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Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2007 Toyota Prius we're doing a test fit of the pro series 20x47 cargo carrier. That part number is, 63155. Now this works with inch and a quarter clasp 2 hitches only and has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. The first thing we're going to do is, take a few measurements. First one is going to be our ground clearance. We're going to have about 11 3/4 inches of clearance.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2006 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2006 Toyota Prius, we will be testing the NL Forelock 3 roof mounted bike rack. That's part number INA391. Our Prius here already has it's roof rack system installed. We go it again by setting our bike rack up on top of our roof rack here. What you want to make sure, we'll go ahead and unlock the top portion of our bike rack here, we'll undo our lever, and then we'll slide out our bolt that holds our clamp up. You want to lift that out of the way and just put that just like that.



Covercraft Premier Front and Rear Floor Mats Review - 2012 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2012 Toyota Prius, we'll be doing a test fit of the CoverCraft Premier Custom auto floor mats for the front and rear in smoke. These are available in a wide variety of different colors. Part number: CC76326076. Now these are great for replacing the lost or damaged factory floor mats. The first step we'll do is go ahead and remove our old factory floor mats. On our drivers side here, we'll undo the knobs here and then we can pull it lose.



Husky WeatherBeater Front and Rear Floor Liners Review - 2012 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2012 Toyota Prius, we'll be doing a test fit of the Husky Liners Weatherbeater custom auto floor liners for the front and rear in tan, part number HL98923. It's also available in black, part number HL98921, and in grey, part number HL98922. Now the first step to our test fit, is we'll need to remove our old factory mats. Here on our driver's side, we'll have to undo the little factory knobs there and then we can pull our mat loose. You'll want to be sure to remove any large debris that might be in the way, or that might get stuck underneath the mat. Then we can bring in our new Weatherbeater.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2012 Toyota Prius, we'll be doing a test for the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack. That's part number TH912XTR. I've already got it loaded up on the Prius just to give you a good idea of what it's going to look like and how it's going to hold our bike. It is a hanging style bike rack, as you can see. It secures out bike in 3 spots. We have 2 straps for our top 2. Then 1 strap for our seat post 00:00:22 2.



Saris Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2012 Toyota Prius we'll be doing a test fit of the Saris Bones 2-bike rack, part number SA882. We've already got it loaded up on the Prius just to give you a good idea what it's going to look like and how it's going to hold our bike. It is a hanging-style bike rack, as you can see it secures our bike in three spots. We have two straps for our top tube, and then we have one strap for our seat post tube. This one's going to be our anti-sway strap, it's going to help prevent a lot of the sway in the bike when we're on the road, as well as prevent bike-to-bike contact and bike-to-vehicle contact. Let's go ahead and take our bike off. We're just going to press in on the little tab on top and feed that strap back out.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2012 Toyota Prius we'll be doing a test fit of the Swagman XC Platform Style 2-Bike Rack. That's part number S64650. I've already got it loaded up on the Prius just to give you a good of what it's going to look like. It secures our bike in one spot and that's going to be this frame hook here. It goes over our top tube, puts down-pressure into the two wheel cradles, that's our front and rear. Let's go ahead and take our bike off. We're going to raise this front hook up out of the way. That's going to make room for our rear hook.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2012 Toyota Prius, we'll be doing a test for the Swagman Trailhead 4 bike rack. That's part number S63380. I've already got it loaded up on the Prius just to give you a good idea of what it's going to look like. Now right off the bat, this bike rack can be used for class 1, class 2, and class 3 hitches, though if you're only using a class 1, like our Prius here, you're only able to put two bikes on the back. Let's go over how our bike is secure. We've got four straps, three for our top tube here, and then we've got one for our down tube, that's our seat post tube here. This one's going to be our anti-sway strap.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota Prius

Today, on our 2012 Toyota Prius, we'll be doing a test fit of the Curt Cargo Carrier. That's Part Number C18110. We've already got it loaded up on the Prius, just to give you a good idea of what it's going to look like. It's dimensions are 20x48. It has a 300 pound weight capacity. It has a mesh floor, so dirt and debris can easily fall through.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2012 Toyota Prius, we'll be doing a test fit of of the Rola TX-102 Two Bike Rack. That's part number 59400. I've already got it loaded up on the Prius, just to give you a good idea of what it's going to look like. It secures our bike in three spots. We have two straps for the top tube and then, our seat post tube, we've got this one strap here. That's going to be our anti-sway strap. It's going to help prevent sway on the bike when we're on the road, as well as prevent bike to bike contact and bike to vehicle contact. Let's go ahead and take our bike off.



Surco Products Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2012 Toyota Prius, we'll be doing a test fit of the Surco cargo carrier. That's Part Number 52017. I've already got it loaded up on the Prius just to give you a good idea of what it's going to look like. This cargo carrier is going to fit Class I or II hitches. It's dimensions are 20 x 48. It has a 300 pound weight capacity. It has a nice mesh floor, so dirt and debris can easily fall through, which means it's also easy to clean. Let's go ahead and take a few measurements.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Toyota Prius - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2010 Toyota Prius, we'll be taking a look at and installing the Draw-tite Sportframe Class 1 custom fit trailer hitch receiver, part #: 24847. This is what your draw-tite class 1 receiver hitch is going to look like once it's installed. You're going to have that nice sleek look across the back side of the vehicle with the cross bars going back at an angle attaching to your preexisting hole for your exhaust hanger and your tow hook. Here it's going to be a fully welded construction with a gusset just sitting right underneath the bumper. You're going to have an inch and a half by inch and a half receiver tube here with half inch pinhole and your chains tied down on either side. Keep in mind that with your class 1 receiver hitch that you are going to be limited in your accessories that you do carry. You're only going to be able to carry 200 pounds of tongue weight and up to 2000 pounds of towing weight.



Best 2011 Toyota Prius Hitch Options

Male Speaker: Today we'll be taking a look at the best 3 hitch options available for our 2011 Toyota Prius. Our best hitch option available is gonna be the Draw-Tite custom-fitted Class I trailer hitch receiver - part number: 24847. Our second most popular hitch on our Prius is going to be our Curt custom-fit Class IV trailer hitch receiver - part number: C11276. And finally, our third most popular trailer hitch receiver is gonna be the Hidden Hitch custom fit Class IV trailer hitch receiver - part number: 60263. All of our trailer hitches that we have up here today are gonna be Class I, one and a quarter-inch by one and a quarter-inch trailer hitch receivers. Now these trailer hitch receivers are gonna vary a little bit, but the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch are gonna be identical. The only difference between those 2 is that the Hidden Hitch is going to come with your draw bar and plug when you don't have it in use. Now you can see that that Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch are both gonna have that square tubing, where it kind of slants back towards the wheels on the back of the vehicle, giving it a more low-profile look. Now, that square design's gonna be nice with that shiny gloss-black finish, and fully welded construction all the way around. You're gonna have your chain tie-downs to secure that 2000-pound load, for your maximum trailer weight capacity. You're gonna have a half-inch hole that goes straight through for your half-inch pin, as well as your mounting brackets on both sides with your extra gusset for added weight stability. Now, with the Curt, it's gonna be similar but a little bit different.



Best 2014 Toyota Prius Hitch Options

Today we'll be taking a look at the best three hitch options for our 2014 Toyota Prius. Our best hitch option available is going to be the Draw-Tite custom fit class 1 trailer hitch receiver, part number 24847. Our second most popular hitch for the Prius is going to be our Curt custom fit class 1 trailer hitch receiver, part number 11276. And finally, our third most popular trailer hitch receiver is going to be the Hidden Hitch custom fit class 1 trailer hitch receiver, part number 60263. All of our trailer hitches that we have up here today are going to be class 1, 1 1/4 inch by 1 1/4 inch trailer hitch receivers. These trailer hitch receivers are going to vary a little bit but they Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch are going to be identical. The only difference between those two is that the Hidden Hitch is going to come with your draw bar and plug when you don't have it in use. You can see that the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch are both going to have that square tubing where it kind of slants back toward the wheels on the back of the vehicle giving a more low profile look. That square design is going to be nice with that shiny gloss black finish and fully welded construction all the way around.



Best 2013 Toyota Prius Hitch Options

Today, we'll be taking a look at the best three hitch options available for our 2013 Toyota Prius. Our best hitch option available is going to be the Draw-Tite Custom-Fit Class 1 trailer hitch receiver, part number 24847. Our second most-popular hitch on our Prius is going to be our Curt Custom-Fit Class 1 trailer hitch receiver, part number 11276. Finally, our third most-popular trailer hitch receiver is going to be the Hidden Hitch Custom-Fit Class 1 trailer hitch receiver, part number 60263. All of our trailer hitches, that we have up here today, are going to be Class 1, 1 1/4 inch by 1 1/4 inch trailer hitch receivers. Now, these trailer hitch receivers are going to vary a little bit, but the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch are going to be identical. The only difference between those two is that the Hidden Hitch is going to come with your draw bar and plug when you don't have it in use.



Best 2012 Toyota Prius Hitch Options

Today we'll be taking a look at the best three hitch options available for our 2012 Toyota Prius. Our best hitch option available is going to be the Draw-Tite Custom Fit Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver. Part number 24847. Our second most popular hitch on our Prius is going to be our Curt Custom Fit Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver. Part number 11276. And finally our third most popular trailer hitch receiver is going to be the Hidden Hitch Custom Fit Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver. Part number 60263. All of our trailer hitches that we have up here today are going to be Class 1, one and a quarter inch by one and a quarter inch trailer hitch receivers. Now these trailer hitch receivers are going to vary a little bit, but the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch are going to be identical. The only difference between those two is that the Hidden Hitch is going to come with your draw bar and plug when you don't have it in use. You can see that that Draw-Tite and that Hidden Hitch are both going to have that square tubing where it slants back towards the wheels on the back of the vehicle, giving it a more low profile look.



Best 2010 Toyota Prius Hitch Options

Today will be taking a look at the best three hitch options available for our 2010 Toyota Prius. Our best hitch option available, is going to be the Draw-Tite Custom Fit Class One Trailer Hitch Receiver. Part number 24847. Our second most popular hitch on our Prius, is going to be our Curt Custom Fit Class One Trailer Hitch Receiver. Part number 11276. Finally, our third most popular trailer hitch receiver is going to be the Hidden Hitch Custom Fit Class One Trailer Hitch Receiver.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2010 Toyota Prius, we'll be taking a look at and installing the CURT T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4- Pole Flat Connector, part number C56147. First thing we'll need to do in installing our wiring harness is open up the rear hatch. Once you have the rear hatch open, go ahead and remove all the floor coverings and plastics, all the way down to the floor of the vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and remove the rubber seal here, just pull it back, so we can remove the threshold located at the back to run our wires across. Now we'll go ahead and remove the two covers located here, to get access to our vehicle wiring harness. Pull down on the tab, and out to remove. We'll set those up there.



WeatherTech Cargo Liner Review - 2014 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2014 Toyota Prius we're going to review and install the WeatherTech custom fit rear cargo liner, part number WT40400 black in color. This application is also available in tan, part number WT41400 or gray, part number WT42400. Here we are with the rear hatch open. Since we don't have any old or manufacturer's cargo liner to remove, we're ready to install our custom fit WeatherTech cargo liner. It'll simply sit right into place and we'll just go ahead and push it down around the outer edges. As you can see, it's digitally designed to fit the custom contouring of your vehicle. We even have the special cut outs to go around the manufacturer's cargo attachment points.



Covercraft Premier Front and Rear Floor Mats Review - 2014 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2014 Toyota Prius we're going to review the installed Covercraft Premium Custom Auto Floor Mats, part number CC76326076 smoke in color. This application is also available in many other colors, see the E-trailer website for details. The Covercraft floor mat is a perfect replacement for the older manufacturer's. It's custom cut to fit the floorboard and even go over the manufacturer's attachment points. It's got a nice, thick carpet and stitched outer edge for strength and durability. Underneath are the special nibs to help it stay in place.





Toyota Prius Questions

  • To take the Yakima Big PowderHound, # Y03082, off of the roof rack start by opening the top of the ski carrier. There are some slots in the bottom rubber piece. If you look through the slots you will see a screw head that takes an allen wrench. The wrench is a 5/32 inch if you do not still have the original. Just loosen and remove the screws and the carrier will come off of the feet. You will then have access to the screws holding the feet on the crossbars. I made a...
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  • I attached a link to a page that has a Thule roof rack for your Toyota Prius V that you could use for a kayak carrier. For a rack to carry 2 kayaks I would recommend you get a Yakima BigStack Roof Mounted 2 Kayak Carrier System # Y04041. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also. Before you attempt to carry 2 kayaks on the roof of your Prius you will need to consult your owners manual to determine if you have the carrying capacity for...
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  • The Curt Stabilizing Strap, part # 18050, is not included with their hitches. It attaches to the bike rack then to the vehicle to keep the forces exerted on the bike rack and hitch when hitting bumps from damaging the hitch. On passenger cars this can be attached to the edge of the trunk lid that meets rear windshield or on SUVs, you can attach to the top edge of the hatch. The use of a strap is necessary for Curt warranty requirements. You can also use bungee cords like #...
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  • We do have some cargo carrier options for your 2010 Toyota Prius, however, the Rola Enclosed Cargo Carrier. # 59110, will not fit on your Prius. As you mentioned, this cargo carrier requires a trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver. The trailer hitches available for your Prius only have a 1-1/4 inch receiver. I have attached a link to all of the trailer hitches that will fit your Prius for you to check out and compare. The trailer hitch that I would recommend for you is the...
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  • The ability of the Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack, # S64670, to securely hold a woman's bike without a bike adapter bar will depend on the style of the bike's frame. If the bike has a step through frame with a sharp downward curve or angle, then a bike adapter bar, like part # 64005, would be required. If it has a typical woman's style bike frame with a less dramatic curve or angle, then you should have no problem securing the bike without the adapter bar. I have attached a picture...
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  • If the Thule Mountaineer cargo box you have is the newer Time Travel series, which would be a part number of 669ES, then the mounting hardware would be the Thule EasySnap Mounting Hardware, part # 05704. For the # 05704 mounting kit you can purchase individual replacement parts like the U-bolt, part # 43216, the Easy-Snap Housing, part # 14688, and the Rubber Gasket, part # 14825. For older Mountaineer boxes, the correct replacement hardware is Thule Quick Mount Hardware,...
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  • I spoke with Rhino-Rack, Yakima and Thule, and all of them have roof racks that are forth-coming but not yet available for a 2012 Toyota Prius V. However, there is still an option for carrying a Kayak on the roof of the new car. You can use SportRack Premium Bar Harbor Foam-Block-Style Kayak Carrier, # SR5527, which will fit on a vehicle with no roof rack of any kind. I have included a link to the installation details for you to view.
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  • I would recommend the Thule Raceway Trunk Mount Bike Carrier, # TH9001PRO, for your 2005 Prius. This is the easiest to mount and remove rack that I have personally used, and it folds compact for storage, see video link. I would normally recommend a trailer hitch and hitch mounted bike rack, but for the Prius a hitch would add weight to the vehicle when not carrying bikes and the vehicle owners manual normally precludes towing as an option with these vehicles. If you will...
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  • First lets talk about a hitch for your 2007 Toyota Prius, I would recommend the Draw Tite hitch part # 24808. The reason for this is that Curt recommends you use a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 when you use a non-supported load on the hitch like a cargo carrier. Draw Tite doesn't have that requirement so I think you would be happier with the # 24808. Now the differences between the Curt Cargo Carriers part # C18110 and the # C18145 are pretty substantial. I personally...
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  • Yakima does not have any trunk mounted bike rack solutions for your 2010 Prius, but Thule does. You can use the Gateway, # TH9006XT, the Archway, # TH9009XT, or the Passage, # TH910XT. But I recommend the Raceway, # TH9001PRO. The Raceway features retractable cables that make installation and removal of the rack quick and easiest. It is by far the easiest to mount trunk mount bike rack I have used. If you will be carrying womens, childrens, or alternative frame bikes,...
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  • I can definitely recommend a bike rack that would work with a class I trailer hitch, but you will only be able to carry 2 bikes on your 2010 Toyota Prius. The further the bikes extend from the back of the vehicle, the more sway is passed back to the bike rack from the vehicle. A class I hitch is not able to handle the stress that towing more than 2 bikes would create. Class I Draw-Tite hitch # 24847 would be my recommendation for your vehicle, as it does not require any drilling...
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  • The best way to carry a bike with a vehicle is a hitch mounted bike rack. They don't contact the painted surface of the vehicle like trunk racks do and they provide a more secure attachment point. Roof rack options aren't ideal since they require a different rack for each bike, roof racks can be expensive, they require lifting the bikes to the top of the vehicle, they can cause height interference and affect gas mileage. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been...
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  • Since you are looking for a non-permanent solution for carrying bikes with your 2011 Toyota Prius a trunk mounted bike rack would be your best option. The Thule Raceway part # TH9001PRO has been confirmed as a fit for you vehicle and is the nicest trunk rack we carry. What makes this rack far superior to the others is the attachment system. It uses 4 retractable coated steel cables to attach to the vehicle rather than 6 nylon straps like other racks. This makes installation...
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  • When using a hitch adapter, like part # HTAD, to use a 2 inch accessory in a Class I hitch the capacity of the hitch is reduced by 50 percent because of the added leverage from the weight of the bike rack and bikes being extended farther away from the rear of the vehicle. In your case 107 pounds will exceed 50 percent of the 200 pound capacity of any trailer hitch, like the hitch your referenced, # C11276, available for your 2012 Toyota Prius. Your best option for carrying...
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  • The biggest factor you will need to know in order for you to determine if you could transport your two Electra Townie bikes is the weight and wheelbases of the bikes. On Class I hitches you will not want to exceed tongue weight of 200 lbs. The Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 that you referenced cannot carry bikes that weigh more than 35 lbs or have wheelbases longer than 66 inches. If your Townie bikes weigh less than that and has a smaller wheelbase this bike rack should work well...
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  • The trunk mounted bike rack that I would recommend for your 2010 Toyota Prius that has been confirmed to fit your vehicle is the Thule Raceway 2 Bike Rack part # TH9001PRO. What makes this lightweight rack far superior to the others is the attachment system. It uses 4 retractable coated steel cables to attach to the vehicle rather than 6 nylon straps like other racks. This makes installation quick and easy and the cables also last longer. The cables store inside the rack...
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  • We do have a trailer hitch that fits the 2016 Toyota Prius (not the c or V models). It is Curt trailer hitch # C11426. I have included a link to the installation details for you. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes maximum on a Class I hitch. Curt also says you have to use stabilization strap...
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  • We have just the hitch and bike rack selection that you are looking for for your 2012 Toyota Prius, however, the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 60847, is only designed for the Honda Fit. For your vehicle, I would recommend the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 60263. We have quite a few bike racks that you can use with this hitch on your vehicle. I have attached a link to all of the bike racks that will work for you. Two bike racks that I would recommend would be the Thule Doubletrack...
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  • The Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, Th910XT, will fit the 2004 - 2009 Toyota Prius. When using the Thule Passage on these vehicles the rear window wiper cannot be used. If you have a 2001 - 2003 Toyota Prius the Thule 910 will not fit because the top straps cannot be mounted directly to glass.
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  • The Hollwood Racks Fat Tire Adapter Kit, part # HRSPRWH-F will fit square bars that measure 1-1/4 x 1-1/4 inches. You mentioned you have a Pro Series Q-Slot Bike Carrier, part # PS63134. Since your Q-Slot carrier has bars that measure 1-1/4 inch square, the # HRSPRWH-F will work just fine for you. This adapter can work with tires up to 5 inches wide.
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