Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E70) Forum
Fluid Motor Union
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-10-2011, 09:07 PM
kakalika's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 214
kakalika is on a distinguished road
Boat towing

Just wondering. Any of you tow and launch your boats with the OEM trailer wiring harness? Do you have to disconnect it from the trailer before launching the boat. Just wondering with all these complicated electronics, might make sense not to risk a short or something from submerging the trailer electrics.
__________________


Run flat tires? Nein Danke!!!
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 08-10-2011, 09:34 PM
indianapolisX5's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 185
indianapolisX5 is on a distinguished road
Definitely. Always disconnect the trailer lights before launching.
__________________

2001 X5 4.4i
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-10-2011, 11:59 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 15
Idious is on a distinguished road
No matter the vehicle standard operating procedure is to disconnect before launch to avoid hot trailer bulbs interacting with cold lake water
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-11-2011, 12:29 AM
rickp's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 259
rickp is on a distinguished road
I have LED lighting on the trailer and no issues thus far
__________________
11 X5d JB/Cinnamon w/Bamboo/Premium/Tech/Cold/Rear Ent/Rear Climate/iPod/Roof Rails/Running Boards
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-11-2011, 06:18 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 15
Idious is on a distinguished road
Yeah the LEDs prolly wont give a problem like the old style bulbs.
Cant speak from technical knowledge as to the possibility of shorting or damaging the tow vehicles electrics. Better safe than sorry?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-11-2011, 09:08 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: on the edge of existence
Posts: 1,324
blue dragon will become famous soon enough
I have submersible LEDs on my trailer, I haven't disconnected the harness yet. I have surge brakes, so I'd have to lock out the brake solenoid manually if I disconnected the harness
__________________


| '09 E70 X5 35D - Work horse | '17 F48 X1 MSport - Wife's daily | '17 F30 340i MSport - My daily |
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-12-2011, 03:47 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: ny
Posts: 646
jeremym is on a distinguished road



I just about went off the road when I saw this. It's a 3-series wagon.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-12-2011, 06:21 PM
JCL's Avatar
JCL JCL is offline
Premier Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 11,853
JCL will become famous soon enoughJCL will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremym View Post
I just about went off the road when I saw this. It's a 3-series wagon.
E46 can tow 1600 kg/3500 lbs with trailer brakes according to BMW. Same as the X3, which is built on the E46 platform. E90 went to 1700 kg/3700 lbs. Only challenge will be finding the correct hitch in North America. BMW sell a lot of factory hitches in Europe.
__________________
2007 X3 3.0si, 6 MT, Premium, White

Retired:
2008 535i, 6 MT, M Sport, Premium, Space Grey
2003 X5 3.0 Steptronic, Premium, Titanium Silver

2002 325xi 5 MT, Steel Grey
2004 Z4 3.0 Premium, Sport, SMG, Maldives Blue
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-12-2011, 06:23 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: ny
Posts: 646
jeremym is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by JCL View Post
E46 can tow 1600 kg/3500 lbs with trailer brakes according to BMW. Same as the X3, which is built on the E46 platform. E90 went to 1700 kg/3700 lbs. Only challenge will be finding the correct hitch in North America. BMW sell a lot of factory hitches in Europe.
Doesn't mean you *should* though.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-12-2011, 06:58 PM
JCL's Avatar
JCL JCL is offline
Premier Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 11,853
JCL will become famous soon enoughJCL will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremym View Post
Doesn't mean you *should* though.
If it is within the weight limit, why not?

Same as my trip through the Rockies last year, in winter. Fully loaded vehicle and trailer. X3 on the E46 platform. It did great.

Superduty and Dodge Cummins pickups are great, but are massive overkill for most towing.
Attached Images
 
__________________
2007 X3 3.0si, 6 MT, Premium, White

Retired:
2008 535i, 6 MT, M Sport, Premium, Space Grey
2003 X5 3.0 Steptronic, Premium, Titanium Silver

2002 325xi 5 MT, Steel Grey
2004 Z4 3.0 Premium, Sport, SMG, Maldives Blue
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:04 AM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.