Originally Posted by Iggy
You are way over thinking what you can tow in relation to wind drag.
You have a 2006 BMW X5 which has curb weight of 4,652 lbs and a Gross Vehicle weight of 6,008 lbs.
With a full tank of fuel and cargo you don't have much left.
Wind coefficient/drag has fractional effect on your pulling torque.
Maybe I just don't see your logic on why you would want to calculate just a minimal effect on towing. Enlighten me.
I'm not doing this to find out what I can tow... I already tow my trailer with the X5...
Being an engineer, I love, have fun and find entertainment trying to learn how stuff works and why.
I'm doing this because I got curious about how many horses in fact are needed to tow.
And yes, math is fun for me...
Last time we spent one week camping in Florida we were camping together with another family and the other guy was an engineer just like me....
Two crazy nut jobs calculating the solution for the world problems around the fire pit....