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Model S Rooftop Cargo Carrier?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by arisythila, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. arisythila

    arisythila Member

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    Did a quick search and didn't see anything. So I apologize ahead of time.

    I am planning on doing quite a bit of traveling this coming year all over the United States, and Canada. Now I've got 6 people in my family. So using up quite a bit of cargo room just in passangers. so I decided to look at getting a roof cargo carrier.

    Obviously. the less wind resistance is best. But Has anybody found an awesome carrier that doesn't cut back greatly on the miles on a charge?

    Thanks,
     
  2. BerTX

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    I am not aware of an aerodynamic rooftop carrier. There are some that are pointy on the front to make buyers believe they produce less drag, but they would actually probably be more aerodynamic if people mounted them backwards with the pointy end in the back.

    Bottom line is, you are going to lose around 25℅ of your range with a rooftop carrier, even more if you expect to run at higher speeds. But I have never used one on a Tesla, and there is bound to be someone who has who will chime in.
     
  3. arisythila

    arisythila Member

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    Thanks BerTX!

    I picked up the WhisperBars the other day and have not installed them yet... I am thinking about looking at a carrier and just grabbing it, installing it, and seeing what I can get on average around town, maybe take a long trip to see if I can get a decent mount of miles (At lease enough to go SC to SC.

    I'll keep you guys posted.

    Thanks,
     

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