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post #11 of 37 Old 09-13-2012, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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haha - I know what you mean. My comparison to the hummer was that they took a military vehicle and "softened" it up for public consumption. That's the same thing that MB has done with the G wagon. In fact, the marines are using them now instead of hummers as they stand up better to being dropped from helicopters. ;)

You are right on the price points though. If I were to get a truck truck I would go for one of the new scorpion ford diesel engines in an F-250. ;) I already drive a MB E320 wagon or a Ford Focus as a daily driver. The MB is just much nicer lol.

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post #12 of 37 Old 09-13-2012, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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also - to answer your question. With what information I can find, with a weight distributing hitch, the max tongue weight rating for a G500 is 700lbs.
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post #13 of 37 Old 09-22-2012, 08:30 PM
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Wheel base is way too short. You'd be fish tailing all over the place.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #14 of 37 Old 09-23-2012, 04:41 AM
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I don't know how good of a tow rig it is but I want one.. Lol. I have been in love with these for a long time! You have good taste :)

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they are nice, right?? *sigh* idk that I can justify having a G wagon AND a superduty though. :/

I think i'll end up with an f-250 diesel and a mercedes e320 cdi. Good fuel mileage all around.
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post #16 of 37 Old 09-24-2012, 01:03 PM
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egads, I wouldn't do it... wheel base, tow capacity (and just because it CAN tow the weight doesnt mean it was designed to),top heavyness, width...just noo.


I have a dodge ram 2500 cummins, and I can still feel when my horses move hauling with that beast...heck I hauled goats cross country last october, and I could feel when one of the fools would butt another goat..
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Smart idea, go with at least a 3/4 ton & a diesel. Anything else is gambling on safety. Where I live it is illegal to haul most horse trailers without a 3/4 ton, must be a reason for I would think? Diesel is not required but it sure makes towing easier IMO.
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I had a f-250 v10 long bed and it was a fantastic tow vehicle - never felt the horses moving unless someone was REALLY throwing a fit in the trailer (talking a 3 horse featherlite here). I'd like one like that again but with the new scorpion diesel engine.

And then a nice daily driver luxury car. Hahahaha - i've gotten spoiled and i'm not so sure that's a good thing. :P
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post #19 of 37 Old 09-26-2012, 11:50 AM
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It will haul a Brenderup just fine. I don't know about a different trailer but the B'up will follow where you go and stop like a dream. Love my B'up.

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I can't tell you whether the G-wagon will suffice or not, but I do have some observations.

I'm from Norway (live in the US now). I'm used to seeing horse trailers, both double and single, being hauled by sedans and station-wagons. In the more recent years, I'm seeing more and more being hauled by SUVs and an occasional truck. I've seen many MB G-Wagons used for horse-hauling over the past 25 years.

I'm just wondering why the Europeans haul their horses without trucks, while in the US a truck seems to be required. Are the trailers designed differently somehow to be lighter weight and not fishtail so badly?

Anybody have any experience hauling horses on both continents who might know what the difference is? I've been wondering about this since I was a kid.

I mean, what is this, a Kia?
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