Okay so we decided to just go ahead with the flat-tow system. Sure enough when they went to mount the plate the passenger side frame member was bent slightly outwards and had separate a bit (broken weld) from the cross-member. So, of course, CW would not continue the installation.
I did find out from the Parts department that the plate would fit a 2008 through 2012 model. So tried finding another Ford Escape. None available in my immediate area. One about 95 miles away and another about 120 miles away.
Called a Chevy salesman we had used before to see what they had on their Used Car lot. Ended up saying To Hades With It. Bought a 2015 Chevy Equinox LT/1LT. It's pretty easy to flat-tow for in the future. But for now we are just going to purchase a tow dolly and drag it along behind us that way. I checked on renting one from U-Haul and it was going to cost almost $1,300-. I can get a Master tow dolly with surge brakes brand new for $1,595- locally.
I would prefer the model with electric brakes but just don't the time left before we leave to have the controller mounted in the coach.
Thanks for the help everyone.