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Re: 2012 FFE Trailer hitch

Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:36 am

For anyone interested in the EcoHitch, it is $25 off until Sept 28th by using the discount code: DRIVEELECTRIC2014.

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Re: 2012 FFE Trailer hitch

Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:33 pm

Here's a unique way to use the EcoHitch:
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BTW, that is my car.
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Re: 2012 FFE Trailer hitch

Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:43 am

Ok but who's the Blue Candy FFE is that behind yours? Anyone on here?

I know it isn't mine--which would make an impressive trek for an FFE (2200+ miles).
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Re: 2012 FFE Trailer hitch

Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:18 am

Maybe that's where mine got to! It's been MIA while in transit to the dealer for over a month.
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Re: 2012 FFE Trailer hitch

Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:32 pm

jmueller065 wrote:Ok but who's the Blue Candy FFE is that behind yours? Anyone on here?.
That blue candy FFE actually belongs to FoMoCo. Their exhibit was next to mine.

Interestingly, Ford removed the FFE a few hours into the Huntington Beach Drive Electric event because the Ford marketing director came by to visit and was irritated that the third party contractor did not bring an FFE for the ride n' drive. They only brought C-Max and Fusion Energis. So the marketing director removed the FFE from display and put it into service as a test vehicle. (The independent contractor told me that, "They never do that.")
triangles wrote:Maybe that's where mine got to! It's been MIA while in transit to the dealer for over a month.
I think you have a good point there. I seem to have overheard the Ford rep saying, "Yeah, this FFE was headed to some buyer in Toledo, Ohio, but we grabbed it off the truck and brought it here." :o :lol:
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Re: 2012 FFE Trailer hitch

Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:48 pm

:evil: THOSE BASTARDS! I better get one hell of a discount now! :lol: :lol:
2014 Blue Candy FFE
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/focus/2014/triangles/303811 (since this forum doesn't allow BBcode in sigs)

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Re: 2012 FFE Trailer hitch

Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:28 pm

You guys are too funny. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: 2012 FFE Trailer hitch

Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:59 am

So I make the assumption that a "regular" Curt or Reese hitch for a 2015 Focus will not work?

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Re: 2012 FFE Trailer hitch

Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:43 am

Billy Bob EV wrote:So I make the assumption that a "regular" Curt or Reese hitch for a 2015 Focus will not work?
I can't answer that definitively However very little has changed with the 2015 models. I would guess everything about hitches that applied to the 2012-2014 models applies to the 2015 model. I would be very surprised if you could just bolt up a hitch designed for the ICE focus.

With enough cutting/welding/drilling you can probably get about anything to work. One nice thing about the ecohitch is the 2" hitch receiver. Since I plan to use the hitch for a bike rack, the larger receiver at least in theory should resist rotation better than the 1 1/4" ones.
2014 Blue Candy FFE
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/focus/2014/triangles/303811 (since this forum doesn't allow BBcode in sigs)

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Re: 2012 FFE Trailer hitch

Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:30 pm

Just was wondering if anyone had tried a 2015 or earlier hitch made for a Focus gas! looking at installation instructions, they say to unbolt the transverse mounted muffler, basically sliding the hitch in between. I'll have to go to a dealer and measure a gas version to see if the shroud is lower or what's difference. Thanks

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