Can I tow a trailer in my 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van?
Your 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van can tow a trailer but be sure to follow safety regulations and safe driving practices. Below, we will go over good practices for driving a trailer with your 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van.
Practice driving with a trailer and your 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van
One way to prepare yourself to drive with a trailer is to practice in a safe zone where other vehicles will not bother you. This can be as simple as practicing backing in and out of your own driveway if you live in a secluded area. If not, then we recommend finding an empty parking lot to practice. Bonus points if you have someone else along to help judge your progress from the exterior. Alternatively, you can set up cones to show when you have missed the mark.
Things to double-check when towing a trailer with your 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van
You can never be too safe out on the roads. Driving a trailer poses the extra risk of a bigger blind spot or difficulty maneuvering. You can help prepare yourself by double-checking certain aspects. Check that the trailer tow hitch and ball are securely connected before you drive, check that the safety switch for trailers with brakes is functioning, double-check safety chains, electrical connections, trailer lights, and wheels.
How to drive with a trailer behind your 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van
Lastly, you should know that driving is a bit different with a trailer in tow. For one, you should change the position of your exterior mirrors so that you can see the rear section of your trailer. You should also drive slower than you would normally and stop at regular intervals to double-check all of the above-listed items. Accelerating with a trailer will happen more slowly, and your vehicle will be less stable, meaning that you should turn more carefully. Plus, braking slowly is recommended.