Originally Posted by excurion04
We just got back from our first trip towing 2008 Ford Escape with a car dolly. I did not like towing for car dolly, had to stop every 100 miles or so tightening up the straps. It nerve racking trip. I am considering changing over to tow-bar. I been reading on flat towing escape, seen a few posting on problems with transmission. Need help, what is the best way to do this?
Short answer is "NO" it cannot be flat towed, having said that, I flat tow my 2007 Mercury Mariner (Escape Twin) every time the Motor Home heads out. All I do is put it in neutral and leave the motor running, it uses about 1 gallon of gas every 80 miles. It does add miles to the odometer but it makes no difference to me. I could put a lube pump on it but I can buy a lot of gas for the cost of it and installation. I do check the car every time we stop, I do plan sometime to put a warning light in the MH connected to the toad to let me know if the engine cuts off, but short of having a catastrophic engine failure or running out of gas, Escapes almost never have problems.