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Cars Coming Soon: A 30,000-Pound Tow Capacity!

January 10th, 2013

2013 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty

The Toyota Tundra towed a space shuttle. Sort of.

Okay, not really.

In what was a brilliant marketing ploy and an exceptional illusion of capability, the Tundra, and its official 10,000-pound tow capacity, towed a 300,000-pound space shuttle over a Los Angeles bridge. The trick to the feat was a specially engineered tow rig the space shuttle sat on.

If you are fond of your U-joints, transfer case, transmission and the overall integrity of your truck’s frame, you’ll avoid any space-shuttle towing.

But the 2013 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty will be just one zero away from space-shuttle capacity.

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Why a Ford Focus Shouldn’t Have a Tow Hitch

July 22nd, 2011

Ford Focus on jack stands

There’s a Ford Focus in my neighborhood.

I realize that’s not particularly interesting, especially considering there are roughly 383,895 other neighborhoods, in my city alone, that can say the same thing.

The Focus in my area, though, doesn’t run. I’m guessing it’s a 2000 model. The car is perpetually sitting in its owner’s garage on jack stands with the hood open.

All I’ve ever done is drive by this car, but I’ve seen some clues as to what the problem might be.

First clue: There is a trailer hitch on the car.

Second clue: There is a cargo trailer in the driveway.

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