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Best 2017 Ford Escape Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2017 Ford Escape. Starting here at the top we have the Draw-Tite class three. This has the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Its part number is 75758. Following that up's going to be our CURT class three. This also has the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening.



Best 2016 Ford Escape Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2016 Ford Escape. Starting here at the top we have the Draw-Tite class three. This has the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Its part number is 75758. Following that up's going to be our CURT class three. This also has the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening.



Best 2015 Ford Escape Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2015 Ford Escape. Starting here at the top we have the Draw-Tite class three. This has the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Its part number is 75758. Following that up's going to be our CURT class three. This also has the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening.



Best 2014 Ford Escape Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2014 Ford Escape. Starting here at the top we have the Draw-Tite class three. This has the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Its part number is 75758. Following that up's going to be our CURT class three. This also has the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening.



Best 2013 Ford Escape Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2013 Ford Escape. Starting here at the top we have the Draw-Tite class three. This has the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. Its part number is 75758. Following that up's going to be our CURT class three. This also has the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening.



WeatherTech 2nd Row Floor Liners Review - 2017 Ford Escape

Today on our 2017 Ford Escape we'll be taking a look at the Weather Tech second row floor mat in black, part number WT444592. This is also available in tan, part number WT454592 and in grey, part number WT464592. Now here we already have our floor mat installed. You'll see all along the bottom we have these channels that are going to help divert dirt, debris and liquid away from our edges. We're also going to have a textured bottom, so it's going to help prevent our feet from slipping even when our floor mat is wet. We have a contoured edge that contours perfectly to our vehicle, including around the tracks of our front row seats.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Ford Escape - Curt

Today on our 2017 Ford Escape we're going to be taking a look at and also showing you how to install the Curt Custom Fit Class 3 trailer hitch receiver. This offers the 2 inch by 2 inch opening. It's part number is C13186. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed. As you can see, this one remains very hidden behind the fascia. I like this style of hitch that's available for the Escape rather than the other style.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Ford Escape - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2017 Ford Escape we're going to be taking a look at the, then showing you how to install the Draw-Tite custom fit class two trailer hitch receiver. This offers the 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" opening. Its part number is 36524. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed. You can see our rounded crosstube is going to come all the way across the rear here. This is designed to drop down underneath our exhaust and then go up to our mounting locations on the side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Ford Escape - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2017 Ford Escape we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Draw-Tite custom fit class three trailer hitch receiver. This is going to offer the 2" by 2" opening. Its part number is 75758. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed. You'll see the roundtube's going to come over and drop down under the exhaust. It runs up into the side plates where it's going to connect to our frame.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2017 Ford Escape

Female Speaker: Today on our 2017 Ford Escape, we'll be taking a look at the WeatherTech Front Floor Mats in black, part number WT444591. This is also available in tan, part number WT454591, and in gray, part number WT464591. Here we already have our floor mat installed. You'll see our channels all along the bottom that are going to help divert dirt, debris, and liquid away from our feet to keep those dry. We'll also going to have a textured bottom that will prevent our feet from slipping, even when they're wet. We've got our two mounting points that are going to insert into our factory mounting points there to hold our floor mat in place. The WeatherTech Front Floor Mats come with a raised, contoured edge that's going to contour perfectly to our vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford Escape - Curt

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver to the Class 3 hitch, part number C13186. Here's what the hitch is going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. As you can see, there isn't a whole lot visible other than this receiver tube because that cross tube is nicely tucked up behind the fascia here. If you're looking for something that is going to be primarily used for bike racks and cargo carriers but occasionally to pull a trailer, this is going to be a really good bet. Here we've got the standard 1/2-inch hitch pin hole that's going to be used to secure anything into our receiver tube, along with our surrounded steel safety chain loops that are just welded to the underside here. This hitch features a 350 lb. tongue weight rating along with a 3,500 lb.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on this 2014 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Kuat NV2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack for 2-inch hitches, part number NV22G. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now, the most important feature about this rack is the fact that this can tilt away with the bike still attached. To do that, we have this latch here on the side. You want to hold onto the bike rack when you release this so it doesn't just come falling down. You pull down on that, gently let it come down like so, and now we have access to our rear hatch to get what we need without having to remove the bike. Now, I would like to point out from the center of our handlebars to this edge here, we measured it to be about 9 inches, so as you can see we have plenty of space here for a little bit longer handlebars with other bikes.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on our 2014 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4 bike rack, part number TH9029XT. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. The cradles themselves are adjustable along the arms here. That will accommodate different sized bikes. It will also have an integrated cable lock here at the mast that you'll pull out, wrap around the bikes, and then attach to this point here for additional security. Now how the bike attaches to the rack, we're going to have three points of contact with the bike's frame.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on this 2014 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack, part number TH912XTR. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now the cradles themselves are adjustable to accommodate different size bikes. It attaches by 3 points on your bike's frame. We're going to have 2 straps up at the top here and one off to the side here.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on this 2014 Ford Escape we're going to be test fitting the 20 by 48 cargo carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number C18110. This has a carrying capacity of 300 pounds. Has this nice mesh floor, which makes it easy to clean. All around the border of the cargo carrier we have these points which you can utilize as tie downs for either your ratchet straps or your bungee cords. I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements now, give you an idea of how far this sticks out. We'll start with the edge of the bumper to our outer edge here. We've added about 26" to the rear of the vehicle.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on this 2014 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the 20 x 60 Curt Cargo Carrier, part number C18150. This has a 500-pound carry capacity and has this nice mesh floor, which makes it easy to clean. It also has this rail all the way around the cargo carrier and that can serve as a tie-down point for either your ratchet straps or your bungee cords. It also has these stickers here, which are reflective, which will make it easier to see at night as well. I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements now. From the edge of the bumper to our outer edge here, that's going to be about 27-1/2 inches we've added to the rear of the vehicle. For our ground clearance to this bottom edge here, that's going to be about 14 inches. Our closest point will be this edge here; that's going to be about 6-3/4 inches from the bumper.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on this 2014 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the 20 by 60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2 inch hitches, part number C18151. This has a carrying capacity of 500 pounds, has a mesh floor, which makes it easy to clean, and it also has this rail all the way around the cargo carrier. That can serve as a tie down point for either your ratchet straps or your bungee cords. Now with it in this position, I'd like to give you a couple measurements here real quick. From the edge of the bumper to our outer edge here, it's going to be about 33 inches we've added to the rear of the vehicle. For our ground clearance, that's to this edge here, that's going to be about 11 and a half inches.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today, on this 2014 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting a 48 x 21 max tow cargo carrier for two inch hitches, Part number MT70422. This has a carrying capacity of 500 pounds. It's made from a sturdy aluminum material. Easy to clean. It's going to have tie down points both at the front and at the rear for your ratchet straps or your bungee cords, and also has two reflectors to make it very visible at night. I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements now. The first one is going to be from the edge of the bumper to the outer edge here.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Escape

Today on this 2014 Ford Escape, we're going to be test fitting the 23x60 Stromberg-Carlson Cargo Carrier for 2" hitches, part number CC-100. This has a 500-pound carrying capacity. It has a nice mesh floor, which makes it easy to clean. All around the cargo carrier, we have these larger pre-drilled holes. Those are going to serve as tie-down points for either your ratchet straps or your bungee cords. We also have 3 smaller pre-drilled holes here, which you can use for either reflectors or lights should you choose to install them. We have 2 pre-drilled holes here, just in case whatever it is you're hauling blocks off your license plate, you can transfer it down here. I'm going to go ahead and and give you some measurements now.



Kuat Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Escape

Today on this 2013 Ford Escape we're going to be test fitting the Kuat Skinny Roof Cargo Basket and Bike Rack, part number SK01. This measures 82 inches long by 23 inches wide and has 160 pound carrying capacity, although you'd want to double check with your manufacturer just to make sure that your roof can handle that weight. We have the skewers up at the front here and that's how you're going to attach your bike to this as well as an integrated lock towards the rear here that you can use for additional security for your bike rack or your cargo. Now how this attaches to your roof rack we have a locking top portion here . Get that out of the way. Then we have this metal bracket and plastic piece here where a u bolt will come up underneath and tighten down with these thumb screws. Once those are tightened down you take the lock inaudible 00:00:55 put that in, lock it into place and it's going to be secure to your roof rack and this is going to be the same for all 4 sheet. There you have it for the Kuat Skinny Roof Cargo Basket, part number SK01 on our 2013 Ford Escape. Here it is on our test course.





Ford Escape Questions

  • If both turn signals blinking at the same time is a new problem that has occurred after the harness had worked fine before, there are a couple of possibilities that may be causing the issue. First, the easiest thing to check are the trailer connectors. You will be looking for any dirt or corrosion build up in one or both connectors (vehicle and trailer side). Clean them out if you find any dirt/corrosion and see if that helps. If you still have the problem, disconnect the trailer...
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  • In general, snow tire chains are generally placed on drive wheels, but they can sometimes also be used on non-powered wheels. If a vehicle is front-wheel-drive only, then generally the front tires are the priority but it is permissible to place them on the rear tires as well unless the manufacturer states otherwise. Likewise, if a vehicle is rear-wheel-drive only, then the rear wheels are the priority but you are free to put chains on the front also unless prohibited by the manufacturer. For...
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  • Since you do not have a hitch on your Ford Escape you can use a trunk bike rack. Thule and Yakima will both have two choices each that will carry two bikes and fit a Ford Escape. The Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier, # TH910XT, will fit on a Ford Escape. It has a weight capacity of 70 lbs. and attaches to the vehicle by six straps for added stability.. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would)...
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  • Installing any aftermarket trailer hitch on your 2013 Ford Escape will not completely eliminate the use of your Hands-Free Liftgate feature, but it will limit the sensor areas to either side of the vehicle (see photo). The Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch # 75758 that you referenced will fit all models of the 2013 Ford Escape If you were planning on doing any towing, then you will need a few more items to complete your towing set up. You will need a wiring harness to power...
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  • In order to install the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118551, you actually have to remove the tail lights to gain access to the wiring that goes to them. The harness has connectors that plug in line with the tail light wiring. You could also use CURT trailer wiring harness, # C56160. I have included links to the installation details for both harnesses and a video showing the installation of this item on a 2011 Ford Escape. While it is not the same model as yours,...
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  • Your 2010 Ford Escape will have the extra fuses and relays in the fuse box if it came equipped with a factory tow package. The presence of the connector behind the bumper does not necessarily mean that you have the tow package. The connector might be there, but without the relays in the fuse box, the plug will not be active. If the relays are indeed in place, you can use the # 118251 harness that you referenced. If they are missing, take a look at the sockets where they would...
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  • The 4 Terminal Relay, # TR38665, will fit the 2008 and Newer Ford Escape. We have had customers state that these relays are good replacements for the ones offered from the dealer. They are designed to complete the factory tow package on several vehicles, including your Escape. However, before purchasing the relays, open the fuse box and take a close look at the sockets or landings that the relays would insert into. If the landings have the metal contacts in them, inserting...
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  • There are a few things that could cause your battery to drain after installing a trailer wiring harness like the Curt T-Connector, # C56160. The first thing that we can test for is a bad converter box. With the fuse in place, test the 4-flat connector on the wiring harness without any vehicle lights on using a circuit tester with an incandescent bulb like part # 40376. Be sure to test each pin. If there is constant power on any of the pins with the vehicle lights off, then the...
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  • Draw-Tite offers a very similar hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver, part # 36524. If you would prefer a Class II hitch that would be less visible at the rear of the vehicle, you might be interested in the # 36529 or the # 90230 that includes a drawbar. If you will be towing, you will also need the trailer wiring harness, part # 118566 and the appropriately-sized trailer ball, # 19256 for a 1-/78 inch ball or # 19258 for a 2 inch ball. I have linked you to some installation...
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  • I would actually recommend Tow Ready wiring harness # 118426, as it pulls power directly from the vehicle battery instead of from the tail light circuit. This protects the wiring on your 2005 Ford Escape from overload. Since this wiring harness is custom fit for your vehicle, the installation is fairly uncomplicated. You would simply need to access the back side of your tail lights by pulling out the housing from the outside, unplug the factory connector, and plug the # 118426...
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  • Attachment of the fenders to your trailer will depend on your trailer construction. We have several styles of galvanized brackets that you can use to attach fenders to a trailer frame. We have L brackets like the Galvanized Steel, L-Shaped, Bolt-On Brackets for Plastic, Single-Axle Fender, item # PF775-BKT-2, and we have galvanized U-brackets like the Galvanized Steel, U-Shaped, Bolt-On Brackets for Plastic, Single-Axle Fender, item # PF1135-BKT-2. One of these styles should...
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  • Thank you for providing specifics about your tow vehicle and trailer. Specs for your Lance 1575 trailer indicate a gross dry weight of 2575-lbs and a dry tongue weight of 230-lbs. Weight distribution systems should be selected based on actual fully-loaded as-towed trailer tongue weight. Also, the hitch on your vehicle must be specifically rated for use with weight distribution; this will be indicated on the safety/warning label on the hitch. The best way to accurately determine...
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  • We have several hitches compatible with your 2014 Escape Titanium. There are Class III hitches with the 2 inch receiver opening, the Draw-Tite # 75758. This hitch will block the hands-free liftgate sensors somewhat, they will only be functional in the areas around the exhaust pipes as shown in the diagram I provided. If you decide to go with a 2 inch hitch, I'd recommend the Curt # C18153 folding cargo carrier. The carrier basket measures 24x60, and the basket can fold up against...
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  • There are many options in bike racks for your 2010 Ford Escape. Your choice depends on how many bikes you are wanting to carry and the weight of the bikes. For your vehicle, the best would be either a hitch bike rack or a trunk mounted bike rack. The roof bike rack for your Ford Escape is not the best choice, because it requires lifting the bike to the roof of the vehicle. The hitch bike rack is a excellent choice, but it does require you have a trailer hitch on the back of...
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  • Tow packages come with additional wiring that often requires additional relays. Since your Escape did not have a hitch on it, it did not come with a tow package and the port that Hopkins part # 30445 uses will not properly function. The tail lights were changed for the 2004 model year, so part # 118343 will not work. You will need to use part # 119178KIT and this part will not require you to add a relay. It uses the existing circuits on the Escape. Included in the kit is...
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  • Draw Tite makes the best Class III hitches for your 2017 Ford Escape as they have the best capacities and the best prices. The two they offer are the part # 75758 which has a round cross tube which some think is slightly less visible and has the best price and the part # 75782 which has a square cross tube. Both of these hitches fit all models of the 2017 Escape. If it were me I would easily pick the # 75758 for just the two reasons I mentioned. I attached an install video...
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  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and he told me that the Curt Trailer Hitch, # C13651, does sit lower to the ground than the Curt Hitch, # 13650. Both trailer hitches will fit the 2005 to 2011 Ford Escape without a factory hitch, but the # C13651 will fit on models that were equipped with a factory 1-1/4 inch hitch. Once installed, the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13651 will sit approximately 13-1/2 inches from the ground and hitch # 13650 will sit approximately 13-1/4 inches from...
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  • Lets start by making sure you are looking at the right connector. The connector is located between the rear bumper and the rear of the drivers side frame member, as you can see in the photo I have provided. The connector has a protective cover, which is actually pinned to the vehicle as shown in the photo. The connector will only be active if your Escape is equipped with the factory tow prep package. If you are unsure if your Escape has the prep package, you can call your...
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  • Of the different hitches available for your 2009 Escape, I would recommend the Curt Class III # 13650 or the Hidden Hitch Class III # 87626. Both require no drilling or welding and include the compete hardware along with installation instructions. In the installation instructions, Curt recommends using a drill or Dremel tool to enlarge an access hole in the frame. This hole is used to fish a bolt and block washer into the interior of the frame member. However, since your...
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  • According to Husky, the Leveling Scissor Jacks, # 70135, are designed for recreational vehicle leveling only and should not be used for lifting or changing tires. It sounds like you just want to get your RV level so the combined 13,000 pound capacity of each jack (6,500 pounds each) should work well for this application. Husky also states that only the included hand crank should be used to raise/lower the jacks, so I cannot recommend using any power tools to operate them. I...
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