I've recently bought a used Toyota Sienna for towing. Costly to set up: I added trans cooler, helper springs, trailer wiring with brakes
, Prodigy controller, auto Sienna to Casita
charging while driving, etc. Van was at 90000 miles so I also changed the timing belt and new plugs.
The 13' Casita
is the fancier model with front bath and lots of wood. Actual towing weight
is 2000 lbs. I was previously towing it with a Hyundai Sonata with a transmission cooler. Without the cooler, 2000 lbs is maximum recommended weight
accoring to Hyundai. Interestingly the less expensive sedan has a rating of 3000 lbs. I went to the Sienna because we are going to be taking an extended cross county trip and wanted more room.
Anyway both the Hyundai and the Sienna tow perfectly. For the room, I recommend the Sienna. Gas mileage isn't that terrific in town- last weekend, driving 65, I was getting around 16-17 mpg with the Casita on, about the same mileage as I get in town.