Easy to install. I watched the video on you tube and it made it clear what the steps where. One piece of advice, don't let your kid play with the leader wires, and lose one. It makes it easy to install if you have all 4 at the same time.
Install Time: 30-60 minutes
who drives a Ford Escape 2013-01-15
Loved the fish wire for the bolts. Fine job.
Install Time: Under 30 minutes
who drives a Ford Escape 2012-10-18
Great product, fits perfectly, looks factory on 2013 Ford Escape. I would recommend this hitch to anyone. Installation would have been easier with a few extra instructions.
1. Lift the hitch in place and secure it with punches in the 4 mounting holes.
2. Fish the wire with bolts and washer attached 1 at a time through the frame and out the mounting hole.
3. Install nut on each bolt but do not tighten until all bolts are through.
I fished all 4 bolts through and then lifted the hitch in to place. As I was pulling the fish wires through the hitch holes, the hitch slipped and sheared 1 of the wires off leaving the bolt inside the frame. It took me over an hour to get the bolt back out.