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Posted by Bob & Holly Wilson on October 27, 2008, 12:50 am

. . .

Google up "Prius bail hay". The answer is:

". . .
"And we can put one in the front seat," said Maurice Chavez. Soon, the
three guys had the Prius absolutely jammed full with five bales of hay.
Only the driver's seat remained hay-free.
. . ."

Bob Wilson

Posted by Warrior on October 27, 2008, 2:10 am
How many times did the vacuum needed to be emptied when all the hay was

Posted by Peter Granzeau on October 28, 2008, 3:58 am
 On Sun, 26 Oct 2008 19:50:00 -0500, bwilson4use@hotmail.com (Bob & Holly
Wilson) wrote:

Four bales of hay behind the front seats?

The problem is that "bale" is virtually meaningless.  A large square
bale is 3 x 3 x 8; I sincerely doubt that more than 2 could be gotten
into a Prius without unbaling the hay.  A large round bale is 4 x 4, and
is too big to get into a Prius, regardless.  Many smaller sizes of bale
are made, of course.  2 x 2 x 4 seems to be a common smaller bale, as it
is possible handle one manually.

Posted by News on October 28, 2008, 10:38 am

Peter Granzeau wrote:

Probably hayseed-sized and quality bales from Home Depot...

Posted by DA on October 28, 2008, 1:46 am

drydem wrote:

Well, this is an illustration of how much you have without the seats


With seats folded you add to the total volume at least twice as much. I
would venture a guess that you would overload the suspension/engine before
you run out of space carrying anything but cotton balls or maybe empty
carton boxes which I did a lot during my recent move. I basically moved
the entire household on a Prius (sans furniture and appliances of course)

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