Want towing package (but not really)

Want towing package (but not really)

I'm concerned about the possible towing package. I only want to "tow" my bike rack on the back.

I sure hope they don't require me to purchase an entire "tow package" to get the option to have a hook.

What say the masses?

ken | August 14, 2015

It's a guess but....I think the towing package will be standard on the Signature series but will be an option on the production series.

ian | August 14, 2015

+1 pvetesla. That's all I anticipate "towing" as well. Although, I'm starting to think a small camping trailer could be in my future. ;-)

walteryvr | August 14, 2015

I want to tow a 10000 lb travel trailer!

Roamer@AZ USA | August 15, 2015

@walteryvr, You may have to wait until there are Super Chargers located every fifty miles.

eric.zucker | August 15, 2015

@pvetesla: I would get the complete towing package.

Renting a trailer gets really handy - hauling stuff around, construction material, timber, wood, paint, tools, lawn mower, bikes, quads, grass clippings, whatever.

I bought my trailer after someone slammed on the brakes in front of me, I had paint pots in my new Q7... My whole trunk was unwantingly freshly repainted inside. Took ages to clean.

Even if you don't ever use it, the day you resell the car might as well have it fully functional. Better resale value.

Red Sage ca us | September 3, 2015

If I read the specs sheet correctly, it seems that every Model X includes the 2" receiver. So you don't need the Tow Package to use a bike/ski rack. You do need the tow package to get these: 'Removable 2" hitch receiver', '7 pin trailer electronics harness' and 'Tow mode software package'. This is introduced as an 'Upgrade' with a 'high strength steel tow bar' to achieve the 5,000 pound towing limit. In small print, below the $750 price point for the Tow Package, it reads 'Not required for bike and ski carriers'.

ian | September 8, 2015

What spec sheet are you referring to Red? I only see the 2" receiver specified for the Towing Package. It says nothing about the size of the standard receiver.

I hope it's 2" as you say though as that's what I'm hoping for. May just get the tow package anyway though as I may want to get a small trailer at some point.

sra | September 8, 2015

Can someone please send us the full technical specs with measurements and options

vandacca | September 8, 2015

@Svein, there is no tech sheet yet. You'll probably need to wait until September 29th at the earliest and check the website.

ken | September 8, 2015

@Red, I hope you are correct about the 2" hitch receiver but in my phone call with Tesla they told me that that was not true. They said that the only way I could get the 2" hitch receiver was with the tow package. That makes be believe that it will come standard with a 1&1/4" receiver.

Red Sage ca us | September 10, 2015

My apologies. I should have written 'accessory' instead of '2"' as the standard, included hitch receiver for Model X. I'm like, totally fallible and stuff.

ken | September 18, 2015

So from information on other threads it has been confirmed that the MX comes with a 1 1/4 hitch, and then you can upgrade to the tow package to get the 2", which is what I suspected. However, as someone pointed out there is an adapter available to take it from 1 1/4" to 2" which would accommodate a 2" bike rack on the standard hitch. Can't tow with it but good for skies and bikes.

ian | September 22, 2015

Wow. Can't wait to see someone carrying their skies with their X! That should be impressive indeed!

Wait. Can people actually own skies?

Personally, I'm not too worried about getting my skis anywhere with the X.


vandacca | September 22, 2015

If you own a Model-X, the skies the limit! ;-)