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Old 05-04-2017, 04:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How not to trailer

Some people may have taken this post too seriously or didn't bother to read and comprehend the OP:
Buy a trailer (instead of a pickup truck)

I'm not saying you can't tow a trailer with a prius.
But you don't want the police man telling you not to tow your jeep with a prius on a tandem axle trailer and cutting you a fat ticket.
That's at least a 1,200lb to 1,400lb trailer when it's empty.
Then the jeep has to weigh at least 4,000lb.
I doubt the prius has a brake controller.
I'm sure that's at least double the prius tow rating, if it has one.





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Nah....put that prius in L mode and charge the battery in no time!!!
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Waaay too much tongue weight. Couldn't even get that right.
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I can understand someone hooking it all up just to see how it would look and to move around the driveway/private road. But any idiot could tell you that actually driving something that looks like that on the street makes you a menace to society.

I wonder just how overloaded that poor Prius is.
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Poor prius! That should at least doubled its engine load capacity.
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I'm amazed the front tires had enough grip to move it.
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This is why I would be hesitant in buying an ecobox with a hitch. Bad choices are pervasive when people just don't know the difference.
This poor car will need an alinment after this torture. As the suspension is completely bottomed out, the only thing left to suck up the bumps is bending the sheet metal chassis. There lucky they didn't push the struts through the mounts and out the side windows...
Dreem big chisel down to reality.
In this case its better to just start with a new rock.
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Aren't there maximum towing weights in the USA?
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Most cars in the United States come with factory recommend tow ratings, then the hitch you install also has weight ratings (because cars don't come with towing gear). Then you use which ever is lower.
The car may have a 2,000lb tow limit, the hitch may one be rated for 1,000lb. Or the car may have a 1,000lb limit but the hitch may have a 2,000lb limit. You have to go with the lower rating.
Then you have trailer limits and tire limits of the vehicle and trailer tires.
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They probably only stopped the Prius because the taillights on the trailer didn't work. LOL

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