Wow, you are off to a great start with that tow vehicle. You can tow any Escape you want.
Now the fun switches to selecting the personal touches to your planned 17B.
No doubt you will enjoy both as you head out camping. Enjoy.
Brian, it is a 2008 with the mercedes engine. Took it out for a spin over the weekend it got 9liters per100. after driving a honda fit in the city for 4 yrs, it feels heavy...but it has lots of power. The fit makes a great toad but poor TV.