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If all goes as planned, I may retire in four years and take up RVing. That's when I'd hope to buy a new SUV or truck. But the Toyota van that I currently drive has > 190,000 miles, so I'm feeling that I ought to have a plan for what to get if the van doesn't make it four more years. What I get would dictate the type of RV that I'd be able to tow.
Here are the priorities:
Needs to carry five passengers
Needs to tow at least 5000 pounds, preferably more like 7000
4WD or AWD
Cost is a moderate factor
Gas mileage is also a factor - I know it won't be good, but I'd never get my wife to agree to 12/18.
It must be a comfortable passenger vehicle when unhitched from the trailer.
I'm anticipating a medium-sized travel trailer. I'm not opposed to fifth-wheels, but I don't know much about them.