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Old 05-18-2015, 12:26 PM   #1
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Towing newbie

We have a 2014 Minnie Winnie. We are thinking about towing our 2007 Ford Escape Limited behind it, only for relatively short trips. I know absolutely nothing about towing; what equipment, tips, etc.

Hopefully someone can assist, or provide me with a place to start.


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Old 05-18-2015, 12:36 PM   #2
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Check with Ford or see if you can Find it on the Remco towing site. Some Escapes can be towed-my wife's 08 AWD could not be so we got rid of it.

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Old 05-18-2015, 12:38 PM   #3
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Welcome to iRV2.

First thing will be to see if your vehicle is towable.

In-put your info here; for info.

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EDIT: Expect the set up of your vehicle ( if towable ) to cost $3>4,000, if you can't do the installs yourself, so for short trips , you may be better off to have the car driven, to your camp site, if there are two of you.
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Old 05-18-2015, 02:12 PM   #4
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The Escape was a sought after Dinghy. According to Motor Home- no mods were required.

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Old 05-18-2015, 05:20 PM   #5
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I would just have the spouse follow u in it if youre only using it for short trips
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:10 PM   #6
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Have her follow or buy a used dolly unless you want to have to install all that crap on your ford to be abke to tow it 4 down.
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You'll find lots of good information on this website, just scroll through the posts or do a search for more specific information. Also Motorhome Magazine publishes a yearly towing guide that lists many current vehicles that can be towed, but even more importantly to you, towing equipment and how to use it. Good luck and don't be afraid to ask questions about specific concerns that you may have.
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:15 PM   #8
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Thanks to all for your very helpful answers. I have decided (based on the fact that my Escape just had transmission issues) to NOT tow it.

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