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Weight Distribution for 2016 Mercedes Sprinter Towing 6,000 lb Trailer


Hi, Based on MB technical specs, the 2016 Sprinter 3500 170inch WB Passenger Van/Chassis Cab based on vin its a Chassis Cab with upfitted Van by the factory, but model code indicates Cargo Van has a Maximum towing capacity of 7500 lbs. I can provide VIN if necessary. I have not found a 7500 lbs GTW Capacity Trailer hitch receiver for this vehicle. I have seen pics of the OEM hitch and it seems even that has a 7500 lbs Max towing only with weight carrying option. 1. What is the maximum capacity hitch I can have for the 2016 Sprinter 3500 170inch WB Chassis Cab / Passenger / Cargo Van? Single oversize rear wheel 2. What is the best option for Weight Distribution hitch for that Hitch? 3. What else do I need for a complete installation? I just want a setup, where I can safely tow 6000 lbs with leverage for occasional extra 1500 lbs added for the towing load or comfortable cushion if you will. Thank you.


Expert Reply:

If you are sure an OEM hitch has a 7,500 lb towing capacity without weight distribution that would be the highest rated option as none of the options we have are near that capacity.

For a weight distribution system for the range you mentioned the # RP66083 would work well as it has a tongue weight range of 400-800 lbs and features best sway control at preventing sway before it starts.

For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.

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