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How much weight can the frunk support?

Nauti-Boy

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Feb 5, 2017
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Burnaby
Hello Teslers. I would like to put an electric scooter in the frunk. The scooter weighs about 50lbs. Would the frunk be able to support that weight. Dont know where to look for this info.
 

MGMDaware

Falcor
Jun 23, 2016
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261
DC
I'm not sure what the max wt is, but I don't see why not. I have definitely come close to 50 lbs for road trips without any issue. Are you planning on doing this as a permanent solution or just to move the scooter from a to b once?
 

Nauti-Boy

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Feb 5, 2017
71
46
Burnaby
I'm not sure what the max wt is, but I don't see why not. I have definitely come close to 50 lbs for road trips without any issue. Are you planning on doing this as a permanent solution or just to move the scooter from a to b once?
I am doing the permanently so I may use the scooter to get around when I am charging. The reason I am asking about the weight is I want to make sure the scooter is not compressing the floor area against any electronics underneath it that may effect the normal operation of the car
 

MGMDaware

Falcor
Jun 23, 2016
444
261
DC
I couldn't find anything in the manual, but this guy was talking about putting >200 lbs in the frunk. People chimed in and seemed to think the frunk on a model S had a load rating of 300 lbs. Assuming that is accurate, I would assume the model x is same or greater. So, 50 lbs shouldn't be an issue.

Personally, I would call your service center to double check. 50 lbs doesn't seem like much, but who knows.
 

idoco

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May 7, 2013
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Outside Philly
I think you're fine with 50 lbs. On our recent cross country trip we had at least 25 lbs of dog food, a 15 lb extension cord, and at least 20 - 30 lbs more of "stuff" in the frunk at any given time.
 

Nauti-Boy

Member
Feb 5, 2017
71
46
Burnaby
Thinking of doing the same thing. Do you have a pic or link to the scooter you are considering? Obviously a folding model..
Thanks to everyone for your feedback. I will give SC a call.

Big John. Here is a pic of my scooter

FB_IMG_1527744584705.jpg
 

chris5639

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Jul 8, 2016
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Dallas
Take a look at this video,
at 5:16. This is what is under the frunk plastic tub. I've done this exact procedure to put a filter in my X and I can tell you the tub itself is really solid and it sits on, and screws into, the car's frame on both sides. I personally would have no concerns putting a 50 lb scooter in the frunk especially since that weight is distributed over the entire tub.
 
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Nauti-Boy

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Feb 5, 2017
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Burnaby
Take a look at this video,
at 5:16. This is what is under the frunk plastic tub. I've done this exact procedure to put a filter in my X and I can tell you the tub itself is really solid and it sits on, and screws into, the car's frame on both sides. I personally would have no concerns putting a 50 lb scooter in the frunk especially since that weight is distributed over the entire tub.
That is very helpful. Thank you. I feel more confident in doing so now.
 

XDriver007

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Feb 22, 2018
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18
Phoenix, AZ
My Model X was making a terrible fan noise and it turned out that it was because we had loaded around 150lbs of camping gear in the frunk. Tesla just called to let us know this was too much. They removed the gear and the noise went away, but they called me to say that it's throwing "isolation alerts" so it won't drive. They'll need to charge me another 1-2 hrs of labor to diagnose @ $150/hr. :(

Anyone familiar with these "isolation alerts"?
 

luvacoustic

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May 23, 2017
45
149
Greenville SC
50lbs shouldn't be a problem. I've taken my front compartment apart to add the Hanshow power funk and the tub should easily handle 50lbs long-term. If you plan to put a scooter in there daily, I highly recommend the power funk. It takes about an hour and makes it so much more useful.

Video link below. Note, I keep 3 adult sized razor scooters and helmets in my fronk for my kids to use when we supercharge:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/yyFF7X1BXrj6o3kdA
 
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Yinn

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Nov 15, 2016
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My Model X was making a terrible fan noise and it turned out that it was because we had loaded around 150lbs of camping gear in the frunk. Tesla just called to let us know this was too much. They removed the gear and the noise went away, but they called me to say that it's throwing "isolation alerts" so it won't drive. They'll need to charge me another 1-2 hrs of labor to diagnose @ $150/hr. :(

Anyone familiar with these "isolation alerts"?

Isolation Fault
12V issue and "isolation"
 

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