Yes, no T-1850 in 1998, that ended in '95 I believe.
A '98 T-17B has a GVWR of 4000 lbs, 500 lbs over your Escape's capacity. We generally like to recommend for travel trailers, size your trailer to be a maximum of 75-80% of the tow vehicle's towing capacity. This is because travel trailers are a big box with frontal area that extends beyond the profile of the Escape, which requires more power to tow through the wind compared to a boat, short pop up, or flat cargo trailer.
I happen to have a 2.0 Ecoboost as well and will admit it's a pretty powerful engine. Certainly more than I need for a daily driver. The most I've ever towed with it is a flat trailer with about 20 sheets of 1/2" plywood on it. I've thought about towing my 12 1/2' MC with it, but that's a much smaller trailer, and I have to worry more about frontal drag behind a CD4 car compared to an SUV.
If you do decide to attempt towing it, please make sure to get a trailer brake controller installed in the Escape. The Escape's brakes aren't designed for stopping that much additional weight, especially not in a panic stop. The good news is, with such a small trailer riding on tandem axles, you have a lot of trailer braking power available to you.
2007 T-286SR Cherry/Granola, #6236, original owner, current mileage: 9467.8 (as of 5/26/19)
1997 T-2653 Blue Denim, #5471
1979 12 1/2' MC, Beige & Avocado, #4639
Past Sunlines: '97 T-2653 #5089, '94 T-2251, '86 T-1550, '94 T-2363, '98 T-270SR