Welcome to the forums,
Are you meaning travel trailer, instead of motor home?
I would be looking at a 3/4 ton minimum, truck or suv. I would prefer diesel to run a rig that size. But that's just personal preference. A big gasser will do it well also.
I'm sure you will get a lot of good advice from our local tow vehicle enthusiasts.
My first choice would be a Fit but to low to get in and out off, so moving up a little the most popular toad from Honda is the CRV. When I decide we can't use the pickup for bikes, kayaks and hauling around the property, I will switch to the CRV. All Honda's even the automatics can be towed.
I tow a 2003 Honda Pilot behind my 310 and before the Pilot I towed a CR-V. Don't forget the auxillary brake for the towed vehicle. I personally use the Brake Buddy but there are lots of others out there.
A Man has got know his limitations-Dirty Harry
That's Some Bad Hat Harry-Jaws 1978
We tow a '99 Suzuki Vitara 4X4. Has a neutral in the transfer case. The car has 164000 miles on it plus over 40000 on the tow bar. Bought it new because: 1) Automatic, so wife can drive it; 2) 2300 pounds, close to the 2000 pound tow limit of the Silver Bullet; 3) My bicycle would fix inside. The tag is 'IFOLORV' just so I remember which order they go in:<)
1994 35' Land Yacht Diesel
, North Carolina
Join Date: Dec 2004
If you don't mind a standard transmission, there are many choices.
If your other half insists on an automatic (because it's her daily driver when not being towed) choices ar limited.
1. Lighter is always better because Airstreams motor homes don't have great towing capacity.
2. Honda an Saturn have automatic transmissions, towable at highway speeds all day without the additon of a transmission pump. (Extra expense)
3. If you can tow a stick shift, look for one under 2000 pounds to avoid
the necessity of an additional braking system (Another additional expense)
4. To add to you enjoymnet factor I recommend an old Porsche or VW
Beetle. Light and fun and I guarantee people will seek you out where ever you go to tell you their Poesche or VW stories. Yes they are collectible and you'll find lots of exciting old car events to visit in your Airstream and your unique toad.
"The Roadhouse" our Land Yachts name
We have a Mazda Miata that we would like to tow but we have dog too so we're thinking of getting another vehicle. Really would like it to be drop top cuz they are such a blast to drive. Would consider a Jeep Wrangler to accomodate the dog. Think an AS MH would mind that?