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Old 08-02-2021, 04:44 AM   #1
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BMW x5 45e and AS caravel 19cb

Hey guys. Looking for guidance. We ordered an AS Caravel 19cb and plan to use our bmw x5 45e to tow. We didnt have the hitch factory installed so we will need an aftermarket one. Does anyone have the same (or similar) setup? My biggest anxiety is regarding the tongue weight. Right now it seems that the BMW's tongue capacity of 595 lbs > AS dry tongue weight of 550. But as i load the RV, im afraid the BMW's capacity will be far more than exceeded? TIA!
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My son has the BMW setup installed on his X6M and it includes reprogramming (or a module that is part of the harness assembly can't remember which) so sway control and shift point revisions are implemented when you are connected. Looking at how the attachment of the hitch/receiver assembly is attached to the car it is very similar to the aftermarket versions I have seen and I would stick with what BMW sets the tongue limit and of course that tongue weight is part of your payload limit don't forget.

So, either you stick with the tongue weight limits, (maybe only fill one propane tank if you are close) or go with a custom setup from the folks up north that seem to be highly regarded by the mid size SUV folks for towing setups. My son did not want anything non BMW factory.
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Thanks for the info. When you say folks up north, did you mean can am?
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Someone can correct me but I think this place....

https://www.canamrv.ca/towing-expertise/

No personal experience or opinion on this approach
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