JUST ORDERED ECOHITCH, WIRING, CARGO BASKET AND ORGANIZER!

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  1. BlueV

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    Hello everyone I've got a well maintained 2015 Prius v wagon I love dearly! she is quite a workhorse!!! camping machine ..... cycling SAG machine, dog beach machine, daily driver machine, just an all round great machine!!

    For the last several years I've had a uhaul 1 1/4" class I hitch that I would mount my 1up bicycle rack to and carry up to 3 bikes with...well, the wife and I have now gotten (back) into motorcycling and am looking to tow a small trailer with the motorcycles on it to remote places, or destinations that we dont want to ride TO, but ride around.. after reading over the forums I feel confident that this machine can handle a (light) load of two motos and a small trailer via 2" class III hitch, so I ordered up the following yesterday from Rack Attack in Pasadena....

    part # - x7192 (2")

    Torklift Central | Torklift Central | 2012-2017 Toyota Prius V EcoHitch

    wiring harness -

    Torklift Central | T-One Connector: Toyota Prius V -WH65165

    cargo basket (for adventures when not towing) -

    SportRack Vista Folding Hitch Basket - SportRack Cargo Basket

    the basket organizer -

    SportRack Hitch Basket Organizer - SportRack Cargo Basket

    I went this route instead of a Yakima rack system and sky Box because it was equally as expensive, but not as versatile I can't tow with the roof rack and a sky Box!!!.....but I can with the tow hitch set up, if you know what I mean!

    if anyone has good, helpful feedback on this process, or towing experience with this machine....i would greatly appreciate your thoughts!

    adventure is coming!
     
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  2. Tim Jones

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    Towing is not recommended with a prius.
     
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    yep.....this i know.....but im one of those wild and on the edge prius owners!!!

    however.....i ordered these parts june 18....as if july 12.....after repeat promises torklift could not deliver a hitch to rack attack, so i became fed up and canceled the whole order. BS customer service from torklift.



    SM-G975U ?
     
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    Maybe you should be driving a Camaro, Mustang or a Cuda... Never heard of a wild on the edge prius owner...
     
  5. Leadfoot J. McCoalroller

    Leadfoot J. McCoalroller Senior Member

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    I've towed with mine. I wouldn't tow that load more than around the neighborhood with my car unless we are talking about 50cc kiddie bikes on an all-aluminum trailer.

    Basically if you determine that you could tow it with a heavy motorcycle, a Prius will tow it okay. Heavier than that and things get iffy fast.
     
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    Yeah I'm that 57 yr old dude ... I'm the Unicorn .... cruising around "acting out" in my priusV .... looking for a cheap nice person way to drag #ItalianMistressNo3 and #ItalianMistressNo4 around to countryside....


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    Here's what I drive..... and i"m 64 gl1800.jpg
     
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    new ride...#ItalianMistressNo4

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    #ItalianMistressNo3

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    #ItalianMistressNo2

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    SM-G975U ?
     
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    they all go, so i wanna tow with prius....yes....im the Unicorn.

    torklift needs to get their covid act in gear.
     
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    When you blow the trani remember that is has to be a v trani.....
     
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    I'm not gonna create or manifested that, but I will keep it in mind! thanks for the tip!

    SM-G975U ?
     
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    Someone on this site must have a small trailer that they tow with a Prius V. My Prius V is now 8 years old, so the extended warranty has expired. I like the idea of putting on a sport basket for camping. But I'm not sure how easy it will be to open the trunk while using the sport rack. Also sorry to hear about the issues with Torklift. I bought a 2" receiver from Torklift around the time that I bought the car and it still looks good. Hopefully, they get their act together. I think that their product is solid.
     
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    Don't let anyone rain on your parade! I too am in the unicorn realm and wouldn't trade it for the world! Bummed your adventure build didn't go as planned but I have no doubt you will make it happen and it will be AWESOME!
     
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    Well, not with our v until its warranty expires, but we do pull a small trailer with a Torklift 1-ΒΌ" hitch on our Gen 2. No problems after three years, including a few heavy loads, such as pebbles & river rocks for our rock garden.

    Assuming this plague ever ends and they can fulfill our order, I plan to get the same hitch for the v.

    -Harry

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  15. Tim Jones

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    That's a nice trailer..... and the largest you probably should use.
     
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