Wendy, If you haven't already, take a look at trailer weights in the real world thread. People do tow 16 foot trailers with mini vans. We won't unless we get a very basic one without options and work very hard at keeping the weight
the side dinette would make for a small bed. I would prefer the size of the front bunk, back removed over the side dinette for sleeping. If your husband can't take the size of the front bunk he would have trouble with the side dinette. Hip room of the front bunk is about 27 inches. side dinette is ?24 inches. Not sure how long the side is either. I never measured it as the front works better for us.
Wow, I looked at the specs of the R-Pods. those things are 18 inches wider going down the road than a Scamp.
Get to a gathering. They are fun.