Mercedes SLK World banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
@AZ SLK - that's a great idea! So I picked up a little black rubber plug for now, I will scour the salvage yards for a star off of something that will work. Though a I like the black out of the plug.

@Durkatlon - here you go. There is about 1/2" gap with the bike on the inner mount when the trunk tilts back. So with care it will take 2 bikes.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
This is great.

Just came across your installation. What model of Curt hitch did you use? I went to their site, but none looked exactly like yours and they were almost twice the price.

Thanks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27 Posts
Just come across this thread. Any one know if this would be legal to install in the UK. Need to tow a small sailing dinghy
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27 Posts
That is what I thought.
I hate this nanny state. Years ago we just made up our own out of bits of angle iron. I remember me and my dad making one for my 1954 Reliant Regal back in 1969 so I could tow our saing dinghy for 10 mile trips down to the river near York.
It's not like I want to tow a massive caravan which would be very irresponsible
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
This is really useful!
I myself have been looking for a way to install one of these bike add-ons and discovered this post.

Thanks for taking the time to show newbies like myself....
 

·
Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
Joined
·
96,620 Posts

·
Premium Member 2001 SLK320
Joined
·
1,032 Posts
I have mounted a Curt hitch on my current car.
I have looked, but can't find anyone but them who make one.
Good product, clear instructions

Quite easy fitting. No cutting or removal of bumper needed. Must raise rear of car to drive holes from below.
Take care to grind off the sharp corners of the inside bolt plates so that they don't cut into the spare tyre.
With a hoist working on someone elses car, it could be done in one hour, but doing it carefully on my own car took three.
The only awkward part is making sure it is lined up exactly in the middle, as it is asymetrical and there is no clear centreline reference, so I used the boot latch as a centre reference.

Only suitable for light duty. very light duty.
Product say 1 tonne load, 100kg vertical, that might be what the hitch can take, but CURT has no way of knowing what the car can take.
Buyer beware.
I would work on not more than half that figure, but you make your own mind up.

I never tow trailers on the road with it.

Haven't even wired up lights.

Too much risk of one day finding body distortion and the roof problems.
Any other car, I wouldn't be concerned.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
Curt hitch 11751 on 2001 slk320 with 1up rack

Just to keep this thread going, I put a curt hitch 11751 specific to SLK 01-04. was pretty straight forward after looking at a few pics I could find. It feels pretty sturdy, was worried that the wheel tub wouldn't be strong enough. I will be using it for a 1UP hitch rack to carry my 50lb ebike. Just tried it on a long drive today. very sturdy. Which I give credit to the 1UP rack, it secures very tight on the hitch with no movement. The 1Up has a small footprint and closed up right next to car. Rack also folds up and fits in the trunk. So these two combined is what made mine a winner. check out the pics. link to curt mount CURT 11751 - CURT Trailer Hitches - FREE SHIPPING!

Link to 1Up rack https://www.1up-usa.com/product/quik-rack-single/
 

Attachments

·
Premium Member 2001 SLK320
Joined
·
1,032 Posts
Not free shipping to Australia unfortunately.
I had to get my courier to pick it up.
There is another thread that shows a bike rack that is not so close to the bumper that allows roof stowage.
Kurt also sell extension pieces that might allow this.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
I purchased a tow hitch from uhaul.com for my R171 2006 SLK 350

my friend suggested i get a "practical car" ... The drop top with a hitch for bike racks and cargo carrier seems practical for florida living to me!


https://imgur.com/a/sIoNY
 

Attachments

·
Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
Joined
·
96,620 Posts
I purchased a tow hitch from uhaul.com for my R171 2006 SLK 350

my friend suggested i get a "practical car" ... The drop top with a hitch for bike racks and cargo carrier seems practical for florida living to me!


https://imgur.com/a/sIoNY

I rotated your pics. @GoTopless


Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

Join the gang! Your 1st thread should be your introduction so we can welcome you properly so post an introduction in the ‘New members introduce yourself here’ section. New Members Introduce Yourself Here - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

On a smartphone: http://www.slkworld.com/new-members-introduce-yourself-here/330737-how-update-your-profile-post-intro-smartphone.html

If you haven’t, please use the 'search' feature at the top right of the page for your questions as they have probably been asked before. Remember, ‘Search’ is your friend.
If you wish to become PM (Private Message) capable or to ‘edit’, you need 15 posts. To get those 15 posts quickly, just go to the ‘New members introduce yourself here’ section and welcome enough new members to obtain your needed posts to PM/edit. You can always pm a moderator.
Want to post a picture? Start a new thread or make a post, click ‘edit’, click on the ‘paper clip’ or ‘advanced’ and/or ‘manage attachments’ then ‘choose file’ then ‘upload’ and ‘submit’! If Iphone pics, you need to rename any additional pics as Iphone names its pics all the same, image.jpg.
Want to ‘like’ or thank’ someone’s comments? Use the ‘like’ button to the right or the ‘Thanks’ button, bottom right of any post you like. This saves you having to comment.
New members should be aware that the 'New Posts' link next to the 'Search' link top right of the info bar is a great way to see all of the posts you have missed since you were on the forum last. Remember to click 'mark forums read' under ‘quick links’ when you leave.
FREE!! Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car). You must update your profile with vehicle info and your location and post an introduction first.
http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html

Thank you
Jeff
Moderator/Founding Member/Ride of the Month Coordinator
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top