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Old 09-20-2015, 03:09 PM   #1
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BMW X3

We have a 2009 BMW X3 that we would like to tow behind a Class A.
Looking on-line, I can't seem to find the front baseplate for this vehicle.
Anyone custom fabricate the front component for an X3?
Anyone know of a Manufacture?

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But is it capable of being towed anywhere? Doubtful. Consult your owner's manual.

I would think you'd have to put it on a car trailer to take it on the road with you.
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Old 09-20-2015, 04:25 PM   #3
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If you go to this reference page (Remco), then fill in the blanks, you'll see that all X3s must be towed using a trailer.

Store : Remco
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If you go to this reference page (Remco), then fill in the blanks, you'll see that all X3s must be towed using a trailer.

Store : Remco
THANKS guys!
Just need to know where to look.
(The dealership was my next stop).
It is easy enough to buy a car hauler, but stashing it on the road at each RV park may be cumbersome.
Drat! Now, do I tell the Mrs. that we need to trade in HER chariot for a different SUV.
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Stashing a trailer/dolly is problematic - but perhaps not as problematic as having to tell your DW that she needs to find a new ride...
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THANKS guys!
Just need to know where to look.
(The dealership was my next stop).
It is easy enough to buy a car hauler, but stashing it on the road at each RV park may be cumbersome.
Drat! Now, do I tell the Mrs. that we need to trade in HER chariot for a different SUV.
My BMW went in 2009
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:26 AM   #7
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All in the driveshaft

So I checked with a BMW mechanic Re: towing. He says it's like the older automatic Chevys, you should disconnect the driveshafts before towing more than a few miles.
For those who don't know and care a little bit, at the end of the transmission (tail stock) there is a transfer case where power is sent to both the aft and forward driveshafts. I'd have to follow each shaft and disconnect as they attached at the fore and aft differentials. It's a bit harder to do than that, but not totally difficult.
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Had a BMW convertible and DW had the X3. Guess which one traded for a toad. 😟😥
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