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Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2017 Mercedes Sprinter 2500 With Factory Step Bumper


I have a 2017 Mercedes 170 4x4 with factory step, what trailer hitch would I be looking at?


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For your 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 with a 170" wheelbase and factory step bumper I recommend Curt hitch # 13358. This hitch has a 2" receiver and is a complete bolt-on installation so no drilling in your Mercedes' frame is going to be required for installation; it is a Class III hitch with a 5,000 lb towing capacity and 500 lb tongue weight capacity. The only thing to keep in mind is that this hitch will not fit if your Sprinter has a 30-3/8" frame. I've linked an install video of this hitch for you to check out as well.

To add a 4-way so you can power your trailer's lights the harness that fits is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118649; you can see how this harnes is installed by taking a look at the video I've attached for you. Additionally, if you are going to be towing, I recommend checking out Ball Mount Kit # 989900, which may fulfill your towing needs in one tidy package; two ball mounts - one with a 3/4” rise or 2” drop and the other with a 2-3/4” rise or 4” drop - a 1-7/8” hitch ball, a 2” hitch ball, and a pin and clip. You can use the link to the help article on ball mounts I've added to determine if this kit will give you the correct amount of drop or rise. I've also attached a link to our page with each of our ball mounts as well as a video review of the ball mount kit.

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