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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 2015 Toyota Prius Hitch Options

Today we'll be taking a look at the best three hitch options available for our 2015 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, part number 60263. All of our trailer hitches that we have up here today are going to be class one, 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.



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.



Husky WeatherBeater Front and Rear Floor Liners Review - 2014 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2014 Toyota Prius we're going to review and install the Husky WeatherBeater custom auto floor liners for front and rear, part number HL98923, tan in color. This application is also available in gray, part number HL98922; or black, part number HL98921. Now to begin our install we need to remove the old or manufacturer's floor mats. As we do that, we'll go ahead and take note of the dirt and debris that's come off of the floor mat and is getting onto the vehicle's carpeting. Now with the mat out of the way, we can really see the excessive dirt and even a dirt line that's formed around and underneath the manufacturer's floor mat. Now let's install the new Husky WeatherBeater custom floor liner. As we slide the liner in place, we'll line up the special modlings that will go over the manufacturer's attachment points. That, along with the special nibs on the bottom of the liner, and the custom contouring, will hold the liner in place so it doesn't shift and move around.



Inno Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2006 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2006 Toyota Prius, we'll be doing a test fit of the Inno roof mounted cargo box. That's part number INBRA1170CA. To begin our test fit, as you can see I've already set the cargo on top of our roof rack system. Now for our Prius here today, as you can see, I've got the cargo box slid all the way forward so it will clear our antenna as well as clear our rear hatch. With that being done, let's go ahead and connect it to our roof rack system. I want to point out that it will fit most roof rack systems, your round, square, aero, elliptical and factory roof rack systems as well. We've opened it up, turned the key, pressed the button.



Titan Chains Ladder Pattern Twist Link Tire Chains Installation - 2007 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2007 Toyota Prius we'll be taking a look at the Titan Chains snow tire chain, with a ladder pattern. Part number TC1126. As you can see here to connect the cross chains here to our side chains there are the metal keepers, and on the backside they are flat. The flat side is the side you want on your tire and on the side wall so it doesn't damage your tire. On one side you have open chains on the front and back, and on the other end, on the backside you have a hook and on the front side you have a fastener that goes with the chains to tension your chains up and make them nice and tight around your tire. Here's what our new Titan chains look like installed on our Prius. As you can see, nice and secure fit on both sides.



Surco Products Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2014 Toyota Prius we're going to be doing a test fit of the Surco cargo carrier. This is going to be your 20 by 48" model, steel constructed, with a 300 pound weight capacity. It will have an 1-1/4" shank for your class one and two hitches, and it will be part number 52017. Just remember with this cargo carrier that it does not come with your hitch pin and clip and it will be sold separately. You can obtain one, part number PC2, on our website if you so choose. Let's go ahead and get it fitted onto our class one receiver that we have here today. Insert your shank into your receiver and line up your pinholes.



Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chain Review - 2007 Toyota Prius

Today our on our 2007 Toyota Prius we're going to take a look and install the Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains. In our ladder pattern with steel rollers part number TC1026. Now here's what our Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chain looks like on our Prius. As you see, nice snug fit here on the tire that's going to give you added traction in inclement weather, whether it be snow or ice. As you can see, it has rollers here at the cross sections, that's going to dig into the snow and ice to give you you're traction. It is completely adjustable with the links here on the front and back, and if you do have excess links here there is a keeper to hold them to keep them from spinning around and damaging your vehicle while going on the road. The cable style chain provides good traction in light snow. The rollers wrap around the cables to form cross chains that give you traction and the low profile design makes for a smooth ride.



Saris Freedom SuperClamp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2014 Toyota Prius, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Saris Freedom, this is going to be your super clamp platform style 2 bike rack. It does come with your 1 1/4 shank for your 1 1/4 class 1 and class 2 hitches as well as a 2 inch adapter for your class 3 and up. Also it's going to be part number SA4025 and we'll go ahead and fit it onto our class 1 hitch that we have here today. Insert your shank into your receiver and line up your pin holes. Once you have your pin holes lined up, insert your anti rattle bolt to move the lock in and place that through. Thread it in as far as you can by hand this anti rattle bolt is going to help to eliminate a lot of the play, rattle and wobble that you may have in your bike rack and I'll show you that as soon as I get it hand tightened. With a regular pin and not an anti rattle bolt, this is the kind of bouncing, swaying and rattle you would have.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2006 Toyota Prius

Today, on our 2006 Toyota Prius, we will be testing the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System, using part number RRVA126S-2 for the 49-inch Aluminum Rhino-Rack Crossbars, front and rear, and part number RRRLKVA for the 2500 Series Leg Kit, and part number DK079 for the Clamps and Pads. I've already got the front crossbar already installed on our Toyota Prius. I'm going to go ahead and show you how to put together the leg kit and then install it on our crossbar and then we'll put the rest of it on our vehicle. The first thing we'll do is we'll take part of our leg kit here. We're going to take this leg bolt off. We're going to grab one of our clamps.



Yakima Watersport Carriers Review - 2006 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2006 Toyota Prius, we will be test fitting the Yakima Sweet Roll Kayak Carrier. That's part number Y04074. I've already got the other three installed on our crossbars, as you can see. That's going to fit your round, square or aero elliptical in most factory rail systems, so it's got a universal stock clamp. We just want to make sure that's opened up all the way. That way it goes around our crossbars, just like that. Then when we've got it in position, you can go ahead and tighten that down.



Saris Axis Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2014 Toyota Prius we're going to be doing a test fit of the Saris Freedom. This is going to be your hanging-style 2-bike rack. It is tilting and it does come with an 1-1/4" shank with a 2" adapter. It's going to be part number SA832B. Let's go ahead and place it onto our 1-1/4" class one hitch that we have here today. Go ahead and slide it in until the pinholes are lined up.



Saris Freedom Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2014 Toyota Prius, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Saris Freedom. This is going to be your platform style 2 bike rack. Comes with an 1 1/4 shank for your 1 1/4 receivers as well as a 2 inch adapter. It's going to be part number SA4412B. We'll go ahead and get it fitted onto our 1 1/4 receiver that we have here. Insert your shank into the receiver.



Saris Thelma Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2014 Toyota Prius we're going to be doing a test fit of the Saris Thelma. This is going to be your platform-style 3-bike rack. It's going to be for our 1-1/4" receiver that we have here today. You'll see that it does have an 1-1/4" shank, but it also comes with a 2" adapter for your bigger hitches. It's going to be part number SA4239B. Let's go ahead and place it onto our Prius. Go ahead and insert your shank into your receiver and line up your pinholes.





Toyota Prius Questions

  • 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 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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  • 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 spoke with our various roof rack manufacturers, Thule, Yakima Whispbar, Rola and Rhino Rack. Thule was the only manufacturer that has a rack solution for your vehicle that is compatible with the sunroof/solar panel on the roof of your Prius. If you prefer the AeroBlade type crossbar, you can construct a roof rack using 53 inch crossbars, part # THARB53, the Rapid Traverse Foot Pack, part # TH480R and the vehicle specific fit kit, part # THKIT1566. If you prefer a square...
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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 would recommend you get a Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 60263. This hitch is compatible with your 2011 Toyota Prius and would be a good choice for carrying a 2 bike carrier. I attached installation instructions and an installation video for this product for you to check out also. For a bike rack you will need to make sure you pick out a rack that is designed for a 1-1/4 inch hitch opening and is compatible with Class I hitches. Since the hitch for your vehicle will be a Class...
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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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  • 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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  • Cable style tire chains # PW1034 will fit tire size 215/45-17. We have several tire chain options that will fit this tire size and I have included a link to the right to them for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more information on the use of chains. I have also linked our help article on tire chains.
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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 am not certain the Thule Helium, # TH9042, would be the best option. If the rack is going to contact that ground, it would happen at the straight piece (shank) that fits into the receiver. At the lowest point, it sticks down 3/4 inches from the bottom of the trailer hitch receiver opening. At the bottom of the upright bar, it is 4 inches from the top of the receiver opening. What I recommend is a bike rack that has a rise on it immediately from the trailer hitch.Take a...
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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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  • We have 3 hitches that will work with your 2010 Toyota Prius (see link). All of the hitches are bolt on installations with no drilling or welding required. I would recommend the Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch, item # 60263, for your vehicle. This hitch comes with the proper drawbar pin and clip for your vehicle and has a good fit close to the underside of the rear fascia. All three of the hitches will install with the receiver just under the rear fascia. Some items you...
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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 has a roof rack confirmed to fit your 2015 Toyota Prius without a sunroof. For that you would want the following components. Yakima Q Towers part # Y00124 Q99 Clips part # Y00699 Q5 Q Clip part # Y00605 44 inch Fairing # Y07048
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  • I have a solution for you, but the Yakima Ridgeback bike rack part # Y02457 that you referenced is only designed to fit Class II 1-1/4 inch hitches. Your 2005 Toyota Prius would have a Class I hitch installed on it so this rack wouldn't work for you. For a similar bike rack that would work well in a Class I hitch you would want the Thule Vertex Bike Rack part # TH9028XT. This is basically the Thule version of the Ridgeback that would work well for you as it is confirmed to...
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  • Our roof rack manufacturers have differing opinions of fitting roof racks on the 2011 Prius with the glass roof option. Rhino Rack, Yakima and Inno rack fits exclude models with the glass roof. However, Thule offers options that will work with glass roofed vehicles- but they state that the roof should NOT be opened while the rack is in place. So long story short, a Thule rack would be your best bet. For maximum fuel economy and a minimum of wind noise, you'll want to go...
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  • To install the Thule K-Summit Tire Chains like # TH02230K23, you will not have to jack up the car for installation. These chains are self-centering and self-tensioning. You will not have to remove the lug nut when attaching the center part of the chains. This set comes with a 17mm and 19mm attachment piece that fits over the lug nut. We actually have a video showing how these chains work. I have provided a link to the video for you to view. I have also included a link to the...
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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 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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