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  1. 2017 Escape Factory Tow Issue

    3G Exterior and Interior
    Hello Everyone, This is my first time posting on the forums, but I've been looking for advice here for a while. I was wondering if someone could help me with an issue I'm experiencing. I have a 2017 Titanium without the factory tow package. I decided to go ahead and order the class I hitch...
  2. How to confirm hitch factory installed?

    Ford Escape General Discussion
    Hello - I'm considering a 2017 Titanium at a Hyundai dealership. How can I confirm the hitch is factory installed with extra cooling and not aftermarket? Thanks, Deborah
  3. 2017 Ford Escape Aftermarket Towing Capacity

    Towing
    I recently consulted the manual and it appears that with an aftermarket trailer hitch, I can only tow up to 2,000 lbs. without the factory-installed towing package on the 2.0L Escape. Is this accurate, or am I misunderstanding something? I have heard a number of opinions regarding whether or...
  4. Shopping for a new Escape

    Ford Escape General Discussion
    I'm getting ready to trade in my Highlander for a new Escape. I want to be able to tow a trailer , probably not more than 2000lbs, but I like a bit of overkill. I want a Titanium 4WD with 2.0 turbo, "Safe and Smart" package(adaptive cruise, blind spot, etc.) and a tow package. Apparently this...
  5. Tow enclosed Trailer - Ford Escape 2018

    Towing
    Hi guys, I need some help with towing. I have a Ford Escape 2018 - 2.0 Ecoboost AWD and I intend to move to another city this weekend (350km trip), so I will probably rent an enclosed trailer 6x12. I really don`t know what do I need to buy or not to make this trip save (hitch, additional...
  6. whatcha towin?

    Towing
    We just purchased a 2017 Escape 2.0 with Class II Tow Package and we are looking for a small travel trailer or pop up trailer. We have a few in mind but would like to rent one prior to purchase. This is my first post and I am getting a lot of great info on here. So... whatcha towin?
  7. Camper towing

    New Member and Owners Introductions
    HI- I need some reassurance that we really can tow a camper with the 3500# tow pkg. My husband is spending hours scouring the internet trying to be convinced. I want to tow a hard side pop-up camper around 2000# dry weight. Not planning on going crazy loading it. There are just two of us...
  8. 2016 Ingot Silver Titanium

    New Member and Owners Introductions
    Hey all, first time Ford and SUV owner here. Finally parting ways with my 1999 Grand Prix GTP. Was lucky to find a 2016 yesterday, that had just been delivered to the lot on Thursday. 2015's have deep discounts, but I was set on getting the new Sync 3. I decided it would be nice to have...
  9. Can the rear camera be used going forward?

    3G Electronics, Audio, and Lighting
    2015 SE. Just wondering if it will help me when towing....
  10. Trying to buy the 2.0 AWD to tow my 1800lb fiberglass camper

    New Member and Owners Introductions
    This is the only vehicle that can pull my camper in the summer and stow in my garage the rest of the year! I already learned something huge just joining today: I'll need the escape w/o the roof window to support my 2 kayaks. Thanks for that! I was just about to sign the contract!:)
  11. What is your MPG while towing?

    Fuel Economy and Gas Related Discussion
    Just pulled my camper (2750#) for the first time with my 2015 Escape. I only got a little less than 13mpg! At this rate, with a 15g gas tank, I will have to stop for gas every 3 hours on my next vacation. My Escape (with towing package option) has 10K miles and has been getting 25 - 26mpg on...
  12. Light towing with 827 lb combined weight?

    3G Engine and Technical Discussion
    I never expected or needed my 2014 2.0 SE to haul much, but according to the loading information sticker on it the max load is 827 pounds. Evidently this vehicle can carry my family of four adults/teens, but adding a 1000 pound trailer (with about 100 pounds hitch weight) is going to be a...
  13. Heavy you are, ecoboost you must

    3G Ford Escape Pictures & Videos
  14. 4-wire trailer wiring - new install

    3G Electronics, Audio, and Lighting
    Hi Guys, Just picked my wife up a new 2013 SE last night. We got the 1.6 with the navi and a few other options. We were on a strict budget, so I couldn't float the SEL with the towing package. Also had a nice Reese Class III hitch installed. We tow a Sea-Doo and a small utility trailer so I...
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