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Old 03-09-2014, 04:27 PM   #15
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Do you currently own any vehicle capable of towing?
Are you starting from square one on trailer and tow vehicle both?
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:38 PM   #16
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Have not purchased trailer yet. I have a 2012 X5 Diesel that I purchased new, currently with 33k miles. Believe me, I would love to use this vehicle and be done with it. It has a 3rd row seat with air suspension, so its specs are a little higher than a 5 passenger model. Here are its specs from the door placard:

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Can I *safely* and within published limits tow a 25? If not, what about a 23D?
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:14 PM   #17
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There are people,on here that tow with an X5 or a Touareg.
I have seen Dodge Dakotas and Durangos towing.
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I know people do it. But I dismissed it early on bc I'd be over on the tongue weight alone. Plus the mfg doesn't support a WD hitch. And I'm still in warranty for 18k miles. Too bad my family of four won't fit comfortably in a 16' Bambi or I'd be set.

Thanks for all your input.
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:35 PM   #19
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I use an Infiniti QX56, which has the same 5.6 motor. Gas mileage is right at 10 cruising at 70 mph. The only spec. that will be close is the tongue weight. I believe mine is rated the same and I know my tongue weight is right around 1,000 - 1,050 lbs. I figure with the WD hitch, I am taking a good 400 lbs. off. I also know they say you can not do that and to use what the actual tongue weight is, but I just do not see it that way. I also am considering the NV, because of it's load capacity, but it sure lacks in eye appeal.
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:47 PM   #20
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The X5 makes an excellent tow vehicle, for all kinds of trailers. There are several members on this board who live theirs.
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:46 AM   #21
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We've been towing a 1995 Excella 1000 listed GVW 8300 lbs. with a 3500 Chevy Express with a 6 ltr engine and find it to be fine on flat or rolling but a little animic in the hills with a tendency to heat up if pushed too hard and with 11.5 mpg. Looking at a Nissan nv but had a Titan and it passed everything but gas stations. Still on the fence for a better tow vehicle and don't want a pick up.
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:47 AM   #22
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I have a 2004 Titan and it has proven to be an excellent tow vehicle. The 5.6 is not frugal on gas (10-11 mpg towing) but it has been bulletproof. So has the transmission. Now at 167000 miles and I am hoping to squeak out one more season. These are the same units used in the NV

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I actually like the look of them and even drove one. I ended up getting another sequoia though. The fit and finish seem a little cheap; also, it doesn't switch up between cargo and passenger uses as well. For example the seats don't fold or flip out of the way. They have to be completely removed. Also the rear seating is much higher than the front seating so it's hard to see out the back. As far as the capacities, they seem as good as they get and the small rear over hang is a plus, so I'd bet it'd tow great. If I had a dedicated tv that might be it. Good luck.
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