Towing a High Wall aframe with Ford Escape 2.0 ecoboost

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  1. 3amigos

    3amigos New Member

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    hi,
    Does anyone tow a high wall a frame with a Ford Escape 2.0 eco boost? It has a 3500lb max and the trailer is 2670. I realize we’re close, but am curious to know what others’ experiences are with similar set ups. We currently tow about 1800lbs high wall and don’t know it’s back there. Thanks.
     
  2. boxerfxt

    boxerfxt New Member

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    A8271639-B5C8-4A04-82EC-BF8E0A8579EF.jpeg This is exactly what my combo is. 2017 aliner expedition with 2 dormers loaded she is 2564 lbs. have trailer brakes so never had a problem stopping and I don’t have to tell you about the power what trailer? The only downside is I hate not being able to see behind us. I’m looking into a video rear view for your cell phone. I’ll see if I can post a picture. Mike
     
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  3. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    I think you are good. Just don't over pack.
     
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  4. Dan from Troup

    Dan from Troup Well-Known Member

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    Don't have too much fun. Don't ya know it's sinful?
     
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  5. mattlreese

    mattlreese Member

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    Is that the weight with AC? Because once you add AC you will be at 2800. That might be pretty close.
     
  6. boxerfxt

    boxerfxt New Member

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    are you reffering to my weight yes that is with a/c toilet,water heater 5 gallons of water 10 lbs of propane battery and all my camping stuff. my trailer without my stuff is 2118 according to aliner with propane and battery no water though.Trust me anyone that says your close on the weight has not towed with the escape it tows great just pay attention to how you load the trailer for tounge weight.
     
  7. 3amigos

    3amigos New Member

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    Thanks for all of the input. We went ahead and bought the trailer. Just got back from our first trip and everything went great. Uphills and on freeway...all went fine. We did add the anti sway bar and felt no sway, even on I5 with semis passing. Trailer brakes worked great. Very pleased with our set up. We didn’t tow with water, and packed conservatively. Again, thanks for the input.
     
  8. 3amigos

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  9. 3amigos

    3amigos New Member

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    Our specific trailer was 2477 out the factory door ...with everything that came on it, including air conditioner.
     
  10. boxerfxt

    boxerfxt New Member

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    Yours is high wow here is ours.....but they are great trailers and we love ours. Maybe you have the hard dormers?
     

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  11. 3amigos

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    That’s a beautiful trailer. Aliners are nice. Our first was a chalet, which we loved. This one is a flagstaff...it had the floor plan we needed. We opted to not get the dormers as they were a bit heavier. We were trying to shave off as much weight as possible as these run a bit heavier than our chalet.
     
  12. boxerfxt

    boxerfxt New Member

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    That’s great we looked at them but we wanted the dormers (soft) for more headroom over the dinette.. I believe yours has storage on the tongue? Pictures?
     
  13. 3amigos

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    Yeah, the extra room those dormers provides is nice. No pics yet...we just dropped it off to have a few items adjusted...adding a couple of latches on outside storage cabinets so we can close without locking. There is a storage bin on front. Love the pull out drawer it has, along with the second shelf so you don’t have to reach in so far. We’re trying to keep mostly very lightweight items in it to keep hitch weight in line. Works great for the outdoor mat, fishing poles, etc.
     

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