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Old 01-30-2009, 09:18 AM   #1
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I Drive a 2001 zx3, and I will be moving soon from michigan to texas, and was wondering if i could pull a 6 foot by 12 foot trailer fully loaded? if so, would my car being lowered mess with it at all? and if not, wha size could i pull?

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Old 01-30-2009, 09:38 AM   #2
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a 6x12' trailer behind a focus will surely kill it. that size trailer would be a lot wider than your car. my 6x12 is really 8' tire to tire, and trying to stop it.... thats a whole different story. save the focus, rent a u-haul truck and a car trailer, load up the truck, your car, throw it on the trailer, and go.
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:00 AM   #3
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I cant afford a truck and car carrier, the only option really is a trailer, what if i go with the 5 by 8 one?
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sry a lil off topic but where in texas are you moving to??
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hope you have ABS and dont expect to get the 30+ hwy mpg haha
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honestly, the focus isn't a great vehicle to be pulling any kind of weight behind it. I mean you could if you really wanted to but it will be dangerous when trying to stop or take turns and switch lanes. I think you should avoid using the focus as a towing vehicle as it will really put alot of stress and streign on the motor, tranny and drive components.
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I don't know your situation, and it's really not my business. I'll just say if you can hold off for awhile and save some money, do it. Do the move the right way, the safe way.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:52 PM   #8
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well i would like to wait but, when uncle sam says be here at this time, i kinda have to...
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make good ol uncle sam move ya
no...... but i would try find a way to use something else
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do u have an auto?? if so, ur tranny won't like you. if you have a manual, then u can kiss ur clutch byebye if its stock. you may be able to tow something small if you have a good clutch, but you really don't want to tow. w/ all the toungue wait in the rear, then you will take teh weight off the front, thus no maneuvering. ur breaking will be horrid, ur rear suspension will be shot, and GL going up any type of hills. unless ur trailer is less than 200 lbs loaded, you should never tow w/ a fofo.
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