New ID.3 with Transport Hitch/Bicycle Carrier Prep

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Andy_G
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New ID.3 with Transport Hitch/Bicycle Carrier Prep

Post by Andy_G » Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:14 pm

My ID.3 - Business version in Makena Turquoise with bike carrier prep - is due to be delivered next week. Can anyone confirm that I will be able to fit a tow-bar mounted bike carrier such as Thule or Witter that fits a standard 2 inch tow ball?

I'm exited to be getting my first electric car. Should I expect it to be fully charged when I collect it? Anything I need to look out for when I get my new car?

My current Golf is being passed on to my daughter. Lucky girl, it has been a great car.

Best wishes to all, Andy G :D

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kaiz
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Re: New ID.3 with Transport Hitch/Bicycle Carrier Prep

Post by kaiz » Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:49 pm

I can:

ID3_AHK_2.jpg


:D
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Re: New ID.3 with Transport Hitch/Bicycle Carrier Prep

Post by scott28tt » Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:52 pm

Andy_G wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:14 pm
Should I expect it to be fully charged when I collect it? Anything I need to look out for when I get my new car?

Mine was charged, but it depends on the dealer.

Have the We Connect ID app on your phone, with an account created and logged in ready for pairing the car.

Good luck for new car day :-)
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kaiz
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Re: New ID.3 with Transport Hitch/Bicycle Carrier Prep

Post by kaiz » Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:03 pm

So I just picked up the car. something seems wrong with it....

Cant_fill.jpeg

Mine was 100% :)
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Sparky
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Re: New ID.3 with Transport Hitch/Bicycle Carrier Prep

Post by Sparky » Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:23 pm

You can fit a witter or a Thule carrier subject to weight and clearance restrictions.

Have a look here

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=499

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Re: New ID.3 with Transport Hitch/Bicycle Carrier Prep

Post by HeidiFlowerpt Driver » Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:22 pm

kaiz wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:03 pm
So I just picked up the car. something seems wrong with it....
Cant_fill.jpeg
Mine was 100% :)
Brilliant picture - thanks for this giggle.
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scott28tt
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Re: New ID.3 with Transport Hitch/Bicycle Carrier Prep

Post by scott28tt » Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:52 pm

A guy on the UK Facebook group posted his transport hitch kit installation this afternoon - he's not using the VW bike carrier though:

"Atera DL3 bike rack, 14.5kg, 13 pin plug, so all the lights are working. It’s recognised by the car with no issues."
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Re: New ID.3 with Transport Hitch/Bicycle Carrier Prep

Post by Amarcord » Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:52 am

    Andy_G wrote:
    Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:14 pm
    My ID.3 - Business version in Makena Turquoise with bike carrier prep - is due to be delivered next week. Can anyone confirm that I will be able to fit a tow-bar mounted bike carrier such as Thule or Witter that fits a standard 2 inch tow ball?

    I'm exited to be getting my first electric car. Should I expect it to be fully charged when I collect it? Anything I need to look out for when I get my new car?

    My current Golf is being passed on to my daughter. Lucky girl, it has been a great car.

    Best wishes to all, Andy G :D
    Hi Andy G & others. I just joined the forum as I await delivery of an id3 Family with transport hitch next week (just managed to get a big saving pre-reg, still with govt grant, after grants for new reg cars withdrawn!).

    So, my question is ... have you, or anybody else here, (yet) experienced any problems or compromises using a Thule (or other 3rd party) carrier with the id3 transport hitch, as compared with the VW Compact 2 or 3 carrier?

    I'm a bit precious about risk of damage to the frames of my bikes from overtightened frame clamps. Thule, for example, offer (protective) torque limiter knobs for the clamps, & I doubt the VW carrier offers those. So I'd rather attach a Thule Compact 2 (co-incidentally same name as VW, but different rack) with the torque knobs.
    Moonstone Family Pro Perf with transport hitch

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    Re: New ID.3 with Transport Hitch/Bicycle Carrier Prep

    Post by Sparky » Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:29 pm

    You can fit a witter or a Thule carrier subject to weight and clearance restrictions.

    Have a look here

    viewtopic.php?f=8&t=499

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    Re: New ID.3 with Transport Hitch/Bicycle Carrier Prep

    Post by Andy_G » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:27 am

    I had my first outing yesterday with Thule bike rack fitted. Everything worked well. The only issue was that I couldn't get the key out of the tow bar lock. Amy ideas?

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