Basically there’s oem for $1300,I've seen some trailer hitches for the model Y online that run approx. $300 or so.......can anyone suggest a reliable company here that could install the hitch?
It would not be used for towing, only for a bike rack for electric bikes...total weight 120lb.
I'm so glad that I ordered my MY with towing package.. Saved me $200.. You really need the software as otherwise, the sensors will go crazy if there is something so close to the car and the car doesn't know what it is.. I've towed our trailer a few times with the MY and it tows awesome..Basically there’s oem for $1300,
aftermarket is eco hitch and draw tite (uhaul is the draw tite)
You can get the draw tite on etrailer.com or uhaul site for $225 shipped (etrailer will Beat uhaul site if you call them)
also you would be crazy not to grab the wire harness for $100. It plugs right in but you need to tap into the power outlet in back (or just run a wire up to battery) very simple. You might one day need to tow a trailer and need the trailer lights working plus better resale and not much added labor if you are installing hitch.
eco hitch retains crash bar which I think is a good thing whereas oem and draw tite do not. So you could possible sell the crash bar and recoup most of the cost
if u do go non oem route be prepared to do the install (there’s a great tutorial video so you can see what’s involved on the etrailer and uhaul sites)
also if you don’t go Tesla they won’t install the tow mode software which means you will see a small red line on the back bumper on the screen while towing or using a bike rack. It will also beep when backing up. However, you will be able to use autopilot
If you go Tesla they do all the work for you and you do get tow mode software but also loose AP while towing which sucks
if you are someone who can do the install you should do it and save the $$