Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Permissible trailer loads and drawbarnoseweights - Trailer towing - Driving and parking - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Permissible trailer loads and drawbarnoseweights

Weight specifications

The Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) is the combined weight of the trailer together with the cargo and equipment loaded on the trailer. Permissible gross weight: 7500 lb (3402 kg).

The permissible Trailer drawbar Weight Rating (TWR) is the maximum weight permitted on the trailer drawbar: 600 lb (272 kg) limit for Mercedes-Benz-approved trailer couplings.

Loading a trailer

When loading a trailer, please note that neither the permissible gross trailer weight nor the permissible Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) may be exceeded. The permissible Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is specified on the type plate located on the B-pillar on the driver's side of your vehicle.

You can find the maximum permissible values on the type plates of your vehicle and the trailer. Always observe the lowest respective value when determining the maximum weight with which you can load the vehicle and the trailer.

The drawbar noseweight acting on the ball coupling has to be added to the rear axle weight in order to prevent the permissible Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) from being exceeded. The permissible Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is specified on the type plate located on the B-pillar on the driver's side of your vehicle.

trailer so that the drawbar noseweight Mercedes-Benz recommends loading the trailer so that the drawbar noseweight remains between 8% and 15% of the permissible gross trailer weight.

passengers, and cargo reduces the permissible trailer load and drawbar The weight of additional accessories, passengers, and cargo reduces the permissible trailer load and drawbar noseweight for your vehicle.

Checking the vehicle and trailer weight

To check that the weights of the towing vehicle and the trailer comply with the maximum permissible values, have the vehicle/trailer combination (including the driver, passengers, and cargo with a fully laden trailer) weighed on a calibrated weighbridge.

Check the gross axle weight rating of the front and rear axle, the Gross Trailer Weight (GTW), and the drawbar noseweight.

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