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Towing with a 1er

In 2016, after camping at the Alvord Desert in Oregon, I decided that I was done sleeping in a tiny tent on the ground. Years ago, I used to own a tent trailer, but ended up getting rid of it because it was too big and I no longer had a vehicle that could tow it. A friend of mine suggested looking at teardrop trailers. They’re just the right size and light enough that it could be towed by my car, a BMW 135i — once properly equipped.

I started to do a lot of research on the 1er’s towing capacity and the best options for aftermarket tow hardware. The US models of

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