Nobody's seen the factory hitch so far. If it's like 3rd party options, you should be able to put the cover back on the bumper to hide the hitch when it's not in use.Sorry if this has been covered, but can anyone confirm if the factory hitch will be visible when not in use?
AFAIK, it's a removable door.
What I don't know - some "invisible" third party hitches need to have the receiver part removed first (pretty easy to do). Not sure if the same is true for the OEM version.
We don't know if that is an option for Tesla installed hitches yet either. Right now, no Model Y's on the road have a tow option in the software.
Could you tell me which page of the manual it mentioned to tow option? The copy I have downloaded is from before they announced towing in the Model Y so I'm curious if they updated it after that.
That's the funny thing about this whole process though, no way of knowing what the real information is until you physically have it in your hands. My SA said that it WOULD delay my VIN if I added the tow option at this point. So, who knows what really goes on behind the curtain. I'm holding off on after market or Tesla until we get a chance to ask someone who actually has the Tesla equipped hitch some questions.
It's in the manual, so I'd bet the house the option will be there for a Tesla installed hitch.
What we don't know is if the option becomes available as soon as the wires get connected, or if this is something Tesla activates remotely. I guessing it will be the former.
BTW, there are posts of buyers that opted for the hitch are getting VINs for their cars. Also, I called my SA today and asked if the tow hitch option would delay the order. He said it will not delay things. So soon we'll know about the tow option and the size of the receiver.
Where did you read about buyers with the hitch are getting VINs? Great news!
Would you confirm if that hitch is the OEM or the aftermarket version?