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Old 02-03-2015, 07:32 AM   #1
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Toyota Prius Towing

Can a Toyota Prius be towed on a dolly behind an RV? Looking for feedback please.
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:51 AM   #2
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Wouldn't towing a Prius behind an 8 MPG motor home be inconsistent ideology?

It would be funny to see a Prius stuck BEHIND a motor home.


Ok now that that's out of my system, previous thread on the topic.

Has anyone towed a Prius?
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We have a Prius and a Carolla. Both are front wheel drive cars, both work well on the tow dolly.
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stonedoran,


I have a Prius and intend to tow it behind a MH. PM me and I will send you a video of towing the Prius on a dolly. It makes things much easier to understand.


I kind of figure if the MH gets 10 mph and the Prius gets 50 mph, that means we are getting 60 mpg average.


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I asked a Toyota service center if a Prius could be towed.
The answer was "only on a trailer" .
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:48 PM   #6
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I towed my 2010 Prius on an ACME EZE Tow dolly and it towed fine and tracked well. Just drive on the dolly, put the car in Park, fasten the wheel straps and safety chains, stow the ramps, and go.
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Old 02-03-2015, 03:49 PM   #7
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I asked a Toyota service center if a Prius could be towed.
The answer was "only on a trailer" .
This was a "dealer" service department and the person you were talking to had no idea what dolly towing was. If you want the correct answer consult the manufacturer's technical training department or field engineering representative. They understand how the vehicle is designed and what it's limitations are.
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I did see a Prius on a trailer behind a 45' DP and it did look funny to me also. Dave
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stonedoran,


I have a Prius and intend to tow it behind a MH. PM me and I will send you a video of towing the Prius on a dolly. It makes things much easier to understand.


I kind of figure if the MH gets 10 mph and the Prius gets 50 mph, that means we are getting 60 mpg average.


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Old 02-04-2015, 04:40 PM   #10
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2005 Prius

I tow my 2005 Prius with a KarKaddy dolly, no problem, I think it looks very good too...

There is nothing on the rear axle that is not on the rear axle of other front wheel drive vehicles.

I know of no reason to limit a Prius to being Trailer towed. Dolly towing is fine....
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Pulled for many, many miles with no problems.

When pulling the car and someone asks me what my mileage is, I usually tell them it's around 26 MPG.
(46 in the Prius + 7.5 in the MH = 26.75 MPG average)


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i have thought about the prius for dinghy... mechanically, if a clutch is installed on each front axles, when disengaged, the front wheels will just be free rollers. it can't be too hard but why there are no shops doing it...
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i have thought about the prius for dinghy... mechanically, if a clutch is installed on each front axles, when disengaged, the front wheels will just be free rollers. it can't be too hard but why there are no shops doing it...

No the engineering execution would not be all that difficult. It's the component manufacturing, certification, insurance coverage, and product support that gets exceedingly difficult, and very, very expensive.

So any time you want to invest say 5 to 10 million dollars to produce maybe 200 to 300 units a year projected sales .....
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I towed our 2006 Prius over 11,000 miles using a borrowed dolly and that dolly had surge brakes. It worked wonderfully well. My only problem was on rainy days the car would spin the tires just a bit getting up the ramps. Some gas stations are a little tough getting in and out of with the extra length. We have a class A 35' Itasca Suncruiser.
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