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  • For your 2017 Toyota Prius V, I recommend going with a trunk-mounted bike rack to transport your 3 bikes. The reason for this is that the available trailer hitches for your vehicle are all Class I hitches. Because of their lower capacity, you are only able to load a maximum of 2 bikes onto a bike rack using a Class I trailer hitch. Going with a trunk-mounted rack will allow you to transport your 2 adult bikes and child's bike on your vehicle. For a great trunk-mounted option,...
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  • I would need to know how much each electric bike weighs to determine if you will be able to carry them on the 2015 or 2016 Toyota Prius V. To use a hitch mount rack, which is going to be the only way to carry heavier bikes on a Prius, the hitch option I recommend is # 24847. This is a Class I hitch rated for 200 pounds tongue weight. Many of the bike racks that are rated for a Class I hitch do not have a very high capacity. So the Class I compatible bike carriers that might...
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  • For your 2016 Toyota Prius V with a spoiler the Hollywood Racks Over the Top part # HRF2 is a confirmed fit that would work well. This rack is specifically designed to fit over vehicles with spoilers like yours and has a 35 lb per bike capacity so it would work well. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat...
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  • For your 2016 Prius V Wagon with 2 inch hitch receiver, I recommend the Thule Vertex Swing 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Swinging # TH9031XT. This rack has a swing away design to allow complete access to your hatch even with bikes loaded. This rack has anti-sway cradles and arched arms to put bikes slightly farther apart. It has an integrated cable lock and the built in handle makes it easy to carry, install, and remove the carrier. It includes a strap with buckle to keep the...
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  • Since only Class l hitches only are available for your 2015 Toyota Prius V, you will be limited to a 2-bike carrier. I recommend the Thule Helium Aero, part # TH9042. This is a 2-bike carrier and is constructed of lightweight aluminum. This carrier weighs just 18-1/4 lbs and has a weight capacity of 70 lbs or 35 lbs per bike. This bike carrier will tilt when empty to allow access to the rear cargo area of your Prius. The carrier also includes locks that secure the bikes to...
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  • The Swagman XTC2 part # S64670 that you referenced would be a great option for you. This is one of our best selling racks and it works great on the Toyota Prius like yours. The wheel straps really don't do much as the hook of the rack is what really secures the bikes to it. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well on a Prius like yours. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported...
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  • The Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top 3 Bike Rack # HRF2-3 is going to be the best rack for you 2015 Toyota Prius V. It is designed for hatchback vehicles with spoilers so the mounting straps will not make contact and damage your spoiler. The anti-sway cradles also prevent the bikes from coming into contact with each other to protect your Prius. I've attached a video of the Over-The-Top attached to a 2013 Toyota RAV4 which will have a similar fit on the hatch. If you're going...
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  • If the issue is that your Kuat Sherpa Hitch bike rack # SH12G when installed in your Prius' hitch tips to one side, you might try loading the bikes facing in opposite directions. Some bikes can be heavier towards the front or rear and so loading them facing each other can sometimes help to even out the weight distribution between the driver and passenger sides. You might also check your hitch receiver tube to see if it is bent or distorted. One of the two hitches offered for...
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  • The shipping weight of the Rola TX-102, part # 59400 is 31.98 lbs. Minus the box and packaging, the rack weighs right at 27 lbs. If you'll be transporting women's bikes or bikes with sharply-angled top tubes, you might also consider a frame adapter bar like part # 64005. The bar spans the distance between the handlebar gooseneck and the seat post, which provides a secondary attachment point for the bike rack. This allows the bike to be carried level, which maximizes ground...
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  • The Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top 3 Bike Rack, part # HRF2-3 is confirmed to be a fit for your 2014 Prius V. This bike rack is designed for vehicles with or without spoilers and will work well for you. This bike rack will carry 3 bikes and has durable cradles that help protect the bike finish and keep the bikes from banging into one another. The bike carrier also fold for easy storage. When carrying bikes with alternative frames like kids bikes or women's bikes I recommend...
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  • For your 2014 Prius V, the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Aluminum - Metallic Black # NV12B or the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Aluminum - Matte Black # BA12B will allow you to open the rear gate of your Prius. The tilting functions will give you a little additional space to let you load and unload cargo. The difference between these two bike racks is that the Base model comes with the wider tire ability...
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  • I haven't yet seen a Class II hitch available for a Prius, usually you'll see a Class I. Although both a Class I and II have the same 1-1/4 inch by 1-1/4 inch receiver opening, the Class 1 has a much lower tongue weight capacity (200 lbs versus 300 or 350 lbs for a Class II). Your hitch should have a label on it that will positively identify the class and the tongue weight capacity. If you have a Class I hitch, the hitch and bike rack manufacturers agree that no more than...
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  • After an extensive search though our bike rack offerings, I arrived at a couple of bike carrying solutions for you. If you can lighten the weight of each bicycle by just 5lbs each (perhaps by removing the battery pack?), the Saris Freedom SuperClamp EX, part # SA4025F could work for you if your bike does not have a front fender or luggage rack. The Thule EasyFold, part # TH9032 would be your best bet. The rack can carry two bikes weighing up to 65 lbs apiece. The rack holds...
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  • I have a trunk mounted bike rack solution I can recommend for you, but the Saris Bones part # SA805 has not been confirmed as a fit for your 2014 Toyota Prius V so I cannot recommend it for you. I recommend the Yakima Fullback trunk rack part # Y02633 because we recently asked our install and demo team to pick their favorite trunk rack based on performance and ease of install/use and they all picked this trunk rack. You will really like this rack. The four easily adjustable...
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  • We have a trunk mounted bike rack that is a fit for the 2014 Toyota Prius V with a spoiler, but the Saris Guardian 3 is not a fit. I confirmed this with my contact at Saris. Check out the Hollywood Racks Trunk Bike Racks # HRF2-3. This rack has an additional upper arm piece that moves the top straps up and over that spoiler so no weight is put on it (since the spoiler is not meant to support weight). I have included a link to a video that shows how it works. If you will...
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  • For your 2014 Toyota Prius V, I recommend the Rola Sport GTX Series, part # 59729. This is a value focused rack that will add a great, easy to install roof rack onto your Prius V and allow you to use the Malone Pilot TC ST Roof rack, part # MPG2103. The Rola Sport GTX rack includes integrated locks and channel mounts, giving you a wide range of flexibility beyond the bike rack. I've included video reviews of the Malone Pilot so you can get a feel for its features and performance...
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  • It is not likely that you will be able to get all 4 bikes on the roof of your 2014 Toyota Prius V, even if you alternate the directions. There is also the possibility that the combined weight of the bikes and carriers they are on would exceed the roof capacity (consult the vehicle owners manual or Toyota for the roof capacity). Three bikes are likely not going to be a problem though you may need to alternate directions. What I recommend is to put 2 bikes on the roof and...
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  • The Thule Raceway trunk bike rack # TH9001PRO will fit your 2014 Toyota Prius V but I would NOT recommend it as it will add too much stress to the factory spoiler. The best option for your 2014 Toyota Prius V is the Hollywood Rack # HRF2 because it will mount so there isn't any stress on the factory spoiler. Please note the maximum weight capacity is 70 pounds. I have linked a installation video as well. You will also need an Adapter bar # HRBA-PRO depending on what type...
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  • I have a solution for you, but the reason that you should only load 2 bikes on the Saris Porter bike rack when using a Class I hitch, is because with 3-4 bikes loaded, even if you are under the tongue weight, there is too much weight that is far from the hitch. This produces more torque on the tongue and can actually bend or twist the Class I hitch. You will want to transport the third bike on the roof of your 2014 Prius V with a roof rack and roof bike rack carrier like the...
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  • Your 2014 Prius V is designed for Class l trailer hitches only so that restricts the amount of bikes that can be carried in the hitch to 2, but I do have a solution for you that will allow you to carry 3 bikes. I recommend a trunk mount bike rack like the Hollywood Racks Over-The-Top, part # HRF2-3. This will work with vehicles with or without a spoiler and can carry 3 bikes weighing up to 35 lbs each. I have attached a link to a product review video you can check out. If...
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