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Old 04-29-2019, 11:46 AM   #14 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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I have built trailers and I wouldn't attempt it.
My 4x8 trailer pulled by my leaf reduces it's range by maybe 20%.
That thing is so small it's going to barely do anything to the mileage.
You have a prius so you don't even have to worry about running out of battery.

Ideally the distance from your hitch to your axle would be about the length of that cargo capsule, then about 2/3 of the capsule would be in front of the axle.
You need stability. That does not look like a stable design at all.
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