Avoid trailer


8 replies to this topic
  • Math

Posted May 23, 2004 - 05:20 AM

#1

Can I fit one of these cool "behind the truck" bike hauler on my station wagon ford focus to carry my WR?

  • ddialogue

Posted May 23, 2004 - 05:35 AM

#2

Got airshocks? :thumbsup:

  • Math

Posted May 23, 2004 - 05:52 AM

#3

Too tough on the suspension isn't it... :thumbsup:

  • ddialogue

Posted May 23, 2004 - 06:29 AM

#4

Probably so... :thumbsup:

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  • FTD

Posted May 24, 2004 - 09:16 AM

#5

I would worry about the tranny myself.
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  • Sylvain

Posted May 24, 2004 - 07:11 PM

#6

Math
Don't worry about a trailer on your Focus. Once you're back home I can put 3-4 dirt bikes on my trailer. :thumbsup:

  • rick2900

Posted May 25, 2004 - 12:52 PM

#7

Go for it! Its only what,300 lbs? :thumbsup:

  • PBDBLUE

Posted May 25, 2004 - 01:22 PM

#8

I think it's going to sag a bit too much on the back end. My Tacoma sags a bit in the back with my WR on it and a passenger car is going to be worse for sure. Air shocks would probably solve that. As far as the weight goes you'll need a hitch that can handle at least 350# and preferably 500# tongue weight just to be safe. I doubt it will bother the drive train much as the weight isn't that much more than a second passenger (assuming you're traveling alone).

  • Math

Posted May 25, 2004 - 02:39 PM

#9

The point is that it is probably less hard on the gaz autonomy to haul the bike on the back of the focus than on a trailer.

But I just saw the price of those little toys. Maybe a trailer is not that expensive after all. Plus I would not risk to dammage the already crappy suspension of my focus. :thumbsup:




 
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