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Flat Towing a 2021 Ford Escape  


I just purchased a 2021 Ford Escape Titanium Hybrid AWD, Can you recommend a base plate, tow bar, safety chains, brake system, tail light system, and trickle charger to avoid battery drain on the Ford. and anything else I might need for flat towing. I am towing with a 2006 Itasca Sunova 29R.


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Yes we have everything you need to flat tow your 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid. To begin with you will need a base plate kit, I recommend the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms, # RM39FR. This will mate to the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar, # RM-522; this is a non-binding type allowing you to unhook your tow vehicle easily and quickly even if you are parked on un-even ground.

For safety cables and wiring I suggest staying with the Roadmaster brand and using the RoadMaster Falcon 2 and Falcon All-Terrain Combo Towing Kit with Straight Wiring, # RM-9243-1. This will include wiring, safety cables, and connectors needed. It also has a storage case for the tow bar when not in use.

For a supplemental braking system I recommend the Demco SBS Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System, # SM99251. This is a proportional type brake system that is a confirmed fit for your 2021 Ford Escape. Using this type system system it never has to be removed. The DUO activates when your RV's brake lights go on and an inertia sensor in the towed car detects deceleration. No false braking.

You state that you want to ensure the battery does not become drained, I suggest the Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Towed Vehicles, # RM-156-25. This will install in your towed vehicle and if your tow vehicle does not have a factory battery charge line you will also need the Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Motorhomes # RM-156-75.

You will most likely require use of a high-low adapter so I have included a link to a helpful article that goes over how to measure for the correct adapter, and a link to all of our high-low adapters for you to take a look at.

In addition, we always always suggest to check the recreational towing section of your vehicles owner's manual for any flat towing restrictions, and for any special steps required to make your vehicle ready to be flat towed.

Please note the links to product review and installation videos.

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