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I can't find the old search but i remember about 2 years ago i read something abouttowing the prius can anyone help me out i would like to hook it up to my RV and use it on the short parts of the trips

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I don't think there is a towing issue as long as the front wheels are off the ground.
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Not sure about the '05 Owner's Manual, but in my '07 Manual it's Section 5 "IN CASE OF EMERGENCY" Page 372. While this applies to having the Prius towed {instead of towing the Prius, if you get the distinction}, the point is clear, that you can't tow the Prius with the front wheels on the pavement. This means you'd have to put it on a flat trailer or a front-wheel dolly.

Unfortunately, the Prius does not provide a manual release of the parking pawls, so you can't put it in NEUTRAL with the power OFF. There's a series of comments in PriusChat.com regarding this Prius peculiarity. This Prius feature also can prevent hand-pushing the Prius out of a tight parking place or garage if it needs to be jump-started or for other emergency services.

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