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RVing message boards => Popups, folding/tent trailers => Topic started by: drwerner on September 18, 2018, 02:13:17 PM

Title: Curious, anyone tow with a BMW X3 (35i x-drive)?
Post by: drwerner on September 18, 2018, 02:13:17 PM
I sold a VW Toureg to get an X5 and it was terrible! 
Title: Re: Curious, anyone tow with a BMW X3 (35i x-drive)?
Post by: IBTripping on September 19, 2018, 10:54:30 PM
Generic specs on a BMW X3 say maximum towing weight is 4,400 lbs. But, it's best to not get close to that much weight in an a travel trailer. You've got to deal with things like the cargo capacity of your SUV, tongue weight, and cargo capacity of a TT which limit how heavy of a trailer you can tow. The more weight you carry in your SUV and/or in your TT the lower the weight of a trailer you can safely tow.

The X3 comes with a 4 or 6 cylinder engine. I'd want the 6 for any towing because it has more hp and torque. You may be limited to a light popup (camper trailer) or a very small ultralight TT.

Here's some links that may help you calculate how heavy a trailer you can safely tow:
http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,116140.0.html
http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,116634.0.html

Here's where you can download a weight calculator:
http://www.keepyourdaydream.com/payload/