have not towed in a mountainous area only in Fl. and Ga. With the two anti sway bars there is no sway from large trucks. The Gas mileage is 11.5 to 12 miles per gallon.
Sorry this is so long, but this is about all the info. I have. Hope it helps.
 

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Wow, man. To say, that I'm shocked, it's like to say nothing. What for do you need so many cars?? Of course, I understand, that they are for the soul, and it's your hobby, but where do you work, that you can afford spending of such huge amounts of the money. Ok, It isn't my business, but if you keep this up, you'll need to buy the vehicle hauler for keeping and moving all your cars) Fun is fun, but if you think you'd want to buy it, then keep an eye out for a company called Boydstun, there is their site - boydstun.com. I say so, because my uncle has the boydstun's vehicle hauler. Good luck, dude. Don't forget to share your new cars with us.
 
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