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Old 01-25-2019, 10:28 PM   #1
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Towing a trailer behind Escape 19

I have towed a 1200 pound trailer behind a Casita 17 and wondered if anyone had done something like this with Escape 19. I’m aware of different state laws on towing but am more concerned about structural integrity of hitch to Escape.

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Old 01-25-2019, 11:36 PM   #2
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The rear hitch is only rated as a bicycle rack mount, and only up to 150 pounds of weight at that. You would need to have some custom welding done, I think, to have something more appropriate for towing a second trailer behind any of Escape’s rigs. There are a lot of other reasons that I’m sure others will be happy to share about why doing something like this is a bad idea.
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The rear hitch is only rated as a bicycle rack mount, and only up to 150 pounds of weight at that. You would need to have some custom welding done, I think, to have something more appropriate for towing a second trailer behind any of Escape’s rigs. There are a lot of other reasons that I’m sure others will be happy to share about why doing something like this is a bad idea.
I have been in situations on the road more than once where I drove into what I call a “black hole” like an where there’s an accident on a two lane blacktop, with what’s going to be an couple hour cleanup. It’s tough enough to back a trailer up for several hundred feet and with two trailers, just would not work. Once I came up to where 55 gallons of crack sealer had been spilled. I backed a tree spade up a quarter mile rather than attempt turning around. Could not see driving through it. Jacking a double is not for me.
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Old 01-26-2019, 12:42 PM   #4
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Thank you for your reply. We travel 580 miles on roads I am very familiar with. Stay in one place and return approx 5 months later. The rest of our trips we don not tow double. I recognize the risk but am only asking about the structural strength of the receiver to the frame. Thank you.
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