Prius towing!

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by GuyKrissy, Sep 27, 2022.

  1. GuyKrissy

    GuyKrissy New Member

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    Hi. Recently added a 2in tow hitch onto my prius. They tow maximum is 1600lbs. For several reasons, i will not move that much weight. However, it makes trips to furniture shops, a breeze!
    I find the trailer more efficient than a roof rack.
    When towing, i stay off of freeways.
    With about 900lbs towed, the vehicle feels amazingly solid. It does not whine or struggle. Transmission winds just fine. Brakes stop the vehicle perfectly. I really cant feel that im towing. Mpg drops to about low 40s
     
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    what trailer are you using?
     
  3. GuyKrissy

    GuyKrissy New Member

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    So i have 5x6 that i borrow from a buddy.
    And i think the one i rent from uhaul is about the same, maybe a little bigger.
    The uhaul trailers are very heavy tho. I dont have a problem towing with them. I just know i wont be able to carry much more because the trailer is already taking 70% my load capacity. Hahahahahaaj.
    Also forgot to mention, i intalled a 4flat electric connection line to be road compliant. It allows the turn signals and brake lights to work with the trailer.
     
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