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Old 03-24-2013, 09:29 AM   #71
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Yup

Can't buy a hitch, harness and trans cooler aftermarket for that price and add it on. And then you still have to figure out the reprogram of the sway control.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:27 AM   #72
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Yup

Can't buy a hitch, harness and trans cooler aftermarket for that price and add it on. And then you still have to figure out the reprogram of the sway control.

Right, so the big price you pay is to get the 2.0L engine because you need to bump the trim level to get it.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:40 AM   #73
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Yup I paid extra for the bump from S to SE then another bump for 2.0L and another for the 4WD option.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:45 PM   #74
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thanks for the info
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:11 PM   #75
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OK, sorry moderators, I am coping and pasting. I posted this in the wrong thread.

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If it doesn't include a brake controller and a seven pin plug, with a #10 power wire, what's the point? I'd prefer a 2" receiver anyway. If there are welders in your life, the install is a 24 flat away from done. The beer is definitely provided, after the install.
I looked at the tow package on the 2013 Ford Escape. $500. Is it more then a 4 pin plug and a class 2 hitch with the deletion of the foot operated hatch? I'd like to install a class 3 hitch, and try moving the sensors, or what ever. I think this would be a nice option. Is a transmission cooler at least part of it?
This traction control algorithm is interesting though. I wonder if it can be activated after the fact.
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OK, sorry moderators, I am coping and pasting.
You just paste away if that's what it takes to keep you coping, David!

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Old 03-26-2013, 06:52 AM   #77
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This traction control algorithm is interesting though. I wonder if it can be activated after the fact.
I assume that you mean the stability control system. My guess is that the control unit can be re-flashed if you found a willing dealer.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:02 AM   #78
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I assume that you mean the stability control system. My guess is that the control unit can be re-flashed if you found a willing dealer.
The traction control system,the electronic stability control, Tire pressure monitoring,and ABS are all federally MANDATED since 2008. No dealer is gonna be willing to modify any of these due to this heavy handed interference.

Logan... Absolutely NOTHING happens without government interference!

$16,000 divided by $4 per gallon then multiplied by 25MPG = 100,000miles of free gas for my 2008 Escape compared to the equivalent hybrid purchase. All that and only a 2MPG difference in rated highway mileage.
At the present rate I will have to start "buying" my own fuel in about another 5 years.
The 2013 Escape has a base engine which is a 2.5L version of my 2.3L Escape. My 2.3L has about 10% less power and has towed my 13 Scamp very well for 5 years so far.
The similarities start to fade at that point.
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Tom,
As of today @ 3:00pm CST.... you are NOT alone!

We purchased a 2013 Ford Escape AWD Titanium 2.0L with Factory Tow package.

We were towing with a 2002 Ford Escape XLT 4x4 with Factory Tow Package. We lovingly cared for it for 11+ years! I hope to repeat the longevity with this one.
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I for one am waiting to hear how the little eco boost engine does. I am sort of considering one myself, very glad there are some kind souls willing to be pioneers. Most interested in reports of mpg and power, as well as handling.

A contribution to the hybrid comments (partial hijack): If coasting in a hybrid turns on regenerative braking, I wonder if there would be any advantage to fitting motors in the hubs of the trailers themselves and, using a similar brake controller that the car has, turn the motors into generators to top off the tug's battery. Of course to do it right one would have to either have the cooperation of the vehicle manufacturer, or be good at hacking such things. Probably more trouble than it is worth...
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Congrats Jen, Mine was built last Monday on the 25th and is in quality control and they say I should take delivery in hopefully 5 weeks depending on shipping from the factory in Louisville KY to me here in Canada. I can't wait to start driving it.
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Hi Leonard. Loved your comment about hybrid, but could use it to top up the trailer battery instead of the tug. Our trailers are not on warranty anymore so would be a neat idea for someone to experiment with if they are going to change their axle anyway. Just a thought now you got me thinking as I will probally be changing my axel in the next year or so.
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What color Escape did you buy Jen? Mine is Ingot Silver.
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What color Escape did you buy Jen? Mine is Ingot Silver.
When you look at it from one direction it looks black, from another brown with gold metallic... On the window sticker it states Kodiak Brown.
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