Prius pulling an RV? What do you pull !!

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  1. tplife

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    Mileage loss is of course why I avoided roof mounted systems. I read reviews of other user's mileage hit, also to around 30 mpg. I remember getting around 41.5 mpg loaded last June average up/down the mountains - 2 people, around 100 pounds of firewood and probably another 200 pounds of camping equipment. Without the rooftop drag, it's likely the same mileage hit I'd experience if I loaded the car with five adults. I don't remember last year's trip mileage with the Thule. I need to get a desert trip measured soon, although it crosses the same mountains, it takes a lower approach to reach the low desert.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback!
     
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    The next time I pull my 1900 lb. RV with my 2011 Prius, I will be using a vapor infusion system. I'm testing it now. It looks very promising!! :D

    Read about it in new thread, " Water-Alcohol Vapor Infusion System ( EWAI ) ".

    What do you pull with your Prius !! Read post # 1 ..... Please post. :) Show pictures !! :)
     
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    Do you monitor your HSD with a Scangauge, specifically the coolant temps?

    Perhaps something like this would benefit you?
     
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    Yes, I did !! .... ICE temp 210; I thought I saw 215 one time ? MG 1 was also a problem.
     
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    I try to pull women with my Prius ;)
     
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    skateruk:)

    Becareful!!!!!!!! I got one of those, tried to pulled one of those women, they will tear your prius apart :) kkkkkkkkkkk
     
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    Just got back from a 3 day trip pulling my 1900 LB RV, with about 600 LBS of weight in Prius.
    Got about 24 MPG; driving 55 to 60 MPH; going 65 MPH downhill, to get a running start up the next hill.
    Outside temp. up to 80 F; engine temp. 195 to 210 F. Everything looked OK!!:)

    When the Texas heat reaches over 100 F; got to watch MG1 ( I do not want to get over 310 F:eek: ). This time MG1 was less than 235 F. Had my Water-Alcohol Vapor Infusion System open about 20%.:cool:
    I will keep you posted !!
     
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    Here are some pictures.:) IMG0015A.jpg IMG0016A.jpg IMG0017A.jpg
     
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    Wow I can't imagine pulling anything with the Prius. I get a full load of people and I feel it struggling. If I put a trailer on I don't think it could make it anywhere!

    I go camping frequently with the Prius. I use this: [​IMG]

    It works great! I have an extra tempurpedic mattress PAD (4") that I put down. I'm tall (5'11") and I fit very comfortably. I only wish I had a sunroof to watch the stars.
     
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    So you have a shower built into the back hatch? Or is that a closet? ;)

    What is the point of pulling anything with a Prius? If you enjoy camping and going slow buy a VW Westfalia :LOL:.
     
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    I have a single wheel 4x6 trailer that I haul an electric wheelchair. I also have a car dolly that I load my exgo golf cart on . I get about 45mpg hauling wheelchair less hauling cart.don
     
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    In some of the other forums I visit, you'll need at least an F250 and preferably a dually to pull that load and be safe.:D:D:rolleyes:
     
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    In some of the other forums I visit, you'll need at least an F250 and preferably a dually to pull that load and be safe.:D:D:rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    :oops:Please read post #1!!;)
     
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    Hi

    Here more pics

    pull 2 cube yard of compost:)
     

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    Brilliant!! Again this is why I prefer not to buy used cars!(y)
     
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    Mental note to myself: never buy an used car with towing hitch.
     
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    This thread is about towing; not about TROLLING?
     
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    Big Mind is talking about the idea
    Medium Mind is talking about the event
    Small Mind is talking about ...............;)

    V/r

    Khoi Nguyen
     
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