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Towing capacity?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by sorka, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. sorka

    sorka Active Member

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    Has anyone towed anything heavy with a Model S?

    This:

    Torklift Central | 2012-2015 Tesla Model S EcoHitch Stealth - Tesla - Find Your EcoHitch - RVing and Towing

    With a 2" receiver lists the tongue weight at 200 lbs and max 2000 lb towing weight. I need to tow a small dump trailer with about 2000 lbs of sand about 5 miles several times a year. Warranty issues aside, is this just a crazy idea? I watched the video on this install and tow bar is bolted onto the frame with 6 bolts on either side. Would the bolts hold? Would I bend my frame?
     
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    Most likely it would bend the hitch frame unless you go it reaaal gentle.
     
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  3. sorka

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    Well, I don't think it would bend the actual hitch frame since it's rated at 2000 lbs. I'm more worried about the Tesla and whether it's frame can handle it.

    The only way I'd ever attempt this is if others have been doing this with similar loads and haven't had any issues.
     
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    Well, I'm glad I tried to help...
     
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    the tesla is the wrong tool for that job
     
  7. sorka

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    Why? I tow like twice a year and only for a few short miles. Why would I own a truck if the S can fit my needs? I'm not going to tow a boat a long distance(or a short distance) or a big trailer around.

    The question is if it would work or not without causing major problems or compromising safety.
     
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    because it really doesn't suit your needs?
    hey, you asked I gave you an honest/valid opinion not an argument, do what you want to, it is your car.
     
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    You gave an uniformed opinion. Care to back up your opinion with something other than "because"?
     

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