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oil pan 4 05-04-2017 04:58 PM

How not to trailer
 
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Some people may have taken this post too seriously or didn't bother to read and comprehend the OP:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...uck-25485.html

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.

http://ecomodder.com/forum/attachmen...1&d=1493930967

http://ecomodder.com/forum/attachmen...1&d=1493930967

Just because you have a pickup

https://www.youtube.com/embed/rJuoc0OpxRE

ECO-AKJ 05-04-2017 05:47 PM

Nah....put that prius in L mode and charge the battery in no time!!!

Stubby79 05-04-2017 09:48 PM

Waaay too much tongue weight. Couldn't even get that right.

vskid3 05-05-2017 02:29 AM

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.

Fat Charlie 05-05-2017 10:29 AM

I'm amazed the front tires had enough grip to move it.

gumby79 05-05-2017 01:49 PM

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.

Sjoegerd 05-07-2017 11:05 AM

Aren't there maximum towing weights in the USA?

oil pan 4 05-07-2017 11:58 AM

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.

me and my metro 05-07-2017 12:31 PM

They probably only stopped the Prius because the taillights on the trailer didn't work. LOL

Sjoegerd 05-07-2017 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 (Post 540145)
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.

Aah okay, so it's about the same as in The Netherlands. The Prius anyway, isn't allowed to tow anything here. The hitch may only be used for a bicycle carrier.


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