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jeffbare
10-04-2013, 06:31 PM
We are looking at a BMW X5 with the 3.0L, does anyone tow with one?
Thanks,

Wired_Right
10-04-2013, 09:19 PM
We are looking at a BMW X5 with the 3.0L, does anyone tow with one?
Thanks,

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I have been towing my boat and utility trailers since I got my X5. It is a manual 5 speed. 3.0 Manuals (6000 with trailer brakes) have a a higher tow capacity than 3.0 Automatics (5500 with trailer brakes) it becomes have the capacity if towing a trailer with no trailer brakes.

I have 280,040 as of today and its still going great. Keep in mine I have only heard of Automatic transmissions going to about 150 to 180,000 miles before a replacement.

Bill


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j.mccreight@hotmail.com
10-04-2013, 09:25 PM
^^ That's an interesting trailer setup, I have never seen guide poles up front.

Wired_Right
10-04-2013, 10:00 PM
^^ That's an interesting trailer setup, I have never seen guide poles up front.

A jet ski rack fits on the trailer at all 4 posts. I never use the jet ski rack, so The tubes just protect the hull when loading the boat.


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scott023
10-04-2013, 10:43 PM
That's a good looking X5.

jeffbare
10-06-2013, 10:00 PM
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I have been towing my boat and utility trailers since I got my X5. It is a manual 5 speed. 3.0 Manuals (6000 with trailer brakes) have a a higher tow capacity than 3.0 Automatics (5500 with trailer brakes) it becomes have the capacity if towing a trailer with no trailer brakes.

I have 280,040 as of today and its still going great. Keep in mine I have only heard of Automatic transmissions going to about 150 to 180,000 miles before a replacement.

Bill


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That sounds like it has been a great car. Here are my concerns with a X5 (we currently have a X3), I have a friend that had the computer go out because the drain on the sunroof got plugged, and the water drained on to computer in the back. Also worried about the back glass panel on the sunroof, opening, but not closing, which requires the replacement of the whole track system (this happened to our X3). Other than that, I am really interested.

mikeg205
10-06-2013, 10:02 PM
I like the dual guide post set up - what a great idea.. why not.. ?

Forrest-X45
10-08-2013, 12:23 AM
That sounds like it has been a great car. Here are my concerns with a X5 (we currently have a X3), I have a friend that had the computer go out because the drain on the sunroof got plugged, and the water drained on to computer in the back. Also worried about the back glass panel on the sunroof, opening, but not closing, which requires the replacement of the whole track system (this happened to our X3). Other than that, I am really interested.

This is very common on BMW's and for that matter any car with a sunroof in the NW that sits outside. On some BMW's the sunroof drain clogs and drain back down into the trunk and can destroy stereo amps and in the newer BMW's the suspension computer. Just make it a spring cleaning priority to clean the drains. A coat hanger or long zip ties work great.

The X5 is a fantastic car or in BMW speak - SAV. My folks have one but with the V8 and sport package. It doesn't drive like a SUV and I drive it whenever they let me. :-)

Ski-me
10-08-2013, 08:25 AM
I'd get the V8