Towing a Prius

Discussion in 'Towables' started by mike2u, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. mike2u

    mike2u New Member

    Need help towing a Toyota Prius. What are the steps for towing on tow dolly?
  2. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Towing a Prius

    Hi Mike2u I can only assume that it is a front wheel drive. If so I see no problem, I do tow on a dolly a 2000 Honda Accord with no problems. I also tow A4D Saturn. I asked my local police dept about needing a tag for the dolly, I was told it not required and I have been to SD to AZ with the dolly. I do recommend that each and every time you stop for gas you check the tire straps and tighten if needed. Oh almost forgot I did to add a 2x12x4 to the ramps to get the Honda to clear the cradle that the sits and rides in. Good luck with your decision. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  3. Dragonrover

    Dragonrover New Member

    Re: Towing a Prius

    Don't forget that you'll also need some sort of braking system, if you don't already have one.
  4. akjimny

    akjimny Senior Member

    Re: Towing a Prius

    I tow a Chevy Venture mini-van on a tow dolly. Let me add to Hollis' remarks - check your tire tie down straps AND the pin on the tilt mechanism. The dolly will make horrible grinding noises on the pavement if you lose the pin. I know from experience. My dolly has electric brakes that come on when the MH brakes are applied. They help, especially with steep downhills.
  5. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Re: Towing a Prius

    Check you owners manual but I think no toyota's can be towed 4 down so the dolly is the answer and get the dolly with brakes.


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