How to Mount a Bike Rack on a 2018 Tesla Model 3

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Im wondering if 200 lbs TW is enough to safely carry three bicycles on a rack without any strap? 2000 lbs GTW / 200 lbs TW sounds like a Class I hitch, correct?

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The Curt and Draw-Tite trailer hitch receivers are often rated much higher than the vehicle is capable of handling so they are a bit misleading whereas the EcoHitch Stealth Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7373 which is a fit for your 2018 Tesla Model 3 has a more accurate representation

In order to make sure you will be safe carrying your bike rack and three bikes on the back on your Model 3 you will want to take a look in your owner's manual for the vehicle's tongue weight capacity as the lower of the two vehicle/hitch will be your limiting factor. Assuming the vehicle's tongue weight is not below that of the trailer hitch then you should have no worries staying under the 200 lb capacity with a bike rack and three bikes.

If you are referring to a support strap like part # 18050 then this will reduce the movement of the bike rack but it will not increase tongue weight capacity.

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