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Can a Hitch Be Installed on a 2012 Escape With a Full Size Spare Tire?


Will the 75751 mount properly with a full size tire installed under the vehicle? Will the full size spare be accessible with the hitch installed?


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As the 2012 Ford Escape does not appear to have originally come with a full size spare tire, I cannot say with 100% certainty. However, I can supply some rough measurements of the wheels that would usually come with this vehicle as a comparison, which may help answer your question.

The spare that would typically be included would have a 145/90R17 tire size. This size tire has a rough diameter of 27.5 inches and a width of 5.7 inches.

The stock tire size a 2012 Escape came with looks to be 235/70R16. This will have a diameter of 28.95 inches and a width of 9.25 inches. If your spare matches this size or is close to it, you most likely will not be able to store it under the vehicle, unfortunately.

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