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Old 06-30-2015, 04:05 PM   #31
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You have proven the old saying That you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.


It appears that every reply you have received has told you that you are over your weight limits for your BMW


Yet you have decided that everyone is putting down your BMW


Many have suggested that you looking into a TT with less tongue weight. Or have suggested a different TV But the suggestion for you to get a different TV is due to your instance of using your BMW beyond it rated Tongue weight.


You came onto the forum with the hopes that someone on here would agree with your decision and you are disappointed that everyone has suggested that you DON"T DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. So now you think everyone is against BMW's


I personally have nothing against BMW's maybe the people that drive them but not BMW's


No matter what you decide to do and my opinion is that you had decided that long before you made a post on the forum. I am just glad you won't be driving in my area and I feel sorry for your family as you have decided that you don't care about yours and their safety.


You are pushing and exceeding the weight limits of the combination you are considering Especially with as you say you have no experience with TT's


But that is typical of BMW owners they live (or die) to push the limits.


Again Just my opinion and it doesn't matter as you have decided that all the advice you have been given so far doesn't matter to you


Forget doing any more research as YOUR MIND IS ALREADY MADE UP and if people with many years and miles of experience can't sink it into your head than nothing will
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Old 06-30-2015, 04:24 PM   #32
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I think you should buy a TT like mine! JK

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If you are going to ignore the limits placed upon your vehicle by the engineers that built it you might as well go big!
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Old 06-30-2015, 04:46 PM   #33
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If you are going to ignore the limits placed upon your vehicle by the engineers that built it you might as well go big!
It won't matter to him as DEAD IS DEAD
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Old 06-30-2015, 04:50 PM   #34
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Bono,

I have to say coming to this website to ge the opinion of what kind of trailer you should buy and questioning your concerns and trying to improve your knowlage base was a good idea. I know that you made the right choice by trying to get a better understanding of what you're getting into,but coming to a website and not taking advantage of the expertise and knowledge is in my opinion is silly. The trailer you were looking at is a very nice trailer I looked at it my self. I had a f150 with the tow capacity to make it work at least that is what I thought. I was bouncing on my max tow capacity. But after reading website like this I realized 2 thinks even with the longer wheel base of a f150 it was still not long enough to stop the "the tail wagging the dog" what that means is with a shorter wheelbases tv and a long trailer if the trailer starts to whip it can't hold the trailer back and can throw you off the road up side down. I have lots of driving experience Ihave owned semi trucks and drove track all my life even with big truck s this can happen. Very scary . the other issue is pay load even with my f150 which had a way higher pay load than the x5. And by the way i love the x5 they are a great suv. The trailer took all of the payload I had no room for people of stuff in the back of the bed. This is one of the biggest issues with smaller tvs is the lack of howmuch weight the can carry not pull carry 2 dif numbers I switch to a 3/4 ton ford and I'm glad I did I could have pulled it with my f150 but I was over my carring capacity. Check other website there is a big one called irv2 ask around see what people say.the x5 is a great vehicle just not to pull heavy loads with it.
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Bono,

I have to say coming to this website to ge the opinion of what kind of trailer you should buy and questioning your concerns and trying to improve your knowlage base was a good idea. I know that you made the right choice by trying to get a better understanding of what you're getting into,but coming to a website and not taking advantage of the expertise and knowledge is in my opinion is silly. The trailer you were looking at is a very nice trailer I looked at it my self. I had a f150 with the tow capacity to make it work at least that is what I thought. I was bouncing on my max tow capacity. But after reading website like this I realized 2 thinks even with the longer wheel base of a f150 it was still not long enough to stop the "the tail wagging the dog" what that means is with a shorter wheelbases tv and a long trailer if the trailer starts to whip it can't hold the trailer back and can throw you off the road up side down. I have lots of driving experience Ihave owned semi trucks and drove track all my life even with big truck s this can happen. Very scary . the other issue is pay load even with my f150 which had a way higher pay load than the x5. And by the way i love the x5 they are a great suv. The trailer took all of the payload I had no room for people of stuff in the back of the bed. This is one of the biggest issues with smaller tvs is the lack of howmuch weight the can carry not pull carry 2 dif numbers I switch to a 3/4 ton ford and I'm glad I did I could have pulled it with my f150 but I was over my carring capacity. Check other website there is a big one called irv2 ask around see what people say.the x5 is a great vehicle just not to pull heavy loads with it.

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But if Bono isn't going to pay any attention to what has been posted here today, Then why bother doing research on other sites to get the same advice he has already been given. He would just be wasting others time. His mind was made up before he even came on this site.

As I said earlier I have nothing against BMW's But the drivers of BMW's are a different story.
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And ... the purpose of a forum isn't to lecture or chide but rather to graciously share knowledge and pass-on the wisdom gained by (good and bad) experience. Everyone's sage advise is worthy of consideration but there is no mandate it be followed. As our grandparents taught us ... if you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all OR you catch more flies with honey than vinegar (in other words, say what you want to say but present it in a proactive/positive way).
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And ... the purpose of a forum isn't to lecture or chide but rather to graciously share knowledge and pass-on the wisdom gained by (good and bad) experience. Everyone's sage advise is worthy of consideration but there is no mandate it be followed. As our grandparents taught us ... if you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all OR you catch more flies with honey than vinegar (in other words, say what you want to say but present it in a proactive/positive way).
Well said Hope you read all of what was in this thread to get a better understanding of the attitudes
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Yep, I posted #20 AND continue to read the entire thread. Oldies should be welcoming newbies and neither add value if bringing-down the tone/mood of the forum; I'm sure we can all share honest opinions in a positive manner without making it personal.
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With all due respect, you are wrong. I got different advice on other sites, e.g. Airstream forum where there are a few owners of German SUVs towing mid and large size trailers.

There is also some good information on BMW forums, which as I understand you do not visit that often...

The common thing is that if owner of German SUV is asking about something related to towing a large size trailer, regardless of the question 80% folks are saying that he should get truck to tow.

I respect your opinions and thank you again for your input.


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(...) Then why bother doing research on other sites to get the same advice he has already been given. He would just be wasting others time. His mind was made up before he even came on this site.

As I said earlier I have nothing against BMW's But the drivers of BMW's are a different story.
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With all due respect, you are wrong. I got different advice on other sites, e.g. Airstream forum where there are a few owners of German SUVs towing mid and large size trailers.
I say this without any snark as I am truly interested. What are people telling you with respect to tongue weight? Are they telling you that you can exceed your max tongue weight by 300-400 pounds and that it's safe to do so?
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