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Emission 10-05-2012 11:55 AM

Can the X5 35d tow this...?
 
I've been offered this trailer (to review) for an extended weekend. Would you feel comfortable towing something of this size?

http://www.eddiebauer.com/assets/ocp...hure_Dec10.pdf

- Mike

quackbury 10-05-2012 12:15 PM

I think it all depends on how many undocumented immigrants and/or bales of marijuana you are planning on bringing back across the border with you.

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Emission 10-05-2012 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by quackbury (Post 7115982)
I think it all depends on how many undocumented immigrants and/or bales of marijuana you are planning on bringing back across the border with you.

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Three and one kilo, as that is all that fit under the double bed (behind the axle to reduce the tongue weight).

- Mike

shaunatl 10-05-2012 12:33 PM

If an E53 4.4i can..... http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...airstream.html

jashearer 10-05-2012 12:55 PM

The weight will be fine, tongue weight is a little heavy, wd hitch would maybe help. What terrain are you traveling?

I would do it without flinching, what's your experience?

Jay

Emission 10-05-2012 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by jashearer (Post 7116068)
The weight will be fine, tongue weight is a little heavy, wd hitch would maybe help. What terrain are you traveling?

I would do it without flinching, what's your experience?

Jay

Factory hitch, driving in SoCa mostly (maybe a few hills, but no worries there).

I've towed maybe a dozen times with my last X5 (NA 3.0-liter gas) a race car with combined weight (trailer and car) of about 5,800 lbs.

I'm not easily intimidated.

- Mike

jashearer 10-05-2012 01:12 PM

You'll be fine. Enjoy the vacation and report back on how much of a tow pig the X5d really is :)

On a side note that trailer looks pretty awesome for a weekender, MSRP???

Jay

Emission 10-05-2012 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by jashearer (Post 7116103)
You'll be fine. Enjoy the vacation and report back on how much of a tow pig the X5d really is :)

On a side note that trailer looks pretty awesome for a weekender, MSRP???

Jay

About $75,000... But not one cent for me. Airstream called me up and offered it to me for a long weekend. ;)

- Mike

Rickm5X3 10-05-2012 07:18 PM

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If I'm reading that brochure right, it looks like tongue weight exceeds the E70 hitch rating by a couple hundred pounds. I tow a trailer with similar dimensions, but tongue weight is half of that airstream's. Be safe!

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blue dragon 10-05-2012 07:26 PM

I wouldn't be overly concerned about the weight, but the tongue weight is too high. Make sure that you aren't exceeding the rear axle load capacity.

Emission 10-05-2012 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by blue dragon (Post 7116687)
I wouldn't be overly concerned about the weight, but the tongue weight is too high. Make sure that you aren't exceeding the rear axle load capacity.

That's my primary concern, especially since I don't have air suspension and I will be carrying four people in the X5. :eeps:

They have also offered me this:

http://www.airstream.com/touring-coaches/interstate/

But I really want to take the BMW! :mad:

- Mike

blue dragon 10-06-2012 06:47 AM

Page 289 of my 35D owners manual,
Approved rear axle weight - 3858 lbs
without 3rd row - 3395 lbs

The gross vehicle weight rating changes too
Approved gross vehicle weight - 6614 lbs
without 3rd row seats - 6294 lbs


The OE hitch has a 600 lb tongue weight rating too, so even if you factor in a 10% over, you would still be over the limit

UncleJ 10-06-2012 07:21 AM

Mike maybe one of the domestic mfgrs will park a nice 'slade or Superduty powerstroke in your driveway over night as a surprise. No problem with one of those for sure!:angel:

Rickm5X3 10-06-2012 05:19 PM

Lots of weight, 4 four people in the car. No self leveling. I'm assuming lots of gear. No, I wouldn't do it. Even if the diesel would still pull the hell out of it.

Emission 10-06-2012 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by blue dragon (Post 7117202)
Page 289 of my 35D owners manual,
Approved rear axle weight - 3858 lbs
without 3rd row - 3395 lbs

The gross vehicle weight rating changes too
Approved gross vehicle weight - 6614 lbs
without 3rd row seats - 6294 lbs


The OE hitch has a 600 lb tongue weight rating too, so even if you factor in a 10% over, you would still be over the limit

I agree.

Quote:

Originally Posted by UncleJ (Post 7117239)
Mike maybe one of the domestic mfgrs will park a nice 'slade or Superduty powerstroke in your driveway over night as a surprise. No problem with one of those for sure!:angel:

I can pretty much get anything I want in my driveway with a quick phone call... Infiniti QX56 (rated to 8,500 pounds) would be comfy and nice... ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rickm5X3 (Post 7118010)
Lots of weight, 4 four people in the car. No self leveling. I'm assuming lots of gear. No, I wouldn't do it. Even if the diesel would still pull the hell out of it.

Yes, my thoughts exactly.

- Mike


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