Anyone have an Escape Hybrid that they haul canoes on?
My 1996 Honda Odyssey that has been the faithful hauler of my canoes for the past 10 years is dying a suddenly quick death. I've been looking for a replacement vehicle that I can haul my two canoes on, fit my camping gear, my kid, and my two dogs in, and the kicker is that I want it to get good gas mileage too. The Ford Escape Hybrid is the closest I've come to finding this dream vehicle... and I'm still sadly mourning the demise of my old faithful 4 cylinder Odyssey....
Anyway, I went to go test drive one today and I could not find any tow hooks underneath the thing for canoe tie-downs!! I know you can get the tie down straps for under the hood in the front, but I would love to hear if anyone has a solution for the rear tie-down, or even what you do for the front tie-downs if you have one of these vehicles.
Thanks for any suggestions!!