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Tow Hitch Waiting Room

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by VanillaAir_UK, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. VanillaAir_UK

    VanillaAir_UK Waiting patiently for a tow

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    I regret not having tow on our existing car - I thought about it at time of order but iirc it was an eye watering amount of money - more than Tesla. I never had anything to tow at the time, but on quite a few occasions since, having the ability to tow would have been really useful. I currently have a requirement for my e-bike (definitely not going on the glass roof even though it would be less of a straight life than I do at the moment) but I am sure, over the years, we will find many more uses.
     
  2. pdk42

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    Thanks so much for posting this. Extremely helpful. How is stability when towing a glider trailer?

    I guess from your user name that you've got a Ventus 2cM. Mine's an LS8t - which I bought only last year from a pilot at Emmelord. Safe landings to you too!
     
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  3. pacman65

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    Newbie to the forum, so evening all.
    I'm told my SR+ with towbar will be 2-9th September at West Drayton.
    We have a 8x10 foot Ifor Williams trailer that should look nicely out of place behind a Tesla ( was bought to go with our previous Land Rover)

    Tesla phoned and asked if I would be on holiday.
    I said not, but my wife would find it hard to come as well in term time, and happily they said weekends or up to 10PM was possible, so I must have got one of the helpful staff.

    I''l do towbar photos here if it's not flooded with unicorns by then.
     
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  4. rubberfish

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    Hey Pac-Man, can I ask when did you order?
     
  5. pacman65

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    Sure, Reserved June 2018 , Ordered 23th July.
    I must have got lucky on delivery. Now chasing getting a home charge point fitted.
     
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  6. PB.Brown

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    23rd July...........that has beaten most of the Tow Bars recorded on the spreadsheet.
    Ordered the day after pacman65 so may have to think about getting the finance sorted
     
  7. interbear

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    Shame re timing but you’ve made a good choice. The Atera Strada is excellent, especially the way it allows access to the boot (should we say trunk now? :)).
     
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  8. rubberfish

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    That bodes well for the rest of us tow bar peeps
     
  9. jimmymc

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    I just got off the phone with Tesla - I actually called to find out how to trade-in my car post-order (easy as it happens- Trade-in Value | Tesla).. but I did of course ask what the score was with delivery and that my config seems to have put me at the bottom of the pile (LR, 19" as well as tow-hitch). Pinch of salt of course, but she expected the tow-hitches (along with LR/19" I assume) to be on the second ship to leave SFO from now. Meh.. whatever.. soon be Christmas.
     
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  10. VanillaAir_UK

    VanillaAir_UK Waiting patiently for a tow

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    So not Cosmos but one or two after?
     
  11. Fullerene

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    Having one of those dark moments on the rollercoaster ride seeing a lot of comments from people getting "delivery" dates. It would have been helpful if Tesla had put a little comment on the Tow Hitch option to explain it would cause me to get chronic car envy due to the wait. I would have likely ditched the hitch, nice to have but not essential, saving 1K and more agony. Nice to see more orders getting fulfilled and really pleased to see:

    :)

    I'll go back to pressing F5 & the shipping forecast.
     
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  12. PB.Brown

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    All quiet on the tow bar front!
     
  13. davidmc

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    That a new option?
     
  14. Fullerene

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    just the tumbleweed going by
     
  15. Avendit

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    have any towbar orders even had a delivery window yet? Last I had from Tesla was the generic 'deliveries will continue' text :(.
     
  16. Kitster

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    I'm the same..no new Comms, no vin on source code ... still waiting
     
  17. VanillaAir_UK

    VanillaAir_UK Waiting patiently for a tow

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    Didn't someone say something about some SR+'s getting vins or was that unconfirmed?

    Still not sure what the earliest boat these may be on - iirc @RjbT3 mentioned something about 2 boats mentioned in a phone call but not sure what point in time that was boat wise.
     
  18. PB.Brown

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    It was me, the Model 3 group on Facebook have been reporting receiving delivery windows throughout September. Mostly SR+ but a couple of LR AWD as well. Just wondered if any on this forum had received anything
     
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  19. Adopado

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    I have a VIN and delivery date (that's just been pushed back from 6th to 16th September) for a SR+ with tow bar.
     
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  20. PB.Brown

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    When did you order?
     

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