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  1. doghousePVD

    Bosal hitch and drawbar for sale

    Lightly used. Located in Maine, could deliver to Boston if not in a rush. $100 For Model X. Some came without towing options.
  2. C

    Is 350 miles enough for towing 10k pounds?

    I am a tri motor trim pre order holder since unveiled. But given recent financial insights, I understand that saving money for retirement is more important than wasting on new cars, yet I still want the CT, so I am thinking, what if I go with the dual motor trim when configuration time comes...
  3. mtndrew1

    Stealth Hitch for Model 3

    I’m selling a brand new in box Stealth Hitch with the “rack and tow” package, no-splice wiring kit, 4-pin test light, and the Tesla factory underbody tray with the hitch cutout. I bought all of this with the intention of towing a pop-up trailer but then decided to just buy an extra pickup...
  4. M

    Towing a boat/ Raleigh Service Center

    Long post, hope ya'll don't mind... Out of the blue I got a text asking if I wanted to test drive a Tesla. After doing some follow up I said yes to the service rep (Ashton). I was nervous about the whole thing - but he knew I had ordered a Cybertruck and the address of the pickup was the "new"...
  5. C

    Towing my Tesla

    I saw this comment on one of the forums here" "A RWD Model S towed backwards with the rear wheels on a dolly seems like it would be fine." Has anyone done this? Or any comments on this statement?
  6. seabreezefarm

    Towing with Model X

    Just got my first Tesla on Friday, 27 December 2019. Put the beast to work immediately hauling livestock. Racked up 850 miles in the first 6 days. Loving it! I'd like to create a thread of experiences, successes, failures and 'gotchas' related to towing with the Model X, particularly for...
  7. N

    OEM front towing hook is the wrong size!

    I was stuck in the snow today, my fault completely, but I was very disappointed to find that the OEM front towing hook (located under the frunk liner) doesn't fit the female screw-in receptacle! Bizarre, but I worked on it for 10 minutes, multiple adults attempted, and it was lined up...
  8. Lee K.

    Towing a Jayco, Keystone, or Similar

    2019 Model X Performance with 20" wheels. My wife and I are considering trying a travel trailer. I've read all the forums here. We've looked at Airstreams in person (Bambi 22' is our favorite). We've checked out the Bowlus, Altos, Safari Condos, etc online. The Airstream seems to be the...
  9. Lasairfion

    5th Wheel Requirement

    I've seen a lot of talk about the Cybertruck being unable to work with 5th Wheel / Gooseneck trailers due to the sail pillars on the bed. I remember seeing a lorry years back that was using a rather odd little contraption between the tractor unit and the trailer. Some Google Fu tells me that...
  10. O

    Model X: Heavy Towing over Time

    Hi everyone, I'm currently saving up for a Model X and a colleague of mine who owns an X suggested I post here about a pretty critical use case for my family. We have a 2003 Mastercraft X30 waterski/wakeboard boat. The boat and trailer together weight 4,480 lbs dry (add some water weight and...
  11. ohmman

    Towing with Cybertruck

    There are a number of threads asking various questions that apply to towing with the Cybertruck, but I thought it might be useful to have a single thread where we can discuss specifics of towing. What do we know? Single motor RWD: 7,500+ lbs., 250+ miles Dual motor AWD: 10,000+ lbs., 300+...
  12. U

    Model 3 - Towing a Caravan

    Hi New on here, with a Model 3 LR on order, with tow hitch. I have been doing some research regarding towing a caravan, and would welcome any thoughts/advice on the following: There are certainly many barriers to being able tow a caravan and significantly there is only 1 caravan I could...
  13. Captain Crook

    Tesla Y & towing

    My wife & I have each our TMS, but the wife wants a smaller shopping car and we really need a proper trailer hitch. I reserved a Model 3 some years ago, but when the trailer hitch only could take 910 kg, it was of no use to us. The TMX towes 2500 kg, that would be great, but I just can't like...
  14. pdk42

    Towing experiences with the Model 3

    I did my first real towing with my Model 3 last weekend. The plan was to drive from my home in the Leamington Spa area to the gliding club at Bidford (about 30 miles), then collect my glider trailer from there and drive to the Black Mountains Gliding Club In Wales; a destination about 90 miles...
  15. M

    How to tow a Model 3?

    Has anyone towed a Model 3? I presume it would have to be towed with all wheels off the road. My interest is to tow it behind an RV. I'm pretty certain Elon is not going facilitate simply having the vehicle just follow me. I'm interested in the weight of the vehicle and dimensions and any...
  16. R

    BRAND NEW HITCH (Asking $350.00 + FREE Shipping)

    Available is brand new never used (do not have the case) hitch. Please PM me.
  17. K

    Hitch Cutout

    I took delivery of my Model 3 SR+ on June 8 and have been thinking about buying an aftermarket hitch. A friend of mine took delivery of exactly the same car three days later from the same location (Vancouver) and decided to install a custom home-made hitch. She sent me pics of the install and I...
  18. Janssen_Ronald

    Rijden met aanhanger met de Tesla Model 3

    Ik heb vorige week mijn M3 LR DM verkocht met als enige reden de ontbrekende trekhaak. Vrijdag 21-6 in de trein een inventory DM LR met trekhaak gekocht en die is donderdag 27-6 geleverd!!! Kortom -> dit weekend even het trekken uitproberen. Ons doel is om over drie weken met de vouwwagen...
  19. N

    Tesla Roadside Assistance Policy - Comparable to USAA's?

    I bought a new Model 3 last July, and I believe it comes w/roadside assistance for 4 years or 50K miles, whichever comes first. Link to Tesla Policy. Is Tesla's road assistance benefit comparable to what's generally provided by auto insurance policies (in particular, USAA in my case)? I...
  20. romad

    Question regarding Bosal 2" Receiver Adapter

    The Bosal removable hitch on the Tesla X is similar to the Bosal hitch VW used in Europe except that the ball is 50mm (2") on a swan neck. I was able to source one of the 2" Adapters for the Tesla X and will use it with my Bosal tow bar on my VW Jetta, but I have a question regarding the ball...
  21. pox

    New ultra lite Camper Falcon-F-27BHK to big?

    My local RV shop got in this new line of Campers made for towing with SUV's This one I'm looking at has a dry weight of 4,200 lbs. 27 foot with a side out, It's not not an airstream but it is more aerodynamic than most campers and the price isn't too bad. That do you guys think? Is this too...
  22. dhrivnak

    Towing extension cable

    For those of you who tow, I would LOVE to buy an extension charging cable so I do not have to unhook the trailer to charge. I have seen a few SuperCharger stations with a charger that could work for towing but they seen to be in the majority. A cable about 15' long would allow us to nose in...
  23. T

    My Tesla Model 3 was towed by Towing Company

    Greetings ! I can't describe how excited I was after I received my M3 on Monday, but can say how SHOCKED I was this morning after my vehicle was towed by towing company in my apartment complex.... I will not go into details why it happened, because I'm hiring a lawyer to handle this situation...
  24. ecarfan

    RV trailer with 80kWh battery and motors

    See Dethleffs puts a new spin on towing with an electric camping trailer that nearly drives itself I haven’t found much information about this trailer other than the minimal amount that is in that English language article (there are number of German articles about it as well). It appears that...
  25. B

    Towing

    After towing, I removed the hook and kind of reattached the plastic protection cover/ plate. It seemed okay, but it probably wasn’t tight enough; I lost this plate. Tesla sent me a new one including 2 screws, rings and 2 metal small parts. I have no clue how have to use these. Does anyone know...
  26. Z

    Prodigy P3 Brake Controller to Console Adapter

    I've been working on making a Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller to Tesla Model X Console Adapter. I really didn't want to put holes in my dash and wanted the brake controller to be secure yet easily installed / removed into the console. The adapter will slide into the console the same way...
  27. ElectricLove

    Towing a [email protected] trailer with Model S

    So, I've been sitting on this thought for a while and after much online research and not finding much great definitive info I decided to just dive in. I drive a Model S P85DL and installed a tow hitch on it and 4-flat wiring harness. It has the staggered 21" turbines and we generally get...
  28. bugZPDX

    Tipoon Camp Trailer

    I'm really hoping this makes its way to the US. It looks to be a great trailer option for the MX. I'm thinking it would be fairly simple to have a custom fiberglass airflow guard installed on the front to lessen the drag even further. Car-Friendly Camp Trailer Triples in Size
  29. jamtek

    The beginning of Another Airstream Adventure!

    Well following in the footsteps of many on this forum, I've joined the Model X/Airstream Adventure Club :) My new Airstream Sport 22FB Bambi came in this week and I picked it up in New Jersey. My dealer was Colonial Airstream in Lakewood, NJ and I have nothing but high praise for the job they...
  30. T

    Question for folks with EcoHitch installed on Model S

    Hi everyone, I recently got an EcoHitch installed on my 2016 Model S. For those of you who have had this or a similar hitch installed on your Model S, how do you protect the underside of your vehicle? The L shaped hitch protrudes from the bottom of the car for which the installer had to cut out...
  31. Chrisizzle

    Road trip w/ trailer - Toronto, Wyoming (off road), Utah, Toronto

    Hello all, I will chronicle my experience in case it helps someone in the future. I am planning a road trip from Toronto Canada, to Casper Wyoming. I will spend a week there for the Adventure Racing World Championships. Much of that will be on dirt roads (or worse) in an area already devoid of...
  32. Padelford

    Model X towing: ball hitch offset

    I've used my trailer towing option to pull a small U-Haul trailer fir a quick trip to IKEA. The U-Haul folks set me up with the attached ball hitch using the "rise" configuration. With this, the trailer was nearly perfectly level with the vehicle at standard height (which is what the manual...
  33. ohmman

    Draw-Tite Aftermarket Receiver Package

    For those who have been following my posts, you know that I've had some issues with my trailer rig and the stock Bosal hitch adapter. I decided to replace it with this Draw-Tite fixed/welded hitch. Before, without hitch adapter inserted: I won't bother reproducing my own version of the...
  34. ohmman

    Bosal Hitch Adapter Loosening

    As some may know, I'm in the middle of a ~3500 mile trip towing my Airstream with the X. Within about 5 days, I started to notice that there was a little play in my receiver. I could wiggle it ever so slightly back and forth, where it was perfectly tight beforehand. I'd estimate about 1/16th of...
  35. T

    Hitch Reciever needed

    Hi all, I am looking for a model X owner with the tow package who is willing to do me a favor. I need a 2-inch hitch receiver (the thing that came with your tow package and sticks into the back of the car to create a place for hitch accessories to plug into). It is Tesla part 1027582-00-A...
  36. JimVandegriff

    X and Airstream Bambi - the new adventures 2017

    It is that time of year again - Illijana and I are preparing for traveling this summer with our Model X 90D towing our 22 ft Airstream Bambi trailer around the US. Here are a couple of pics from today of the trailer and the X. We just had some grading work done on our yard, and some base rock...
  37. ohmman

    Charging Travel Trailer Battery from Tesla

    The Model X has a 7-pin trailer connector, and one of those pins (#4) supplies +12V which, if connected properly, can charge the trailer's battery during travel. In an ICE, this power is supplied by the alternator and vehicle's 12V battery. On the Tesla, I'm assuming it's provided by the 12V...
  38. ohmman

    Model X Travel Trailer Consumption Analysis

    There has been discussion about energy consumption in a number of Model X towing threads (1). The real world information from these threads provides value to those who are considering purchasing, renting, or otherwise using a travel trailer. The data are extremely sparse right now, but at least...
  39. Missile Toad

    Pushing it S 70D

    So, I'm noticing that Wh/mi is improved on side streets versus highway driving at 75-80 MPH. Having done that, I ran five trials on EVTripPlanner.com to see what the Wh/mi in a hypothetical drive, via mostly side streets, to cover a final 5 miles to some superchargers. My info averages to 215...
  40. MGMDaware

    towing the model s

    I tried a search, but could not find the answer I was seeking. Was having a discussion with a coworker who mentioned they will be towing cars from our parking lot if not properly registered. This got me thinking . . . . Is it possible for a random tow truck to grab the S and tow it away (using...
  41. M

    Towing small jet ski trailer

    I am a long time lurker and hopefully a Model X owner in the near future (still haven't pulled the trigger). I am curious if anyone has insight as to what kind of range I could expect with a 90D while towing this trailer. It is approximately 1800 lbs. All of the examples I've seen have been...
  42. M

    Towing jet skis to North Lake Tahoe

    This week my family took a vacation to Donner Lake in the North Lake Tahoe Area. We took our Model X and towed a pair of jet skis on a double trailer. I was very nervous about the climb up the hill and can report that the X did great. We have a P90D and the available towing power is amazing...
  43. T

    Tongue Weight Limit on Accessory/Towing Hitch

    Does anyone have any insight on the tongue weight limit on the hitch? I ordered the accessory hitch, not the towing package. The Tesla owners manual says the limit is 120lbs, but the hitch itself, the 2 inch Bosal, says 500 lbs with <22inch wheels, and 350 lbs with 22 inch wheels. This 350...
  44. JimVandegriff

    Tow hitches for an X

    We are about to purchase an Airstream 22ft Bambi Sport (a single axle, 4500 lb GVWR) to tow with our X. It is the trailer that was pulled by the X at the intro. We are thinking about what kind of hitch to prevent sway that we should have. Any opinions from more experienced trailer haulers?
  45. R

    Model X Towing San Francisco Bay Area to Tahoe

    Hello, planning to tow my boat , about 3000lbs from SF Bay Area to Tahoe this summer in a Model X 90D. Anyone have any such experience?The only iffy part of the journey is from supercharger from Rocklin to Truckee supercharger where it's 80 miles apart. But I think it an up and down hill drive...
  46. M

    Model X Towing Performance?

    Does anyone have any real experience towing something substantial with the Model X? I am considering purchasing one and before I do I want to better understand the towing situation. I have been trying to get information but not very successfully. I talked to someone at Tesla who actually said...
  47. jason1466

    Autopilot Autosteer with bike or cargo rack

    Does anyone with a hitch mounted bike or cargo rack know what is the impact on Autosteer? I would really like to have Autosteer for long distance travel vacations when the cargo and/or bike rack would be most needed. I did notice that "Tow mode" will allow Autopilot but disable Autosteer, so...
  48. heytae

    Did those who ordered the Accessory Hitch, get that or actually a REAL Towing Package?

    I'm trying to decide (within the next 2 days before my MX configuration gets locked down) whether to change my order to include the Towing Package or leave it as the Accessory Hitch. I have NO need to tow, but I need more than 120lbs of vertical weight capacity that the new 2" Accessory Hitch...
  49. A

    Model X Launching Electric Boat

    Here's a video of the Model X launching a 16' fiberglass boat with my company's electric outboard motor prototype system on board: To appreciate this, you'll want the audio on.
  50. mspohr

    Alfa Romeo 4C vs. Alfa Romeo 4C (towed by a Model X P90D)

    From: Sterling Anderson, Tesla’s former Model X Program Director and now Autopilot Program Director Fun fact: many high-performance cars cross the quarter mile line faster when towed by a Model X than they do on their own four wheels. Fun experiment: Load an Alpha Romeo 4C on a trailer Hook...

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