Bike Rack anyone?

Discussion in 'Prius v Main Forum' started by dayrunner, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. dayrunner

    dayrunner New Member

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    My owners manual says no trailer hitch should be installed. I want to attach a hitch to my Prius V to be used for a bike rack only.
    Do any of you owners have bike racks if so what model?
    Any hitches?

    Dayrunner
     
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    john1701a Prius Guru

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    Hello, I went through the same deliberations you did regarding the "no hitch" statement in the owner's manual. I ended up installing the Drawtite 1-1/4 inch hitch onto the back of my Prius. I have no intention of carrying anything except for my bike rack.

    Good luck.
     
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    Timing is everything. I bought a new 2011 Prius two days ago and ordered a Curt hitch tonight. Looks to be an easy install. I'll only be using it for a bike rack also.
     
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    Thanks for the response. I contacted Drawtite tech services. They do not have a hitch for a Prius V.
     
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    Here's one:

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    Does installing a trailer hitch affect the warranty?
     
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    The only way that it can affect the warranty is if they can trace the hitch or its use directly to a failure. And then the change is only for the impacted items.

    They won't be refusing to replace a failed windshield wiper motor because there's a hitch in place.