Anyone found an aftermarket tow hitch for the EcoSport?

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Have you found the location of the "Trailer Tow Prep Wiring"? I've got a RV dealer that can get me either of the hitch assemblies, at 1/2 the Ford Service Department price.
 
#4
I have the draw-tite hitch on mine.
Easy to fit and when installed all you can see under the bumper is the receiver and not the frame hanging below the bumper.
As far as the trailer tow prep wiring I did find a plug under the rear drivers side it has four wires ,yellow green brown and black with yellow.
So I figure this is all I need to do is plug an extension into it that will it turn plug into the trailer.
The thing is it is a female plug with flat pins. I can not find a male plug to fit. Ford accessories web site shows a trailer tailight converter.
It should have the flat pin plug? WRONG! Also no instructions they direct you to a web site that I was not able to log in.
I just wired it up like a universal taillight converter direct to the wiring harness.
On a side note I towed with it for the first time this weekend. It did very well.
 
#5
Scott,

thanks so much for your post. can you take a picture and post of the female plug you found and exactly where it was. Did you find it when you removed the plastic covering 'tween the bumper and the heat shield for the muffler?

Also do you have a picture of the finished hitch installed?

Thanks again for your response.

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#10
Installed

Thanks to Scott finally got my hitch installed. I went to my local RV/Hitch place and got the Draw Tite. They had to splice the wires since Ford has been no help in getting the adapter from the "Trailer Tow Prep" package. I guess it did save me some extra labor installing the wiring myself. Just wish they would communicate with there service/parts folks.

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#11
Thanks to Scott finally got my hitch installed. I went to my local RV/Hitch place and got the Draw Tite. They had to splice the wires since Ford has been no help in getting the adapter from the "Trailer Tow Prep" package. I guess it did save me some extra labor installing the wiring myself. Just wish they would communicate with there service/parts folks.

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Looks great.
 
#13
I had my local RV guys do the job. Right at $400 for parts and labor. The Ford OEM hitch is almost $400 and then there is the wiring. The "Trailer Prep Wiring" plug had to be spliced as there is no OEM part available. The pain of an "Early Adopter". I'm really happy especially not paying Ford another $200 for install labor. I was at the Ford parts desk twice and they were unable to find an adapter for the wiring plug, so my RV guys did the work from some off the shelf stuff they had. WINNER!
 
#14
I the install myself. Not bad for 1 person if you have a way to raise it up in place. I used a motorcycle jack.
The wiring took a little more time but was not bad.
 


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