In the spirit of motivation....
I did not mention it but I do not consider the Honda CRV underpowered to tow our Scamp
It can easily exceed the speed limit of my tires
, 65 mph, though I never intentionally drive over 60 mph. We rarely drive Interstates except in the congested Northeast where there typically isn't much choice.
On today's drive to the coast of Oregon, I pulled over twice to let people pass who wanted to exceed the 55 mph speed limit.
As to the economics, the Honda is 8 years old, has 170,000 miles and has yet to have a repair other than pads, oil and plugs. It gets 22-23 mpg towing and 28-30 mpg on the highway not towing. It is comfortable and has a lot of storage space.
It was a seriously good investment as a vehicle and has been more than adequate to tow our Scamp
I know that there are people who tow faster than me. In our 11 years of RVing, I've been passed by many towing at 70 mph and even faster. Speed is not my goal.
From a physics perspective,
it's interesting to compare the weight
of a tow vehicle to the maximum trailer weights permitted...
or to compare a tow vehicle's brake area to maximum trailer weight
or to compare the horsepower/torque of the tow vehicle to the maximum trailer weight permitted.
I like this thread. It is important to look at underlying reasons and also to get down to the numbers.