How much weight can a Prius Four safely carry for a long trip?

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  1. ETP

    ETP 2021 Prime(Limit),Highlander HYB Plat,B52-D,G,F,H

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    Just curious about cargo and passengers and if there is a weight you should never exceed for a long trip.

    My GEN 3 BTW.
     
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    There's a sticker on the drivers door frame that tells you the max weight. Remember to bump up your tire pressures too.
     
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    Thanks all, got a tool box I need to take to my son and though it is not that big it is heavy.
     
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    Carry it low and in the middle so all four tires do equal work.
    Avoid high speeds.
     
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    Got to balance my wife in the load.

    But do have 4 new Ecopias 20s MIJ at 42PSI.
     
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    The Prius can hold a lot of tool box and weight. Just strap it down so it won't shift...or launch...just in case. ;)
     
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    Son does heavy diesel engine repair on the weekends to keep his skills up. Red force software tester during the week. I do nothing as I am retired and don't need multiple sets of tools.

    Update: success / 54MPG with a heavy load and mixed driving/AC on
     
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