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Old 07-26-2013, 08:06 AM   #15
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THe thing that botherd me is that most of the posts are all starry eyed about the power. IMHO power should be the last consideration when choosing a TV. Handling should be first. I think it is possible to put enough power in a Smart car to pull the TT but the TT will be in control. The other extreme is a Peter Built that wouldn't know the TT was there. I think you are too close to the Smart Car.
I don't think that it'll be an issue for the escape. It has a 105" wheelbase and a 16 foot travel trailer is right at the top recommended limit for that length of TV.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:31 AM   #16
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The awd will help as well. As long as the speeds are kept down, I don't is any problems. I wished i had it.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:46 PM   #17
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For the Escape:

Trailer Tow Class II

Trailer sway control; Trailer stability function; Trailer hitch receiver; Wiring harness with 4-pin connector; Up to 3500 lbs. towing capacity; Hands-Free Liftgate is deleted when Trailer Tow Class II is ordered on the Titanium

Why would you not want the sway control and stability function?

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Old 07-28-2013, 09:54 AM   #18
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Currently trying to figure it if it can safely be done with class 3, wdh, sway control, and trailer brakes.

posted on other forums and some concerns are going over tongue weight and overloading gcwr and trailer and car weights.


kinda overwhelmed!

Your escape has about 1100lbs payload capacity to play with so make sure you stay under the GVWR and GAWR as posted on your drivers door when all loaded up and you should be fine but you wont know for sure until you try it. Power wise you will be fine but sometimes when you go over the tow rating/GCWR you run into cooling issues so you may need to upgrade some hardware there. I would try and find a professional who has experience with a setup like that and they can tell you what you need or what the escapes limits are.....(can-am rv, etc). good luck.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:02 AM   #19
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For the Escape:

Trailer Tow Class II

Trailer sway control; Trailer stability function; Trailer hitch receiver; Wiring harness with 4-pin connector; Up to 3500 lbs. towing capacity; Hands-Free Liftgate is deleted when Trailer Tow Class II is ordered on the Titanium

Why would you not want the sway control and stability function?

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I believe it only works by cutting engine power and using the brakes. If you are at that point, it's more of a crash protection mechanism rather than "sway control" or "stability control".

It's nice to have if you do ever get to that point, but really you should set yourself up to never get to that point. Which means proper length trailer to Tow vehicle ratio, and a weight distribution hitch.
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We had a 13 escape with the 1.6 and no hitch, SEL. Ordered a new titanium model, 4X4 with all options including the tow package and sway control and the 2.0 ecoboost. We tow the escape behind the MH on a aluminum trailer and I wanted to be able to move the trailer if the need arises. The 2.0 is a powerhouse and has diesel like low rpm torque. Traded the old 13 in on the new 13 and love it. Went from white to red. The 2.0 4X4 escape with the tow package would tow 3500 pounds very easy, with power to spare.
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