Tesla, Tested: StowAway and Tesla Model X a Perfect Pairing

August 19th, 2016 | Posted by Pacrec in Road Trips with the StowAway Carrier | StowAway Carrier Vehicles

The Tesla Model X is billed as the “safest, fastest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history.” Now, no one is disputing that, but… What if we told you that it can be even more capable — by maximizing the cargo space that it offers?

IMG_4763One Tesla Model X owner discovered that he needed a bit more room for equipment and other items during his long road trip from Los Angeles, California to Laughlin, Nevada. A roof rack was out of the question, as the Falcon Wings on the Model X would almost completely limit access. To solve this conundrum, he turned to the StowAway MAX Hitch Cargo Carrier for some much-needed additional cargo space.

All 600 miles of the trip went along without a problem.

“I was a little worried about how it would work out,” the customer said. “My primary concern was whether I would have a hard time supercharging, due to the increased depth.”

Because the StowAway MAX Hitch Cargo Carrier offers 16 cubic feet of extra storage space and holds 200 lbs. of gear, it was a reasonable concern that supercharging a Model X in a back-in charging station would be a problem (assuming all the pull-through stations were unavailable).

Like a good roadtripper, the customer thought ahead and ordered the MAX Hitch Cargo Carrier on the signature SwingAway frame. This allows the box to swing 180 degrees away from the rear of the vehicle, granting full and easy access to the trunk (and more room to back in if need be).IMG_4828

However, to this Tesla owner’s pleasant surprise, the power cords in the back-in stations reached the outlet on the side of his car with no issues whatsoever.

“We had no problems backing in to charge,” he said. “I could see where it might be difficult if the Tesla parking sign was too far forward or something, but one other option you might have in that situation would be to have a passenger swing the carrier out completely, opening up more of the rear/center of the vehicle area to allow for backing in further.”

Our customer’s original review of his experience with the StowAway on his Model X was posted on the Tesla Motors Club forum, complete with more photos and details about accessories. In every regard, the StowAway MAX Cargo Carrier is a perfect solution for Tesla Model X owners — and other electric SUV drivers — looking to maximize their cargo space.

But you don’t have to take our word for it: Our customers speak for themselves.

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