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Hollo everyone. I'm new to the forum. I was hoping someone might be able to help me with some questions. First off I should say this is not my car. ( it's a 2000, Z3) I'ts my doughters. She has flown the coup and I need to deliver her Z to North Carolina, from Washington state, along with a bunch of her belongings.

I've decided that the best way would would be to rent a small trailer and drive. This car has never towed, and I'm not sure if it's capable of towing a trailer.
Can anyone tell me if it's capable of towing and how and what kind:tsk: of hitch it might need?
Any information will be helpful and appreciated.
 

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i dont think these cars are designed for towing at all.

if it were me i would trailer the car behind a nice u haul duallie that could actually carry something.... turn the uhaul in in NC and fly back home.
 

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i dont think these cars are designed for towing at all.

if it were me i would trailer the car behind a nice u haul duallie that could actually carry something.... turn the uhaul in in NC and fly back home.
Sounds like a good plan to me, that's what I'd do...:thumbup:
 

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There is a hitch made for the Z3

Curt # 11748. I believe it is rated up to 1500 lbs. but that seems a bit too much for a Z3. Do a web search for Curt hitch 11748 and check it out. I have seen some pictures of motorcycle trailers and jet skis and the like attached to Z3's on some of the forums over the years.
 

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i dont think these cars are designed for towing at all.

if it were me i would trailer the car behind a nice u haul duallie that could actually carry something.... turn the uhaul in in NC and fly back home.
You may also want to price having the car shipped to her. Compared to the time/money to rent U-haul, drive it there, flyback, star in the latest TSA youtube prostrate exam when they find out you are flying one way, it may be a better thing!:dunno:
 

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There is a hitch which you can install as I have one to pull my autocross trailer. Realistically speaking though, the 1500# includes the weight of the trailer. As such, you have to take that into account. Not really a hauling vehicle. The cost of the hitch plus install will be easily $300.
 

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Giznaz - that picture reminds me of the Prowler with trailer concept. Very nice picture. :D

I don't have any plans to put a hitch on my car. :thumbup:

Best regards
 

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towing a trailer

Giznaz,
That is just what I had in mind. Although I was thinking just a little bit bigger.

Great picture
 

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Pull a motorcycle trailer! Now that makes sense. Never thought about that. And it looks right behind a Z Could maybe store one of those things in the motel room. I had a nice one I pulled behind a Harley and was amazed at how much stuff the wife could pack in there. If a Touring motorcycle can tow it should not be a problem for the Z. Especially if the wife insisted on going with you. One good thing about my having a Z the wife would rather stay home and look after the dogs than go. But I don't know if I could mount a hitch on my pampered Z it would seem like a sacrilege. Bill in SC
 

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I'd like to be able to do one of those track caddy things that's like a basket that hangs on the hitch. Like the Miata guys often do. It would make track days easier, and I wouldn't have to risk streeting R-comps. :D
 

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I'd like to be able to do one of those track caddy things that's like a basket that hangs on the hitch. Like the Miata guys often do. It would make track days easier, and I wouldn't have to risk streeting R-comps. :D
I wouldn't even consider that. The leverage & torque of that unsupported weight would thrash the rear of a car. You need a class 3 style hitch to take that, and the DaLan (Curt) hitch is only class 1. Maybe a class 3/4.

The trailer is a great way to go. If you move your cargo from the trunk to the trailer, it's better for the car. The tongue weight is generally less than a heavy trunk load.
 

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I would fill it with her stuff and have it trucked up. Any additional cost would be recouped in Rolaids savings.
 
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