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Old 03 February 2013, 10:58   #1
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Interesting way of towing..

don't think its road legal though.

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Old 03 February 2013, 12:48   #2
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Nothing can top this ....
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Old 03 February 2013, 13:19   #3
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^ Way cool!

I shot the photo below yesterday, of my new drive system that is about to be heavily modified, as in everything but the motors and controller thrown away. I will build an aluminum frame and put sand tires on it, then build a cradle for the front of the boat. My goal is to drive just the boat, minus the trailer, across our beaches for launching and recovery. Something more along the lines of Sealegs, but not nearly as cool.



Here in the USA people laugh at me for towing my SIB with a Prius not a BIG American truck. I laugh at them though as I get 30 mpg towing, not 11 mpg last my last truck.

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Here in the USA people laugh at me for towing my SIB with a Prius not a BIG American truck
Isn't that because you're not supposed to tow with hybrids as it screws up the batteries?
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Old 03 February 2013, 13:31   #5
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Isn't that because you're not supposed to tow with hybrids as it screws up the batteries?
If you not supposed to tow with a hybrid why do they make a tow bar for it ! Or is held on with a ratchet strap to the fender as they say in the States...
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If you not supposed to tow with a hybrid why do they make a tow bar for it ! Or is held on with a ratchet strap to the fender as they say in the States...
"Toyota tells us that it does not offer the option of fitting a towbar to a Prius, because it's possible for the battery packs to overheat after a period of prolonged towing."

For the same reason, Lexus 4x4's are not recommended for off-road
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"Toyota tells us that it does not offer the option of fitting a towbar to a Prius, because it's possible for the battery packs to overheat after a period of prolonged towing."

For the same reason, Lexus 4x4's are not recommended for off-road
Wonder what there like in floods
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Wonder what there like in floods
Lexus don't quote a wading depth.

Does that answer your question?
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Lexus don't quote a wading depth.

Does that answer your question?
Yep there shite
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Just googled Prius details and it seems the tow bar is for carrying bikes !
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