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Can 2012 Ford Escape Tow 1,000 lb Trailer

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I have a 4 cylinder, 2 wheel drive Ford 2012 escape. Can I pull a 1,000 pound camper?

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I looked up the tow capacity of a 2012 Ford Escape 4 cylinder and found that it has a capacity of 1,000 lbs. So if you are absolutely sure that the weight of your trailer is 1,000 lbs or less you'd be fine.

You'll need a trailer hitch like the Draw Tite part # 75751 that you referenced as well as trailer wiring like part # 118551 which is a confirmed fit as well.

Since you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag.

If the ball mount kit does not include a ball mount with the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, check out the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball mount to tow the trailer level.

You might also want rear suspension enhancement to help reduce suspension when towing the trailer. For that you'd then want the Timbren kit part # TFRESC. This will give the rear suspension of your vehicle additional support when towing which will help the vehicle sit level.

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