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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 10-05-2012, 11:55 AM
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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

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Old 10-05-2012, 12:15 PM
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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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Old 10-05-2012, 12:16 PM
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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).

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Old 10-05-2012, 12:33 PM
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If an E53 4.4i can..... http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...airstream.html

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Old 10-05-2012, 12:55 PM
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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?

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Old 10-05-2012, 12:58 PM
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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.

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Old 10-05-2012, 01:12 PM
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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???

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Old 10-05-2012, 01:14 PM
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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.

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Old 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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Old 10-05-2012, 07:26 PM
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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.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:32 PM
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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.

They have also offered me this:

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

But I really want to take the BMW!

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Old 10-06-2012, 06:47 AM
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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
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:21 AM
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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!

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Old 10-06-2012, 05:19 PM
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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.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:57 PM
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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.

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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!
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...

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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.

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