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Old 06-09-2015, 08:45 PM   #1
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Can my Ford Escape pull my 17' camper?

We have a 2006 Ford Escape XLS--3.0 engine--6 cylinder--auto. transmission--with overdrive. We have a 2015 --3000# Palmino Canyon Cat with load limit bars sway control & electric brakes. We live in South Louisiana.The place we bought it from said we could pull this with no problems. We want to go around the smokey mountains and maybe Canada and now we are told it would be too hard on our transmission to pull it that far and over hills & mountains not from the dealer but Ford dealers and people around the campgrounds. Camper salesman said it would pull it but now we have doubts. Thanks and have a nice evening.
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We have a 2006 Ford Escape XLS--3.0 engine--6 cylinder--auto. transmission--with overdrive. We have a 2015 --3000# Palmino Canyon Cat with load limit bars sway control & electric brakes. We live in South Louisiana.The place we bought it from said we could pull this with no problems. We want to go around the smokey mountains and maybe Canada and now we are told it would be too hard on our transmission to pull it that far and over hills & mountains not from the dealer but Ford dealers and people around the campgrounds. Camper salesman said it would pull it but now we have doubts. Thanks and have a nice evening.
Found this little piece of ford info for ya!! https://www.fleet.ford.ca/resources/...guideApr08.pdf
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Found this little piece of ford info for ya!! https://www.fleet.ford.ca/resources/...guideApr08.pdf
Thanks but I think they are talking more about pulling my Ford with the Canyon Cat more than pulling the Canyon Cat with the Ford.
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There is a saying that goes around the forums .
" How do you know when a salesman is lying? His lips are moving !"
A salesman on commission; as most are; won't say anything that might cost him a sale.
Anything in your owners manual that relates to tow limits or GCWR ?
Have you ever weighed your vehicle and trailer , loaded for travel?


EDIT: I found the Escape in the tow info supplied in the other post, #3,500 tow limit , that would be with only a 150 lb. driver in the vehicle , every pound of passengers and cargo has to be deducted from that tow weight.
Find your GCWR, and weigh your set up, I'm sure you're over weight, transmission and brake problems are a distinct possibility.
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Thanks for the info and I'm sure you're right about salesman.
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Thanks but I think they are talking more about pulling my Ford with the Canyon Cat more than pulling the Canyon Cat with the Ford.
The document lists the tow capacity for your Escape...which is 3500#. If your trailer is 3000#, you only have 500# left for cargo that must be accounted for...as Skip mentions. I would not recommend pulling with the Escape. I've pulled with under powered vehicles before (live & learn) and it is no fun. Vehicle damage is a distinct possibility (blown shocks, engine, transmission and brakes), not to mention the safety factor...especially if you're going over mountains.

Technically, the salesman is right, he just didn't give you ALL the information you required.

My 2 cents...
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Thanks for all the info. It was really helpful. Guess I'm in search of a truck. Have a nice day.
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Time for a real SUV maybe?? Like a Grand Cherokee??

Ram is a great truck if you're looking new...
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