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Posted by abermond on July 13, 2004, 10:02 pm
 
Hello Prius Fans,

I have a black '04 hatchback and I was wondering if anyone had any
suggestions for the best way to transport bikes and/or surfboards with
a 2004 Prius.

Obviously I can put the seats down and lay the bikes flat, but I'd
rather keep the interior clean.  My board is 9'.  I haven't tried to
fit it in, but it's a tight fit in my brother's minivan, so I doubt
it'll be able to go in.  Does anyone know of a good roof rack for the
Prius II?

Thanks folks!

Posted by abermond on July 13, 2004, 10:02 pm
 
Hello Prius Fans,

I have a black '04 hatchback and I was wondering if anyone had any
suggestions for the best way to transport bikes and/or surfboards with
a 2004 Prius.

Obviously I can put the seats down and lay the bikes flat, but I'd
rather keep the interior clean.  My board is 9'.  I haven't tried to
fit it in, but it's a tight fit in my brother's minivan, so I doubt
it'll be able to go in.  Does anyone know of a good roof rack for the
Prius II?

Thanks folks!

Posted by Michelle Vadeboncoeur on July 14, 2004, 6:46 pm
 abermond@gmail.com (abermond) wrote in message

I know the Prius in the UK has available optional roof rack mounts, but I don't
think they're available from Toyota in the US.  Thule and Yakima were
in the process of adding the 2004 Prius to their catalogs a few months
ago (fitting the car to the existing clips and such).  I think at least
one of them has a kit now, but I haven't checked in a while.

For the bikes, you can go with a hitch-mounted rack.  You can get a
hitch here:  http://www.coastaletech.com/04hitch.htm

I've seen an 8' surf board in a 2004 Prius (fold down the rear seats,
and the front passenger seat), but I don't know about a 9' board.

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