I gave up on using flag decals to line up the tow and Toad for hooking up.
I'd removed the wide-angle mirror from the back of the tow, since it only served to give an excellent view of the spare tire. Reace messaged that he had seen such a mirror mounted on the Escape
rock guard, but I took it one better.
I don't want to drill any holes in my new Escape
and I noticed that the handle for the hitch jack is hollow. Got a 7/8 inch dowel and a short piece of 2x4. Drilled a 7/8 hole in the 2x4 and glued in the dowel. Mounted the wide angle mirror on the 2x4 and wrapped some tape around the dowel for a snug fit in the handle of the hitch jack.
I simply line up the handle with the hitch and then using the centre wire in the rear window defogger, I back up, keeping the defogger wire and the mirror post on line, until the hitch ball and hitch appear in the mirror.
This is only economical since I had the mirror anyway.