Tie down hooks and cargo net hooks in Prius Prime

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by SHDL, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. SHDL

    SHDL Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2017
    23
    43
    0
    Location:
    SW Portland Area
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
    Has anyone installed tie-down loops and/or cargo net hooks in a Prius Prime? My old '05 Prius had D-shaped loops in the four corners of the cargo area, and four plastic hooks near the back for clipping in a mesh cargo net (which came with the car). I used both of these features a lot for the last 13 years!

    I just switched to a new '17 Prime, and didn't realize that the Prime has neither the tie-downs nor the hooks. :( I tried searching PriusChat threads in several ways to see if anyone has installed either the tie-down loops or a cargo net in a Prime, but only found an occasional mention that the Prime does not have them.

    If you have have added these features to your Prime, please tell me how you did it. Some pictures would be great, too! Thanks in advance! :)
     
  2. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    42,944
    30,729
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    Would there be weld-nuts or whatever is used on regular fourth gen Prius body, to anchor the D rings? (n)

    Still, would they be "submerged" by the raised hatch deck? Maybe still usable though.
     
  3. Lee Jay

    Lee Jay Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    5,309
    3,736
    0
    Location:
    Westminster, Colorado
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
  4. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    42,944
    30,729
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    The regular Prius manages it, believe the anchors actually connect to the sidewalls. Again, the weld-nuts or whatever would likely be a bit below the top of the Prime battery. But maybe the D-rings could still connect, and extensions run up to top of carpet level?
     
  5. Lee Jay

    Lee Jay Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    5,309
    3,736
    0
    Location:
    Westminster, Colorado
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
    Above the floor where they don't act as tie-downs. My 2004 had tie-downs (D-rings embedded into the floor).
     
  6. Prodigyplace

    Prodigyplace Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2016
    11,594
    11,163
    0
    Location:
    Central Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    So does my Gen 4. No photos since it stays below freezing here for several days.
     
  7. Lee Jay

    Lee Jay Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    5,309
    3,736
    0
    Location:
    Westminster, Colorado
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
    I'm looking at my pictures of a Gen 4, and they are clearly above the floor.

    7D2_12527.jpg
     
  8. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    42,229
    13,775
    41
    Location:
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Technology
    ^^
    The indents on the sides of the cargo area near the rear seat is where they normally would be.

    upload_2018-1-1_12-37-26.png
     
  9. Lee Jay

    Lee Jay Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    5,309
    3,736
    0
    Location:
    Westminster, Colorado
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
    Those intentions on the Prime are well above the D-ring mounts on the G4. The mounts would be below the top of the battery.
     
  10. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    42,229
    13,775
    41
    Location:
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Technology
    Yeah but are they shaped in a similar way? Otherwise, why did Toyota include those indentations?
     
  11. Prodigyplace

    Prodigyplace Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2016
    11,594
    11,163
    0
    Location:
    Central Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    There are 2 D-Rings on the floor near the door too. I think they are covered by the mat in the photo.
     
  12. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    42,944
    30,729
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    Took a look at ours, albeit 3rd gen, the ones at the hatch opening, in the corners. They're mounted to the sub-floor wall, a single 10 mm (socket size) bolt into a weld-nut, and there's an orientation tab as well, going into a small hole below the weld-nut:

    IMG_8101.JPG IMG_8102.JPG IMG_8103.JPG
     
    Tideland Prius likes this.
  13. Lee Jay

    Lee Jay Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    5,309
    3,736
    0
    Location:
    Westminster, Colorado
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
    Don't know.

    There are, they just aren't shown in that picture. They are also above the floor.
     
    Prodigyplace likes this.
  14. Insighter

    Insighter Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2018
    409
    274
    0
    Location:
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced
    What is involved in removing that cargo hatch floor to expose the battery like you have done in this photo? You said it's easy, but I searched and couldn't find a thread here that explains how to do it. Are tools necessary?
     
  15. Lee Jay

    Lee Jay Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    5,309
    3,736
    0
    Location:
    Westminster, Colorado
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
    It's in a thread with a title of something like I found the missing 4 in of cargo space it's under the battery.
     
  16. Insighter

    Insighter Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2018
    409
    274
    0
    Location:
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced
    Do you think that the holes those Gen4 D-rings mount to are present in the Prime? If so, are there four of them? Couldn't you just buy the four D-rings and mounting screws from Toyota, mount them in the Prime, and then run something like pieces of heavy-duty nylon cargo straps up to the elevated deck of the Prime's cargo area (attaching them to the D-rings at their other end)?
     
  17. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    42,944
    30,729
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    Yeah take a look. If the Prime body is the same, I'd suspect there's holes and weld-nuts per regular Prius.
     
  18. notthejgb

    notthejgb New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2018
    1
    0
    0
    Location:
    Silver Spring, MD
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    Until such time as Toyota or someone else comes up with a real fix to this problem, I'm using the following workaround: I bought a collapsible cargo bag of the type intended as a rooftop carrier, and of a size that fits the cargo area. I secure it to the child safety anchors behind the rear seats using the straps provided with the bag. I put my luggage in the bag and zip it up. Of course this isn't perfect because it doesn't secure the rear of the bag, but it seems better than nothing. Another possibility might be to install the type of barrier sold as a means to keep pets in the cargo area from getting into the passenger compartment,
     
Loading...