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04-19-2015 11:37 PM
Slicknick You can. Small trailer is pretty light, just don't go over 1000lbs or so loaded up.
04-19-2015 06:32 PM
kennyorbrian
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Lol, I'm about 3/4's through my 2013 manual and I think it said you cannot tow anything with your ford focus....I was hoping to be able to tow something small, like a Uhaul unit when camping.
I'd love to tow a small uhaul trailer with my 2013 ford focus hatchback 5sp. Any luck finding a "greenlight" to do so without wrecking car or voiding warranty?
04-15-2015 07:06 PM
E365/5
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What do you tow?
I have an Aluma AE58. Fully enclosed, all aluminum. 750 lbs empty. Leaves about 700 lbs for payload. Fits 4'x8' sheets. One of the best purchases I've ever made.

04-15-2015 03:11 PM
Double///A\\\Ron I'd love to be able to tow a motorcycle trailer. It would make my purchasing area a lot larger and I wouldn't need a friend with a truck.
04-15-2015 02:20 PM
KiloRomeo
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I've towed with light, 4 cylinder cars for years and it's a breeze. I keep it to the unbraked trailer limits published in the European owners manual. For the Focus (1.0 ecoboost, 1.6 duratec, and 1.6 ecoboost) that's around 1,400 lbs. and 165 lbs. on the tongue.
What do you tow?
04-15-2015 02:19 PM
KiloRomeo
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I've towed with light, 4 cylinder cars for years and it's a breeze. I keep it to the unbraked trailer limits published in the European owners manual. For the Focus (1.0 ecoboost, 1.6 duratec, and 1.6 ecoboost) that's around 1,400 lbs. and 165 lbs. on the tongue.
680 kg (1500 #s) in Australia. Tow car of the year in Denmark.

Not that I tow with my Focus but I did tow with a 1.9l Jetta TDI (2000# rating) and will be towing with a 1.8l Corolla (1500 # rating). People shouldn't be afraid to tow with a small car if they do it in a safe way.
04-14-2015 11:06 PM
E365/5 I've towed with light, 4 cylinder cars for years and it's a breeze. I keep it to the unbraked trailer limits published in the European owners manual. For the Focus (1.0 ecoboost, 1.6 duratec, and 1.6 ecoboost) that's around 1,400 lbs. and 165 lbs. on the tongue.
04-14-2015 09:16 PM
roger821
Yeah, that sounds about right...

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Originally Posted by FFhb13 View Post
Lol, I'm about 3/4's through my 2013 manual and I think it said you cannot tow anything with your ford focus....I was hoping to be able to tow something small, like a Uhaul unit when camping.
I would never even dream of towing anything with my Focus, since I'm already on my second engine after 35K miles. I got the hitch to hold my bike rack, but other than that, no, won't be pulling anything else.
04-14-2015 09:09 PM
FFhb13 Lol, I'm about 3/4's through my 2013 manual and I think it said you cannot tow anything with your ford focus....I was hoping to be able to tow something small, like a Uhaul unit when camping.
04-14-2015 08:01 PM
E365/5 I just got a Westfalia 307459 swan neck trailer hitch. Had it shipped to the USA from PF Jones in England. I like the way this attaches to the chassis much better than the Curt/Hidden Hitch/Draw Tite units. I also don't like the 1-1/4" receiver square tube system - too much slop. This swan neck bolts rigidly. Was about $315 with UPS shipping (shipping was $145 of that). Arrived in only 3 business days.

Paint job arrived a little banged-up so I put some primer on the bare spot and a few coats of gloss black spray.

I'll post more pictures when I install it.


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