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How do I get the roof base rack?

I apologize if this has been mentioned, but without a search function, it is tough to know ...

I will sometimes need to carry my bikes on top - when I have a car full of people. Most of the time, I prefer to just put it in the back. I think I can put 2 bikes in back and all our gear in the front so when it is just me and one other, it will be OK.

But, there will be many times where I need to bring my bike and I have my whole family in the car.

I have my car with the pano roof and it has the sockets for the rack. I was told that it is the same as the BMW sockets, but I dont know *which* model to get the correct *base* rack.

Does anyone know how I can find the correct base rack for this? Is Telsa gonna make one. It would be nice if they had a fairly low profile, more aerodynamic base rack.

I got Yakima racks two weeks ago and the work great.
Landing pad II #00233 (the pads come with three different screw types and one fits)
#00214 control towers.
48" roundbar

Torklift Central makes a hitch to mount a hitch mounted rack:

Discussion: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/4498-Model-S-Hitch-discuss...

Website: http://www.torkliftcentral.com/

Hitch mounted racks don't reduce the range as much as roof mounted racks do.

What kind of hitch does Torklift make for the Model S, i.e., is it a flat tongue or square tube (and if so, what size)?

@DouglasR | NOVEMBER 3, 2012: What kind of hitch does Torklift make for the Model S, i.e., is it a flat tongue or square tube (and if so, what size)?

Take a look at http://torkliftcentral.com/ecohitch_tesla_model_s.php which indicates a square post hitch of 1.25" or 2.0". There is also an installation video.

Thanks, Alex K. I ride a recumbent, and I have a two-bike rack that needs a 2.0" square receiving tube. However, it is quite heavy, and I probably wouldn't want to put it on the Model S anyway.

DouglasR | NOVEMBER 3, 2012: I ride a recumbent, and I have a two-bike rack that needs a 2.0" square receiving tube. However, it is quite heavy, and I probably wouldn't want to put it on the Model S anyway.

The Torklift hitch can carry 200lbs, so you should be OK with weight. I mostly ride road bikes, but I also ride a Rowing Bike (http://rowingbike.com/site/EN/), but it would be too long to fit across the back of a Model S - maybe inside with the seats down. I used to slide the Rowing Bike into a minvan, so maybe the Model X would work?

Alex K,

Whoa! Very cool. I've never seen one of those. It reminds me a little of the ElliptiGo.

My recumbent is long, and extends wider than my current car, but by only a few inches on either side. I just need to be careful going through tight spaces. I've never seen a rack for my bike that would fit on top of the car, but I've never looked that hard either.


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