1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Towing the Prius across the country.

Discussion in 'Towing' started by bowzerdoo77, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. bowzerdoo77

    bowzerdoo77 [OP] U.S.M.C.

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2007
    Member:
    #658
    Messages:
    512
    Gender:
    Male
    Twentynine Palms CA
    Vehicle:
    2006 DBL CAB 4x4TRD OFF ROAD
    6 inch pro comp lift, Nerf Bars Pro Comp Skid Plates.
    I am about to use a car dolly and tow my prius from North Carolina to Utah, My question is should I have anything speical done to my truck besides the obvious such as checking the ATF and having it flushed before I head out the door. has anyone used the Tacoma to tow a car before? and will it put miles on the prius as well?
     
  2. nathan3306

    nathan3306 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2012
    Member:
    #83300
    Messages:
    347
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nathan
    Charleston AFB, SC
    Vehicle:
    2012 SR5 DC 4X4
    Should be good to go. Do the basic maintenance on the truck and it will be fine.

    Mile on the prius... doubt it as it is front wheel drive and those will be on the trailer.

    I would highly recommend an actual car trailer. Those car dollies are a pain on the ass and I hate towing with them.
     
  3. Raceline08

    Raceline08 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011
    Member:
    #63578
    Messages:
    1,367
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brett
    Santa Rosa, ca
    Vehicle:
    Silver 08 DBC SB 4x4 TRD Offroad
    front Billies, 885x coils, taco lean spacer, TC UCA'S, Magnaflow 22" OME Dakars, Billy 110 rear's, B.A.M.F CMC, custom made E-locker guard
    No car dolly would be best.

    Brett
     
  4. Millertime187

    Millertime187 I'll be your huckleberry!

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Member:
    #87698
    Messages:
    1,920
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Clay City, KY
    Vehicle:
    2012 4x4 Single Cab Taco!
    EZ Lift/Pro Comp 3" lift. Spacer in front, add a leaf in rear, Bilstien 5100 shocks, TC UCA, 5% Tint all around, Painted all trim to match. Magnaflow muffler dumped, drop in k&n air filter, tinted tail lights
    Yea I've used both and for little cars Dolly's work the best!
     
  5. nathan3306

    nathan3306 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2012
    Member:
    #83300
    Messages:
    347
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nathan
    Charleston AFB, SC
    Vehicle:
    2012 SR5 DC 4X4
    Not sure how a car dolly is better or how far you guys have driven with them but I did not like them. Sure its and easier tow because there is less weight but Iturning with them and traveling across country with them was a real pain.
    Tow with what you want. Either will be fine but my vote still stands for an actual trailer.

    If you are renting a truck then I would use the rental to tow the car. Less wear and tear on your truck.
     
To Top