We have a 2010, double axle, 19 ft Escape, we also use the weight distribution hitch supplied by Escape.
We have, traveled on some of the worst roads in the Yukon, through beaver washouts, and on dirt trails.
On one road against the advice of the highways maintenance crew, who stated, “If you go in there, with that rig, you will never get out. And if you do go in there We are sure as hell not coming in after you, to pull you out”
We went in and using four wheel drive in low, came out.
This to say, you do not really need high lif axles, and this hitch ETI, sells is a good one.
I have never bottomed out on a bush trail.