Towing with a Sprinter

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  1. richstevenson

    richstevenson New Member

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    Hello!

    My sprinter states a 2000kg braked trailer capacity within the 5500kg GVW plate, but I believe you can buy new sprinters with a 2800kg tow limit and increased GVW with little or no difference to the standard vehicle

    Does anyone know if this can be retro applied to existing vehicles please?

    Thanks

    Rich
     
  2. Doodle

    Doodle Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I would suspect it can't, as it'll be part of Type Approval for your particular vehicle.
     
  3. Giantvanman

    Giantvanman Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Are you certain there are no differences between them other than the plating? The people to ask would be VOSA……I would find one of the Goods Vehicle/PSV Testing Stations and drop in for a chat. They are the people who deal with everything from kit cars upwards as well as plating (vehicle weights).
     
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    I know on the Vito the increased towing limit (2.5 tonnes) was a cost option from the factory, and could only be had with the factory fitted towbar.
     

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