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Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2009 Ford Escape to Tow Small Ski Doo Trailer  


i have an 09 escape limited edition . 3.0 litre v6 . it doesnt have a trailer hitch but I know its not hard to install one . my question is will the escape be able to tow a trailer with my skidoos on it ? also, will I harm the transmission towing my sleds without a transmission cooler ? just need to know if Ill be ok to install the trailer hitch and tow my trailer with the skidoos ? and of course will it be ok to do so without any other work to the vehicle. thank you ,


Expert Reply:

Looks like your 2009 Ford Escape with a V6 has a towing capacity of 2,000 lbs. As long as you stay under that capacity your vehicle will be totally fine as-is. You will have to install a trailer hitch though so that you can tow the trailer. For that the Draw Tite hitch part # 75751 would be a great option as it has plenty of capacity and a 2 inch hitch size.

For trailer wiring you'd then want the # 118551 which is an easy install and very reliable.

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.

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