Prius pulling an RV? What do you pull !!

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  1. FroggyTaco

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    Nothing IMO aside from they are the lightest, most purpose built trailers out there. It seems like a name brand thing to me & the "extreme" engineering to achieve it's light weight/size similar to road bicycle equipment if you're familiar with that analogy.
     
  2. markabele

    markabele owner of PiP, then Leaf, then Model 3

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    Some excellent and useful posts. Please keep them coming and enlighten us with your abundance of wisdom.
     
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    markabele owner of PiP, then Leaf, then Model 3

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    That was likely an editorial addition from a media outlet that doesn't understand stuff like that. Pretty forgivable IMO.
     
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    Hi all. I'm looking to purchase a 2016 over my current 2013 that I own just so that I can tow a tiny micro sized camper.
    My question is: With the new tow allowance of the 2016+, will that be safe in mountainous areas such as traveling to the Colorado mountains? We would probably install air shocks.
    Advice?
     
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    You should talk with Toyota and ask them what the weight limit is and if you need air shocks or not.
    And what precautions you might need to take. But it will probably be tricky! :)

     
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    Besides shocks, there's braking distance to consider.
     
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    What is the weight of your tiny micro size camper!!;)
     
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    The 2016 is not rated in the US for towing.

    What's the weight your towing and have a pic of the camper? I run the helper airbags from Firestone which is easy to install and helps. I have had success with towing 1500lbs with my C and showed Toyota employees at the LA Auto show to their surprise lol. I normally pull a Jetski with mine but but not pull more then a teardrop trailer personally and would add brakes to the trailer.
     
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