Tow hitch, electrical connection and in cab brake controller

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Jesus hope it's not like this....some very interesting comments could definitely be made here...lmao
add my tow hitch nuts from my previous post and you have a full package with perones.
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Thanks very good insight. I couldn't agree more I believe in Elon and Tesla and think they will make it super engineered while respecting the standards that have been developed and true over the years. Appreciate your comments just makes me breath a little easier. So excited for the CT but also honestly a little apprehensive. Cheers.
 

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That’s the same as the Model 3 (euro at least). The socket is usually up in the hole too, oriented vertically. I think that’s cumbersome to switch to and from. In that case we might as well get an electric folding tow hitch, assuming they can tow equally as much. (At 0:37)

Good grief! That thing must cost a fortune!

The US spec "euro style" hitch for my BMW 328d wagon was around $600. Totally invisible when not in use.

I bought a "concealed crosstube" setup from eTrailer.com for $125. Most never even notice it.

I guess we'll have to wait and see what Tesla offers
 

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Good grief! That thing must cost a fortune!

The US spec "euro style" hitch for my BMW 328d wagon was around $600. Totally invisible when not in use.

I bought a "concealed crosstube" setup from eTrailer.com for $125. Most never even notice it.

I guess we'll have to wait and see what Tesla offers
The electric folding variant is pretty common on premium SUVs here. But of course it’s baked into the prices of those, and Tesla can’t sell the single motor CT for its entry price with all sorts of fancy doohickeys. On the other hand they usually don’t have many options. So we’ll see what they deem to be the best.
 

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Here’s my ‘non’ hidden receiver on my car.

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Here’s my ‘non’ hidden receiver on my car.

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I honestly had no idea how that US tube receiver worked, but I see from this “towing 101” site that you most often slide in a ball attachement if not a plintle hitch (?). A bit more versatile than the standard euro ball but also several different tube sizes I see.

https://www.curtmfg.com/types-trailer-hitches
 

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I honestly had no idea how that US tube receiver worked, but I see from this “towing 101” site that you most often slide in a ball attachement if not a plintle hitch (?). A bit more versatile than the standard euro ball but also several different tube sizes I see.

https://www.curtmfg.com/types-trailer-hitches
A pintle is common for equipment trailers. They are universal and very robust. Camper trailers would not use a pintle hook. But, since you can slide anything into the receiver tube, it's common to need three different ball sizes for different trailers!

The euro ball/hitch combos usually have a exchangeable balls, right?

Yes, different tube sized depending on capacity. My car has a 1.5" tube with a max rating of 3500 pounds.
 

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A pintle is common for equipment trailers. They are universal and very robust. Camper trailers would not use a pintle hook. But, since you can slide anything into the receiver tube, it's common to need three different ball sizes for different trailers!

The euro ball/hitch combos usually have a exchangeable balls, right?

Yes, different tube sized depending on capacity. My car has a 1.5" tube with a max rating of 3500 pounds.
As far as I know there is only one ball size here, and detachable is a newer thing since having a tow hitch used to mean a permanently attached ball (with a little plastic cup cover). Then there’s of course other systems for very large commercial trucks, tractors and semis (plintle, fifth wheel, bolt).

Capacity is determined by how the tow hitch is fastened and what car it is attached to, but can’t be seen on the attachment (ball).
 
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I always get 2" ball and have never used anything else on my personal vehicles. I used pintle style in the Army, but their design constraints are not mine.
 

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It pretty much has to be a Class 5, 2" or 2.5" receiver to meet the requirements for the stated capacities here in the US. This also makes it an inexpensive and versatile solution.
 

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I am extremely interested in finding out additional information on towing trailers, how the electrical connection will look at the rear of Cybertruck and the in cab brake switch for trailer.
Any insight out there?
Outside of getting into the Tesla Ecosphere, this is my second driving factor to buy the Cybertruck over the Rivian... I'm building a 7x18' Toy Hauler Conversion to weigh in at 5,800 lbs.
 

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It pretty much has to be a Class 5, 2" or 2.5" receiver to meet the requirements for the stated capacities here in the US. This also makes it an inexpensive and versatile solution.
Agreed. I can't imagine how a weight distributing hitch works with the Euro style. If there is a WDH available for euro style, it would be much less common than what is generally used in the US, making them more expensive and with fewer brands/models to choose from.
 
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