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Toyota Prius Receiver Hitch
By: Craig Shipp

The 2004 Toyota Prius is already a practical hatchback that’s as versatile as any mid-size car but the addition of a hitch opens up many new possibilities. The photos herein show the clean look of this custom designed solution that was developed by the folks at coastaletech.com. Installation is a snap with the included step-by-step directions supplied by Costal.

The end result of this bolt-on installation is a clean factory look. All hardware is first class and the hitch is powder coated so it should weather well.


Above is a photo of the Soft Ride bike carrier we'll use to take our bikes with us when we travel. At right is a photo of the cargo carrier that was also purchased from the folks at coastaletech.com. The cargo carrier will come in handy when we need to haul a little extra gear or to transport the Segway Human Transporter.

 

All in all the addition of this hitch adds flexibility that although it's not needed every day when the need arises it can save the day. Keep in mind the Prius is not designed to pull trailers so I would suggest limiting the use of this hitch to bike and cargo carriers.


First Rate Design

At right are photos of the right and left mounting points for the receiver hitch. The factory installed tie-down hooks are removed and the hitch attaches utilizing the same bolts that held the tie-downs. The hitch is precision made so it lines up beautifully.

The designers were so thoughtful that they supplied a stainless steel hose clamp to us to compress the rubber muffler holder to allow for a little extra clearance. This is actually a positive addition because it makes the muffler hanger stronger without any adverse side effects.

Did you miss our earlier review of the 2004 Prius? If so click here!

Here's another interesting website with a lot of
Prius info: http://www.fred.net/tds/prius2004.html

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