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Trailer Hitch for 2018 Toyota Prius Prime With 2 Inch Receiver For Bike Rack

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Hello, I have a 2018 prius prime. Im looking for a hitch and bike rack to hold 3 bikes. id prefer not to use a hanging style rack but dont know if I can have a 2 hitch on my prius. What do you recommend?

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Expert Reply:

We do have one option for a trailer hitch that fits your 2018 Toyota Prius Prime that has a 2 inch receiver so you can use a 3-bike rack, which is from EcoHitch:

- EcoHitch Stealth Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7369

This hitch fits your Prius Prime and is the only option with a 2 inch receiver; every other hitch is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver and is only capable of carrying a 2-bike rack, so the EcoHitch is going to be perfect for your needs.

For a 3-bike rack, since you are looking for a platform rack instead of a hanging bike rack, the best option for you is the Kuat Transfer V2 Bike Rack for 3 Bikes # KU24FR

This is a 3-bike rack that holds your bikes by the front wheels so there is no contact with their frames, has trays which move 4 inches from side-to-side to ensure your bikes won't contact each other, and comes with a cable lock to secure your bikes to the rack, offering you outstanding security. I have added a link below to a video review for you to check out as well.

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Kyle S

Question:

Is there another option that doesn't have the cost of the EcoHitch

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Expert Reply:

I can definitely understand the concern over the cost, as the EcoHitch is a premium option. If you were okay with not having a 2 inch hitch and instead using a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver, there are two other hitches that fit your 2018 Toyota Prius Prime:

- Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24966

- Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11473

I do prefer the Draw-Tite in terms of quality and install as there isn't quite as much underbody fascia trimming needed with this hitch, but either will work. The other thing to keep in mind is that a Class I hitch can only hold two bikes, and you will need a Class I-compatible bike rack with good bumper and ground clearance such as the Hollywood Racks Destination 2-Bike Rack # HLY94FR.

I have added links below to a video install for you to check out of the Draw-Tite hitch as well as a video review of the Destination bike rack.

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