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Old 04-25-2008, 05:41 AM   #1
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Is there a website I can access to find out what cars can be towed 4 down vs. 2 down? My wife is buying a BMW xi and I'm trying to find out if we can tow it with the motorhome.
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Is there a website I can access to find out what cars can be towed 4 down vs. 2 down? My wife is buying a BMW xi and I'm trying to find out if we can tow it with the motorhome.
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:17 AM   #3
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Good morning. Yes there is such a website. Go to http://www.motorhomemagazine.com/dinghytowingguide/
I'll give an answer on the BMW though. You cannot flat tow it. We have a 06 BMW x3. It has the same awd system as the one you are looking at. It's a trailer or it stays at home. I had thought that I could use a Remco Driveshaft disconnect for the rear and dolly the front but there is not enough room under the diff for all the Remco hardware. Only other choice would be to buy a manual transmission rear wheel drive BMW. We bought a Jeep Wrangler to make things simple.
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The BMW can probably not be towed without modification. You can check with Remco towing to see if they make a driveshaft disconnect or transmission pump for it. They are very knowledgeable when it comes to towing.
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Been there done that. Unless is a manual 2wd, flat towing is not going to happen. Even if they could, there's something just not right making a BMW serve duty behind a RV. :-(
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An automatic BMW can be towed if you leave the transmission in neutral and the engine running.

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You cannot tow anything with "XI" in BMW land. The AWD system is not designed for it. The manual states that if you must have it towed, it must be done on a trailer. Do you have a link about 2wd Automatic BMW's that can confirm your post?
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