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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 75782 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75782

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 5000 lbs WD GTW
  • 525 lbs TW
  • 525 lbs WD TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Integrated mounting point lets you attach a bracket for a 4-way or 7-way plug (sold separately)
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 525 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 525 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.



Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.


In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



75782 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame

87641 Hidden Hitch Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 75782 Installation instructions

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Video of Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Ford Escape - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2017 Ford Escape, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Draw Tite Custom Fit Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75782. Here's what our hitch looks like fully installed. It's going to sit right below our bumper and all we're really going to see is the main receiver tube right here. Now this is a Class 3, so it's going to give you that 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening and it does have a reinforced collar, giving it that nice, clean finished look. As far as the safety chain loops, it's like a rolled steel stock style, and they're going to be welded to the bottom of the receiver tube. Now, as you can see, we're not going to have any issues with most sized hooks, getting them on or off. We don't have to worry about interfering with anything.

Our hitch is going to use a standard 5/8 pin in clip. It's not included but you can pick one up on our website using part number PC3. The hole, farthest back towards the edge of our receiver tube, this is for a J pin stabilization device. This is great if your accessory doesn't have a built in anti-rattle in it. Another nice feature of our hitch is it actually has a built in bracket so if we have wiring, we can go ahead and mount it right here, that way whenever we're ready to tow, it's right here ready for us. Our next feature's a 525 pound tongue weight rating.

It also has a 3,500 pound gross trailer weight rating. It is rated for use with weight distribution systems and that's going to jump up our trailer weight rating, up to 5,000 but our tongue weight is going to stay the same. Now I do want to mention, you always want to double check with your vehicle's owners' manual to make sure your vehicle can handle that amount of weight. Now I'd like to give you a few measurements to help you when deciding for accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4 1/4 inches. From the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube is 14 1/4 inches.

Now that we've gone over some features, I'll show you how to we get it installed. To begin our installation, I'm going to remove the lower section of our fascia. Now we're going to have 4 fasteners right here. I'm going to be using a T25 torques bit to remove them. Right here, we can go ahead and just leave this sitting up in our fascia because the whole thing will come down. On each side, right on the inside of our mufflers we're going to have a push pin fastener.

We just take a flathead screwdriver, we can pop the center section out. Once we have the center section loose, I'll actually take the tension off of the tab and we can pop out the outer portion, which will release our panel. We're going to have one more on the other side and we can take that out as well. Now if we come to the inside of our bumper here, at the bottom, just outside of our tailpipe, we're going to have a small clip where the silver part of our fascia meets the black plastic. We're going to take a flathead screwdriver and right where that hook is, we're going to push in and then we can actually just push up and out, which will take our clip out. Now we're going to have another clip like this on the other side, so we can remove that as well. Now with all of our fasteners loose and the clips out, we just come to our fascia and just pull away and out, and start working out way across the top. We're going to set this aside for now and we're actually going to tuck this up and out of our way because this is the sensor for the lift gate assist. With the fascia out of the way, we're going to lower down our exhaust. Now normally I would recommend using a strap to support your exhaust so it doesn't hang down too low, but if we look right here, it's going to hit the rear axle and support beam before it actually goes anywhere, so we'll be okay. To remove our exhaust we're going to come to the hangers here. We're going to have 2 bolts that are holding it on on each side. I'll be using a 13 millimeter socket to remove those 2 bolts. We're going to repeat the same process on the other side as well. We're going to come to our heat shield here on our driver's side. We're going to have 1 fastener holding the heat shield on on our frame rail. We're going to need to trim this before we get our hitch and hardware into place, so I'm going to mark out the general area that we need to trim. We're going to want to trim along the edge of our frame rail here and we're going to want to go past our access hole here, coming straight back to just a little bit in front of our fastener. We're going to be trimming all this section right here out so that our hitch can make contact against our frame. I'm going to be using a 10 millimeter socket to remove that fastener. With that fastener removed, I'm going to pull my heat shield down just enough, right here, so that I can get in here and I'm going to cut this section out. I'm going to be using a rotary tool but you can use whatever you have available, whether it be a pair of tin snips or even a pair of extremely sharp cutters. It's not that thick of material but it is metal so just keep that in mind. It should look like this once we cut it out. Now we can go in and replace our fastener, and we can move to the other side. Here on the passenger side we're going to need to trim our heat shield as well. On this side, we don't have a fastener holding it in place on the back, so we're going to come along the edge of our heat shield here and we're going to be trimming out the flat section on our frame rail so it can sit nice and flush against it. Right here we're going to notice an oval shaped hole in between the 2 smaller holes that our muffler bracket was bolted to. We're going to enlarge this hole big enough so that we can get our hardware through it, just big enough that we can get our 7/16 carriage bolt through and do to that I'm going to be using a drill and a deburring bit, or you can use a wrench, pry it open, or anything just to file away the material just to give you enough room to get that bolt in there. It's always a good idea to just keep double checking while you're going through filing because you just want enough to get that bolt in there. Now we have this side done. We're going to do the same thing on the other side as well. Now we're going to take our pulled wire, and if we come to our frame and we go on the side of our frame here, we're going to see a hole right towards the rear of our vehicle. Now I'm going to take the coiled end of my fish wire and I'm going to feed it into that hole and I'm going to feed it in until I can reach or get it through my access hole here. Sometimes it will help if you put a small bend in your fish wire, that way when you push it through, it will angle down and go the way you want it to go. If you need to, you can reach up and grab it but just be careful because we did just get done filing that so it may be sharp. Once we have our fish wire pulled down, we're going to take our black spacer and we're going to feed it over the coiled end, and then we're going to take our 7/16 carriage bolt and we're going to thread it onto the coiled end of our wire. Now we're going to feed our carriage block through our access hole, push our bolt through and we're going to pull it until our bolt comes out. Now we're going to come to the hole right in front of our access hole, right behind this weld nut, and again I'm going to put a slight bend in my fish wire and I'm going to feed it through that hole and again, I'm going to have it come out my access hole, and I'm going to do the same thing. I'm going to take one of my black spacers and I'm going to take one of my 7/16 carriage bolts and feed it up through. Pull it down. For our last piece of hardware we're going to put it in place, we're going to be using the access hole but we're going to be doing the reverse process of what we just did. We're going to take our fish wire. This time we're going to take our silver spacer, we're going to feed it over the coiled end and then we're going to take our carriage bolt and thread it onto the end. This time we're going to feed our bolt in first, push it up out of the way, come in with our spacer block and then we're going to let our bolt come down just like that. We're going to repeat the same process with the same technique on the other side. Now with an extra set of hands, we're going to put the hitch in place. We're going to take our fish wires and we're going to put them through the corresponding hole in our hitch. If you look at the hitch, we're going to have 2 oval holes going front to back. Those are going to be the holes that we're going to put our fish wires through. Once the hitch is in position we can pull the bolts out of the side of the frame to help keep it up. Go ahead and pull off our pull wire and the bolts in the side of our frame. Now we're going to take a conical tooth washer, you want to make sure the teeth are facing the hitch, and slide it over the bolt on the side of our frame and then follow it up with a 7/16 nut. We're going to do that for the other side as well. Now if we move to the forward most hole, we're going to take our fish wire off, and this one again, we're going to take our conical tooth washer, teeth facing the hitch, we're going to slide it over out bolt, being careful not to push the bolt back in. Then, we're going to take our nut and fasten it down. Sometimes it helps if you can grab the washer and push it to one side, to trap the bolt so you can get the nut started. With that one in place, we can move to our rearward hole and we're going to pull the fish wire off. This one, we're going to take a 7/16 flat washer, followed by a 7/16 lock washer, and then finally a nut. Now there you have our hardware here in place. We're going to go to the other side and repeat the same process. With all of our hardware in place, I'm going to come back and using an 11/16 socket, I'm going to snug up my hardware here on the bottom of my frame. I'm going to repeat that for all the other remaining hardware. Now if we come right above our muffler here, we look up into our bumper beam area. We're going to see that there's an empty hole right here. Now our hitch has a small tab that it lines up with this hole and we're going to take our M8 bolt, followed by a flat washer, and we're going to feed it from the back side of our hitch, going through but in between our hitch and this plate here, we're going to take enough flat washers so that it's going to be able to sandwich it in and have a nice contact, and then on the outside, where out bolt comes through, we're going to follow it up with a conical tooth washer, with the teeth facing our bumper, and then finally, following it up with a nut. This is going to be very hard to see but I'll do my best. With this side in place, we're going to go ahead and repeat the same process on the other side as well. Now, using a 13 millimeter wrench and socket, I'm going to tighten up my hardware. With all of our hardware snug, I'm going to come back and I'm going to torque it to the specified amount in the instructions. I want to repeat that for all my remaining hardware. Now we can get ready to put our exhaust back up. Now we're not going to be reusing the factory bolts. We're going to take the supplied M8 bolts that come in our kit, followed by an M8 lock washer and then finally a flat washer. Our exhaust bracket right here is going to line up with the 2 remaining holes in our hitch and it should be lined up right with the weld nuts in the frame. We can just easily put our hardware in place and come back and tighten it up once we have it all in place. Now we can put our lower fascia back into place. I'm just going to line it up. Once we have it lined up against our connection with all the clips, now we can replace all of our fasteners. I do want to mention, when you put your lower fascia back on and you get ready to put your torque screws back into place, you want to be extra careful and you want to make sure that the holes are lined up because this is the sensor for the gate assist. That will finish up our look at the Draw Tite Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75782, on our 2017 Ford Escape.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75782

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (59 Customer Reviews)

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.

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Ford Five Hundred

Product is great. When I received the package it looked like a 500 pound gorilla beat the package to death. Thankyou UPS. The wiring harness lacked installation instructions. Thank god for the internet. Had to purchase a can of primer and spray paint to touch up the shipping damage. The Internet is great, but one must make sacrifices for convenience. 395559



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2017 Ford Transit T350

I removed a Draw-tite 1 -1/4 inch hitch receiver to install this Draw-tite 2 inch receiver. While the installation designs of both were identical, installation of the actual new 2 inch receiver was difficult! I had to use a hydraulic jack to position the unit to align the holes for the bolts correctly. I am satisfied with the end result but it took several hours work. 635326



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Received our hitch in a timely manner. The hitch was hanging out of the box and when opened, the hitch looked like it was kicked around the floor before being put in the box with a lot of paint chipped or scraped off. Was offered a small refund/credit to repaint. The install was a bit more difficult than described for an experienced mechanic, about 2 hours with 2 people. 400802



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2015 Ford Escape

Very nice quality! Great price.Tight fit for bolts slots for muffler bracket on driver side. Ups delivered with hitch popping out of box. Looks great on vehicle. Only see reciever tube. Took longer than 40 minutes. Mostly because of muffler bracket tight alignment and waiting for my second person to help assist lifting. Great company will defiantly by from again in future. Thank's Mike 190426


Comments
Still working great!
Mike G - 05/04/2016

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2018 Ford Escape

My new Draw Tite hitch fit perfectly, you really need four hands when installing.. it would be a much easier install if yo have access to a car lift as it is a tight fit.. The wiring and installation of hitch went exactly as videos showed.. I wanted to protect back of vehicle in parking lots and that was one of the reasons for putting hitch on this car. Pictures attached. Thank you for your service 501312



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Ford Escape

Installed on a Ford Escape. Installation was very easy and assisted by the great step by step video from etrailer. I like this better than the optional factory hitch. This DrawTite hitch is more discreet than the factory hitch and also supports the common 2" draw bars. Just the right height to pull my utility trailer with a zero rise draw bar. Only downside is that it does interfere slightly with the hands free hatch opener. 609869



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2013 Ford Escape

Perfect! 271441



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2016 Ford Escape

I bought this hitch for my wife's 2016 escape the install was very strait forward. I bought a hitch from etrailer in the past for my wife's last car (10 years ago) the service and prices we great good to see things are still the same. the fit on this hitch was very precise it keeps all except the receover tube hidden and as far as I can tell the foot activated hatch has no issues . 357550



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Ordered on a Tuesday, received it on Thursday of the same week. It needs to be shipped in a better box. I installed the hitch by my self but would not recommend anyone try that. See pictures of the setup I used to help with the install. the pictures make it look easy but no you must get the left side in first. Get some help! You must place the washers as the video shows or you will have trouble with installing the muffler hangers. 451246


Comments
After one year my The trailer hitch I bought from etrailer.com Is doing fine. I liked this model because it is up behind the bumper on my 2017 Ford Escape, therefore not visible except for the receiver.
Owen - 11/11/2018

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2014 Ford Escape

I purchased a hitch for my 2014 Ford Escape. I am a repeat customer, previously purchasing a hitch for my 2004 Matrix. The purchasing proceed was quick and easy. The hitch arrived in about a week with all the hardware and instructions (though I had reviewed them online several times). I finally took the time today to do the installation. The installation was straight forward, I was surprised how little filing was needed to modify the access holes. I had to do the installation alone (using jacks and jack stands), but I would recommend a helper like the instructions said. I just couldn't get the front exhaust hanger off so I installed the hitch with it on. It was a little tighter but still doable. The fish wires worked really well...pretty slick setup. I have a couple suggestions: The 3 washers that go between the hitch and the bracket are tough to get in that tight space. I taped them together and used a piece of the cut heat shield to hold them while I installed the bolt. Perhaps an opportunity to develop something like the fish wires. I mentioned the difficulty with the front exhaust hanger. I did find a video on the etrailer site. It gave some good ideas, but you couldn't see what the tech was actually doing. Perhaps a redo with some close ups of the hanger. If I get another vehicle and need a hitch, I will definitely get it from etrailer. 265710



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2013 Ford Escape

I recently installed this hitch on my 2013 escape. Installation was super easy (with the exception of the part where you have to squeeze 3 washers as spacers into a tiny, inaccessible space. I think an actual spacer would make more sense so that you could use a screwdriver or something to hold it up) The tutorial was great, shipping and customer service was excellent as well. 414098



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2015 Ford Escape

Very good & video was very helpful for instructions. My only request would be a video for putting the wiring harness on. 574254



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2016 Ford Escape

This is a mixed review. Quality, price and speed are 5 star. The packing is a 1. I understand it's goes on the bottom of a vehicle but when you purchase something new no matter what it is and it shows up which box tore up and paint chipped and scratched to bare metal it's not right. It was not shippers fault to me. Packed terrible with no protection or securing material. 390597



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Very easy to install. It's tucked up nice behind the bumper which was important to me. All you see is the hitch receiver. It's holding up perfectly. Like is right out of the box. 758741



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Love this product and very easy install!! Just follow the install videos and you won't have a problem.. 758717



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excellent product, mid difficulty insta ll 756193



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Great fit and function!! Thanks 703155



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2013 Ford Escape

i have purchased several hitches and a couple bike racks..... all great products and delivered quickly !!! best place for the money !!! 673918



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Works great. 672625



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Jeep

Haven't gotten it put on yet. Too many other problems with the old Jeep still trying to get fixed. Us old farts are slow when we've been hit with multiple sicknesses. I did check it out and found everything good though. 642533



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I love my trailer hitch. My husband had a couple of minor problems with lining up the holes, but other then that, it's been great. 638782



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Was fairly easy to install even by myself. Viewing the video beforehand was very beneficial. Hitch has held up very well a year later with moderate usage. 635597



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This is a great product. While it took a bit of time to install, the instructions were helpful and clear. It is a solid hitch and am very happy with it. 614404



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2015 Ford Escape

This hitch fits my 2015 Ford Escape perfectly. I installed it myself and used a floor jack to lift the hitch into place. This is the lighter duty one for this vehicle and it looks great installed. Tucks up under the bumper real nice. I use this for hitch mounted bike racks but have not towed anything yet. But I know it would if I had too. 606587



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2017 Ford Escape

Great product, fit great too. I would recommend and purchase again . 599724


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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatible with Hands Free Lift Gate Sensors
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    I recommend putting a Class III 2 inch hitch receiver on your 2017 Ford Escape; specifically the Draw-Tite # 75782. For one a 2 inch hitch has a higher weight capacity. Granted with just a 2-bike rack you likely won't have an issue with the capacify of a hitch, but you never know. But the main reason is because a 2 inch is much more versatile for accessories. You might choose a bike rack today that fits a 1-1/4 inch hitch that works great for you. But if in a couple of years you have...
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    Do you know which wiring harness is on your 2016 Ford Escape? The Curt powered converters such as # C56335 have be known to have some issues similar to this but not exactly the same. There are ways to test to determine if the wiring harness is the problem. Using a circuit tester such as # 40376 or a meter if you have one first start the vehicle (since the problem occurs when it is running). Then have some one sit in the vehicle and run through the light functions while you test the...
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    When installing the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch, part # 75782, the bumper does not have to be trimmed or cut. The installation does call for trimming of the heat shield. I have attached the installation instructions and you can see in step 2 of the instructions and in Figure 2 that the heat shield is the only thing that needs to be trimmed. as far as hidden, most of the trailer hitch is not visible when installed but the receiver is visible under the bumper.
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    If you are local to us we'd install a hitch like the Draw Tite # 75782 for free as long since we can use it to make an install video for to help people who want to tackle the install by themselves. This hitch has a 2 inch hitch opening which is the most popular size and has a concealed crosstube which means it would be less visible. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. We are near St. Louis, MO.
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    When we installed the Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Receiver Hitch # 75782 on the 2018 Ford Escape we did indeed measure a distance of 16-1/2 inches from the ground to the top inside portion of the receiver. This measurement is taken with the vehicle parked on level ground so I do recommend making sure your Escape was also parked on level ground when you took your measurement. It's also possible that the Titanium trim model makes for a slightly different ground clearance measurement with...
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    The best hitch we offer for your 2018 Ford Escape is the Draw Tite part # 75782 because it has the best towing capacities, best price, has a concealed crosstube so it will be less visible, and has a mounting bracket welded to the crosstube for mounting trailer wiring. For trailer wiring then the T-One kit part # 118715 is the best option. It's a custom fit kit for your vehicle and has the most reliable converter box so we recommend it the highest.
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