Not that I am an advocate of waiting, I am into instant gratification as much as the next guy, but there is supposed to be a classic styled motorhome coming from Airstream in the 2005 model year.
At least that is what we have heard. I am going to assume it will have some basement storage in order to compete against all the others that do. This may allow you carry your stuff without needing a trailer.
If a new Motor home would bust the budget then the question is how much "stuff" were you planning to carry? You might be able to get a 2 door Toyota pickup with a solid (no windows) cap and have a dual use. A toad while camping and a way to carry the extra stuff. A Toyota standard cab truck starts with a a curb weight of 2700 LBS. Add your stuff and you are at 3700??
This would put you in an overload condition if the 2K is the real limit, my manual says that I can tow 4K??
In any case I cannot recommend strongly enough that you have the trailer or toad brakes assisting you in stopping. I do believe that that is the the real reason for the 2 K limit as the hitches look like they should be able to go up to 5K easy.
This is my opinion, each individual; must decide what is right for them and their equipment. I tow a Saturn that is 2400 LBS and I have a brake buddy. I always side on the side of safety.
WBCCI #5501 AIR # 49
1978 Argosy 28 foot Motorhome
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