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Flat Tow Package Recommendation for 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid

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I am looking this fall to get the Roadmaster Night Hawk for my 2022 for Escape Hybrid so that I can flat tow this behind our RV. I am just in the planning phase now, but will you help me with whatever else I will need i.e. brakes for the car, front plate, battery charge kit, wiring for lighting, etc. Regards

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I'd be more than happy to help guide you through the parts you need to flat tow your 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid! Typically for a flat tow setup you're looking to use a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, vehicle tow bar wiring, a supplemental braking system, and possibly a high-low adapter. It looks like you also need a charge line kit to keep your battery from dying while it's in tow mode and a relay to keep your lights working properly. Here are the parts I recommend using:

Nighthawk All Terrain Tow Bar - # RM-676 (comes with safety cables and some wiring)
Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - # RM39FR
Towing Combo Kit - # RM-9284-2 (completes the wiring)
Battery Charge Line Kit - # RM-156-25
Brake-Lite Relay Kit - # RM-88400
Brake Kit - Part # DM86VR for hydraulic motorhome brakes OR Part # DM26VR for air motorhome brakes
High-Low Adapter - See Attached Article

The Nighthawk is an excellent tow bar that's easy to connect to the Direct-Connect base plate and it includes safety cables and some wiring. The Towing Combo Kit completes the wiring but also includes some locks and a cover for the tow bar. The Charge Line Kit prevents your battery from dying and the Relay Kit keeps the brake lights operating properly. Then for the brake kits I really like these systems because they install permanently on the vehicle and are pretty easy to get setup for towing plus they remain out of the way so you don't even realize they are there during everyday driving.

Attached are some videos and that High-Low article for you to check out. I also recommend referencing your owner's manual to see what kind of direction Ford has for flat (or recreational) towing your vehicle.

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit on 2022 Ford Escape
Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit on 2022 Ford Escape
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