MinniesMate: Mind if I climb on that soap box with you. I have related several times on these forums the experiences my ex-husband and I had towing an 18 ft Layton with a Ford Bronco. There was at least one white knuckle experience almost everytime we went out. And, for all its horsepower, the Bronco just couldn't get that Layton up the hills. The thing is...we thought that was a normal towing experience.
Now I've got my dream Airstream that I stalked for years and towing it with my boyfriend's Dodge 2500 Cummins...well, there is absolutely no comparison. Sway? What sway? The terrifying sucking sensation of big trucks? What, did one just pass? The AS tows like it is not even there. We even went thru some heavy mud on our way to a State park in Utah. (Not much you can do when there's a giant mud pit at the bottom of a hill) Airylle followed right along. No slipping. No fishtailing.
You know there's an old saying about how you can't be too rich or too skinny. I'll add "you can't have too much torgue".
Airylle 1972 Safari featured for 5 nanoseconds in the movie Wild Hogs