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Old 04-17-2011, 10:30 AM   #1
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Loading a Prius on a tow dolly

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I am joining the ranks of FTers soon and plan to tow dolly my '07 Toyota Prius from OK City to Seattle (2000 mi). For now, I won't tow a car behind the MH. I would like to put a few bulky, lighter weight items in the car. Since the hybrid batteries make the Prius heavy in the rear, should I try to add stuff to the front seat to help balance out the weight? Any cautions or suggestions?

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Old 04-17-2011, 10:39 AM   #2
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Unless your putting a lot of heavy stuff in the car, it shouldn't make any difference. I would test load the car first and check it's look. If it is sagging in the rear then you know you have too much loaded.

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Don't exceed the trailer's GVWR...or the MH's GCWR.
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If you stay under 600 pounds - the weight of 3 adults - you shouldn't have any problem with the car. As already mentioned, check your other weights. You might also consider running the tire pressure a few PSI higher.
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