With my F-150, when buying, I looked for one with the trailering mirrors on it. They are much bigger to start with, and the power extensions are great.
I have not pulled an Escape yet, but have pulled my construction dump trailer. It has high sides, and is almost exactly the same with as a 21 or 5.0TA. I did find it better with them extended, so you might do better with some kind of extension.
Can you get aftermarket extending mirrors for your truck. I know Alf put them on his Nissan. I think they are a great thing.
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
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