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BMW X5 Trailer Hitch Videos

Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 BMW X5 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2013 BMW X5, we'll be installing the "Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver," part number 75600. All right, here's what our hitch looks like installed. As you can see, it's completely hidden behind our bumper cover. The only part you see hanging down is the actual 2-inch receiver itself and the safety chain loops right here on the bottom of the receiver. These safety chain loops are really easy to use, since they're a round tubular design. You can even hook in the smallest diameter safety chains in there without a problem. This Class III hitch is rated for a max gross trailer weight rating of 6,000 pounds and a max tongue weight rating of 600 pounds.



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.



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 Hitch Installation - 2008 BMW X5 - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2008 BMW X5, we're going to show you the Hidden Hitch Class III 2-inch receiver hitch, part number 87455. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the X5 from BMW. There's not much to see. It's just a receiver that sits right below the bumper. It has a 2-inch opening right here with a rounded collar, kind of softens the edge up a little bit, and if we look further back onto the receiver opening here, we have 2 holes. Your ball mount and your accessories will always use a 5/8 of an inch hitch pin hole.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 BMW X5 - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2008 BMW X5, we're going to show you the Draw-Tite Class 3, 2" Receiver Hitch, Part Number 75600. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the X5 from BMW. There's not much to see. It's just the receiver that sits right below the bumper. It has a 2" opening right here with a rounded collar. Kind of softens the edge up a little bit.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 BMW x5 - Curt

Today on our 2008 BMW X5, we'll be installing the Curt hitch, part number 13077. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a bike rack, ball mount or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 3 1/2 inches and from the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 14 inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. To install this hitch, we're going to need to remove the lower fascia off the rear of the vehicle. To begin with, we'll need to drill out two pop rivets that are in the inner fender well on each side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 BMW X5 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2004 BMW x-5, we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch, part number 87405. Before we begin our installation, here are a few measurements to help you when selecting accessories such as, a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver to the ground, measures 19 1/4 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the bumper measures 4 1/4 inches. Now let's go ahead with our install. To begin our installation we will need to remove the rear bumper fascia. To do this we will go ahead and remove the center over here by simply pulling on it. With that done, we can move to the wheel wells. We're here on the back where the fascia attaches we will remove the two bolts.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 BMW X5 - Draw-Tite

Okay today on this 2011 BMW x5, were going to install part number 75600 from Draw-Tite. All right this is what the hitch looks like once its installed on the vehicle; next well give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 13-3/4 inches. The center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 2-3/4 quarter inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. Our first step is go ahead remove the bumper fascia, well start off by removing three plastic pop rivets on each side on the inside edge of the thunder well, these plastic rivets have to be drilled out.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 BMW X5 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2006 BMW X5, we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch, part number 87405. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 18-1/2 inches. This will assist you at selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 BMW X5 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2006 BMW X5, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 75492. This is what our hitch will look once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 18-1/2 inches. This will assist you at selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 BMW X5 - Hidden Hitch

Today on the 2003 BMW X5, we're going to install part number, 87405 from Hidden Hitch. Heres what the hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, well give you some measurements thatll help you out in selecting some accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mallet, a black rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground we're looking at 19 inches. And from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost point of the bumper is going to be 4 inches. Now, well show you how it's installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 BMW X5 - Draw-Tite

Speaker 1: Today on the 2003 BMW X5, we're going to install part number, 75492 from Draw Type. And heres what the hitch will look like once its installed. Next, well give you some measurements thatll help you out in selecting some accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mallet, a black rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground we're looking at 19 inches. And from the center of the hinge pinhole, the outer most point of the bumper is going to be 4 inches. Now, well show you how it's installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2001 BMW X5

Today on this 2001 BMW X5 we are going to install part number 75492 from Draw-Tite. This will also apply to part number 87405 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like on the vehicle. We will also give you a couple measurements that will help you out in ing some accessories such as a ball mount, bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 19-1/4 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole out to the edge of the bumper is 5 inches. :31



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2002 BMW X5

Today on this 2002 BMW x5 we are going to install part number 75492 from Draw-Tite. This also applies to part number 87405 from Hidden Hitch.  It is all going to mount up behind here and to this cross member here. Okay take off the bumper cover and there are two main bolts that are right behind this plastic piece here again this part is also removable so we can just pop that out and there is a bolt with a torque setting here that we will have to remove to take off the bumper. Then one above each exhaust pipe. Next we are going to off those screws that go to the fender well and bumper also.





BMW X5 Trailer Hitch Questions and Answers


  • Installation Difficulty of Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2016 BMW X5
  • The difficulty of the installation will depend on your experience. If you've never installed a trailer hitch or vehicle wiring, or you do not have much mechanical experience, the installation of any of the hitch and wiring options for your 2016 BMW X5 can be difficult as both installations are involved. For a trailer hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Receiver Hitch # 75600. This trailer hitch features a 2 inch hitch receiver with a tongue weight capacity of 600 pounds...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2016 BMW X5
  • To answer your last question first...I would strongly recommend going with a hitch mounted bike rack option over a trunk mounted option. Hitch racks offer a more secure connection that does not touch any painted surfaces. This is especially important on a brand new BWM like your 2016 BMW X5. For carrying a bike rack the best hitch for your vehicle is going to be the Draw Tite part # 75600. The Curt requires the use of a stabilizer strap when you carry a bike rack and the Hidden Hitch...
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  • Is There Fascia Trimming Required to Install Curt Hitch part # 13077
  • 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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2016 BMW X5 and Thule Vertex Bike Rack
  • A 2 inch hitch is more desirable for a vehicle because it is compatible with more accessories on the market and has greater capabilities than a 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch. I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75600 for your vehicle over the Curt hitch because if will not require you to use a support strap with any non-trailer load like your bike rack like the Curt will to not void the warranty. We carry all the major brands of hitch manufactures and they have only outfitted your 2016...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2015 BMW X5 M-Model
  • 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 hitch without...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2015 BMW X5 And How To Prevent Corrosion
  • We do have trailer hitches that are designed to work with your 2015 BMW X5. The Draw-Tite, part # 75600 is a confirmed fit for your vehicle. The Curt hitch, part # 13077 has a different design but has the same towing capacities as the # 75600. 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 support these loads will void your hitch warranty from CURT. All...
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  • Trailer Hitch And 4-Bike Carrier Recommendation For 2015 BMW X5
  • We have just what you are looking for. The trailer hitch I recommend for your X5 is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75600. This is a Class lll trailer hitch and it has a 2 inch receiver opening. There is no drilling for installation but per the installation notes, the bumper must be temporarily removed and the fascia will need to be trimmed. Another technical note is that the included plastic push rivets included will not work on vehicles after 2010. You will need to obtain the rivets...
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  • Install Video for Draw Tite Hitch 75600 on a BMW X5
  • We have an install video that shows the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75600 that is confirmed to fit your vehicle being installed on a similar 2011 X5 as your 2015 model. Check out the link I attached to the right to see it. If you plan on doing 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 or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with...
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  • Does Rear Bumper of 2015 BMW X5 Get Trimmed for Hitch Install
  • 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 or 4 inch...
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  • Will the Draw Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75600 Fit a 2008 and 2015 BMW X5
  • 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 you...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch, Brake Controller, And Wiring For 2015 BMW X5
  • The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2015 X5 is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75600. This is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2 inch receiver opening. Since you plan on doing 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 or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. There are a couple items...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for Motorcycle Carrier on 2015 BMW X5 M
  • All the trailer hitches we offer for the 2015 BMW X5 would require that the rear bumper fascia be trimmed on the underside. I can understand not wanting to cut into the bumper fascia of your vehicle, but the good news is that the trimming is done on the underside of the fascia, and won't be visible from the rear of the vehicle, only from underneath. I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class III hitch, part # 75600 which has a 600 lb tongue weight capacity. Please note, the plastic push rivets...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 BMW X5
  • For your 2015 BMW X5 you would want the trailer hitch part # 75600 that you referenced. This hitch will require some rear fascia trimming though. If you check out the install video you will see just how much. The only other hitch we carry for your vehicle is the Curt part # 13077 which will also require rear fascia trimming. 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...
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  • Class III Trailer Hitch Installation Video for 2015 BMW X5 SUV
  • We produce installation videos for hitches whenever our local customers bring their vehicles in to us but no local customer with a 2015 BMW X5 has come in for a hitch install. However, the linked install video for Draw-Tite hitch # 75600 showing a 2011 model year X5 will still be a good representation. My contact at Draw-Tite confirmed that the installation steps will be essentially identical for your 2015 model year. Steps include some trimming of the rear fascia and temporary removal...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2015 BMW X5
  • Any local mechanic shop should be able to install a trailer hitch on your 2015 X5. If you have a trusted shop nearby, I recommend checking with them about the installation. We do not have a list of installers as that list would be pretty big. I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 75600 for your BMW. This is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2 inch receiver opening. The attached installation instructions state there is no drilling required, but the rear fascia...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2015 BMW X5
  • I will be happy to recommend a trailer hitch and the accessories needed to tow with the 2015 BMW X5. Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75600 is a popular option. This is a Class III hitch rated for 600 pounds tongue weight and 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight. It has a 2 inch receiver. I also recommend 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 or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch...
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  • Will Installing a Class III Trailer Hitch Void the Warranty on a 2014 BMW X5
  • If your dealer is doing the trailer hitch installation then prior to having it installed you could ask them. Consumers of aftermarket products are protected by the Federal Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act. The Act states that if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle actually caused the prob­lem in question. I have included a link to a video showing an installation...
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  • Plastic Rivet Gun to Install Trailer Hitch on a 2014 BMW X5
  • There isn't a specific rivet gun you would have to use to install trailer hitch # 75600 on your 2014 BMW X5. As long as the rivet gun is rated for use with poly rivets it will work. Harbor Freight sells one, 97757, or any home improvement store should have a variety of options.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Volvo XC60
  • The Curt hitch part # 13268 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Volvo XC60 so I would recommend it for you. 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 or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not include a ball mount with...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 BMW X5
  • Let's first start with a hitch, for that I would recommend the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75600. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. Now for trailer wiring you would want the Tow Ready Harness part # 119190KIT. This is a hardwire option that would be quite a bit cheaper than what BMW quoted you. Install video attached for this as well. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch # 75600 Fit a 2013 BMW X5
  • 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 the replacement...
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 2013 BMW X5 with M Sport Package
  • Currently none of our hitch suppliers offers a trailer hitch that will fit the M-Sport package-equipped 2013 BMW X5. This is due to the extensive cutting of the trim panels that would be required for installation. Another reason is demand. There may simply not be enough of this vehicle in the USA to merit the research and development costs to design and produce a hitch for it.
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  • Is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Installation the Same on a 2013 BMW X5 as the 2011 BMW X5
  • The installation of the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Class III Trailer Hitch, # 75600, will be the same on the 2013 BMW X5 as it is on the 2011 BMW X5. These vehicles are part of the same generation of the X5 and BMW did not make very many changes. I have attached the installation instructions and our installation video on a 2011 model for you to check out. You should have no problem following our video when installing this hitch on your X5. One thing to keep in mind when installing this...
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  • Comparison Between Trailer Hitches Available for 2013 BMW X5
  • The fact that the ball mount was a little loose in the previous Curt hitch you had was more a product of manufacturing tolerances than it was an indication that the Curt hitch was lacking in quality in some way. Both the inside dimension of the receiver tube and the outside dimension of the ball mount's shank are manufactured so that they fall into a given range or tolerance. The receiver tube will always be a bit larger than 2 inches square, while the ball mount or accessories' shank...
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  • Installation Instructions Included with Draw-Tite # 75600 Hitch for 2013 BMW X5
  • The Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch # 75600 includes full installation instructions as well as almost all the installation hardware that'll be needed. The plastic push rivets included with the hardware won't work on X5 models after the 2010 model year. You'll need to obtain those from your BMW dealer. You can see the installation instructions by clicking the provided link. To complete your towing system, you might be interested in the following: Trailer wiring harness with 4-pole...
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  • Removing Rear Bumper Fascia from a 2012 BMW X5 For Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Installation
  • 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, and pop...
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  • Why Does my Draw-Tite Have two Hitch Pin Holes on my 2012 BMW X5
  • The pin you should be using is the larger one. The purpose for the second hole is for using a Tow Ready J-Pin Stabilization Pin # 63201. Check out the picture I attached that shows this product being installed on a hitch that is similar to yours. I also attached a review for this product that shows how it works. I would not recommend you use the smaller hole even though it seems to offer a smooth ride for you. Since you have a Thule rack you should be able to just tighten up the threaded...
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  • Using an Electric Trailer Brake Controller With Boat Trailer Hydraulic Brakes
  • The 2012 BMW X5 has a rated towing capacity of 6000-lbs according to my research and for this vehicle we offer several Class III hitches (viewable on the link provided) that share this same maximum towing capacity, along with a tongue weight limit of 600-lbs. Note that these hitches do not fit the M model. You'll want to be sure that your fully-loaded boat/trailer does not exceed the towing or tongue weight capacities of either the vehicle or the hitch (your hitch should have a sticker...
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  • What Rear Bumper Modifications are Required to Install a Draw-Tite Hitch on a 2012 BMW X5
  • You will need to remove a few screws and fasteners to remove a section of the rear fascia to install the Draw-Tite Hitch # 75600, and you will need to trim a section out of the rear fascia. Check out the pictures that I attached that show the areas where the bolts and fasteners are, I also attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out, the section that needs to be trimmed is outlined in a diagram in these instructions. Here are the steps for removing the...
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  • Clarifying Installation Instructions for Trailer Hitches on a 2012 BMW X5
  • Yes, you are correct. Curt's # 13077 instructions state to discard the steel bumper beam and fasteners while the Draw-Tite # 75600 has you reinstall them. For this reason, I would highly recommend the Draw-Tite hitch over the Curt hitch for your 2012 BMW X5. I have linked both the product and an installation video of it being installed on a 2012 BMW X5 to this page for your viewing and purchasing convenience.
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  • Locating Replacement Plastic Rivets for Installing Draw-Tite Class III Hitch on 2012 BMW X5
  • My Draw-Tite representative tells me that the only place he's aware of that carries the push rivets that secure the wheel well molding is a BMW dealer. He wasn't aware of any online source for obtaining them. If you click the provided link you can see a video showing the hitch being installed on a 2012 BMW X5.
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  • Do Rivets Need to Be Supplied When Installing Draw Tite Hitch 75600 on a 2012 BMW X5
  • The Draw Tite Hitch part # 75600 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2012 BMW X5 but for models after the 2011 year will have to obtain new push rivets from a BMW dealer. The supplied ones will not work unfortunately. I attached an install video that shows this hitch being installed in a 2012 X5 just like yours.
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  • Installation of Draw-Tite Class III Receiver Part # 75600 on 2012 BMW X5
  • If you click the provided link, you can see a video of the Draw-Tite # 75600 being installed on a 2011 BMW X5. The only difference you'll have is that the push rivets included with the hitch will NOT work on your vehicle, due to slight changes in the vehicle design. You'll need to obtain the rivets from your BMW dealer. I've also linked to the manufacturer's instructions.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 BMW X5 That Requires Minimal Trimming
  • 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 inch wide...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 BMW X5 35D
  • Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch for the BMW X5, 2011, part # 13077, will work on your 2011 X5 35D. I attached installation instructions below for you to check out also. You may also be interested in purchasing the following products also. Ball Mount 3/4 inch Rise or 2 inch Drop, 6,000 lbs, part # 2923 Hitch Ball with 1-7/8 inch Diameter and Medium Shank, 2,000 lbs GTW - Chrome, part # 19260 Hitch Ball with 2 inch Diameter and Medium Shank, 6,000 lbs GTW - Chrome, part # 19247
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  • Trailer Hitch and Weight Distribution for a 2011 BMW X5 35d
  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75600 is rated for use with weight distribution. I tried to find towing capacity and information in the 2011 BMW X5 owners manual but could not (because it isn't listed). You can check the sticker in the door jamb to confirm but I did find a listed capacity of 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight through another resource. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue...
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 2011 BMW X5 M-Sport Model
  • The Class III Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch you referenced, part # 75600, is not a fit for your particular M-Sport version, as you noted. The same applies to the Hidden Hitch and Curt hitches made for the X5. Usually the reason for these fit exclusions has to do with trim components like the fascia or with a specialized exhaust that blocks the frame's hitch installation access points. If these (or other) components would require extensive trimming or alteration of the vehicle's styling package...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2011 BMW X5
  • A hitch mounted bike rack would be a great option for your 2011 BMW x5. If you don't have a hitch you will first need to start with one. For that I would recommend the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75600. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. For a bike rack I would recommend the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This is a great 2 bike rack that our customers have left a ton of positive reviews for. Check out the review video to the right for more info.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation and Installation Process on 2011 BMW X5
  • Of the three 4-pole wiring harness products made for your 2011 BMW X5 the Curt harness # C59236 is a good choice for its higher maximum current output, which is 5-amps for each stop/turn circuit and 7.5-amps for the running lights. I linked an article that will help you with the routing of the harness 12V power wire which is where it will draw its actual power for your trailer lights. I also linked a video (showing a different harness) and your installation for the Curt will be identical...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 BMW X5
  • We do have several trailer hitches available for the 2011 BMW X5 but there are currently none available for the 2011 X3. The available trailer hitches for the X5 are all Class III, 2 inch trailer hitches. An Invisi-Hitch is not available. There are many distinct advantages to a Class III trailer hitch over a Class I like the # 28501 that you have referenced. First, a class I trailer hitch has a low tongue weight and gross trailer weight capacity, only 200/2000 pounds or less. But the...
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  • Hitch, Wiring, and Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2010 BMW X5
  • The trailer hitch for your 2010 BMW X5 that you would need is the part # 13077. For trailer wiring it sounds like you are looking for a way to install a 7-way at the rear of your vehicle and you don't have any trailer wiring at all. Now if your trailer does not have brakes all you would need is the part # 37185 as an adapter to convert the 4-way to a 7-way. You would need to start with a modulate 4-way like the part # 119190KIT. If you do have trailer brakes you would need the...
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  • Ball Mount Rise Recommendation for 2010 BMW X5 Towing 18 inch Tall Trailer Coupler
  • From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 13-3/4 inches when you install the Draw Tite hitch part # 75600 on your 2010 BMW X5. So you will need a ball mount with about a 4 inch rise. The Curt Ball mount # C45070 would be perfect for that. For a 2 inch ball you would want the part # 63845 or for 2-5/16 inch ball part # 63847. For trailer wiring you then would want the part # 119250KIT which I attached an install video for.
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  • Is Installation of a Trailer Hitch on a 2009 BMW X5 the Same as a 2011 X5
  • We have not yet had a 2009 BMW X5 in to install trailer hitch # 75600. However, like you have said, it is essentially an identical installation on a 2009 as it is for the 2011 in the video, linked for reference. The reason that the installations are so similar is because a 2009 is the same generation as the 2011 though there may be some subtle differences. I have also included a link to the installation instructions for you. If you plan on doing some towing the correct ball mount is...
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  • Installation of Draw-Tite Class III Receiver on 2009 BMW X5
  • The bumper fascia and the bumper impact bar will need to be removed to install the Draw-Tite Class III Receiver on your 2009 BMW X5. An 8 inch by 2 inch portion of the underside of the bumper fascia will need to be trimmed away to allow the receiver to clear the bumper fascia. I have linked you to the installation instructions, which describe in detail the install process. If you scroll down to the second page of the instructions, figure # 5 shows a detailed illustration of the area...
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  • How Do I Install The Hitch and Wiring Harness On a 2009 BMW X5
  • Complete installation instructions are included with the hitch, item # 13077 and the wiring harness kit, item # 119179KIT. The Hitch will be installed behind the impact bar and will require trimming of the rear fascia. The trimmed material will not be noticeable when the hitch is installed. Installation of the wire harness will require accessing the rear taillights and using a circuit tester, included with the wiring kit, to find the correct circuits to splice the wiring harness...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation 2009 BMW X5
  • For your 2009 BMW X5 you would want the Draw Tite hitch part # 75600 as it has been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle. This hitch as a 6,000 lb total trailer weight rating and a 600 lb tongue weight rating so as long as the trailer is under those and the capacities of your vehicle listed in the owners manual you could basically tow any trailer. Since 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...
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  • 2009 BMW X5 Trailer Hitch Recommendation
  • For a trailer hitch for your 2009 BMW X5 you would want the Draw Tite hitch part # 75600. The install won't be too difficult but it will require some fascia trimming and temporary removal of the bumper. I attached a link to the install instructions for you to check out as well. 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 or 4 inch drop....
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  • What Does GTW and TW Mean and What is Weight Distribution, 2008 BMW X5
  • 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 take some...
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  • Is Bumper Removal Required to Install Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75600 on a 2008 BMW X5
  • The installation of Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75600 does require temporary removal of the rear bumper. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you so you can see all of the steps involved in the installation on a 2008 BMW X5. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag. For trailer wiring use # 119190KIT. I have included a link to the instructions and...
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Racks for a 2008 BMW X5
  • We do have some bike rack options for your 2008 BMW X5 that do not involve a trailer hitch. You can use a trunk mount bike rack. I have incldued a link to the trunk mount bike racks that will fit your vehicle. Trunk mount racks come in 2 and 3 bike versions. For a 2 bike version I recommend the Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 # Y02624 or the 3 bike version, # Y02625. These are the most popular trunk mount bike racks for your vehicle. These racks attach using integrated 6-strap system. They also...
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