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BH's Alpine White MY20 G01 BMW X3 xDrive 20d M Sport

Bristle Hound Oct 9, 2019

  1. Bristle Hound

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    First time towing today with the X3
    Our caravan storage is only 5 mins away, so not much of drive to assess it
    However the 'zoom to trailor tow hitch' which is part of the reverse camera is invaluable. Makes reversing up to the caravan a doddle

    [​IMG]

    Gave a 12 year old driving a Vauxhall Corsa a shock when I left him for dead at the traffic lights with the 'van attached lol
     
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  3. BarryG79

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    Just need to get matching stripes now!


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  4. Bristle Hound

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    @BarryG79 - PMSL :D
     
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  5. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    Friggin ******..... :haha:
     
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  6. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter

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    @Bristle Hound

    are you detailing the caravan too mate ? :)

    The BM does look superb :icon thumright:
     
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  7. Bristle Hound

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    @Snake Pliskin - Not fully, however I am contemplating to do so as I have a spare bottle of Gyeon Cure ;)
    & thanks buddy :thumbs up:
     
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  8. Bristle Hound

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    New to us caravan day today
    A Compass Camino 660
    The collection combo pic ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. X3man

    X3man Well known member

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    Jeez Col, now that is a MASSIVE van! Congrats
     
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  10. Bristle Hound

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    'Tis 8 metres long Nev
    & thanks buddy :thumbs up:

    Going for a coat of Gyeon Cure on it over the weekend if the weather holds out :D
     
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  11. Bristle Hound

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    Changed the Dealer fitted number plates today
    They were the cheapest, thinnest [​IMG] number plates I've come across - must be about 1mm thick FFS
    Didn't help that the Dealer had done a [​IMG] job of putting the original plates on too
    I've had 2 rear one's de-laminate since November

    Dealer paid for some road legal 4mm thick acrylic ones which I've stuck on with 3M tape as opposed to screws

    Looks a lot better & satisfies my OCD [​IMG]
     
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  13. Bristle Hound

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    Haven't used the X3 is around 4 weeks :(
    Its attached to the Ctek charger in the garage waiting ...

    [​IMG]

    Still it got a good clean & a coat of Cure before it went into hibernation
     
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  14. Bristle Hound

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    First time away with the X3 & our new to us Compass Camino 660 caravan

    [​IMG]

    Considering our X3 has a 20d engine it does pull our 1800kg surprisingly well
    On our return journey home the X3 averaged 26.4mpg over a 85 mile journey on mainly motorways

    I opted to leave the X3 in cruise control at 61mph (coz I can lol) so chose ease over mpg as I'm sure it would have been closer to 30mpg without CC towing

    As it happens, we had to return home 1/2 way thro the break, so I did the same 85 mile journey without the 'van
    Cruise set at 75mph in adaptive mode
    50.2mpg average which ain't too bad for a SUV that weighs nearly 2 tonnes [​IMG]

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  15. Snake Pliskin

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    Looking good pal :icon thumright:

    Caravan looks very swish and love the BMW dash :sunglasses:
     
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  16. Audi Bairn

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    Looks great BH. Immaculately turned out as ever. The X3 certainly is an excellent towing vehicle. Having a van currently is a great move as far as getting away goes :sunglasses:
     
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  17. X3man

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    It is interesting how the mpg figures get WAY closer to each other between 20d and M40i (Brian)
     
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  18. Audi Bairn

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    A real surprise that, for me. I expected to get 15 to 17 mpg.
     
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  19. Bristle Hound

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    Agreed but you have to be pulling 1.8 tonnes to get those figures
    I must try harder next time ... lol
     
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  20. Audi Bairn

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    Yeah, to be fair your van is heavier than mine.......... must be that stash of gin and crisps BH :tearsofjoy:
     
  21. X3man

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    And your right foot is heavier Brian
    Seriously, good to see you chaps being able to get out with your vans, been a wait this year
     
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  22. Bristle Hound

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    @Audi Bairn - You know me to well Brian :D
    @X3man - Cheers Nev :thumbs up:
     
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  23. Bristle Hound

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    Had a great 10 night stay at Eye Kettleby Lakes

    Easy drive down but the roads were horrendous - 10 miles of roadworks bad 2 incidents where one lane shut that caused absolutely havoc - 28.2mpg over 157 mile trip this time - ****** sat nav took us thro' Melton Mowbray town centre which was 'interesting' with a 26 ft caravan in tow lol

    Return journey was a lot easier, quieter & quicker - 29.4mpg over the same route again with cruise set at 61mph

    Mpg seems to improve with every journey I tow

    Looking for 30mpg+ on our next trip :D

    Pit stop at Wetherby Services for a bacon butty & a Costa on the way home

    [​IMG]
     
  24. pburv

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    Looking good buddy...You got a HGV licence then?
    'That's a 10 4 rubber duck'
    :racer:
     
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  25. Bristle Hound

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    @pburv - Sometimes feels like I need one [​IMG]
     
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  26. Ron240

    Ron240 Breaking the stereotype Gold Supporter

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    I remember this advert well...in fact it might have been the very first Yorkie tv advert.
    Notice that they removed the DAF badging from the truck. I used to be into trucks(still am actually) and my favourite Yorkie advert was a later one probably from the 80's featuring a Mack, which by coincidence fits with your Rubber Duck reference. :sunglasses:
     
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  27. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    Lol..Never looked into it that closely. I do remember the advert from when I was a young kid. Always associate HGV drivers with Yorkie's ever since :racer:
    Not forgetting the Kris Kristofferson film Convoy ha ha:thumbs up:
     
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  28. Bristle Hound

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    A lay by pic from our latest trip :thumbs up:

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  29. Audi Bairn

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    Wouldn’t fancy sleeping there BH! :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
     
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  30. Bristle Hound

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    @Audi Bairn - lol :D
     
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