Submitted by Reedmadd on Wed, 2016-06-15 08:47
I have this question out to Tesla but haven't heard back yet and need an answer quickly. Figured there might be some towing experts on here with actual experience already using a wd hitch on the model X under the same circumstances I have. Certainly not going to risk damage to the car or my family so would want to be certain this scenario is safe and effective.
Have a 4900 lb trailer with a starting tongue weight of 678 lbs.
Manual confirms trailer weight is under limit but tongue weight is over 500 max.
But the trailer comes with a weight distributing hitch which effectively increases the normal 500 tongue weight rating on a class III hitch to 1000 lbs.
I understand Tesla cannot account for all trailer set ups going on beyond the car and hitch receiver but I am hoping you can confirm that the Tesla class III hitch is built and supplied to the same specs as the industry standard class III hitch, confirming for me that I can treat it the same way as all other cars and set ups with class III hitches i.e. The same weight distribution hitches mentioned will work the same way to effectively lower the hitch weight within acceptable limits.