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Old 03-22-2013, 07:23 PM   #57
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That article' author amazed me with her cavalier attitude



Hey, Jim!

I agree with your assessment of the 2008 posting linked to by Norm, but wish to register the following complaint/question from The Sisterhood:

What lead you to the presumption that the "Keith Donald" who wrote that glowing tribute is a woman?

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Norm's Honda is not a hybrid - the gas engine is always running. He's just saying that his Honda has more than sufficient power available for towing.
I was referring to his driving in relation to a hybrid vehicle.

I should have been more clear.
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Hey, Jim!

I agree with your assessment of the 2008 posting linked to by Norm, but wish to register the following complaint/question from The Sisterhood:

What lead you to the presumption that the "Keith Donald" who wrote that glowing tribute is a woman?

Francesca
I just looked at the picture and read the article, sorry about that, no offense meant to the sisterhood. I went back and edited my post.
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I just looked at the picture and read the article, sorry about that, no offense meant to the sisterhood. I went back and edited my post.
O.K....I guess we'll let you live....for now.

I'm gettin' on the Hitlist Hotline right now with a standdown order. Not that we won't be standing by...

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Still did not get the answer I was looking for, but did get a lot of interesting info along the way in this thread.
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Reminds me of the Rolling Stones, "Can't always get what you want, but if you try hard enough you get what you need" song
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Rick,
I guess that not many own a new 2013 Escape but you did get a good answer from Floyd, a big supporter of the Escape.
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Ford Escape 2.5L

The specs says the Escape SE with 2.0L Ecoboost has the 3500 lb towing capacity. Do you know if the Escape S model with the 2.5 L Duratec I4 IVCT engine can tow.? I would hope to someday tow something like a Scamp 16' RV. The dealer showed me the 2.5L model and the price is right , but I don't know much about towing, cars and their engines. Should I be looking at the 2.0 L ecoboost instead?? ( more $$ though)
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The specs read as follows:
2.5 tows 1500#
1.6 tows 2000#
2.0 tows 2000#
2.0 with tow package tows 3500#

Yes it costs more to upgrade to the SE with 2.0 and tow package in the US is actually $4090 more for FWD and $5840 more if you go for the 4WD. And abit more here in Canada because we have to pay more for the same products here in Canada. I went with the SE 2.0 with tow package and 4WD. Everything I read tells me it was worth spending the extra money to get the right package for me. that 2.5 may be a good engine but I think it will not be around much longer. Rumor has it that it may not be offered for 2014.

I looked at all the comps and at 1500 to 2000# towing capacity limits you to what kind of camper you can tow. You have to remember that an empty 13' Scamp is 1200# and the 16' is 1750# so with gear and stuff in the trunk you are at the limits of most small SUV's.

The Escape SE 2.0 4WD with tow package at 3500# towing capacity is the package that was a no brainer for me. And being Ingot Silver with the Charcoal Black cloth interior it will look very nice too.

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Yes Norm I read the thread that Floyd has on towing with the outgoing Escape. He has some very good info. The New Escape is actually based on the Ford Focus. The only carry over from the old to the new is the base 2.5L engine, everything else is NEW.

I was told that my New Escape is being built on Monday March 25th. I can't wait to start driving it.

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The specs read as follows:
2.5 tows 1500#
1.6 tows 2000#
2.0 tows 2000#
2.0 with tow package tows 3500#

Yes it costs more to upgrade to the SE with 2.0 and tow package in the US is actually $4090 more for FWD and $5840 more if you go for the 4WD. And abit more here in Canada because we have to pay more for the same products here in Canada. I went with the SE 2.0 with tow package and 4WD. Everything I read tells me it was worth spending the extra money to get the right package for me. that 2.5 may be a good engine but I think it will not be around much longer. Rumor has it that it may not be offered for 2014.

I looked at all the comps and at 1500 to 2000# towing capacity limits you to what kind of camper you can tow. You have to remember that an empty 13' Scamp is 1200# and the 16' is 1750# so with gear and stuff in the trunk you are at the limits of most small SUV's.

The Escape SE 2.0 4WD with tow package at 3500# towing capacity is the package that was a no brainer for me. And being Ingot Silver with the Charcoal Black cloth interior it will look very nice too.

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I believe that with the tow package, the stability control system is somehow modified to prevent trailer sway. Other than that I would guess that one could upgrade a 2.0L lower trim model to tow 3500# by adding some options like a transmission cooler etc. For sure less than $4000.

http://www.ford.com/resources/ford/g...scape_oct1.pdf
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The $4090 is the upgrade from the Basic S model to the SE adding 2.0 and the tow package. The Tow package is only $390 in the USA and $500 in Canada. I don't think you can do the upgrades to the vehicle any cheaper then that. Just the hitch and harness cost that much.
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The $4090 is the upgrade from the Basic S model to the SE adding 2.0 and the tow package. The Tow package is only $390 in the USA and $500 in Canada. I don't think you can do the upgrades to the vehicle any cheaper then that. Just the hitch and harness cost that much.
So, the tow package is an additional $390 over the price of an Escape with a 2.0L but no tow package?
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