Hi, today I am looking for some information on towing with the Escape. My parents are thinking of trading in their 07 Ridgeline in the near future for a Chevy Volt because they really want something that gets great fuel economy. However once they trade in the truck they will no longer have an open flat bed for towing large or messy items. I was telling them they should get a trailer hitch on the 2009 Escape they have and get a small trailer. However they bring up a bunch of questions that I am not qualified to answer. So I was thinking you guys can share some information with me. First would be what is my Escape rated to tow? I think it's 3500 pounds. Second would be how much would a trailer hitch cost with installation? Third is driving with a trailer. My father is especially concerned it will be a challenge to drive this vehicle with a trailer hooked up, and when we get to our destination where would we park it while we make our purchase. Finally what are my options on trailers? Thanks in advance for the information.