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facedoc
09-21-2003, 07:07 PM
Does anyone know if a trailer hitch is available on any BMW other than the X5? Thinking of new purchase. Don't want SUV but do want to trail my little boat. thanks.

Nick325xiT 5spd
09-21-2003, 07:14 PM
Well... All BMWs have OEM towing solutions available in Europe.

With some difficulty, you can also get these components. If you really want to tow, that may be an option.

bimNaround
09-21-2003, 07:44 PM
Does anyone know if a trailer hitch is available on any BMW other than the X5? Thinking of new purchase. Don't want SUV but do want to trail my little boat. thanks.

They (http://www.hitch-web.com/vhitch.asp?CLID=1&DRID=6&MD=330i&C=Passenger+Car+or+Station+Wagon&MK=BMW&Y=2002&MDID=1263&YID=84&CID=3&MKID=7&OID=8&SMID=1&BBID=125&BPID=6&VID=25787#DALAN) had one for a 330. You didn't say which car so I arbitrarily picked a 330. I think it said only 200 pound hitch weight which isn't much. Maybe that one will work.

Cliff
09-21-2003, 07:54 PM
They (http://www.hitch-web.com/vhitch.asp?CLID=1&DRID=6&MD=330i&C=Passenger+Car+or+Station+Wagon&MK=BMW&Y=2002&MDID=1263&YID=84&CID=3&MKID=7&OID=8&SMID=1&BBID=125&BPID=6&VID=25787#DALAN) had one for a 330. You didn't say which car so I arbitrarily picked a 330. I think it said only 200 pound hitch weight which isn't much. Maybe that one will work.

200 pound tongue weight, and a 2000 pound gross weight. That's a fairly good load. You'll not be hauling a big travel trailer, but that's a small boat or a loaded utility trailer. Of course, the car will drive like a pig...

operknockity
09-21-2003, 09:42 PM
Raffi has a Euro trailer hitch installed on his 330. I don't have the URL for the thread handy, but do a search for trailer hitch with authors Raffi and/or Mr.Paddle.Shift.

Raffi
09-22-2003, 12:07 AM
Raffi has a Euro trailer hitch installed on his 330. I don't have the URL for the thread handy, but do a search for trailer hitch with authors Raffi and/or Mr.Paddle.Shift.

Here it is: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24551

Nick325xiT 5spd
09-22-2003, 06:13 AM
I'm not sure I'd tow anything heavier than a tire trailer with the DaLan hitch. It bolts into the spare tire well which makes me nervous.