I just ordered my 2016 Ford Escape
SE 201A model with 2.0 L turbo charge engine and tow package that includes hitch and transmission cooler. I was told by Ford they will only promote towing above 2,000 lbs on any 4 cylinder Escape
IF it has the 2.0 L turbo engine. I was told the tow package has to be put on at factory (for $500) to have the cooling necessary for lease company to "let" me tow even then. But, capacity is up to 3500 they said. My 16 ft. Casita
is 1,600 empty, I will not port water, 450 lbs in passengers. So that leaves me 1100 lbs in "stuff" I can tow, including 1 propane
tank, and not go over the 10% margin. Now I gotta figure out if I can get a bike rack and 3 bikes and sill stay safe. Should I put the bikes on the Escape
or the Casita
bumper or hitch?