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Old 09-15-2008, 09:54 PM   #1
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BMW X5 with Bambi?

I did a search on this forum and got no hits for X5 and just a few for BMW. So, I still need help. We are considering a Bambi -- maybe even just a 16' and will likely never want anything bigger. We camp a lot in USFS and other campgrounds with small sites, so a bigger TT would not work for us.

We have no suitable TV, but want something enjoyable to drive and good for the Colorado ski season. An X5 replacing our current X3 seems like a nice choice. The X5 is rated at 6000 lbs capacity, but the wheelbase is relatively short. Has anyone had experience towing with an X5? Any thoughts or advice?


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Old 09-15-2008, 10:01 PM   #2
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I think there are one or two here that have experience with the BMW. There are also those who use the Toureg and Mercedes SUVs.

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Old 09-15-2008, 10:07 PM   #3
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I did a search on this forum and got no hits for X5 and just a few for BMW...
hi ed

dpeakmd pulls with the x5 and a haha...

u can pm him.

here are a couple of his posts on the issues (one long ago and one more current)

since he also has towed with an ge'em suv and a f-250, his comparisons might be useful 4 ya.

his trailer is older but MUCH longer than a bambi...

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