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Tow Package??

Discussion in 'Model X: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by AustroTom, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. AustroTom

    AustroTom Member

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    Hello All,

    Just wanted to build an X last night and what struck me is that they don't offer the tow package anymore (one of my biggest criteria).
    What's up with that? Any ideas?:confused:

    Thanks,
    Thomas
     
  2. JCB_Arizona

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    Standard now.
     
  3. AustroTom

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    Wow, cool. Thanks for the info

    Thomas
     
  4. AustroTom

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    One more question:
    it says in the owners manual that a trailer brake controller is advised.
    Does it really NOT come with an integrated trailer brake controller? In a 100K car?
     
  5. JHWJR

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    Trailer brake controller is not included. Probably for a variety of reasons, such as: (1) Most folks with a towing hitch never actually tow anything but, instead, use it for a bike or ski rack and a brake controller would do nothing; (2) Most folks with a towing hitch that DO tow never actually tow anything with separate brakes (usually found on tandem trailers); (3) Most folks with a towing hitch who actually tow something with a separate brakes (usually found on tandem trailers) will likely have their own thoughts on which brake controller to use, and whether they want to go the extra step to an inertial brake controller, whether they want time-delayed or proportional, hard-wired or wireless, whether they tow enough to warrant a brake away controller or are required to have one in their state. It's just too individual to a lot of folks by the time they get to this level. The car is wired for a brake controller and you get to choose. Building the price into the car and then -- in all likelihood -- giving you something you didn't want and won't likely use has its own difficulties.
     
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  6. AustroTom

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    Makes sense
    Thank you
     
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    #7 skilly, Aug 11, 2017
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    With the standard config offered is it 4, 5, or 7 PIN connector? Pre-wried with a 7PIN means all you need to do is find a step down (7 to 5 or 7 to 4 PIN) adapter for your particular tow requirements.
     
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    Prewired with 7 pin.
     

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