Unibody is not an issue. Dozens, hundreds of Escapes being towed with unibody vehicles. I'm towing with a RAV4 and have for seven years. Last service I asked them to check the hitch receiver and they reported all is well.
However, let me know if you still want to delete.
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia
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