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Draw-Tite Hitch?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by iluvmacs, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. iluvmacs

    iluvmacs Member

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    Has anyone installed the Draw-Tite hitch receiver and have an opinion/review on it? It's quite a lot cheaper than the typical one from Torklift Central, so it's got me intrigued. For reference, I will only be using this for a bike rack, not actual towing. Thanks!
     
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  2. jlv1

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    I was recently looking into hitches for a bike rack, but I need a 2" receiver. etrailer has an EcoHitch for 3x the cost of that Draw-Tite: 2016 Tesla Model S Trailer Hitch | etrailer.com Seems like a lot extra.

    (BTW: my S was built in Feb 2017 -- does that make it a 2016 or a 2017?)
     
  3. iluvmacs

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    They're just reselling the Torklift one.
     
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    *Bump* Anyone?
     
  5. Gurujeff03

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    The Torklift Eco-hitch is not the same as the draw tite. Obvious differences. Eco hitch is available in 1 1/4 and 2" receivers. Draw tite only 1 1/4". Eco hitch receiver is removable and the draw tite is not.
     
  6. iluvmacs

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    Well aware. You didn't follow through all the context where you can buy an "EcoHitch" or the Draw-tite one from eTrailer.com. The one they call "EcoHitch" is surely just them reselling the Torklift model.
     
  7. rypalmer

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    Doesn't look near as sturdy as the EcoHitch. The fact they have the same ratings is reassuring to me, that I chose the EcoHitch model. FTR, my hitch scrapes the ground sometimes pulling out of steep driveways. The fact my hitch receiver is removable is a big plus, IMO.
     
  8. iluvmacs

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    Yeah, that was one of my concerns. No SAS on our Model S to alleviate that either.
     
  9. Xenoilphobe

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    I have a DT Hitch sitting in my garage to install. Have installed Torklift on two other Model S's. I have never removed the hitch receiver on any of the installs. Will pst details once installed.
     
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