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Footwell cover in trunk

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Notacarguy, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. Notacarguy

    Notacarguy Member

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    Do I need to be concerned about putting heavy things on the footwell cover in the trunk? It does not seem very strong, worried i may collapse it.
     
  2. bob_p

    bob_p Member

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    I've had my MS with the cover for around 18 months - and haven't had any issues with it. If you put something extremely heavy that only sits on the cover - then you might have a problem. I also have the Tesla floor mat over the cover, and haven't worried about putting anything into the trunk area. Several months ago, I used my MS to move a lot of boxes (some heavy) when I was moving out of my house - and didn't have any problems (I didn't even worry about it at the time).
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    There are two styles: old and new. The old style is not much more than fibreboard with a carpet covering, the new style is plastic and much stronger. You can tell which one you have because the old style has a handle in the middle. The new style just has a pull strip. If you have the new style I wouldn't worry much unless you're filing the back with gold bars or some similar material.
     
  4. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    I have the much flimsier first gen fiber board cover. It was able to support my 70lb greyhound with some deformation, but no real worry of breaking. I did cut out a 3/8" plywood blank that I can put over the hole. But haven't really ever needed to use it.

    I've asked at the service center for a cost on the new plastic cover. Like jerry33 says, it looks to be able to handle anything that isn't going to overload the car. But they haven't been able to give me a price.
     
  5. green1

    green1 Active Member

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    So THAT's how people are affording a Model S!
     
  6. pete8314

    pete8314 Vendor

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    I had my cover replaced (no charge) at the annual service last week. The old one (the original version) had the carpet starting to separate from the hardboard backing. It would have been fixable, but the SC had no issues replacing it with the new design, which is much stronger.
     
  7. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Mine from Oct 2013 is stout enough that it easily has supported my whole weight (155 lbs) as I've knelt on it.
     
  8. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    Should've just asked them to replace it: I had the original flimsy cover and my SC replaced it with the newer version as soon as it was available. I barely had to whine. :wink:
     
  9. Morristhecat

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    I had about 12 - 30lb bags of concrete in my trunk including a few on top of the cover. No problem, and I have the older weaker cover. Vacuumed it off and it was good as new.
     
  10. FLDarren

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    I sat on mine and kneeled onto it a few times when working under the hatch installing my rear T. Still looks like I was never there. PS- I'm over 200 lbs.
     

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