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Old 07-13-2006, 09:49 AM
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Anyone dolly towed and X3 with a Remco...

driveshaft disconnect? Julia and I are about to buy a new Motorhome but don't want to leave the X3 at home. Knowing BMW doesn't flat tow, I had the idea to put the front end on a tow dolly and use a Remco Driveshft coupling for the rear. This would completly isolate the drivetrain and therefore I could take the x3 without the need of a large trailer. Thoughts, comments and questions are welcome.
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Old 07-13-2006, 12:50 PM
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I have not heard very many positive things about the Remco drive shafts and their extended use. I used to work at a shop that installed them (plus hitches and what-not) and the mechanics were never very comfortable with the process and use. This was a few years back and they might have improved but even the theory sounds a bit concerning when talking about doing it on a BMW. I know it's not popular but if you must take the X with you, I'd flatbed it that way you're not modifying the vehicle in any way (not in a performance way) and you still get to take your X with you when you take the MH.
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:34 PM
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I've used Remco products on two vehicles in the past with great results so I have no worries there. I spoke to a rep at Remco. He told me there was not enough room under the diff to install the coupling. The exhaust is the major problem. We have decided to buy an enclosed trailer to take the X3 with us. I better like the idea of protecting the car in a trailer at night and while on the road. Had I known that our plans of the motorhome would of come this soon, I might of bought a vehicle that could of been flat towed but the facts are the facts and we have the BMW.
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