Hi: Greg H...Even the Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan can be made to tow an Escape 5.0. The critical measurements are truck cab rear window to hitch plate center(axle) and height of box rails from the ground at the axle
. Our 5.0 was made with a 3" axle
lift to allow a fullsize GMC Sierra shortbox pickup. We had 3-4" clearance on a 90* turn and the truck stood 51" tall at the axle
. Our new 4X4 Nissan Frontier 4dr. Crew Cab has 2-3" clearance on the 90* turns and stands 49" tall at the axle.
When refitting the 16K Husky slider hitch the RV Tech had to drop the hitch head to allow for the shallower box and the tonneau cover to be used. When we got the trailer out of storage we had to let the pin box out by one set of bolt holes for a level tow and a bit more clearance from the cab. Thankfully there are lots of adjustments of both hitch and pin box.
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie