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Will Rocky Mounts MonoRail Bike Rack Fit 2017 Toyota Prius v With Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Hello: I have a 2017 Prius V with 1.25 inch hitch. Also have the 1.25 to 2 inch adapter. Will the Rocky Mounts Monorail 2 bike rack work with this set up? Thanks.

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There is a RockyMounts 2-bike rack that will work for you, the RockyMounts MonoRail 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches # RKY10003, which is compatible with your 2017 Toyota Prius v.

The reason you need to use this rack is because the only hitches that fit your '17 Prius v are Class I hitches - the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11276 and Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24847 - and these require the use of Class 1 compatible accessories.

So while you technically could use a 1-1/4" to 2" adapter that is compatible with Class I hitches, the Brophy Hitch Adapter # HTAD with the RockyMounts MonoRail 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # RKY10004, an adapter cuts the weight capacity of your hitch in half, which means with this set up your bikes could only weigh a combined 62 lbs. Not only that, the adapter with Lock # e98879 (to secure it to the hitch), along with the rack is more costly.

For all of those reasons, I highly recommend simply getting the Class 1 compatible MonoRail for your 2017 Toyota Prius v. I have added links to video reviews for you to check out of that rack, which is the RockyMounts MonoRail 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches # RKY10003.

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