Cargo Cover

Discussion in 'Prime Accessories and Modifications' started by Hans Unrat, Jul 30, 2021.

  1. Hans Unrat

    Hans Unrat Junior Member

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    Hi all, if this has been covered in a different thread, I apologize, but I am looking for info whether the 2017 Prius Hybrid cargo cover is compatible with the Prius Prime cover- and if not, what is the difference? I haven't been able to measure a regular Prius, but the attachment points seem to be the same. Thank you!
     
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    The lightweight covers are not the same. We have a 2017 Prime and a 2017 Prius. The Prime's lightweight cover is about 4" longer front to back than the one for the regular Prius. They are the same width, though. Also, the Prime's cover is much more rounded at the back. So, a regular Prius cover in a Prime would leave a big gap and a Prime cover in a Prius just wouldn't fit.

    As for the roll-up cover, I would think you'd have problems with the fit at the back since the Prime is rounder. The Prime roll-up cover might fit the Prius but I really doubt it would work the other way.
     
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    Thank you, Jerry, for your reply, that clears things up a lot! I will make a cardboard sample from your measurement to decide whether I can live with the gap, if not, I may just make my own cover with a piece of black carpeting from the salvage yard and some grommets and string :)
     
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    If you want, I can sell you cheap either a lightweight cover with a storage pouch that came with my 2017 PP Premium or a hard retractable cover that came with my 2020 PP LE. PM me if interested. I have no use for them.

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    Weird ask: could you take a picture of the instructions on the lightweight cover's bag for me? My Prime came with the cover but no bag, and I'm thinking about how to fold it up (sometimes I have too much gear in my trunk, lol.)
     
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    Drawings are on page 525-527 of your owners manual. Works just like a windshield sunscreen. Twist and fold.

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    @jerrymildred beat me to it. Yeah, the owner's manual gives a better description, but if you hold both ends and twist it, it will self fold into a smaller loop. You do need a correct size bag in order to keep it folded, otherwise it will self unfold just like kids' pup-up play tent.
     
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    Thanks! I have the manual; I didn't realize there were instructions for folding! It's quite a hefty tome.

    I think I can find a similar sized bag to subdue the beast, lol.
     
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    Just for completeness. Here is the requested instruction printed on the storage bag. The same diagrams as found in the manual.

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    You might want to get the free PDF version of the manual from toyota.com/owners. That way you can search for what you want on your computer ... or phone ... or tablet. ;)

    I'm not sure where my bag is. The rare times I take of my cover, I just fold it and lay it down. It always seems to stay put for me.
     
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