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Old 07-12-2020, 07:21 PM   #134 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by California98Civic View Post
Cool image: a Model S towing a workaday trailer stacked with plywood. I bet the S is great at towing a trailer, with its weight and torque and all. Is your hitch officially Tesla sanctioned? If you follow that Rich Rebuilds youtube channel you know how difficult Tesla can be about mods.
My car is almost out of warranty, and 75% of what has broken on my car has been DIRECTLY caused by Tesla service doing warranty work, so if at all possible it will never go back to Tesla service. Hitch isn't Tesla in any way other than fitting. Shouldn't be an issue towing, plenty of power and more brakes than most full size pickups. I've had 1,500 lbs internal payload before and it wasn't noticeable except in consumption and wide open throttle performance. I'm not planning on going far at all, so I can't imagine heat being an issue. I may also drag a boat the 1.5 miles to the launch.
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