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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-24-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By invisihitch
For the specific vehicles listed, hitches...

For the specific vehicles listed, hitches generally attach to the rear of the chassis rather than to the undersides of the frame rails. In such cases, the hitch designer has to make a basic choice...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-22-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,014
Posted By invisihitch
It is 3.5 inches from the closed-off end to the...

It is 3.5 inches from the closed-off end to the center of the cross-pin holes. We have yet to encounter a rack that this does not accommodate.

Daryl
daryl@invisihitch.com
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-16-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,014
Posted By invisihitch
We do ship to Canada. You would need to call our...

We do ship to Canada. You would need to call our sales office for shipping options and costs: (678) 400-0121.

Daryl
daryl@invisihitch.com
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-14-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,014
Posted By invisihitch
BMW specifically disallows WDH on the X5. ...

BMW specifically disallows WDH on the X5. Invisihitch does not support it. More importantly, regardless of the hitch you select, 650-700 lbs of tongue weight would be dangerously overloading the X5...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-13-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,822
Posted By invisihitch
It means permanent chassis deformation. The...

It means permanent chassis deformation.

The only thing I can say with any certainty regarding the hitch shown in your photographs is that it bypasses the vehicle's crumple zones. In the event of a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-11-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,822
Posted By invisihitch
In my experience 8% would be at the high end of...

In my experience 8% would be at the high end of EU download-to-trailer-weight ratios. I agree that 5% would be at the low end of what is typically seen over there. Unless the vehicle has...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-10-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,822
Posted By invisihitch
Oh, I don't know that my post was bold. I just...

Oh, I don't know that my post was bold. I just don't believe that people want to risk damaging their expensive X5, even if they might be willing to take unwise safety risks, so I took an approach of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-08-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By invisihitch
We have an invisible hitch specifically for the...

We have an invisible hitch specifically for the 335i xDrive. Assuming it is needed just for a rack (no electrical for towing), the hitch is $419 including the removable 2" square receiver. (If your...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-08-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,822
Posted By invisihitch
Most of the major safety concerns have already...

Most of the major safety concerns have already been posted by others. I will just point out that, of all the various ratings you may be looking at, the rating that has the least (basically zero)...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-08-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,014
Posted By invisihitch
I am just now seeing this post after a week away....

I am just now seeing this post after a week away. You should be aware that BMW specifically disallows the use of Weight-Distribution towing equipment on the X5. My understanding is that they have...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,680
Posted By invisihitch
PKI mentioned rear air suspension and DHP...

PKI mentioned rear air suspension and DHP options. IMO, those two options are pretty much essential for towing what you are considering.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-01-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,014
Posted By invisihitch
Yes, but you first need to install a brake...

Yes, but you first need to install a brake controller. I know of no tow harness that natively generates the proportional brake signal. However, the X5 harness is equipped with the necessary wiring...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-23-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By invisihitch
I'm a fan of the 1upUSA platform rack. Extremely...

I'm a fan of the 1upUSA platform rack. Extremely well engineered and no gimmicks or plastic. Rock solid on the back of the vehicle, no wobble.

We are not associated with them in any way. I'm just...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-11-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By invisihitch
On a frame-based vehicle, the hitch is typically...

On a frame-based vehicle, the hitch is typically bolted upward onto the bottom edge of the frame rails. As tongue weight rises, the hitch will attempt to torque. The increasing torque will cause...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-11-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By invisihitch
The criteria is actually worded something like...

The criteria is actually worded something like "no more than 5% deflection from horizontal." On a conventional U.S. hitch, a significant portion of the allowable "5% deflection from horizontal" is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-10-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By invisihitch
I can provide a clear answer to the following...

I can provide a clear answer to the following question: "For a hitch that has never been overloaded, should the hitch flex at all before reaching its maximum tongue weight?"

The answer is that the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-10-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By invisihitch
It would not surprise me to see a few degrees of...

It would not surprise me to see a few degrees of flex introduced by such loading. I suspect the primary deflection is in the ballmount however. Hopefully it is not in the hitch-plate-to-chassis...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-10-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By invisihitch
We will warranty out the ballmount for you. Just...

We will warranty out the ballmount for you. Just give the sales office a call -- (678) 400-0121. Nobody is going to ask you how much tongue weight you put on it.

I am concerned, however, that...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-10-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 30,158
Posted By invisihitch
^ Yes, the pricing I posted is still in effect....

^ Yes, the pricing I posted is still in effect. You should mention seeing that particular pricing posted on bimmerfest when you call to place your order.

I will try again to stimulate things on...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-09-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By invisihitch
I've been aware of "pairing" difficulties that...

I've been aware of "pairing" difficulties that sometimes occur when using the X5 to pair the Prodigy remote control with its Prodigy controller. I have always considered this to be a minor...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-30-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By invisihitch
Our passive harness will have the exact same...

Our passive harness will have the exact same connections at the hitch as the oem active harness, provided that you order it with a 7-way round trailer receptacle. (The oem active harness comes ONLY...
Forum: X6 F16 (2015 - Current) 05-30-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By invisihitch
As far as I know, BMWUSA has no plans to release...

As far as I know, BMWUSA has no plans to release a hitch for the F16. However, the invisihitch F15 hitch should fit the F16 with only a minor modification to the hitch to accommodate the different...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-30-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By invisihitch
Lotus99, you are basically asking me to make a...

Lotus99, you are basically asking me to make a very "salesy" post -- even more so than I have been occasionally accused of making! Well, ok, if you insist... ;)

Our less-expensive wiring option,...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-30-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 37,007
Posted By invisihitch
^ Sent you a PM.

^ Sent you a PM.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-29-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By invisihitch
That really is excellent news, although I realize...

That really is excellent news, although I realize it doesn't help you right now. I was going to reach out to Teknonsha about this issue, but I will hold off now.
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