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    Senior TEAM Member bluebyutoo's Avatar
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    Question Focus as a Toad?

    My father has an RV and is looking into buying a 2012 Focus as the car to be towed behind it, four wheels on the ground.

    I don't want to get into a debate about whats best here, just want to know if the Focus is suitable for this purpose.

    I found this: http://media.ford.com/article_displa...ticle_id=28196

    Flat-tow capability Vehicles equipped with the 6F35 can be flat towed (all four wheels on the road) behind other vehicles without damaging the transmission. When flat towed, the transmission is in neutral, but internal parts rotate, causing heat. With the engine turned off during towing, the pump cannot create pressure to move oil around in the transmission and cool parts. To address this, internal baffling was added to the 6F35 to capture and direct oil to key areas.
    But I'm looking for something more specific in regard to reviews and recommendations.

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    Default Re: Focus as a Toad?

    Erm, what Focus is your father specifically getting? I think that article is quoting a 6-speed for the Escape.
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    Default Re: Focus as a Toad?

    Ford Focus Titanium (Five door, not that that matters).

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    Default Re: Focus as a Toad?

    Quote Originally Posted by bluebyutoo View Post
    Ford Focus Titanium (Five door, not that that matters).
    Owner's manual suggest 70 mph is the max speed, but you can go an unlimited distance. Plus, the negative battery cable has to be removed.
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    Default Re: Focus as a Toad?

    I've read that that info is in the owners manual. Do you know what page. Old man needs to see it to believe it.

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    Default Re: Focus as a Toad?

    Quote Originally Posted by bluebyutoo View Post
    I've read that that info is in the owners manual. Do you know what page. Old man needs to see it to believe it.
    Both editions: p. 257

    The procedure depends on whether he has push-button start. I assume he's got Titanium, he's got push button start.
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    Default Re: Focus as a Toad?

    Thank you!


 

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