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Raised ecohitch and cargo basket

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by GarrickS, May 26, 2017.

  1. GarrickS

    GarrickS Member

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    I've gotten a lot of use from my ecohitch with a bike rack, but a big problem has always been the height. The ecohitch sticks out too far and sits too low to the ground. I can't get out of my driveway.

    Check out my new customized ecohitch receiver and cargo basket!

    https://goo.gl/photos/GYhrPdgLdqszUpFN8
     
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  2. jchag

    jchag Member

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    Nice work. I haven't had any problems with my Ecohitch. I have pulled a HF trailer and connected a bike rack
     
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  3. GarrickS

    GarrickS Member

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    The existing hitch isn't low to tow trailer? I don't suppose you could provide a picture.

    There are some intersections near my house I couldn't driver through with just the ecohitch receiver. I would drag my butt through every time. I could, in theory, leave my new receiver installed full-time now (not that I would).
     
  4. hacer

    hacer Member

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    Did you make this yourself or have it made for you?
     
  5. GarrickS

    GarrickS Member

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    I got the pieces, did the cutting, and tacked it together. I had a guy around the corner burn it because I can't weld such thick metal.

    I was going to grind down the welds to smoothen it for powder coating, but I might redo this. I could still use more clearance.

    Making another one is lower-priority because this one mostly works.
     
  6. Uncle Paul

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    Have used a similar system on my X. It has not been a problem with dragging. Maybe it rides a little higher than the S.

    If you have air suspension, you might be able to get enough height in problem areas to avoid the dragging.
     

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