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Old 12-13-2013, 10:08 PM   #1
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A124S & weight distribution hitch.

We got the A124S in May and to date have made a few trips from Fl to PA and back down the Smokies. Towing with the 2013 Escape 2.0 EcoBoost is a breeze except the unloading of some weight off the front of the Escape.

The Escape factory tow package is rated 585# tongue with a weight distribution hitch.

Has anyone used a weight distribution hitch with one of these campers?


The Reese Weight Distribution - RP66151 appears it might fill the bill?
http://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Distr...e/RP66151.html
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:10 PM   #2
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Does your escape allow the use of WDH? I thought some vehicles actually disallowed them in their Owners Manuals.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:13 PM   #3
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Does your escape allow the use of WDH? I thought some vehicles actually disallowed them in their Owners Manuals.
2013 Escape does allow WDH in towing info in Owners Manual.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:16 PM   #4
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2013 Escape does allow WDH in towing info in Owners Manual.
Cool. I reread your post and it sounded like you had already checked. But I had hit send and was lazy...

Ok, that's the extent that I know. Someone should come along who can actually help...
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #5
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Double check that the type of WD hitch you have linked doesn't require that it be removed from the receiver when not in use. It would then have to be stowed somewhere secure while camping. With the single round bar types of WD hitches, that do not have sway control, you just have one bar to remove and store. The rest of the hitch stays in the receiver. I always stored it behind the battery on the trailer tongue. Your camper is light enough that a single bar WD hitch can provide ample distribution.
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:51 AM   #6
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I have a 2 bar Reese lightweight WDH I use with my A126. I remove the head after unhitching and wrap the chains from the bars through the head assembly and lock the head and bars together to the safety chains of the trailer using the lock from the tongue latch.

Works great.

Info is in my signature.
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