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Torklift Ecohitch

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Richard10k, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. Richard10k

    Richard10k New Member

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    Has anyone installed the ecohitch on a refreshed Tesla Model S, yet? I contacted the company and they have not had any experience in their main shop.
     
  2. rypalmer

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    I did the same and I told them to get in touch when they had figured out how to deal with the refreshed body style.
     
  3. acarlos1000

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    So has anyone actually done this on a refresh model yet? I can't find a single picture or reference to anyone having done it other than that one line on the ecohitch website.

    I have my ecohitch sitting in the garage and I've got nothing to do tomorrow. Haha, I'm scared to start!
     
  5. acarlos1000

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    I emailed the folks at Torklift and here is what they said:

    "You can use the 2015 model if you would like but it does stick out the back and is not flush with the bumper. If you are local to WA (Kent) you can bring it in and could possibly receive a free undercover that we will make for you."
    Maybe some one at TMC from WA can stop by at the company in Kent.
     
  6. Dr. Smoke

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    They're about 60 miles away and a real hassle to get to, given the bad part of town they're in. But I might make the trip down there soon. Installed the hitch on my 2015 today.

    I'm not paying no $100 for a cover though so the value of the trip is dicey.
     
  7. acarlos1000

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    I just finished installing the EcoHitch on my MS. Ok, I did not really installed it, Luis at Midnight Trailer in Redwood City did it. It fit really well. The only thing that does not work on the Model S Refresh is the undercover.

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  8. RobW2428

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    So Carlos, does the part that sticks out in your first picture always have to be there? Or only when you're planning to use the bike rack?

    Any thoughts on how much you think not having the cover will hurt you range-wise when not carrying bikes?

    Thanks,
    Rob
     
  9. acarlos1000

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    Hi @RobW2428 yes, the hitch receptor detaches when you don't need to use, and no one can tell you have a hitch in there.

    About your question on Range, I have no idea what would be te impact on range.
     
  10. RobW2428

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    Great. Thanks Carlos.
     

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