Well, a long look at storage options (16 cubic foot roof box) for the new Prius left me wanting something more than lower mileage, whistling roof racks and a scratched-up roof after a few outings. The better option looks like the hitch-mounted 13 cubic foot box, meaning it's time to choose a hitch. Rather than buying the first thing that crosses a counter at me at Camping World, I'm here to ask the experts. A particular brand? Any real advantage of Class II vs. Class I for this kind of application? Thanks in advance for your valuable comments on this one, I'm really out of my element for a change.
The capacity is 150#, but having a class II instead of a class I may have dividends later on for towing a utility trailer, etc. My gear is all high end efficiency stuff, having the storage box will allow me to carry firewood and some other gear to make room for more people in the vehicle.
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As far as an advantage of one over the other, I think you already answered that one.
Any of the well known brands would do fine. Curt, Reese, Hidden Hitch, or many others. I think the main problem will be finding one made for your vehicle. Could be wrong on that though - hope so.
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