Brian first off my point was simply that as the OP has a class Ii hitch it may as I said be hard to find receivers that will take the tongue weight
of a Esacape 17 if that is what they are considering (note they have not said that) as it may be very close to maxing out many of the receivers that will fit a standard Class II hitch. Check the Real World weights most 17's are over 300lbs on the hitch some far more. Most of the receivers Im familiar with for a Class II hitch are rated at abt 300 to 350lbs. Simple as that. The OP has also not indicated they have a 2" receiver which I think you have agreed is not a common thing to find on a class ll hitch. Not impossible just not the norm. Yes the people who installed the hitch have indicated a WDH can be installed on the hitch they have but do you know for a fact it's a 2". As we all know sometimes we are given miss information & it only comes to light
when we go through with what we had planned to do. If they in fact have a 2" receiver then that's great!
Is it really so wrong to give someone a heads up that they MAY have an issue & state why?