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Hitch Recommendation and Wiring For 2020 Ford Escape Compatible with Weight Distribution System

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need a hitch for my 2020 ford escape i may need a light duty weight distribution system in the future for my trailer but I see the Curt is not rated for WDS

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You are correct the Curt hitch part # CU56FR on the 2020 Ford Escape is not recommended for weight distribution. I recommend to use the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # DR47FR for the 2020 Ford Escape which is compatible with a weight distribution system.

If you plan on doing some light weight towing in the future, I recommend Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part # TE54FR which will give you a 4-pole flat on the Escape to illuminate the trailer lights.

You will also need a ball mount. You may consider the 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 you are not sure how much rise/drop you may need in a ball mount to tow your trailer level, I recommend to take a look at the helpful article I have attached about how to figure the amount of rise or drop you may need.

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