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Tow Hitch (Factory) Waiting Room

jf64k

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May 9, 2020
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I haven't tried removing the back cover yet but is it hard for the first time and do you just use a plastic pry tool to take it off?

I'm waiting for my hitch to arrive and be installed. Fingers crossed its done before the end of the month when e go camping.

LivingTesla came out with some 3D printed levers Model Y Hitch Cover Removal Tools | LivingTesla

And FWIW, Absract Ocean said they’re coming up with a solution for a more easily removable cover.
 
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FrankTUTB

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Jun 27, 2020
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Hello, 10 days after the last post.

Looking at the order & delivery spreadsheet, it definitely seems like tow hitch orders, specifically on performance models, are being delayed.

My order from 6/25 is a Blue/White Performance (PUP) with, of course, a tow hitch.

Does anyone else feel like the tow hitch is (still/potentially) causing a delay?
 
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Poncherelly

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Jun 12, 2019
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Ottawa
LivingTesla posted the link to the STL here: Hitch Cover is Kind of a Pain to Remove
For the record, I printed 2 of these and they do work well. I would recommend more infil to make the tool strong ... I did 25% and I broke one quickly. I will print again with stronger material (PETG) and see how those turn out. All in all, if you can't print your own and want a form factor tool to leave in the car ... these to work well without scratching up your car so probably worth purchasing on line from LivingTesla ...
 
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chancelperry

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May 27, 2020
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Wanted to update this thread, as others might not read the others I am following. I made a second order exact configuration without the tow hitch on 07/15/2020. I got VINs for both of them on 07/18/2020. I checked the tracker sheet and it seems like those that have input their info, theres only about 5-6 of us with the MSM, white interior, TH, and 19" wheels. Pretty cool
 

Poncherelly

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Jun 12, 2019
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Ottawa
sell one. Come on don't force me to buy a 3d printer and get crafty :confused:
LOL I was going to ask for where you saw one since I have a printer :D

As for designing one, it's doable but my print surface can't do the size of the cover. I'd have to make it in sections ... or ... I guess I could make a "trap door" that can be placed in to the current door but the original door would have to be cut ... I'll put some thought it to it.

I am almost done with the no drill front plate holder though.
 

RoyalDoveMY

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Jul 22, 2020
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I don’t think we’ve seen our first delivery with a Tow Hitch yet, have we?

Would be interested how many have deliveries scheduled, and see the first photos once we have!

The waiting is almost over! :)

Just received word today... our Modal Y AWD, White/Black, 5 seat, 19" + Tow Hitch + FSD driving will be arriving within 1-2 weeks.
Taking delivery in Tampa, Florida
Ordered June 2020
MVPA/VIN: 30xxx

Will keep you posted!

 
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thisisdiddy

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Sep 3, 2018
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The waiting is almost over! :)

Just received word today... our Modal Y AWD, White/Black, 5 seat, 19" + Tow Hitch + FSD driving will be arriving within 1-2 weeks.
Taking delivery in Tampa, Florida
Ordered June 2020
MVPA/VIN: 30xxx

Will keep you posted!

What day in June did you order? Also 30xxx VIN looks like a new batch!
 

MackleMonster

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Jul 22, 2020
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NJ
I have exactly same order, but no FSD. Based in NJ, ordered July 15. Hopefully that's a good sign for hitches on east coast?!

The waiting is almost over! :)

Just received word today... our Modal Y AWD, White/Black, 5 seat, 19" + Tow Hitch + FSD driving will be arriving within 1-2 weeks.
Taking delivery in Tampa, Florida
Ordered June 2020
MVPA/VIN: 30xxx

Will keep you posted!
 

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