towing a prius v

Discussion in 'Prius v Technical Discussion' started by Topdog66, May 8, 2019.

  1. Topdog66

    Topdog66 New Member

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    I will be relocating to Harlingen Texas soon and will be traveling approximately 1500 miles. I have been hard pressed to get any solid answer to my question as to whether or not I can tow my Prius V on a tow dolly without any problems. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. rjparker

    rjparker Senior Member

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    Towing with the front wheels up will be fine.
     
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    FWIW we spend our winters at South Padre Island just to the SE of Harlingen. Enjoy the weather particularly over the winter...
     
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    So I have a 2016 PRIUS that I wish to tow on a dolly. Some dolly's require that the steering be locked and some do not. Does my Prius' steering lock? Also what diameter tires do prius' have?
     
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    Yes, the steering locks (a regulatory mandate). Wheel/tire size depends on model/trim. Look at the tire sidewall for diameter, for example, the trailing "15" in this size 205/60R15 designates a 15" diameter wheel. Tire diameter can be measured directly, or using the tire manufacturers specs for the model and size as above.
     
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