EcoHitch for the Tesla Model 3
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You don’t compromise when it comes to your Tesla Model 3, so why settle when going on an adventure? With the Tesla Model 3 EcoHitch you can take your bikes, extra cargo and so much more. And the EcoHitch for the 2018 Tesla Model 3 is custom-designed to be completely concealed with a removable receiver so once it's installed, the only time you can see that a hitch is installed is when it’s in use. No more unsightly crosstube underneath your vehicle. Rated for 200 pounds tongue weight and 2,000 pounds towing weight, it’ll have the strength to keep up with the rugged yet sophisticated Model 3. Please note: The EcoHitch for the Model 3 comes in a 2-inch receiver.
Please note: EcoHitch may be used with third-party attachments (sold elsewhere) to help transport items such as skis or bicycles — these additional attachments are sold separately and can be widely acquired from other sources.
With the Tesla Model 3, you get a car that pairs well with any road you travel, so why not let this trailer hitch for Model 3 join your Tesla for more adventure? Ecohitch is the ideal hitch for Tesla's Model 3 that complements the design without changing style, efficiency, or ground clearance and is only visible when installed. The EcoHitch for the Model 3 comes in a 2-inch receiver, so you get a variety of hitch-mounted bike racks and cargo trays that will work with your hitch. Why are hitch-mounted accessories more convenient? Unlike roof racks that interfere with aerodynamics, loading accessories using your EcoHitch will also eliminate vertical clearance issues and potential damage to your Tesla while loading and unloading. Take the easy route and skip the overhead lifting.
This “stealth” style EcoHitch gives you the ability to have an amazing ride in your Model 3 without conceding style. This is because only the hitch receiver is visible once installed and when you’re not using the hitch, you can unbolt and completely remove the receiver portion of the hitch for a clean, factory look. No one will know that you have a hitch installed unless you are in the process of using it for your adventure.
With 200 pounds tongue weight and 2,000 pounds towing weight capacity, our Model 3 trailer hitch is engineered to meet stringent national SAE J684 standards and give you the ability to find new horizons without having to leave anything behind.
- Completely concealed design - only receiver is visible
- 100 percent bolt-on installation - no drilling required
- Engineered to meet stringent national SAE J684 towing safety standards
- Rated for 200 pounds tongue weight, 2,000 pounds towing weight
- Available in 2-inch receiver
- Designed to complement the aerodynamic contours and underbody airflow of vehicle
- Coated with high impact powder coat for durability
- Avoid overhead lifting common with roof racks and maintain your vehicle’s aerodynamic design
- Material can include a qualified combination of aerospace grade aluminum, stainless steel or steel*
- Eco-friendly, made with recycled materials
- Bare Weight: 53.5 lbs
- Box Dimensions: 53" x 13" x 14"
- Free shipping to lower 48 states
- Made in U.S.A.
*Depending on the application, the product can include a combination of up to three qualified materials
Note: The stealth EcoHitch is 100% completely hidden when not in use. The crosstube is hidden behind the bumper and comes with a removable receiver. When not towing or hauling, the receiver can be detached to hide the hitch making it completely undetectable.
WARNING: Your vehicle may have a lower tow rating than this trailer hitch. If your vehicle's tow rating is less than the rated towing capacity on your Ecohitch, your trailer hitch capacity will be limited to your vehicle's factory rated towing capacity.
Enthusiasts have long sought to add the benefits of a trailer hitch without compromising the aesthetics or aerodynamic design of their vehicles – especially the Tesla Model 3. Trailer hitches that meet the criteria of a hidden hitch; like the EcoHitch are rare. The EcoHitch for the Tesla Model 3 is designed specifically to keep hidden and stealth status by using a removable hitch adapter. This leaves only a small access port for the hitch on the bottom of the Model 3 panel where dust and debris could potentially enter.
That’s where The Undercover comes in. It’s designed to cover up the small access port on the bottom panel of the Tesla Model 3 when the hitch adapter is removed, maintaining factory designed aerodynamics and eliminating the possibility of dust or debris entry.
Remove the hitch adapter from the EcoHitch and slide The Undercover in its place. This allows your Model 3 to stay in “spy mode” when not in use. Simply pull down on the tab to remove The Undercover and the EcoHitch is back in action when ready to use.
The Undercover uses a special high-tech magnet that has more than 55 pounds of pulling force, yet removes easily with one hand, making sure The Undercover will not slide out while driving. It’s lined with EPDM synthetic rubber WeatherSeal that will not harden, crack or freeze and it retains its shape in sub-zero temperatures.
Features of the Undercover Include:
- 100% aircraft grade aluminum construction
- 100% stainless steel hardware
- Special high-tech magnets with over 55 pounds pulling force yet removes easily with one hand
- High impact powder coat aircraft grade aluminum
- Utilizes EPDM rubber weatherseal – Will not harden, crack or freeze. Retains shape in sub-zero temps.
- Easy removal
- Lifetime warranty included
- Made in the USA
Please note: EcoHitch requires professional installation only. This is not a DIY install. Detailed written instructions are provided with your EcoHitch shipment.
Where is the EcoHitch manufactured?
The EcoHitch is designed and manufactured in the USA. The EcoHitch is 100% made in the United States with top quality materials.
Does the EcoHitch require drilling the frame?
The EcoHitch is a 100% no-drill application and utilizes existing holes in the frame.
What towing weight is the EcoHitch rated for?
The EcoHitch is rated for 200 pounds tongue weight, 2,000 pounds towing weight.
What is the ground clearance from the receiver to the ground?
The EcoHitch has been designed so that the receiver portion will either fit directly under your bumper cover or be completely concealed leaving no ground clearance concerns at all. When the receiver does fit directly under the bumper, with a 2" receiver, it will fit approximately 2.5 inches below the bumper cover. With a 1.25" receiver, it will fit approximately 2 inches below the bumper cover. Measuring from the ground to the bumper cover in those instances minus the receiver size will give you the receiver ground clearance. Please keep in mind when installing bike racks or other accessories to understand your limitations in relation to sloped driveways and other driving obstacles to avoid damaging your accessories.
Will the EcoHitch stand up to the weather where I live?
By concealing 90% of our hitch, in most cases above a weather guard and behind the bumper cover, we have reduced exposure to the EcoHitch. EcoHitch has a high impact powder coat finish, making it harder to rust in different weather conditions. Attention should be given to your hitch's finish over time, as every environment is unique. If a nick or scratch does occur, simply touch up with rust inhibiting automotive enamel based paint.
Does EcoHitch require professional installation?
Yes, professional installation is required for EcoHitch. Please be sure to refer your professional installer to the written instructions included with your Ecohitch.
Where can I find a good local professional installer?
It is recommended that you use a well-regarded local body shop with experience working on the Tesla vehicles. Body shops tend to have the most experience with the removal of auto body panels and related tools and techniques.
EVANNEX cannot recommend professional installers in every locale worldwide, although in some instances we may be able to refer you to another installer that one of our customers have recommended.
What kind of paint is used on EcoHitch? Is it Sandblasted? What color will it be? Can I get a custom color? Can I get it undercoated?
EcoHitch is sandblasted and high impact powder coated. The standard color is hammertone black and all EcoHitch products are delivered in that color/finish. If you would like a custom color or undercoating, you can inquire about modifications post-delivery with your local installer and/or aftermarket shop.
Does the EcoHitch require post-installation care or maintenance?
To minimize corrosion from environmental factors on powder coated steel products, it's recommended that you regularly clean and inspect the powder coated surface and touch up any affected areas with enamel or urethane based aerosol paint products. If there are areas of surface rust, there are also aerosol spray rust converters available that can be used as a preparation to touch-up paint application. These finish maintenance products are available at any automotive parts supplier. These finish maintenance products are available at any automotive parts supplier. Recommendation: Krylon brand Rust Tough enamel paint code R00799 gloss black for the best possible finish match.
Please note: to protect product finish, all EcoHitch powder coated products are sandblasted for maximum adhesion of our high quality industrial urethane based powder coat. Due to the extreme and harsh undercar environment that your products live in (consistently sprayed with corrosive road chemicals such as salt and road debris), please note: EcoHitch does not warranty the powder coated finish, as this is common among manufacturers.
Does the EcoHitch come with attachments for my bike or skis?
No. EcoHitch is sold as the hitch only. You will need to buy the attachment of your choice elsewhere. Make sure the hitch attachment you purchase matches the 2" size of the EcoHitch.
Do I need accessory straps for my bike rack?
EcoHitch does not require you to have accessory straps for your bike rack. The hitches are built with strength in mind so that the specified tongue weight applies to wheeled as well as wheel less loads (i.e. bike racks, cargo trays, chair lifts, etc.).
Do you have an Anti-Rattle built into your hitch?
No, most bike racks come with anti-rattle built into the rack itself. If the rack is not equipped with anti-rattle already, an anti-rattle device may be purchased to remove the play from the bike rack.
Does the EcoHitch affect aerodynamics and/or the Tesla Model 3 range?
Yes, any modification to the Tesla Model 3 exterior will have some impact on aerodynamics and range. The EcoHitch will have less impact than any kind of roof rack. And, calculating the impact on range would be dependent on a myriad of factors, such as: how many passengers are in the vehicle, wind, weather, topography, if the vehicle is carrying skis, bikes, etc. Customers have reported minimal impact on aerodynamics/range and have expressed a great deal of satisfaction with EcoHitch's ability to enable the Tesla Model 3 to safely haul skis, snowboards, bicycles, or other equipment.
What is your return policy?
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, we want the opportunity to make the situation right. You may return or exchange unused items within 15 days of the date of purchase. Items must be unused, not previously installed, and in the original packaging. We will thoroughly inspect all items before issuing a credit. Please include a copy of your order confirmation and any RMA numbers with your returns. The customer is responsible for all freight costs when returning an item for non-warranty situations. Prices are subject to change at any time. Your product will be refunded minus a 15% restock fee unless further repairs are needed to bring the hitch back to resale condition in which case you will be notified of the additional charges.
How long does it take to receive my EcoHitch?
We target delivery for U.S. orders in 2 to 3 weeks.
Does the EcoHitch ship to international destinations?
EVANNEX only ships this product within the US.
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