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Thule Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2013 Ford Focus

Today on our 2013 Ford Focus, we're doing a test fit of the Tuley Snowpack Ski and Snowboard carrier. That part number is TH7326. We already have the first one on, very easy to install, so we're going to put this second one on. This fits pretty much on most of all your crossbars, that's what we have here. Make sure it's lined up, so we have our strap here, it fits into a little groove then to the back. Have a little grey knob we just turn to tighten it down.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2013 Ford Focus

Today on our 2013 Ford Focus we'll be doing a test fit of the Thule tri-verse arrow bar roof racking system. The arrow blades part numbers THARB53, the foot pad is TH480R, and the foot kit is THKIT1627. Now we have the first one already on, show you how to install the second 1. Here we go we have our arrow blade here, we have our foot pat, our fit kit and our in. Then our tool to tighten everything up. Per instructions the scales supposed to be 36, we have one already on. It's already set at 36 so now we're going to put the other one on. First we disengage our lever here, slide it into the T slot.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford Focus

Today, on our 2013 Ford Focus, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Sprint T-Track roof bike rack, that part # is TH569. We have a bike already on our rack, I'd like to show you a few features of it. First, I'd like to just show . Like I said, this is a fork-mounted bike rack, our knob up here tightens our skewer or unloosens it. Toward our back, we have our cradle with a strap around our back wheel, so let's go ahead and take that off. See that it has a nice little bushing on it to protect your wheels at all times. You take this off, like I said, just unscrew it toward yourself, but to tighten it up, you go to your out the way, and over here it clicks, that's when you know it's real tight.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford Focus

Today on our 2013 Ford Focus, we're doing a test fit on the Thule Thruride Roof Bike Rack. Part number is TH535. We have a bike on our rack already. I'd like to show you a few features of it. Like I said, this is a Ford mounted bike rack. We have our skewer here, it has that fork nice and secure. We go to the back, we have out little wheel cradle here, with our strapper mounted to protect our spokes and tires.



RockyMounts Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford Focus

Today on our 2013 Ford Focus we are doing a test fit of the Rocky Mountain's Brass Knuckle Roof Mounted Bike Rack. Part number is RKY1202. We have a bike already on the rack, I would like to show you a few features of it. Like I said it's called Brass Knuckles as you can look here they high bar this is pretty much a wheel frame hook that holds down our front wheel plus we have two straps and our wheel cradles that hold down our tires so we will take those off first. All right set those off. Like I said to disengage this you just press the blue lever here, bring up and if you want to engage it you grab it like brass knuckles and just bring it down.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2013 Ford Focus

Today on our 2013 Ford Focus, we're doing a test fit of Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar. The crossbars are RRVA126B-2. The footpads, sorry the legs series is RRRLKVA and the pads and clamps are DK307. We already have the first one on, now I'm going to show you how to install the second one. Let's bring our table in. What we have here is we our crossbar, we have our legs, and we have our pad and clamp also. I'm going to show you how we put the other one on. Per instructions on the Ford Focus, here, we're going to have our inside at 14.9.



Rola Canyon Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford Focus

Today on our 2013 Ford Focus, we're doing a test fit of the Rola Canyon Roof-Top Bike Carrier. Part number on this is 59404. Now we have a bike already on our rack. I'd like to show you just a few features. What we have here, I guess we have here is a fork mounted bike rack pretty much. We have our ski right here on the front. We go to back.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford Focus

Today on our 2013 Ford Focus we're doin' a test fit of the Rhino Rack Mountain Trail Rooftop Bike Carrier. That part number is RBC035. We already have a bike on our rack. Let's show you a few features. Now this is a fork mounted bike rack. You see that we have our skewer here, our mounted fork.



Rhino Rack Road-Warrior Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Ford Focus

Today on our 2013 Ford Focus, we're doing a test fit of the Rhino-Rack Road Warrior Rooftop Bike Carrier. That part number is RBC036. We already have a bike on the rack. I'd like to show you a features of it. Now, this is a fork mounted bike rack, you see we have a skewer here. Now, toward the back, we just have our back wheel, and our wheel cradle with a strap around it.



Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2012 Ford Focus

On this 2012 Ford Focus we're going to review and install the Roadmaster universal high power diode wiring kit. Part number rn-154. This is what it will look like after we have it installed. First off we'll take a look at the running light circuit, which is just like the car. When it's hooked up the lights will be a little bit different from what the car is, an original. On our car it has amber turn signals.



Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2012 Ford Focus

On this 2012 Ford Focus, we're going to review, and install the Blue Ox baseplate kit, part number BX2633. All right, this is what the baseplate looks like once installed in the Ford Focus. Everything is pretty well tucked in behind the grill. The only thing that really sticks out past the grill is a safety cable, or safety chain loops right here, and also a couple of prongs for your electrical. This is one of the tabs right here, it can only go in one way. Put it in this part where it's horizontal.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Ford Focus - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2013 Ford Focus we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Hidden Hitch custom fit class one trailer hitch receiver. This is going to offer the 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" opening. Its part number is 60290. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once we have it installed on our Focus. As you can see, it's going to be pretty clean. We can't see the bar that runs side to side there.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Ford Focus - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2013 Ford Focus we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Draw-Tite custom fit class one trailer hitch receiver. This offers the 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" opening. Its part number is 24872. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once we have it installed on our Focus. As you can see, it's going to be pretty clean. We can't see the bar that runs side to side there.



Titan Chain Diamond Alloy Tire Chains Review - 2012 Ford Focus

On this 2012 Ford Focus, we're going to review and test fit part number TC1545. This is a Titan Chain Diamond Alloy Snow Tire Chains. For reference today, we're working with a tire size of 215 by 55 by 16. All right. This is what our snow chain looks like when it's put on the tire. First off, this is a class S chain.



Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit Installation - 2014 Ford Focus

Today on this 2014 Ford Focus, we're going to show you the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate kit with removable arms, part number 524430-1. This is what the base plate looks like when it's installed on our Focus. Right now we have our removable arms installed on the base plates. At this point it's ready for the quick disconnects that come with the tow bar. When you're not using it, simply rotate it, pull it up, and out of the way. Safety chains can be disconnected with quick link as well.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Focus

Today on our 2014 Ford Focus, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Sprint. This is going to be your T track mounted, roof bike rack and as you can see we already have our Thule Aeroblades up here and we're going to be sliding it into these T tracks here. This is going to be part number TH569. First step we're going to do in placing it on the vehicle is to remove the end caps and for your application, you're going to need to actually cut this strip here and pull it out, measure or put it up on top. What I would do would be to mark it with either a paint pen or something of that sort and then once you pull it out, you only need to pull the one side, slide your bike rack in there and then slide the other side in. But for this application, we'll go ahead and pull it out, that way you can see how it goes in. I'll set these off to the side.



Rhino Rack Road Warrior Roof Bike Racks Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today, on our 2012 Ford Focus, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Rhino-Rack Road Warrior Rooftop Mounted Bike Carrier. This is going to be for your fork mounting setup onto your roof rack of the vehicle. You can see that we already have the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Blades installed. We're going to show you how this gets mounted to that. First thing you're going to need to do is unlock the end cap using the key that you we're provided, which is going to look like so. It's going to have little teeth on the inside and you're just going to turn that and make sure it's unlocked.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today on our 2012 Ford Focus, we are going to be doing a test fit of the Rhino Rack Mountain Trail Rooftop Mounted Bike Rack. This is going to be for your single bike to be fork mounted on top of your rack system. As you can see we've already got our Rhino Rack Vortex Arrow Bars installed. This bike rack is going to be part number RBC035, and we're going to set it up here and show you exactly how it's fitted, and what it looks like with a bike on it. First thing we're going to do is make sure that we've got the rubber straps on the inside undone to where we can lay them underneath the bar, and rest the pad on top with the straps coming underneath. Unlock the cover, and remove it. Place the T shape of the rubber strap into the slots and groves here.



Pro Series Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today on our 2012 Ford Focus we are going to do a test fit on the Pro-series big sky rooftop mounted cargo basket. This basket is going to be of steel construction. It's going to be 43 inches long, 35 inches wide and have 125 pound weight capacity. This rack's part number is going to be PS63156, and as you can see we already got it mounted up here, with three of our feet in place, since they're all assemble the same way. We're going to show you how to put on that last one. I'm going to show you all the parts and features. This is going to be your foot spacer.





Ford Focus Questions

  • Yes, Curt trailer hitch # C11350 will fit a 2013 Ford Focus ST hatchback with the center exhaust. I have included a picture from the instructions that shows the hitch installed. I have also linked the instructions for you to view. To add a ball mount use # C45521 and pin and clip # PC2. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch use # 19258. For trailer wiring use # 118549. I have included links to the instructions for the wiring as well. Because the exhaust is in...
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  • The Roadmaster Base Plates, # 524430-1, are a fit for the 2012 Ford Focus SE. These base plates will not work on ST models. Also, if the vehicle has the adaptive cruise control feature, it cannot be flat towed. Adaptive cruise control uses a forward facing radar that detects other vehicles in front of the vehicle and adjusts the speed accordingly. You will also want to consult the vehicle owners manual on how the vehicle should be towed. Some vehicles will accrue mileage when...
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  • There are several wiring kit options available for flat towing a 2013 Ford Focus, see link. I recommend using # 154-792-118158 because it is a good solution for frequent towing and you will not need to use a brake light relay when using a supplemental braking system. I looked up the owners manual online for the 2013 Ford Focus and the vehicle can be flat towed but make sure you look over the recreational towing section in your owners manual for all the specific information. In...
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  • I do have a solution for carrying bikes on your Focus but if the vehicle has a spoiler then it is a no fit situation because the rack cannot be safely installed on the vehicle. The ratcheting cables are actually much more secure and easier to use than straps. The combined weight the # TH9003PRO and 2 average weight bicycles could also cause bumper deformation. The safest way to carry bikes on your 2012 Ford Focus is to install a trailer hitch and use a hitch mount bike rack....
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  • I have two recommendations for you. First, the Thule Raceway Trunk Mounted 2 Bike Rack, # TH9001PRO, is the easiest trunk mounted rack to install and remove, and it folds up surprisingly compact for storage when not in use. I have tested this rack on my Stratus sedan and it works great, I can throw the rack in the trunk and still have plenty of room if needed. The only drawback to this rack is that it does not allow access to the trunk or rear hatch when it is installed, so the...
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  • It sounds like you need a Class I compatible bike rack for your 2008 Ford Focus SE. I would recommend the Swagman XC bike rack, # S64650, for your vehicle. This rack is easy to load the bikes onto, see video, it folds up compact enough to put in the trunk when not needed, and it holds the bikes securely keeping them from contacting each other or the back of the vehicle. One of my friends has this rack on his Focus. He uses it a lot and really likes it. I have added a link...
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  • There are 5 components needed to flat tow your 2012 Ford Focus and those are a tow bar, base plate kit, safety cables, tow bar wiring and a supplemental braking system. The base plate for your vehicle is the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, # 524430-1. You will also need safety cables, # RM-645, as they are required by law when flat towing a vehicle. You should not have a problem, but check your tow bar and make sure it is compatible with EZ style base plates. If it is not compatible,...
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  • The Yakima SuperJoe Pro, # Y02629, is the entry level rack. It also tends not to fit as many vehicles as other Yakima trunk mount racks. Its small, light weight, and, well, red. The KingJoe Pro, # Y02624, is the next step up. Because the legs are designed a little different, this rack tends to fit on vehicles that the SuperJoe Pro cannot fit. Also, the arms that hold the bike rack on the KingJoe Pro can move independently of the lower or upper legs. On the SuperJoe Pro, the...
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  • All of the 1-1/4-inch Class I trailer hitch receivers for your 2005 Ford Focus ZX5 Hatchback, which can be seen on the link provided, have a tongue weight rating of 200-lbs. The combined weight of your two bikes and your carrier of choice must remain within this tongue weight limit. We offer one hitch-mount carrier that will fit your 1-1/4-inch hitch and also handle the weight of your 60-lb Pedego bike, the Thule T2 Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier with Integrated Cable Lock,...
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  • Any model of the 2012 Ford Focus must have the battery disconnected in order to flat tow the vehicle. There are actually some very good instructions in the vehicle owners manual. I was able to view them on the Ford website. Check your owners manual in a section called Recreational Towing. To flat tow the Focus you will need base plates, # 524430-1 that you have referenced and a tow bar. The most popular tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. I have included some links to the installation...
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  • Draw-Tite includes a cross-section view on their instruction sheets that will show how the receiver will sit in relation to the bottom of the bumper fascia. On a Mustang V6 model, the bottom of the receiver will sit about 3 inches below the bumper fascia. For a V8 and GT model, the bottom of the receiver will sit about 2 inches under the bottom of the fascia. Measure downward from the bottom of the fascia to ground level, and subtract 2 or 3 inches from that distance, depending...
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  • You will need to remove some trim panels in the rear cargo area of your 2012 Ford Focus in order to gain access to the tail light wiring. If you look at the instructions I have linked for the Curt wiring harness, # C56140, there are some helpful pictures. The tail lights may need to be persuaded slightly because the seals around them can stick. If there are additional fasteners holding on the lights, they may be revealed when you remove the trim panels in the cargo area.
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  • To carry a hitch mounted bike rack on your 2012 Ford Focus sedan, you will need to install a trailer hitch. I recommend installing the Draw-Tite SportFrame Trailer Hitch, # 24872. This is a Class I trailer hitch with a 200 lb tongue weight capacity. There are two different styles of hitch mounted bike racks. One of our most popular bike racks is the Swagman XTC-2, # S64670. This is a platform-style bike rack that makes loading and unloading easy. I have attached installation...
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  • When choosing tie-down straps like the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Tie-Down Strap, # IMF14220, you will want to keep a few things in mind. Boat tie-downs are designed for normal highway driving. The purpose of most boat tie-downs is to strap the lightest object to the heaviest object, meaning you will want to choose a tie-down with a break strength that exceeds the weight of the lightest object. For example, if your boat weighs 4,000 lbs and your trailer weighs 2,000 lbs, you...
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  • In order to protect your vehicle wiring, it is really best to run the 12V power wire up to the positive battery terminal in the engine compartment of your 2012 Ford Focus. This ensures that you have a direct connection to a 12V source, and that there nothing else pulling power off the same wire. When you tap in at the rear of the vehicle, you run the risk that other functions or accessories have been connected to the same 12V line, which could cause an overload or back feed...
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  • We carry many roof rack and kayak carrier options for your 2012 Ford Focus. The roof rack that I would recommend is the Yakima Q Tower roof rack that includes two 58 inch crossbars, # Y00409, the Q5 Q Clips, # Y00605, the Q83 Q Clips, # Y00683, and the Q Tower Feet, # Y00124. This will provide you with two crossbars to mount your kayak or kayak carrier to. I have attached a link to all of the roof rack options that will fit your vehicle for you to check out. You can mount...
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  • I spoke with my contact at Stromberg-Carlson and found out that the height of the outer tube for landing gear set # LG-1 is 29-1/2 inches.
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  • The Husky Liners cargo liner # HL43051 will fit the 2012 Ford Focus Hatchback. It also has cut-outs for models that do have the subwoofer. So it will fit either model. The picture of the liner that you see is a typical photo. The actual cargo liner for the vehicle is black. I have included a link to all the mat options for your vehicle.
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  • Good news, I can help you pick out the right base plate kit for your 2015 Ford Focus. Staying in the Roadmaster family since you have a Falcon # RM-520, the Roadmaster # RM-524443-5 and the Roadmaster # RM-524443-4 are both great fits for your 2015 Ford Focus SE Hatchback. Both will be compatible with your tow bar, just depends on how you would like the front of the vehicle to look after the install. The difference of the EZ4 and EZ5 is the mounting arms. The EZ5 has the...
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  • All three Class I hitches offered for your 2014 Ford Focus SE Hatchback are a light-duty type that offer the same 200-lb tongue weight capacity, but as you note there are some differences between them that may help guide your choice for your cargo basket application. The link provided will let you see all three. The variations in construction do not result in different weight ratings so I would not be too concerned about the presence or absence of the collar. The Curt hitch...
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