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Using the i3 to Tow

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:15 pm
by Mastedon
We are looking to install the TorkLift hitch on our 2015 i3 and want to know if anyone else has installed a hitch, what brand, any problems, and what kind of harness did you use.

As the dealer mentioned, the i3 is not designed for towing and we get that. We like to go biking and want to use our bike rack on this vehicle. I've typically just bought a trailer lighting harness and installed it into existing wiring on our other cars. But I want to find out if the BMW harnesses for other models are specially designed to "plug-and-play" and would work on this vehicle. I don't want to install the TorkLift harness which is apparently a voltage sensor type system which does not require splicing into exiting wires.

Any other tips would be appreciated.

Re: Using the i3 to Tow

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:51 am
by Obioban
I have the etrailer hitch with a bike rack. Works well, no issues.

I also am fine with towing a small trailer short distances if useful. Hitch is rated for 2000 lbs of towing-- perfect for moving a lawn mower, etc.