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Not sure if anyone has discussed this, but I haven't seen a hitch on any of the pictures. Curious to know if this will be standard equipment or optional. I'm guessing standard due to most hitch manufacturers not having specs for mounting one. Also, will there be a "tow/haul" button. I'm purchasing the single motor and it's rated for 7500+ supposedly. I called a dealer to make sure it could tow a pontoon with that and they said easily.





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I was wondering the same thing!! Where’s the Hitch??
 

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A 2" receiver hitch and the 7-pin trailer connector are standard on most mid-sized and full-sized pickup trucks.

The "towing package" usually includes an extra oil cooler, and other non-core-functionality upgrades to make regular towing work better. With newer trucks, the towing package probably includes a factory-integrated tow-brake controller, though I see every reason to include one of those whenever the 7-pin connector is present.

I'd expect the 2" receiver hitch, 7-pin connector, and integrated tow-brake controller to be standard on the Cybertruck. If the towing basics aren't included, it would be easy to dismiss this beast as a CUV. AWD in my Sierra is labeled as "4x4 Auto" for the same reason. Marketing to truck people is ridiculous, but it mattes when you're selling trucks. 🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️
 

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Not sure if anyone has discussed this, but I haven't seen a hitch on any of the pictures. Curious to know if this will be standard equipment or optional. I'm guessing standard due to most hitch manufacturers not having specs for mounting one. Also, will there be a "tow/haul" button. I'm purchasing the single motor and it's rated for 7500+ supposedly. I called a dealer to make sure it could tow a pontoon with that and they said easily.
The only time we have seen the receiver is when it was at the Petersen museum (pic below) I am thinking this will not be standard equipment but will be optional like on other teslas. Based on the pic it appears there is a removable panel in the plastic which would indicate to me it's not intended to be on every models by default. The hitch receiver itself is a removable unit


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The only time we have seen the receiver is when it was at the Petersen museum (pic below) I am thinking this will not be standard equipment but will be optional like on other teslas. Based on the pic it appears there is a removable panel in the plastic which would indicate to me it's not intended to be on every models by default. The hitch receiver itself is a removable unit


Tesla-Cybertruck-Petersen-Automotive-Museum-Underbody.jpg



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Interesting....haven't seen that pic. Thanks for sharing!
 

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i think based on the top amount that can be towed looking at a 2.5in or 60mm receiver would be the best option for starters based on this https://www.curtmfg.com/part/15810 to make sure i can tow more than rated
 

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Maybe when you put the CT in Tow mode, the little door opens up and the hitch receiver pops out.:unsure:
Given how sturdy a proper tow hitch needs to be, and how often you shut down the truck with a trailer still attached, I'd be a little skeptical of that.

Remember that weight distribution hitches and anti-sway hitches put tremendous torque on the hitch, in addition to the dynamic load (experienced when the vehicle goes over a bump).

The receiver hitch is a hardpoint, and needs to be really strong. I'd rather have it welded in place, the way it is on an old fashioned pickup truck.
 

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The only time we have seen the receiver is when it was at the Petersen museum (pic below) I am thinking this will not be standard equipment but will be optional like on other teslas. Based on the pic it appears there is a removable panel in the plastic which would indicate to me it's not intended to be on every models by default. The hitch receiver itself is a removable unit


Tesla-Cybertruck-Petersen-Automotive-Museum-Underbody.jpg



Tesla-Cybertruck-Petersen-Automotive-Museum-2_1024x1024.jpg
It looks like in this design, Tesla is giving priority to departure angle (28 degrees). TRX is 23.5 and Raptor 23.0. Elon has a Baja state of mind.

This could be a good survey. How many people would have the hitch permanently.

Model X setup tow rating is 5000 Ib. With CT3 tow rating of 14000 lb, we have to see if CT will use the same type of setup only more beefed-up or something more permanent.

If you remember something was used before. I just can't tell from this video, if the setup is te same as the one in show room photos or Model X:


Side note: With this jab at F150, and Elon trying to steal Ford's lunch money, if lightening reveals capabilities and features that makes CT less of a compelling choice (HUGE IF), that may add another "month or so" to CT update reveal while Tesla adjust the finished design. Lets hope lightening is good but not great.
 
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i think based on the top amount that can be towed looking at a 2.5in or 60mm receiver would be the best option for starters based on this https://www.curtmfg.com/part/15810 to make sure i can tow more than rated
Given that the maximum tow capacity of the Tri-motor is 14,000 lbs, and the maximum capacity of a weight distributing Class IV hitch is also 14,000 lbs, I would assume this is what the Cybertruck will be equipped with.

So it will be the more popular 2" receiver with wide compatibility. A Class V hitch is really a commercial hitch and very special purpose in that most accessories and balls available won't fit a 2 1/2" receiver.
 

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