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Old 08-25-2015, 11:20 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by vman4639 View Post
Mostly weekend trips. 2-5 hour drive each way, 1-2 nights out. Locations will have hookups so I don't need to haul a lot of water.

A couple of time a year we go to Florida, long drives but only 1 night out each way - we stay with my parents once we arrive.

That's why I kinda think the BMW X5 will be ok. Trailer is 4880 - even if I add 1,000 pounds I am still under (if only just). Another SUV (7,000 / 700) seems like it would be more than OK.

I just finished a 2200 mile trip, no problem. The X5s already have air bags that auto level and software that had anti-sway build into the ECU. You will be fine if you trail only weights 4880 dry.

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Old 08-26-2015, 07:13 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by PasoRobles View Post
I just finished a 2200 mile trip, no problem. The X5s already have air bags that auto level and software that had anti-sway build into the ECU. You will be fine if you trail only weights 4880 dry.
All I have is a heavy duty ball mount. No WD or sway equipment on the Touareg, either. The air suspension and electronics are amazing. The V10 TDI doesn't hurt.

But don't go by dry weight... it's a meaningless number because it does not include anything like propane tanks, battery, awning, television, pots, pans, water food, etc. etc.

Use the Gross weight rating. That's the most your trailer can weight, so that's a better measure.

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