An Escape can weigh 32-3700+ lbs, depending. Add the dolly and things get really close or over. Two of my brothers flat tow Chevy Trackers. One has a 93 Dodge Roadtrek with a 318 on a 1 ton. Takes him a bit to pull a grade but it gets it done. The Tracker weighs about 2600 and he is flat towing, so no dolly weight.
Watch the trans temps.
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2000 Roadtrek Chevy 200 Versatile(sold)
'98 Safari Trek 2480
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