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Parts Needed To Tow Trailer W/ Electric Brakes With 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300


Hello, Im trying to figure out the best set up for my GLC to tow a small travel trailer. Looking on your website, it looks like the Draw-Tite hitch, with the 4 flat wiring kit can be installed without any drilling, cutting or splicing. Then I become lost as to the next steps. This is the trailer were looking at: Little Guy Mini Max. I believe it has electric brakes and hooks up with a 7 pin or pole plug, not sure which. Is there a standard plug used for small travel trailers, and is it possible to plug the 4 flat into a 7 plug adapter, and then plug this wireless controller into that? If not, how risky is it to tap into the vehicle wiring? Any information/recommendations as to what would work best, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you - Michael


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I would be happy to help!

It sounds like you have a pretty good plan so far of using the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76082 and a 4-way connector # 118747 if you do NOT have the premium package, or the # 119147KIT if you do have the premium package on your 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Since your Little Guy Mini Max Trailer has a electric brakes you can convert the 4-way connector to the 7-way connector you need by using the # ETBC7L. This kit will only require two wiring connections which are grounding the white wire to the frame of your vehicle, and running the black wire to the positive terminal of your battery with the included 40 amp circuit breaker.

This kit was designed specifically for the Curt Echo Wireless # C51180 you were looking at which is the option I recommend as it will plug directly into the 7-way and will not require any other wiring connections like a standard controller would.

Lastly you will need a mounting bracket to secure the 7-way to your trailer hitch. Since the receiver has a hidden crosstube you will need the Curt EZ Mount # C58000 which will mount the connector to the face of your receiver.

I included videos for each of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.

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