- Aug 2, 2020
- Reaction score
- Bakersfield, Ca
- Subaru Forester
Weight distributing hitches and a hitch that projects the pivot point can make a bumper hitch work very much like a FW/GN.Putting the trailer's load slightly forward of the rear axle is far better for towing heavy loads, in terms of balancing the tow vehicle.
This is the whole reason tractor trailers exist, and why they are built the way they are. Bumper pull vehicles have limitations.
It would be perfectly reasonable for Tesla to tell us that the CT is only designed for bumper-pull applications and leave it at that. Looking at the design of the truck, I think that's likely.
Tesla is trying to break the mold of what a pickup truck is, not re-create a regular body-on-frame pick up truck. Ford and GM will re-create the classic design better than Tesla can, because they've been doing for decades and understand that customer. Inventing a new pickup truck category is much better move, which is why Tesla is doing that instead.