Originally Posted by tanddc
Just curious what model number is this (on a "smart" phone and can't see your profile). Our friends pull a 6502 with no trouble with an escape.
tell me how an Escape is fine pulling the 6502?
it's GVWR is over the Escape's 3500lbs. MAX tow amount, which is rated with only a 150lbs. driver in the car.
with a CCC of only 646lbs., which part of that is taken up by the weights of the awning, oven, spare tire, microwave, battery and a/c, they'll easily have to be at or over the trailer's GVWR when it's loaded for camping.
which will put the actual weight of the trailer around 3500lbs. before they add water, propane and cargo.
just cause they currently have "no trouble" with it so far, doesn't mean that they won't in the wrong conditions.
they are easily over the max of the Escape. heck you can tow a trailer like that with a riding lawnmower but doesn't mean you should.
why don't you suggest they go and actually have the loaded trailer weighed at a CAT scale and see what they're actually towing.
and don't get me started about such a short wheelbase vehicle towing a trailer over 20' long or that they're probably over the Escape's payload or max hitch weight.
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 SCREW XTR 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
4pt Equal-i-zer WDH and 1828lbs of payload capacity