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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Toyota Prius - Curt

Today on our 2015 Toyota Prius we're going to be taking a look at and showing you hot to install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class I, part number C11276. Here's what it looks like once it's installed. You can see it's got a nice round tubular design, it's going to tuck up nicely against the bottom side of our Prius. We have a nice, large flat style safety chain loops. We've got an inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter receiver, class one. It's going to be a complete bolt on design, utilizing factory weld nuts.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Toyota Prius - Curt

Today on our 2016 Toyota Prius we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C11426. This hitch will do really well for you with any of your 1 1/4 inch accessories, and it should give you plenty of clearance with just about whatever accessory you may have. Although it's tucked up tightly, it's far enough back to where you shouldn't have many clearance problems with accessories that you may for this. This hitch features the 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 inch receiver tube opening. It's got this nice reinforcement collar around it there. For any trailer that you may hook up to this, in order to do some light-duty towing, it's got those nice rolled steel safety chain connection points which give you pretty good access so you should be able to get just about whatever type of safety chain connection in there. The installation for this hitch, it is time consuming but it's not terribly difficult.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Toyota Prius - Draw-Tite

Today in our 2016 Toyota Prius, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Draw-Tite sport frame Class one trailer hitch receiver, part number two four nine four four. Here's what this hitch is going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. As you can see, it's nicely tucked up against the underside of the rear fascia here so that it's pretty well hidden. All you can see because of the under body paneling is the receiver tube and safety chain connection points here. Overall, this hitch is very well hidden and going to keep you car nice and attractive. It features the one and a quarter by one and a quarter inch receiver tube opening so it's going to be really good for any one and a quarter inch accessories you may have. It's got the safety chain connection points here so in case you're doing some light duty towing and need to hook up the safety chains on your trailer, you'll be able to hook them up right there.



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.





Toyota Prius Questions

  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Usually owners of bikes with carbon frames shy away from bike carriers that make any contact with the frame such as # HR1400. If you were to clamp the hooks down too tightly it could damage the frames. A carrier that holds the bikes at the tires, such as the Swagman Semi, # S64698-99, is the preferred method of transporting carbon frame bikes. This particular carrier only fits 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. If you have a Class I trailer hitch with 1-1/4 inch receiver...
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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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  • 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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  • I believe I have a solution for you, but it will require you to install trailer wiring on your 2010 Toyota Prius. For trailer wiring you will want the Tow Ready wiring harness part # 118505. This will give you a 4-way with a running light circuit that you could use to power a light for the license plate that would only come on when your headlights are on. You will then have to mount a lighted license plate bracket on your cargo carrier like the part # LPL55CB. You will...
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  • The Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Receiver Hitch # 24847 is a confirmed no-drill bolt-on installation on your 2014 Toyota Prius. I have linked the written instructions, a helpful article as well as a video to guide your installation. For your choice of 2-bike hitch-mount carrier, both the Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 and their Chinook 2 # S64683 are compatible platform carriers that will work with your hitch. The Chinook does offer a higher bike weight capacity and included locks,...
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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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  • Yes, as long as your Prius and your Eurovan have a trailer hitch installed, you can use the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier, item # TH990XT. This DoubleTrack will fit in Class I and II 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches and Class III 2 inch trailer hitches with the included adapter. You will need to consider the weight of the bike rack along with the weight of the bikes and check the capacity of your vehicle and the hitch installed on them. The Doubletrack weighs 47...
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  • The issue with a Class I trailer hitch is not how much the bikes weigh, entirely, it is the amount of torque produced by having weight further from the hitch. With more weight further from the hitch, even if it is a little weight, it can damage the hitch, the rack, and the vehicle, especially when you add in any up and down movement while traveling. You may have heard of or even used a cheater or breaker bar when changing a tire. The longer the bar the easier it is to loosen...
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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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  • When accessories that use the T-slot are installed, the strip can be removed completely to accommodate the T-bolts. Or, you can trim the rubber strip to accommodate the accessory, but cover the remaining portion of the T-slot to reduce wind noise. After the strips are trimmed, if you want to use the crossbars without a t-slot accessory, you can install a replacement strip like part # TH853354407. The Whispbar Roof Rack by Yakima uses a slightly different T-slot arrangement....
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  • Yes, Thule roof cargo boxes will attach to round Yakima crossbars. It looks like you have a 2011 Toyota Prius with the Yakima roof rack that consists of # Y00409, # Y00699, # Y00605, and # Y00124. For a smaller cargo box that would fit this rack I would recommend the Thule Force part # TH624. I attached a review video that shows this box being demoed on a similar Prius as yours.
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  • We have just the hitch and bike rack selection that you are looking for for your 2012 Toyota Prius. For your vehicle, I would recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch #24776. 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 2 Bike Rack, # TH990XT, and the Thule Helium Aero 2 Bike Rack, # TH9042. The Doubletrack...
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  • I have a great solution for you, but the MaxxHaul Bike Rack part # MT70387 would not be ideal for carbon frame bikes since it grabs the frame of the bike to secure it. The best recommendation I can make that will still be somewhat easy on the wallet is the Kuat Transfer part # TS02G. This will only touch your bike at the tires so your carbon framed bikes and wheels wouldn't be touched. If you need a hitch for your 2009 Toyota Prius you would also want the Draw Tite Hitch...
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