Ford Escape Trailer Hitches

If this is the first time for you are trying to install a hitch you may feel a little overwhelmed. Before getting all stressed, bear in mind that it is not a hard task and although there are professionals that can do the job for you, many people have had success the DIY way as well. Each hitch comes with its own set of easy to follow instructions and there are usually tips provided to make the installation a breeze. All you need to do is read the instructions pertaining to Ford Escape trailer hitches and match all the parts to the names. Now look at the diagram and start putting the parts in place. Many hitches are also accompanied by a template, which helps you align the holes correctly and assures you that you purchased the proper size of hitch.

When installing the Ford Escape trailer hitch, it might be necessary to jack the rear up a little as this will serve to enhance the working space. It might become necessary to loosen the rear bumper or even the exhaust system. Just remember whatever bolts are loosened will need to be tightened once the hitch is in place. The hitch might come with some wires. These will need to be installed properly. But this is also not a problem as the manual will show exact details on how the wires need to go. The wires are for making sure the brake lights and turn signals on the trailer work properly. Handymen who love to modify must refrain in case of hitches because each hitch is designed precisely. Therefore even a slight modification would mean that there is a chance of the hitch failing while cruising down the highway. Ready to tow a trailer on your Ford Escape? There are plenty of Ford Escape trailer hitches available at CARiD that are easy to install. Get one of these.

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    • CURT® Trailer Hitch
      (155 reviews)
      # 663
      Trailer Hitch by CURT®. These receiver hitches allow you to add a hitch receiver to replace the factory bumper ball mount. This means the hitch ball and its ball mount can be removed and stowed when not trailering. It also allows...
      $56.14 - $266.00
    • CURT® Towing Wiring Harness
      (28 reviews)
      # 7830
      Towing Wiring Harness by CURT®. This provides all you need to connect a trailer to the tow vehicle. Generous length allows plenty of wire. Female end is for tow vehicle, male end for trailer. You can cut it to appropriate length to...
      $9.43 - $223.24
    • Pro Series® Trailer Hitch
      (23 reviews)
      # 932
      Trailer Hitch by Pro Series®. A sturdy hitch from Pro Series is engineered and built from the ground up to fit your vehicle perfectly, and allow you to tow safely and easily.
      $41.34 - $151.38
    • CURT® Front Trailer Hitch
      (5 reviews)
      # 664
      Front Trailer Hitch by CURT®. These receiver hitches allow you to add a hitch receiver to replace the factory bumper ball mount. This means the hitch ball and its ball mount can be removed and stowed when not trailering. It also...
      $21.96 - $226.03
    • Tow Ready® T-One Connector Assembly
      (16 reviews)
      # 935
      T-One Connector Assembly by Tow Ready®. T-One Connectors require no splicing of wires. Simply locate your vehicles wiring harness connector, unplug the connection and insert the T-Connector into the vehicle's harness. No special...
      $11.29 - $80.40
    • Hidden Hitch® Trailer Hitch
      (102 reviews)
      # 929
      Trailer Hitch by Hidden Hitch®. Hidded Hitch is the premium trailer hitch manufacturer in the towing field. A sturdy hitch from Hidded Hitch is engineered and built from the ground up to fit your vehicle perfectly, and allow you to...
      $37.22 - $212.56
    • Draw-Tite® Trailer Hitch
      (101 reviews)
      # 923
      Trailer Hitch by Draw-Tite®. A sturdy hitch from Draw-Tite is engineered and built from the ground up to fit your vehicle perfectly, and allow you to tow safely and easily.
      $37.22 - $284.59
    • Reese® Trailer Hitch
      (12 reviews)
      # 930
      Trailer Hitch by Reese®. Install a trailer hitch between the frame rails of your truck, whether it's a stake truck, service body, pickup or motorhome. These are custom installations, and may require welding, additional parts like...
      $41.34 - $665.14
    • Westin® Trailer Hitches
      (1 reviews)
      # 5049
      Westin's Receiver Hitches feature a round tube design, with some applications featuring a square tube design based on specific allowances or limitations. All feature a Westin quality textured black powder coat finish to match...
      $89.28 - $170.35
    • Tow Ready® Replacement OEM Harness
      (8 reviews)
      # 936
      Replacement OEM Harness by Tow Ready®. Wire up your tow vehicle and trailer with whatever it takes to get your trailer lights on, the electric brakes slowing down, and the trailer battery charging. From simple wiring connectors, to...
      $11.29 - $52.58
    • Hopkins® Impulse™ Digital Brake Control
      (1 reviews)
      # 2863
      Impulse™ Digital Brake Control by Hopkins®. Designed for ultimate convenience and safety, the brake control solves the problem of inconvenient mounting, out of reach controls and difficult to see displays of traditional brake...
    • CARR® HD Universal Hitch Step
      (16 reviews)
      # 1244
      HD Universal Hitch Step by CARR®. Give your truck a distinctive custom touch and get complete and easy cargo access with this heavy-duty step. Specially designed non-slip tread pattern ensures safe and effective use, while unique...
    • Hopkins® Towing Wiring Harnesses
      (6 reviews)
      # 2849
      Towing Wiring Harnesses by Hopkins®. Unplug your vehicle's factory wiring harness and plug in a Hopkins vehicle wiring harness. That's how easy trailer wiring is with a Plug-In-Simple! wiring kit, featuring Exact OEM Fit connectors...
      $13.16 - $95.40
    • CARR® Mega Hitch Step
      (0 reviews)
      # 6356
      Mega Hitch Step by CARR®. It's not that easy to reach certain areas on trucks or SUVs, but not with this heavy-duty step. It ensures safe and easy access to the vehicle, and is designed to fit all 2'' and 2-1/2'' trailer hitches....
    • DefenderWorx® Hitch Cover
      (29 reviews)
      # 1179
      Billet Hitch Cover is designed to hide that ugly hitch receiver when it is not in use. The cover is made of the highest quality T-6061 Billet Aluminum, and it is available in various colors and options. Sport your manufacturer's...
      $40.71 - $66.76

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    Ford Escape Trailer Hitches Reviews
    Average rating: 4.5 4.6 - 15 reviews
    Works Great
    2013 Ford Escape | Posted by Chuck | (Rexburg, ID)

    Works great but could be improved by making the wiring longer which would make the installation easier.

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