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[*] posted on 3-22-2012 at 10:12 PM


We have several people who haul their land sailers behind small cars with these trailers and it works perfectly.



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[*] posted on 3-23-2012 at 05:41 AM


Dude I gotta see a prius tow a trailer.... That is freaking hilarious!

+1 for trailer tho... Sounds like the way to go ... Itll really pi$$ you off the first time you scratch that paint trying to lift a 150# 6' wide bug off the top if that thing...




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[*] posted on 3-23-2012 at 06:24 AM


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I know right? Scott and Dino make a cute couple :smilegrin:



Hitch+ Donnie special fab support+ one thule roof rack + one motorcycle ramp = one happy hauling Prius owner.

There ya go stud muffin! :wee:




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[*] posted on 3-23-2012 at 07:50 AM


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On top, yes. That's why I want to go rear rack :lol:

I've been all over the Prius forums doing homework ;-)

Kent, that's awesome news!!! That might be just the ticket! Thank you :thumbup:


So you found lots of other guys with Priuses hauling race buggies up top? :lol:

The trailer would really be nice and I'd go that route if I had a place at home to keep one.




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[*] posted on 3-23-2012 at 08:01 AM


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[*] posted on 3-23-2012 at 08:02 AM


Wait!!! You mean a Prius can do 70-80 mph. Is that with a tailwind and downhill??? :lol:
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[*] posted on 3-23-2012 at 09:32 AM


Todd, nice rig there man! Class 1 hitch?

Love all the Prius humor here, honestly. Would have bought something a bit more fitting had I known the Corsair was on the horizon :lol:

Considering the trailer Kent linked. Just a bit concerned about 12" wheels on the interstate.




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[*] posted on 3-23-2012 at 09:38 AM


I go from 31mpg to about 28mpg with the buggy on top. If I removed the seat and the back number plate I bet I might only lose 1mpg if that. Honestly it does not matter to me since my truck only gets about 9 mpg.
But seriously how far is your flying field? Are you driving a 100 miles every day to go fly? I would not think the lose of milage would add up that much to go fly. Its not like you are leaving the buggy up there all the time.
Hitch and trailer is a good option. I did not do it for a few reasons. pulling a trailer in CA you can only legally drive 55mph. With the bug on the roof I can do 70mph. And second my manual said warranty void if used to pull a trailer. So even though I did not plan to pull a trailer just a hitch mounted buggy rack I am sure they would still give me hassle if I needed some sort of warranty work and I had a hitch on there. Of course I could remove the hitch before I needed warranty but it just might cause drama and I did not want that on a new car.
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[*] posted on 3-23-2012 at 10:57 AM


yeah but if you drove a boys car you wouldn't have those issues............... :roll:



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[*] posted on 3-23-2012 at 01:05 PM


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[*] posted on 3-23-2012 at 01:48 PM


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yeah but if you drove a boys car you wouldn't have those issues............... :roll:


Ok, we found him some hitches. How about a nice 6" lift kit and some 12.50 Mud Terrains!




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Should work...worked for DMC




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[*] posted on 3-23-2012 at 01:55 PM


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yeah but if you drove a boys car you wouldn't have those issues............... :roll:


last time I checked your manliness dropped a few pegs as well. Your new ride would fit in the bed of your old truck me thinks :wee:
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[*] posted on 3-23-2012 at 02:08 PM


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I'll have a buggy soon that probably bigger than my car.



you mean like this...



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[*] posted on 3-23-2012 at 02:15 PM


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Quote:
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yeah but if you drove a boys car you wouldn't have those issues............... :roll:


last time I checked your manliness dropped a few pegs as well. Your new ride would fit in the bed of your old truck me thinks :wee:


Well, you're right, the Jeep is smaller but not by much. But I heard that those little Nissan's come with a complementary hair dresser's licence in the glove box, but I don't know for sure, nice color though matches the high lite's in your hair. ;-) You have to park the Cube next to the jeep when I'm down there.

Hopefully I'll see ya in a few days, Cant wait. Let the good time begin.

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[*] posted on 3-23-2012 at 02:54 PM


<LIKE> So now its the Coolbreeze/Dakitez show?



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[*] posted on 3-23-2012 at 03:18 PM


Nah......... just having fun. I'll leave the mud slinging up to Richard.



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[*] posted on 3-23-2012 at 05:34 PM


Cheezy: what class hitch is on that thing?



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[*] posted on 3-23-2012 at 05:38 PM


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Cheezy: what class hitch is on that thing?


Dunno, had it installed at U-Haul. It was the only one for my vehicle.




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[*] posted on 3-23-2012 at 08:09 PM


I have done several upgrade hitches. Like yours, my Camry is only offered in class 1 or 2. What I have done several times is to use the lightweight hitch, reinforce with square stock or plate metal so it attaches to your frame, or at least a heavier part of the spare tire well. Some diamond plate on the inside gives alot more strength. Next I slide the tiny hitch in the receiver and weld a short piece of 2" square stock right on top. This seems to give me a good hitch height, and will receive a (normal) hitch, or bike rack. Step on the ball and keep reinforcing till it is solid. Backyard engineering gets the job done. Had the Ivanpah Buggy and a travel trailer on it.



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[*] posted on 3-24-2012 at 05:12 PM


I know, I know...its not a Prius.....its a Jeep....I run over Prius's...JK
I just had to post a picture up of the buggy on the new trailer hitch that Coolbreeze made up for me.......Many thanks Grant.:thumbup::yes:



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[*] posted on 3-24-2012 at 08:06 PM


Ken/Coolbrease,
what is the clamp system you put on the bar to hold the rear axle down? does it lock? is it off the Yamaha systems or Thule?




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[*] posted on 3-24-2012 at 08:35 PM


OK, I had to get on mougl's team here a bit, my kia rio5 is smaller than a prius. 114hp automatic, but the thing only weighs 2600lbs. I call it the go cart for a reason:wee: 60 mile per day commute, 200 almost every weekend to the beach, gotta go with the little car. Gets 40 mpg when driven nicely, 24 when I drive it:lol:

I had a look at the larger folding trailer from HF with the 12" wheels in person, and they look pretty good. Grease zerk on the wheel bearings, 4 on 4 lug pattern and I think enough clearance under the fender well you could go up to a 14" wheel/tire to get the RPMs down on the hub - this is the problem with small trailer wheels.




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[*] posted on 3-24-2012 at 09:01 PM


They are Thule oar locks. They have a fastening cable but you can't actually lock them for security. They don't come lose and I've put many miles on mine.



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[*] posted on 3-24-2012 at 09:07 PM


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Ken/Coolbrease,
what is the clamp system you put on the bar to hold the rear axle down? does it lock? is it off the Yamaha systems or Thule?



They are the Thule 839 Get-a-Grip multipurpose/oar holders.





I had them on the roofrack when I had the Blazer.
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[*] posted on 3-24-2012 at 09:54 PM


Coolbrease/Ken, thank you thank you.
I have been looking for something as such, but not looking very hard. 27 straps to hold 2 bugs on the rack of the back of the wife's Motorhome is more of a pain than anything else. I like simple, simple is good. I will sell or trade one of my sons for 2 pair of clamps, any takers?
(the sons are not always as pleasant as the grand kids, the grandkids I keep, the sons can go):lol:




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[*] posted on 6-21-2018 at 09:19 PM


I had to dig up an old thread that related to what I had going on today with my car and kite buggy.

My wife has our Subaru impreza that I made a rear rack to hold my big buggy. I have to head to get part way to the ocean to ride the rest of the way with my parents in their truck. I have to drive my 1991 Toyota Mr2 to meet them. My big buggy isn't getting lifted easily on to that car by just me. It looks like I'll take my Flexifoil Navarro so I can get a little bit of play time. I figured out a way to hold it up there. Good old Thule square bar rack and some straps. I can still get into the back trunk. The engine compartment may be another story, good thing this car is generally reliable.

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Good job Eric
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