that's what i was afraid of.
let me guess, the dealer said you'd have no problem towing it.
you have a number of issues:
first, that trailer's actual weight from the factory, will be around 3300lbs. and that doesn't count the battery, propane, water and cargo.
second, your Escape's 3500 number is rated with only a 150lb. driver in it. any passengers, WDH and cargo in it, reduces that number. you have to have a WDH to tow the Solaire, which will weigh close to 80 lbs. total.
third, the 147x's GVWR exceeds the Excape's 3500lbs. amount, even though it has a very low CCC amount of only 746lbs. this 746 amount has to account for the weight of "options"(awning, oven, microwave, a/c, spare tire), battery, propane and cargo.
fouth, the 147x's frontal area exceeds the maximum amount that Ford allows for.
see the specs here: http://www.ford.com/resources/ford/g...scape_oct1.pdf
fifth, the 147x's hitch weight of 315lbs., will probably exceed the Escape's max hitch capacity, when the trailer is loaded for camping.
so, figuring that the 147x will weigh about 3300lbs. when it leaves the factory, add 40lbs. for the batter and 40lbs. for propane and, it now will weigh 3380lbs.
this leaves you only 120lbs. for water and cargo before you hit the max amount of 3500lbs. IF you only have a 150lb. driver in the Escape.
that still doesn't address that the Solaire will easily exceed the amount of frontal area that Ford says the Escape can tow.
you can do what you like, just thought you should know before you spend all that money and find out that you've picked the wrong trailer.
you seriously need to educate yourself about what you're getting yourself into, before you pick up that trailer.