willhandley
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2017 FFE - Looking for Trailer Hitch

Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:36 pm

Everywhere I look I'm told the hitch advertised won't fit my vehicle. Seems to be difficult to find one for an FFE, I guess the chassis in the back must be different from the gasoline-powered Focus hatchback to accommodate the battery. I've seen older posts here about trailer hitches for this vehicle. Some of posts mentioned Torklift Central as having one that "bolts right on to an FFE," but when I left an inquiry with them they responded (automatically no doubt) that they never sold one for my vehicle. I suspect they mean my vehicle & model year, which in all likelihood makes no difference. If anyone reading this has bought a hitch from Torklift Central or anywhere else, please let me know the model number, etc. It's the 3-day weekend now, hoping to get some information so I can call them next week.

Paramedicjoe
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Joined: Sun May 02, 2021 8:53 am

Re: 2017 FFE - Looking for Trailer Hitch

Sun May 02, 2021 9:07 am

Any luck... I would like one as well

Anti_Climax
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Joined: Fri May 20, 2016 12:22 pm
Location: The Valley of the Sun

Re: 2017 FFE - Looking for Trailer Hitch

Sun May 02, 2021 10:26 am

Not sure what the difference is for fitting a hitch from 2015 on, but this one should actually be designed for the electric and not the gas version

https://torkliftcentral.com/catalog/pro ... -ecohitch/

I will say that the larger battery doesn't change the underside/exterior as it was a drop in replacement for my 2012. My guess is the low volume of vehicles didn't warrant them rechecking fitment for every year.
2012 Candy Blue FFE
33.5kWh battery pack
CHAdeMO DC Fast Charging

Anti_Climax
Posts: 95
Joined: Fri May 20, 2016 12:22 pm
Location: The Valley of the Sun

Re: 2017 FFE - Looking for Trailer Hitch

Mon May 03, 2021 4:44 pm

Tell you all what - I'm interested in getting a hitch for my 2012. I can post some pics of the underside for others to compare to the 2015 and beyond.

If it looks like nothing of consequence changed and the same hitch will fit, someone pick it up and try it on their newer model. If it doesn't fit, I can buy it off you and use it on my 2012.
2012 Candy Blue FFE
33.5kWh battery pack
CHAdeMO DC Fast Charging

triangles
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Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:40 am
Location: Toledo, Ohio

Re: 2017 FFE - Looking for Trailer Hitch

Mon May 03, 2021 6:31 pm

I have the torkliftcentral.com hitch. It will fit all FFE's There were no structural changes in the back with the '15+ They just didn't bother to verify fitment with the later FFEs. The only differences in the back were the tail lights and different bumper cover to accommodate the smaller tail lights on the '15+.
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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