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Posted by G-Man on May 29, 2007, 12:25 am
 


Does Toyota make a factory hitch for the Prius?

I'm not going to pull a houseboat here, I just need a Class I to pull my
Motorcycle to the track once or twice a year.  The trailer breaks down and
only weighs 100 or so lbs, and the bike is about 400.  I also only need to
pull it about 20 miles.

G-Man




Posted by TKM on May 29, 2007, 12:52 am
 




No, no factory hitch -- at least not for our 2006 Prius; although we have
found hitches on-line and supposedly easy to install.  But reading the
Owner's Manual suggests that the Prius is not designed for any kind of
trailer pulling or even a hitch type bike rack, which is what we wanted to
add.

I'm not clear on whether or not the warranty or service agreement would be
affected if a hitch is installed.  Maybe someone else can comment on that.

TKM



Posted by mrv@kluge.net on May 30, 2007, 7:03 pm
 


Only Toyota in the Netherlands offers a tow hitch, but that is for a
bike rack...

The Prius is not rated for towing (see your owner's manual).  Doing so
may void your warranty.

But that hasn't stopped some people from towing light loads at low
speeds for short distances.  Know your weights, and monitor the hybrid
system for overheating and brake issues.

Check out http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/priustrailers/


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