Originally Posted by DisplacedYoopers
Curious what approx % of Escape 21' owners opted for High Lift Axle option ($300).
Am towing with Ford F150XLT 4WD 3.5L Ecoboost with tow package (11K). Using E2 Trunnion by Fastway equalizer/anti-sway.
Truck's hitch height unloaded is 17".
I'm thinking it's an unnecessary added expense for the very few times the added height might be necessary (if at all).
Thoughts? Thanks for your input.
I can only speak to my experiences...
My gut feeling tells me that the *stock* escape 21' has better ground clearance than our 17' Casita did with the Casita having the high-lift option...
We tow with a mid sized SUV (Acura MDX with factory tow) and i didnt want to increase the height of the 21' escape - as that would be slightly more wind resistance, and slightly less stable.
If you have a huge heavy tug it may not be a consideration, but for us it was....
We have done 3 trips now with our Escape, (no high lift) and absolutely no issues with ground clearance, anywhere.