I thought about putting it on the roof but i didn't buy mine with a rack (my only options were cruise control and floor mats) I thought about finding an aftermarket rack (there seems to be a couple out there) but i haven't heard much from anyone installing one of these.
1) Did your escape come with the full sized spare when you bought it(bought it new)?
2) The Black circular retainer thats holding the tire/wheel up, did that come with it too?
3) Is the retainer lockable? That is, can it be locked somehow to help prevent someone stealing your spare?