Well, I've decided that my '03 Honda CRV with auto trans is just not up to the job of hauling my Burro
up and down hills and mountains in the Blue Ridge and the Shenandoah Valley. As usual, I'm in a tight money situation (actually more so than usual) but have the opportunity to get a '93 Isuzu Trooper for not much money. It has a lot of miles on it but is solid as a brick wall and the engine and trans will be carefully checked and serviced before I get it. It has manual trans and manual 4 WD and I like the 6 cylinder engine and the tubular chassis. This thing is actually built like a truck! It comes equipped with a Reese type hitch and has done some towing apparently.
So, who has experience with one of these towing a 13' FGRV such as my Burro
or something similar? Assuming good condition of the vehicle, will it do the job for me? I bought the CRV thinking it was what I was going to need, but it just doesn't have the beef to get the job done. My '93 Blazer and '00 Astro both had the Vortec V-6 and tow package, but they are both completely worn out and can't be used. Would the Isuzu have similar performance, assuming solid condition?? TIA for all experiences and insights you can share.