- Jun 3, 2022
I plan to tow a 3500 lbs Travel trailer with the eco hitch for the refreshed model S , Torklift Central manufacture they rate the hitch at 4,000 lbs . I haven’t installed the hitch yet, plan to install myself , and need a brake controller , I just don’t see if there is enough room to add the 7 pin RV plug next to hitch receiver.
I have an older pacific trailer, dual axle with bunks. What are you thinking of towing?
Hey Airborne , would you have a picture of the link you added to the chain hole , I am about to add the same Torklift hitch to my MS LR refresh . Because my trailer weighs 3500 lbs , I am looking to add 7 pin connector with brake controller too . Anyone have experience with adding brake wiring , especially the newer teslas with 15v or 16v batteriesI have the bushwhacker 10HD and i gotta say its a great trailer and its cheap ($12k average) but it has a lack of QC but the bones are great and if you like to DIY renovations and such its a great camper. I completely ripped out my galley and remolded it before i even camped in it one night. the next cheapest will be like a [email protected] but those things are $20k-35k.
I got the torklift hitch and its 4k lbs and my tongue weight is 300lbs and the trailer is about 2100lbs i installed it myself in an afternoon its really quite easy. One thing i did do recently is add a link to the chain holes because they are so far up there its annoying to get them on and off quickly when i need to drop the trailer at a SC. So i got a 1/2" quick connect link and a 3/8" D-ring shackle. This makes the chain slots at bumper level and much easier to hook the chains to. And yeah its safe 3/8" d ring is rated at 2200lbs and breaking strength of 8300lbs which is within spec for towing shackles for my trailer.
As i said previously testing the wh/mi is important after you get one. I finally finished all my mods including the outside and i took it for a road test at 65 mph and i am at 580 wh/mi average while towing at 65 mph which is my number i use for ABRP. However, when I'm traveling and going camping i don't exceed 60 mph to allow for more range, (although i didn't pay attention to what the wh/mi was at 60 because it doesn't matter when i have the data for 65 mph). And just to keep people from getting too angry when i tow outside CA i got a sticker that looks like something from the factory that says "trailer not manufactured to exceed 60 MPH" that i put on the rear of the trailer.