Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-26-2016, 07:21 AM   #1
Junior Member
Roket1's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 8
Flat towing a Ford Focus

Anybody out there flat tow a Ford Focus? How does it do and do you have any problems? I'm looking at setting up my 2013. Thanks.

Roket1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 04:00 PM   #2
Senior Member
wingedone's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Charlotte, MI
Posts: 210

2011 Brookstone 354TS
2013 F350 SC 6.7 DRW
Swivelwheel 58DW
wingedone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2016, 02:27 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 18
Did you ever get your Ford Focus set up for flat towing? We flat tow a 2013 Ford Focus Hatchback, put about 10K miles on it flat towing, BUT, in December when towing through NC the transmission engaged and caught fire (only the transmission, fire was contained). Very long process with Ford Motor Company and their office of general counsel, but they ended up denying the claim stating "improper towing" when they were unable to take the melted transmission apart. A very, very unfortunate position that they took, only to lock down any opening for a fire liability. Thankfully, insurance picked up the bill through comprehensive coverage and replaced the transmission. We're going to take the car to Camping World to get it rewired for flat towing but would love to know if you got your's set up.
MarkA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2016, 04:28 PM   #4
Senior Member
jeepman71's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 254
DW and I flat towed a 2000 Focus for 7 years, darned thing followed us up into Canada and even on a fairy across Georgian Bay. Good little toad.
Jim, Julie and Rags the boss.
2015 Dodge CTD 3500 Bighorn pulling 2014 Wildcat 317RL. Life is good when spent with family and friends.
jeepman71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2016, 07:03 PM   #5
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 70
We also tow our Focus, no real problems, but i do have a question!

Is there a way to get the key out and lock the doors after you disengage the battery?
Sandy and Shirley is offline   Reply With Quote

ford, towing

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:25 PM.