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06-12-2016 10:15 PM
Slicknick my god. Today I had the car loaded up for a family bike ride. Kid trailer in the hatch, three bikes on the hitch bike rack and all four of us in the car. The car was struggling up hills, i used sport mode so it would downshift sooner and stay in lower gear. I had no problem around town but was not fun on the highway.

I'll put a hitch on the rogue next week.
06-11-2016 05:31 PM
Mike_Mac Seemed fine. Car squatted about 1/2"-3/4". Road normal so I would say no different then people in the back.

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06-11-2016 05:16 PM
ELCouz
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5speed. With 1 500lbs I found to accelerate normal I was shifting about 500 rpm higher. But I cruised fine in 5th at anything over 60kmh (max I took it up to was 100kmh)

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How's the suspension feeling about that ?
06-11-2016 05:11 PM
Mike_Mac
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Are you towing with a DCT or 5spd ?
5speed. With 1 500lbs I found to accelerate normal I was shifting about 500 rpm higher. But I cruised fine in 5th at anything over 60kmh (max I took it up to was 100kmh)

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06-11-2016 04:53 PM
ELCouz
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Car has a 2in receiver class II hitch. Not sure where it came from it was on the car when I bought it from Ford.

Since the escape is the same platform it may have been ment for that.

I have towed around 1 500lbs including trailer without any issues. I'll be adding brakes to the trailer soon to play it safe.

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Are you towing with a DCT or 5spd ?
06-11-2016 03:20 PM
Mike_Mac



Car has a 2in receiver class II hitch. Not sure where it came from it was on the car when I bought it from Ford.

Since the escape is the same platform it may have been ment for that.

I have towed around 1 500lbs including trailer without any issues. I'll be adding brakes to the trailer soon to play it safe.

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06-11-2016 10:36 AM
block or get a new bike carrier. BTW, I find this amazing - we fairly easily fit a 26" mountain bike into my friend's 2015 Prius. I doubt it would fit into my 2013 Focus hatch.
06-10-2016 09:12 AM
Cheddarhead
Hitch Adapter

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You will need an adapter then. 1.25 to 2"
I have an adapter...which is functional. But the length of the adapter (about a foot...) does extend the moment arm, which in turn makes the rack a little less secure.

Minor inconvenience. I would "prefer" to have a 2" receiver, but I can certainly make do with the adapter if a 2" design is not readily available.
06-09-2016 11:11 PM
Slicknick You will need an adapter then. 1.25 to 2"
06-09-2016 01:24 PM
Cheddarhead So...after waiting three days for a response to an email and the post above, I called Torklift.

Short answer: the hitch that they offer in a 2" receiver is not confirmed to be compatible with a non-electric version of the 3rd generation Focus.

Disappointed...my bike carrier (Saris BAT carrier) requires a 2" receiver.
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