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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 BMW X5 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2016 BMW X5, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the hidden-hitch custom fit class 3 trailer hitch receiver. This offers the 2-inch by 2-inch opening. It's part number is 87455. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed on the vehicle. It's going to give us a really nice, clean look. Our cross tube's completely hidden. We're just basically going to have our receiver tube that's hanging down, also our safety chain connection points you can see under here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 BMW X5 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2016 BMW X5, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Draw-Tite Class 3 Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver. This offers a 2-inch by 2-inch opening. It's part number is 75600. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed on the vehicle. It's going to give us a really nice, clean look. Our cross tube is completely hidden.



Best 2016 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

Today, on this 2016 BMW X5, we're going to show you the best snow chains that are available for this vehicle that uses a tire size of 225 by 55 by 18. We're using our BMW here to demonstrate four chains. All our chains today are going to be Class S chains. These are designed for applications of low clearance between the tires and the components on the vehicle. The first set of chains we're going to look at is part number PW2029C. This is a Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. Perfect for occasional use, these chains feature rugged steel wiring and covered with case hardened steel rollers for traction.



Best 2015 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

Today on this 2015 BMW X5 we're going to show you the best snow chains that are available for this vehicle that used a tire size of 225 by 55 by 18. We're using our BMW here to demonstrate four chains. All our chains today are going to be class S chains. These are designed for application below clearance between the tires and the components on the vehicle. The first set of chains that we are going to look at is part number P-W-2-0-2-9-C. This is a glacier cable snow tire chains. Perfect for occasional use, these chains feature rugged steel wiring and covered with case-hardened steel rollers for traction.



Best 2014 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

Today on a 2014 BMW XI we are going to show you the best snow chains that are available for this vehicle. That uses a tire size of 225 by 55 by 18. We are using our BMW here to demonstrate 4 chains. All our chains today are going to be class S chains. These are designed for applications with low clearance between the tires and the components on the vehicle. The first set of chains that we are going to look at is part number PW2029Cm these is a glacier cable snow tire chains, perfect for occasional use. These chains feature rugged steel wiring and covered with case hardened steel rollers for traction.



Best 2013 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

Today on a 2013 BMW X5, we're going to show you the best snow chains available for this vehicle that uses a tire size of 225/55 R18.Speaker 2: We're using our BMW here to demonstrate 4 chains. All our chains today are going to be Class S chains. These are designed for applications below clearance between the tires, and the components on the vehicle. The first set of chains we're going to look at is Part Number PW2029C. This is a Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. Perfect for occasional use, these chains feature rugged steel wiring, and coated with case hardened steel rollers for traction.



Best 2012 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

Today on this 2012 BMW X5, we're going to show you the best snow chains that are available for this vehicle that uses a tire size of 225 by 55 by 18. We're using our BMW here to demonstrate four chains. All our chains today are going to be Class S chains. These are designed for applications below clearance between the tires and the components on the vehicle. Our first set of chains we're going to look at is part number PW2029C. This is a Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. Perfect for occasional use.



Best 2011 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

On this 2011 BMW X5, we're going to show you the best snow chains that are available for this vehicle that uses a tire size of 225/55R18. We're using our BMW here to demonstrate 4 chains. All our chains today are going to be Class S chains. These are designed for application of low clearance between the tires and he components on the vehicle. The first set of chains we're going to look at is Part Number PW2029C. This is a Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. Perfect for occasional use, these chains feature rugged steel wiring and covered with case-hardened steel rollers for traction.



Best 2010 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

Today in this 2010 BMW X5, we're going to show you the best snow chains that are available for this vehicle that uses a tire size of 225 by 55 by 18. We're using our BMW here to demonstrate 4 chains. All our chains today are going to be Class S chains, these are designed for applications below clearance between the tires and the components on the vehicle. Our first set of chains we're going to look at is part number PW2029C, this is a Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, perfect for occasional use. These chains feature rugged steel wiring, and covered with case-hardened steel rollers for traction. These are pretty easy to install, with a cable design that goes all the way around, here's our rollers on top, they'll move around as needed to get as much grip as they can on the ice and snow. On this particular wheel here, it stays away from the rim at a pretty good distance. They do have a little bit of play in them, which is okay, the manufacturer does recommend a tensioner to help take up that play.



Best 2009 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

Today, on this 2009 BMW X5, we're going to show you the best snow chains that are available for this vehicle. It uses a tire size of 225/55 by 18. We're using our BMW here to demonstrate four chains. All our chains today are going to be class S chains. These are designed for applications below clearance for tires, and the components on the vehicle. Our first set of chains we're going to look at is part number PW2029C.



Best 2007 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

Today on this 2007 BMW X5, we're going to show you the best snow chains that are available for this vehicle that uses a tire size of 225 by 55 by 18. We're using our BMW here to demonstrate four chains. All our chains today are going to be Class S chains. These are designed for application for low clearance between the tires and the components on the vehicle. Our first set of chains we're going to look at is Part Number PW2029C. This is a Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. Perfect for occasional use, these chains feature rugged steel wiring and covered with case-hardened steel rollers for traction. These are pretty easy to install.



Best 2008 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

Today on our 2008 BMW X5, we're going to show you the best snow chains that are available for this vehicle that uses a tire size of 225 by 55 by 18. We're using our BMW here to demonstrate four chains. All our chains today are going to be Class S chains. These are designed for applications below clearance between the tires and the components on the vehicle. The first set of chains we're going to look at is part number PW2029C. This is a Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. Perfect for occasional use, these chains feature rugged steel wiring and covered with case hardened steel rollers for traction.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 BMW X5 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2012 BMW X5 we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Hidden Hitch custom fit class three trailer hitch receiver. Its part number is 87455. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed on the vehicle. We've got our receiver tube opening that sticks down there. That's really all we can see. The rest of our crosstube and everything has been hidden up behind the rear fascia.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 BMW X5 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2012 BMW X5 we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame custom fit class three trailer hitch receiver. This is part number 75600. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed on the vehicle. We've got our receiver tube opening that sticks down there. That's really all we can see. The rest of our crosstube and everything has been hidden up behind the rear fascia.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 BMW X5

Today on our 2012 BMW X5, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Tow Ready Upgraded Heavy-Duty Modulite Circuit-Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness with Install Kit. The part number is 119190KIT. Here's what the alternative mounting solution looks like. We've got it mounted outside of the car here. What are the uses for trailer wiring What are going to do, of course This is going to provide us the signals we need for whether it's a trailer, cargo carrier, or whatever else that we want to attach here on the back so we can have that lighting at the back. If you did it per the instructions and your wiring is mounted inside, .. This is a sample here, but what we would do, we'd pull it out of the storage area, bring down the amount that we need, and then just allow our door to come down.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 BMW X5

Today on our 2012 BMW X5, we've got the Maxx Tow 21 by 48 Aluminum Cargo Carrier out. We're doing a test fit to see how it fits the back of the vehicle here. Now you can see this is a mainly all aluminum carrier, which is going to make it extremely light. If weight's an issue for you or getting things loaded and unloaded would be a problem, this would be a really good choice. Now it still maintains a 500 pound weight capacity. It's got a full steel shank that's going to run all the way into our receiver tube. It then has the supports that come out side to side to give us our stability.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 BMW X5

Today on our 2012 BMW X5 we've got the Let's Go Aero GearCage. This is a 32 by 48 cargo carrier. It's been designed for use in 2" hitches and it offers a 300 pound weight capacity. As you can see, we've got a nice solid floor all the way around the GearCage. That's going to help with those more delicate items or the smaller items that we don't want falling down through inaudible 00:00:24 the floor. This is part number HCR222.



Detail K2 20x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 BMW X5

Today on our 2012 BMW X5, we've got the Detail K2 twenty by sixty folding cargo carrier. Now this is designed for use with two inch hitches and it offers a 500 pound weight capacity. Part number on it is K2-HCC602. Now the Detail K2's going to have a nice, open mesh floor, what they call kind of an expanded steel. It's nice and smooth so we don't have to worry about any sharp edges or anything. This is going to allow, though, for a lot of that moisture, dirt and debris from some of the dirtier items you might have stacked up here to fall right down and out and not build up on the carrier. See we've got a raised edge that goes all the way around, gives us a lot of great attachment points so when we have our load on there we'll be able to get it secure, but it's also going to offer front-to-back and side-to-side stability.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 BMW X5

Today on our 2012 BMW x5, we've got the Curt 20x60 cargo carry-out, and we're test fitting it to see how it fits with the vehicle. This cargo carrier's been designed to carry 500 pounds. It also has been designed for use with 2" hitches. Part number on it is C-1-8-1-5-0. The carrier's going to offer an expanded steel floor. Those small holes are going to work out great for allowing dirt and debris and moisture to kind of fall down and out, and not sit on the carrier and cause corrosion.



Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 BMW X5

Today on our 2012 BMW X5, we've got the Curt 24 by 60 cargo carrier here. We're going to test fit it and see how it fits the rear of the vehicle. This has been designed for use in 2 inch hitches. This is also going to offer us a 500 pound weight capacity. Part number on it is C18151. As you can see, it's a nice large carrier. We've got the expanded steel style floor.





BMW X5 Questions

  • You are correct, I checked the instructions and the revision currently provided with the hitch, part # 75600, were done in 2008. I spoke with my technical contact at Draw-Tite and he said that his engineering department now has some directions photos that show additional steps that may be required for 2011 and newer BMW X5 vehicles. I will list them out for you and I have added photos that my contact sent for you to see. 1) Remove the first 3 rivets from the rear fender flare,...
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  • I can certainly help you out. The TW is the tongue weight. This is the weight of the trailer at the coupler that attaches to the ball mount on the trailer hitch. It should be 10 to 15 percent of the GTW or gross trailer weight. The gross trailer weight is the total weight of the trailer. Weight distribution is a system that installs on the trailer frame and the trailer couples to a special shank on the trailer hitch. The spring bars that come with a weight distribution system...
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  • In order to make sure that safety requirements are met, you would need to confirm the maximum towing limits for your 2002 BMW X5 3.0. This can be done by locating towing information in your owner's manual or by contacting a BMW dealer and providing them with your VIN. This will be the maximum load that you can safely tow with your vehicle. Just a reminder, you will want to follow the weight limitations of the component with the lowest rating. You can also locate the GCWR on the...
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  • Yes, the wiring diagram for wiring the 119190KIT wiring harness is in the instructions (see link). You will need to attach the wires from the converter on the harness by function only using the included circuit tester. Your 2006 BMW X5 has a 3 wire Multiplexed wiring system that requires a different wiring configuration. Your vehicle has a combined stop and tail light circuit and an additional tail light wire. You will attach the red stop light wire to the combined circuit...
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  • I checked with Curt and for the 2016 BMW X5 they still recommend fascia trimming to install the Curt Hitch part # 13077. Because of the cut out area in the fascia that is there currently it may not be as severe though.
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  • There are three trailer hitches available for your 2011 BMW X5. The only installation differences that you will run into will be with the Curt hitch. Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch are sister companies and their hitches are identical. We have not had the chance to install the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # 13077, on a 2011 BMW X5 yet, but based on the design of the hitch, I would assume the Curt hitch would require the least amount of trimming. The Curt hitch only has a 2-1/2...
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  • Kuat makes some of the nicest bike racks around the new Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH22G is basically an updated version of the Sherpa # S101 which was highly reviewed by our customers. The new Sherpa is lighter (by 8 lbs for a total weight of 32 lbs), has updated wheel cradles and updated wheel hooks as well. This rack would work well for you on your 2015 BMW X5 as long as you have hitch like the part # 75600 installed on it. The hitches for your vehicle sit quite a bit lower...
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  • The Thule Raceway part # TH9001PRO that you referenced is the best trunk rack confirmed to fit your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon. What makes this rack far superior to the others is the attachment system. It uses 4 retractable coated steel cables to attach to the vehicle rather than 6 nylon straps like other racks. This makes installation quick and easy and the cables also last longer. The cables store inside the rack so there are no loose straps ends to flap around. The cables...
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  • I pulled samples of each of the three locks you inquired about so that I could take measurements for you like the ones provided on our product page for lock # AT89010. Lock # AT89011 measures 3-13/16-inches long overall x 1-9/16-inches wide. The center opening measures 13/16-inch x 1-inch. Lock # AT89012 measures 4-11/16-inches long overall x 1-9/16-inches wide. The center opening measures 2-1/4-inches x 3/4-inch. Lock # AT89013 measures 4-11/16-inches long overall x...
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  • Selection of a weight distribution and sway control system should be made based on the fully-loaded trailer tongue weight. It is important that the trailer be loaded and equipped just as it will be when towed, with full water and propane tanks, and all usual equipment and supplies, etc. Manufacturer specs can provide dry weight and unloaded tongue weight, but a properly-tuned weight distribution system depends on knowing the actual as-towed trailer tongue weight. Tongue weight...
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  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Class III Trailer hitch, # 75600, will fit on your 2013 BMW X5 as long as it is not the M model and the installation will be the same as the 2011 X5. The 2011 X5 is the same generation as the 2013 X5 so the vehicles are very similar. At this time we do not offer a trailer hitch for the M model. One thing to keep in mind when installing this hitch is that you will need to remove 6 plastic push rivets to remove the rear bumper fascia. We have found that...
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  • I contacted my technical associates at Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Curt to find out why the M Model version of the X5 is listed as a no-fit for a hitch. This particular install is fairly involved - the bumper must be temporarily removed, tow hooks must be permanently removed and there is significant ("noticeable") trimming of the rear fascia required. For these reasons some hitch makers made the determination that the vehicle simply requires too much modification to install a...
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  • Yes, the Draw-Tite hitch # 75600 will fit a 2008 and 2015 BMW X5. On the 2015 it will not fit the M model though. This is a Class-III hitch with a gross trailer weight of 6,000 pounds and tongue weight maximum of 600 pounds. I recommend checking your owners manual or local dealership to verify your towing capacity of your 2015 BMW X5. Please note that after 2010 the plastic push rivets included won't work. You will need to obtain them from BMW for models beginning in 2011. If...
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  • We do have trailer hitches that are designed to work with your 2015 BMW X5. The Draw-Tite, part # 75600 and Hidden Hitch, part # 87455 are both made by the same parent company so they are very similar. The Curt hitch, part # 13077 has a different design but has the same towing capacities as the other two. A note from Curt states that All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps like part # 18050. Failure to properly...
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  • We have a quite a few Thule tire chains for you to choose from for the 315/35-R20 tires on your 2015 BMW X5. I recommend the Thule XG12 Pro Tire Chains, # TH2004705265. These chains come with an attractive price tag and come with such features as the self-centering and self-tensioning system, quick release, and rim protection. These chains are made of a manganese nickel alloy steel which is strong, durable and corrosion resistant and come with a 5 year warranty. I have attached...
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  • There will be a small amount of fascia trimming required to install the Curt Trailer Hitch part # 13077 on your 2007 BMW X5, but the hitch opening will hang below the fascia. Check out the picture I attached that shows hitch installed on a similar vehicle as yours. I also attached installation instructions for this hitch for you to check out. For trailer wiring I would recommend the Curt PWM Powered Converter with Wiring Kit # C59236. I attached instructions and an install...
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  • The Thule Archway bike rack part # TH9010XT has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 BMW X5 and would work well with the factory spoiler. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter # 64005 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point....
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  • Yes, the # 119190KIT hardwire kit is the recommended application for your 2011 X5. This wiring kit is compatible with vehicles and trailers with LED lights, so it should work well for your application. The # 119190KIT hardwire kit is a universal fit hardwire kit, so I have linked the installation instructions below, and a video of an installation on a 20011 BMW X5 for your reference. To install the hardwire kit on your vehicle, you would use the included circuit tester...
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  • The rear bumper will have to be removed to install the Draw Tite hitch part # 75600 on your 2015 BMW X5 but it will get reinstalled once the hitch install is complete. The lower fascia will need to be trimmed, but it will be a section that is not visible from the rear of the vehicle. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise...
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  • I recommend the Boat Trailer Deluxe Roller Bunk, # DL21741, that you have referenced. These roller bunks can be mounted vertically or horizontally directly to the trailer or by using bracket # DL21742. Since the boat you wish to carry is 10 feet long and these rollers are 5 feet long each, I recommend two sets. You will also need a total of 8 brackets to mount both sets. We recommend using stainless or galvanized hardware to mount the rollers and brackets because of their corrosion...
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