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Old 10-18-2016, 04:11 AM   #1
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Meet Fred the Focus

Tracy names all of the vehicles. We have Denny the Dually and Tilda the trailer. Now comes along Fred the Focus.

Fred will be tagging along following Tilda at times after he is set up with the towbar, SMI brake system, lights, etc. he's within the weight allowance for the hitch and is also approved by Ford for flat towing. Add in the fact that Ford has unreal incentives right now and it was too good to pass up a fun little car. The color is called Tectonic and it changes from a silverish color to a light tan depending on sunlight position. Should tie in well with out Black and Tan 36RL.

Looks like we will be a bit overlength, but all the weights are ok. Gonna be fun.
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:33 PM   #2
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I'm with you Vaughn. Been trying to convince the DW that a bass boat would be the perfect compliment to our rig. She isn't convinced.
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:03 PM   #3
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Tracy isn't comfortable with the truck as a in-town, run around vehicle and after last summer in the Northeast and especially the small coastal towns of Maine, it was agreed that a small, easily towed car would be a plus.


Properly set up, like you would behind a gas motorhome, from everyone I've talked to the only way you know its back there is look in the camera. As far as tracking, the car will follow in the truck's tire path. So cornering is no different, just rig is longer and you can't back up.


We won't be towing it every trip, but for the longer ones where we are staying a while it will be handy. I'll also be able to tow it behind the Dually if we just need to have another car and would like to ride together or if we are somewhere and decide we need it I can go get it.
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:16 PM   #4
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Obviously look at the length restriction for every state you will go thru as reciprocity is NOT agreed upon for over length.

And some call this double or triple towing (the name is not important ) except that some states have specific requirements for that too...

good luck as I too made sure part of our 38gk purchase was a hitch and lights to tow behind our rv, but never got it settled enough where we could do that - so we combined the truck and trailer into a coach !
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Looks good Vaughn. As John says some states have different rules on towing. At least towing flat Tracy can always get out and drive the car if you run into a problem. If on a trailer you would be leaving it on the side of the road until you could come back and pick it up.
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:51 PM   #6
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NICE! That's a good looking car Vaughn! If you go to the Blue Ox base plate I have some extra "bits" for hooking up. The Jeep doesn't use them but I ended up with 4.
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NICE! That's a good looking car Vaughn! If you go to the Blue Ox base plate I have some extra "bits" for hooking up. The Jeep doesn't use them but I ended up with 4.
Hey Brad...if you look at the RV Life banner ads at the bottom of the page, there is some very timely info regarding double towing. What caught my eye is the similarity between the pic RV Life used for their ad and your own, previous set-up.


RV Triple Towing Laws, Legalities and Considerations - RV Life
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Hey Brad...if you look at the RV Life banner ads at the bottom of the page, there is some very timely info regarding double towing. What caught my eye is the similarity between the pic RV Life used for their ad and your own, previous set-up.


RV Triple Towing Laws, Legalities and Considerations - RV Life
Hey! that is mine At least they gave me credit - but they sure didn't ask. Guess it's implied consent.
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Old 10-19-2016, 02:27 AM   #9
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HI FRED!!!! Your getting a large family Vaughan and I though those days were over.
Nice looking car and hope it tows well for you. I'm still scared of towing behind the RW for now.
BUT...... Char is at it again an out car shopping today. Doesn't like driving the truck every day. This one has her eye the most I think.

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Old 10-19-2016, 02:46 AM   #10
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Vaughan don't worry about the extended length. I'm over in most states and I've seen many rigs even longer without any problems with the law. Your car will actually track outside of your 5th wheel in tight turns wont be bad.
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