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trailer hitch for 2005 ford focus.

Postby slowcowboy » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:07 pm

thinking with gas prices so high I am wanting to pull a small light trailer with my ford focus to haul stuff I normaly would that is light with a pickup. like a small harbor freight trailer and its tempting to build a one man really ulturalight teardrop.

how would I get a trailer hitch on a compact car with no frame under it. as modern cars are pretty much tin cans with wheels attached.

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Re: trailer hitch for 2005 ford focus.

Postby Gage » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:26 am

etrailer.com has several hitches for the Ford Focus at $131. :thinking:

http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2005_Ford_Focus.htm
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Re: trailer hitch for 2005 ford focus.

Postby rainjer » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:36 am

Max tow capacity 1000#.
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Re: trailer hitch for 2005 ford focus.

Postby bobhenry » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:52 am

Suzuki Esteem Not rated to tow.

Had to order a custom hitch thru Drawtite.

I have move most of my home with this little car.

It has hauled 1300# of drywall

Even more lumber and it gets 32 to 35 MPG while doing it :D
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Re: trailer hitch for 2005 ford focus.

Postby slowcowboy » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:00 am

I am not going to be hauling much over probaly 500 lbs and the trailer will be a light harbor freight one. slow thanks gage kinda what I was after. and thanks bob. slow
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Re: trailer hitch for 2005 ford focus.

Postby rowerwet » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:53 am

I found a Reese hitch assembly for my 2001 Focus at a local discount store for $20. the hitch assembly through bolts to the spare tire well at a couple of points and also has two U shackles that go through the metal rear bumper (yes there is a metal channel inside all that plastic and foam) I installed it myself in a couple hours, and even used some of the extra parts in the kit to reinforce the wheel well mount a bit more.
In the US the Focus did not change until 2012, so the hitch assembly is the same 01-11.
The Focus had the lower powered engine (single valve intake) but it was never lacking for power, even when towing my tear.
I miss that car, we sold it with over 250,000 miles on it, and it just finally when to the scrapper with over 300,000 miles on it. the clutch finally died and it wasn't worth fixing. It still had the original timing chain, and never needed much work other than the brakes and oil. The rh cv shaft seal leaked from the tranny, so I had to top off the tranny oil each year. You can't beat a car that gets 35 mpg and only cost $10k new.
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Re: trailer hitch for 2005 ford focus.

Postby mezmo » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:40 pm

U-Haul would also probably be able to fit you out.
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