towing

Asked by Oct 20, 2007 at 11:23 AM about the 2003 Ford Escape

Question type: General

Is it advisable/safe to tow a 1900 dry weight camper (7 1/2 feet wide) with a 2003 Escape?  Any advice would be appreciated - pro or con regarding towing.

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check manual on towing weight,me,personaly no.

The manual says the Escape will tow 3,500 pounds; most people I've talked with say "no". I'd like to have your reason for "no"? I've heard - short wheelbase, front wheel drive, not enough braking power. I'm used to towing horse trailers, driving tractors w/hay baler and hay cart behind me, so it's not as though I have never hauled anything. My husband is adamant that the Escape cannot pull 1,900 pounds, even though manual says 3,500.

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You could do this with the proper hitch, installing an additional transmission cooler, and putting electronic brakes on the trailer you are towing. I think it would be a different experience towing with the escape because of its smaller size, but I see people towing with FWD vehicles all the time without problems.

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