Not sure what truck you own, but a bolt on front hitch is available for an F150 at a very reasonable price.
I've been thinking about doing it too, as I have a very difficult time backing the Escape
19 into its carport. I either need to widen my driveway, or try a front hitch. Widening the driveway will cost quite a bit.
I have on occasion used my Honda Element to park the Escape
. It is much shorter in length, so its a lot easier. Obviously the Element is not rated to pull the Escape.