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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Toyota Prius

Hey everybody! Ryan here at etrailer.com. Today on our 2016 Toyota Prius, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Draw-Tite Inch and a Quarter, Max Frame trailer hitch receiver. This hitch is going to allow you to utilize hitch mounted accessories, things like bike racks, cargo carriers, and you can even use it for some light duty towing.As we all know, the Prius isn't the most spacious vehicle on the road today. And now since we have our hitch, you're going to be happy with the fact that we can use our accessories. That way it'll free up some room on the inside. That way, for example, if you and your friends want to hit the trails, you'll no longer have to hitch a ride with them and their big SUV anymore.Now, some of our customers actually wrote in and they said that they weren't even sure a hitch was available for their Prius but when they found it and went to install it, some of them had a little bit of difficultly.



Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2014 Toyota Prius, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Draw-Tite Class 1 Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 24847. So here's what our hitch is gonna look like once we have it installed on our Prius. It is gonna sit right below the bumper, but the main thing we're gonna see is that receiver tube sticking out. It's a Class 1 hitch, so we're gonna have an inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter receiver tube opening, which is going to do great for some smaller bike racks or smaller cargo carriers.Now the way we're gonna mount any of our accessories, the hitch pin hole here on the side. And it is gonna accept a standard half-inch pin and clip. Now these are not included in the kit, but you can pick them up here on etrailer.com along with some locking devices to keep your accessories secure.



Best 2019 Toyota Prius Trailer Hitch Options

Speaker 1: Today on our 2019 Toyota Prius, we'll be having a look at our best trailer hitch options. We have two hitches here today that fit the Prius. On the top we have a Draw-Tite Class 1 trailer hitch receiver, and then on the bottom we have a CURT Class 1 trailer hitch receiver. First we'll give you a brief summary about the differences between our hitches.In regards to appearance, we found that the CURT hitch here, with our personal opinion, is the better looking hitch here, so we'll give that one a win. As far as recreational use goes, we found that the Draw-Tite hitch has a slight advantage over the CURT hitch because there is no recommendation for use of a safety strap if you're using it for a non-trailer application.Now in my personal opinion, if I personally owned a Prius, I'd be leaning towards the CURT hitch myself because I feel that it looks the best on the vehicle. The color gives it a nice finished look and doesn't take away from any of the attractive, stylish lines on the back of the vehicle.The first difference that we found between our two hitches is in regards to appearance.



Best 2017 Toyota Prius Trailer Hitch Options

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Toyota Prius, we'll be having a look at our best trailer hitch options. We have two hitches here today that fit the Prius. On the top we have a Draw-Tite Class 1 trailer hitch receiver, and then on the bottom we have a CURT Class 1 trailer hitch receiver. First we'll give you a brief summary about the differences between our hitches.In regards to appearance, we found that the CURT hitch here, with our personal opinion, is the better looking hitch here, so we'll give that one a win. As far as recreational use goes, we found that the Draw-Tite hitch has a slight advantage over the CURT hitch because there is no recommendation for use of a safety strap if you're using it for a non-trailer application.Now in my personal opinion, if I personally owned a Prius, I'd be leaning towards the CURT hitch myself because I feel that it looks the best on the vehicle. The color gives it a nice finished look and doesn't take away from any of the attractive, stylish lines on the back of the vehicle.The first difference that we found between our two hitches is in regards to appearance.



Best 2018 Toyota Prius Trailer Hitch Options

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Toyota Prius, we'll be having a look at our best trailer hitch options. We have two hitches here today that fit the Prius. On the top we have a Draw-Tite Class 1 trailer hitch receiver, and then on the bottom we have a CURT Class 1 trailer hitch receiver. First we'll give you a brief summary about the differences between our hitches.In regards to appearance, we found that the CURT hitch here, with our personal opinion, is the better looking hitch here, so we'll give that one a win. As far as recreational use goes, we found that the Draw-Tite hitch has a slight advantage over the CURT hitch because there is no recommendation for use of a safety strap if you're using it for a non-trailer application.Now in my personal opinion, if I personally owned a Prius, I'd be leaning towards the CURT hitch myself because I feel that it looks the best on the vehicle. The color gives it a nice finished look and doesn't take away from any of the attractive, stylish lines on the back of the vehicle.The first difference that we found between our two hitches is in regards to appearance.



Best 2016 Toyota Prius Trailer Hitch Options

Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Toyota Prius, we'll be having a look at our best trailer hitch options. We have two hitches here today that fit the Prius. On the top we have a Draw-Tite Class 1 trailer hitch receiver, and then on the bottom we have a CURT Class 1 trailer hitch receiver. First we'll give you a brief summary about the differences between our hitches.In regards to appearance, we found that the CURT hitch here, with our personal opinion, is the better looking hitch here, so we'll give that one a win. As far as recreational use goes, we found that the Draw-Tite hitch has a slight advantage over the CURT hitch because there is no recommendation for use of a safety strap if you're using it for a non-trailer application.Now in my personal opinion, if I personally owned a Prius, I'd be leaning towards the CURT hitch myself because I feel that it looks the best on the vehicle. The color gives it a nice finished look and doesn't take away from any of the attractive, stylish lines on the back of the vehicle.The first difference that we found between our two hitches is in regards to appearance.



EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Toyota Prius

Speaker 1: Today on our 2010 Toyota Prius, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch, part number 306-X7178.Here's what our hitch is going to look like once we get it fully installed on our Prius. The best thing about this one is the fact that it is going to give us that 2" by 2" receiver tube opening, so it's going to have a lot of different options when it comes to accessories.Another nice feature of this one is the fact that the cross tube is completely hidden and all we're going to see is that receiver tube sticking out.The way we're going to mount any of the newer accessories that we may pick up, this is a 5/8 pinhole here on the side. It is going to accept a standard 5/8 pin and clip. While they're not included in the kit, you can pick them up here at etrailer.com.If you do plan on doing some light duty towing, the safety chain connection points are going to a plate style welded to the bottom. As you can see, we'll have plenty of room to get most sized hooks on or off without worrying about any kind of interference.What's nice about our EcoHitch is that it is made from recycled materials. It's going to have a black powder coat textured finish on it, so it's going to resist scratches and corrosion extremely well.Now as far as the weight capacity goes on our hitch, it's going to have a 200 lbs tongue weight, which is the maximum downward force at the receiver tube, and a 2,000 lbs gross trailer weight rating, which is the amount it can pull including the trailer and everything we have loaded on it.



Curt Trailer Hitch Installation - 2018 Toyota Prius

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Toyota Prius, we're gonna be taking a look at and I'm gonna show you how to install the Curt class one trailer hitch receiver, part number C11473. This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed. You can see the cross tube is completely hidden behind the bumper fascia. The only thing you can see is the receiver tube, and it sits nice and flush with the edge of the bumper fascia so you don't have to worry about hitting your legs or your shins on it when loading and unloading the back of the vehicle. This is gonna be a class one hitch. It's gonna be an inch and a quarter by an inch and a quarter.



Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Installation - 2018 Toyota Prius

Speaker 1: Here on this 2018 Toyota Prius, we'll be having a look at, and showing you how to install the draw-tite class one trailer hitch receiver, part number 24966.Here's what our hitch looks like installed. As you'll notice, our hitch is completely hidden behind our rear fascia. The only part you see hanging down is the actual receiver itself.You'll notice our receiver actually sticks out past our facial a little bit, but not too much. This makes this a great hitch for bike racks and cargo carriers, which is what many of our customers find themselves using with this hitch.On the side of our receiver, you'll find our industry standard half inch diameter hitch pin hole to secure your hitch mounted accessories. You can pick up a pin and clip separately, that's part number PC2 on our website.Welded onto the bottom of our receiver are rolled steel safety chain loops. Now what's great about these, even though this is a class one hitch with an inch and a quarter opening, they are still large enough to even accept a very large safety chain hook like this one.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Toyota Prius - Curt

Speaker 1: Today on our 2009 Toyota Prius we're going to be taking a look at, and showing you how to install, the Curt Class One Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C11468.Here's what our hitch is going to look like on our Prius. That cross tube is going to sit just right below the bumper and is going to be visible, but the main thing that we're going to see is the receiver tube sticking out. It's going to offer us an inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter opening, which is going to be perfect for adding a bike rack or cargo carrier to the back of our Prius.The way we're going to mount any of our accessories is going to be through the hitch-pin hole, here on the side. And it is going to accept a standard half-inch pin and clip, which are included with the hitch, which is always a nice added bonus. As far as the safety chain connection points go, it's going to be a loop-style welded to the bottom of the receiver tube and, as you can see, we're not going to have too much trouble getting most size hooks on or off. And, if we look, the hitch-pin hole is going to be slightly off-center, which is going to make it a lot easier to get those hooks in place and not have to worry about too much interference from the pin and clip or if you're using a locking device.As far as weight capacity goes, our hitch is going to have a 200 pound tongue weight, which is the maximum force at the receiver tube.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Toyota Prius - Draw-Tite

Speaker 1: Today on our 2009 Toyota Prius, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Draw-Tite Class 1 custom-fit trailer hitch receiver, part no: 24808.So here's what our hitch is going to look like. The cross-tube is going to sit right below our bumper and it is going to be visible, but the main part we're going to see is that receiver tube sticking out. Now it is going to offer us a 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" opening, which is going to be great for bike racks or cargo carriers so we can add some accessories to the back of our Prius.The way we're going to mount all those accessories is to the hitch-pin hole here on the side. It is going to accept a standard 1/2" pin and clip. While these aren't included in the kit, you can pick 'em here at etrailer.com. As far as the safety chain connection points go, it's going to be a loop-style welded to the bottom of the receiver tube.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Toyota Prius - Draw-Tite

Speaker 1: Today on our 2012 Toyota Prius we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Draw-Tite Class I custom fit trailer hitch receiver, part number 24847. Here's what our hitch looks like when it's fully installed. We are going to see the cross-tube and it's going to have a square tube design that's going to stick out just right below our bumper. Now, this is a Class I hitch, which means it's going to give us that inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter receiver tube opening, and our receiver tube is going to stick out past our bumper, just about an inch and a half. Our hitch is going to use a standard half inch pinning clip. They're not included, but you can pick one up on our website using part number PC2.As far as the safety chain loops go, they're going to be welded to the bottom and we're going to have plenty of room, as you can see, to get most hooks on or off.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Toyota Prius - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2017 Toyota Prius we'll be having a look at and installing the Draw-Tite Sport Frame Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 24944. All right, here's what our hitch looks like installed. As you can see, the only part you see underneath your vehicle is the receiver itself, on the bottom of which you'll have your safety chain loops, which are a rolled steel construction. What I like about these is you can hook on your safety chains from the back, the side or the front, giving you a full range of access for them. You shouldn't have much problems with hooking up most safety chains to it, since they are fairly large size. The rest of our hitch is completely hidden underneath our appearance panels here and behind our rear fascia, giving us a very clean and factory-like appearance under our vehicle. This hitch features a 200 pound max gross tongue weight rating, which is the amount of pressure pointing down, and a 2,000 pound max gross trailer weight rating, which is the amount of the pull power that you have.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Toyota Prius - Curt

Today in our 2017 Toyota Prius, we'll be having a look at and installing the Curt Class I trailer hitch receiver, part number C11426. Here's what our hitch looks like installed. As you can see, our hitch is completely hidden underneath our vehicle and all of our plastic panels. The only part that you'll see hanging down is our actual Class I inch and a quarter receiver itself, and then a rolled steel safety chain loops which are welded to the bottom of our receiver. These safety chain loops, they're nice because you can use safety chains on the back side, the side or on the front. They're pretty decent size, you shouldn't have problems using most safety chains on them. Now on the side of our receiver here, you'll find our industry standard 1/2 inch diameter hitch pin hole. There is a hitch pin included with this hitch, so you don't have to worry about purchasing one separately. At the end of our receiver, you find this nice welded on collar that helps give it a more finished look and gives it a little bit more strength and durability. This hitch features a 200 pound max gross tongue weight rating and a 2,000 pound max gross trailer weight rating.



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.



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.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Toyota Prius - Curt

Today on our 2014 Toyota Prius, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Curt custom fit class one trailer hitch receiver. This is an inch and a quarter opening, part number is C11276. Here's what the hitch looks like once you get it on your vehicle. As you can see, it's a pretty clean look. You're going to have the round tube, so it's a little softer than some of the other designs. This offers a 200 pound tongue weight capacity, 2,000 pound gross trailer weight capacity, but of course you're going to want to check with the Prius owner's manual to make sure those numbers are okay.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Toyota Prius - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2006 Toyota Prius, we'll be installing Hidden Hitch 1 1/4" Receiver Tube Hitch, part number 60894. Here's what our hitch will look like once installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 1 3/4". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 11 1/2". This will assist your selecting accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier.





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