Storm Trooper said:There is no substitute for a full size TV.
The smaller 4x4's have too high a center of gravity, are too short and too narrow to not be pushed around by any HTT or TT especially on the highway.
Lower speeds are probably as safe with a smaller 4x4, higher speeds are certainly not.
While the smaller 4x4 might have to power to tow a large trailer, controlling safely it is another story.
EsCopAy said:We just bought a 2017 Ford Escape 2.0 Ecoboost with factory Class II Tow Package rated at 3500lbs and we are really looking at a Jayco Jay Feather 7 16xrb. Any thoughts on this set up? I'm a first timer as well. Great knowledge on here!! The trailer weighs 2896 dry.
Snow said:Whats the trailers GVWR? Dry weight is a fictional number used by the manufacturer and dealers to sell trailers. .. Using your supplied dry weight you will have to be conservative .. take your dry weight and 40 to 60lbs for propane tanks, 20lbs for the awning and 50lbs for the battery plus the weight of any options and stuff you add to the trailer (like spare tire and camping equipment )... and we haven't discussed the number of people in the vehicle. ..
Also a class II hitch cannot handle a WDH system. ..
bikendan said:go to Ford's Towing Guide. it will show a frontal area limit that will exceed the Escape's max amount, towing that Jayco.
unfortunately, you have a poor tow vehicle for towing a full height trailer.
in order not to exceed the frontal area limit, you need to tow a popup or A-frame trailer.
You could look at the Sportmen (Sportsman?) line- they have some light ones.Wow Bikendan, thank you. So much to know and think about when looking for a trailer. Looks like the Jayco 70sqft and the escape is limited to 30sqft. We first looked at a Coachman Clipper Cadet 17bh but the overall length was bigger than our driveway and didn't want to pay for storage. Then we were looking at pop ups but the wife wants a bathroom so we start looking at hybrids.. Back to pop ups ..