Times have changed with COVID - I've been working from home for months and having two cars is becoming unnecessary. Anyway, I've been researching small fiberglass trailers like the Scamp, Casita, etc. Rather wide price distribution if you buy new, but depending on options (weight), many can be towed with a "regular" car or SUV.
So the plan now is to get an Outback that can be slept in while camping and also used for our main vehicle and eventually get a 13-ft trailer. An A-liner is another possibility.
There's a fiberglass RV forum that has a boatload of info for those interested.
I have been driving my Subaru Forester for about 10 years now, and really like it. It’s a great car for a long road trip with two people, a tent, and a small dob, and it’s a very capable soft-roader, but I wouldn’t consider towing anything with it.
The Forester has the about the same power train as the heavier Outback, which a friend owns, and I drive it frequently. Both of these little SUVs are fun to drive and very sure footed, but border on being underpowered when used as passenger cars and don’t have suspension, tires, or brakes suitable for towing despite the availability of an optional hitch, which is best used as a mounting point for a bicycle rack.
Edited by gwlee, 04 July 2020 - 12:32 AM.