I've posted on here in the past about looking to upgrade from our 1007 PUP to a larger hybrid. The problem is that none of us in the family wants to drive an SUV (e.g. Expedition) or Half-Ton Truck (F150) for 50 weeks per year, navigating in and out of malls and schools, for the 2 weeks a year we use a camper. It's not so much the gas mileage but the initial purchase price and their massive size for the type of driving my wife does. So, we've shelved the idea of a large hybrid.
I'd drive it, but I put on 25,000 - 30,000 miles per year, so I won't have a full-size truck until I retire, and by then, my wife and I figure we'll just get a travel trailer and skip the hybrid.
We looked at the smaller and lighter hybrids, but actually really prefer the openness of our PUP and decided that in 2 years when our current TV dies (2005 T&C minivan), we're going to upgrade to larger PUP like the 1206 or 1208. The slideout dinette, front storage bin, and inside shower/toilet solve a lot of our complaints with the 1007.
We're wondering about a smaller truck as a TV, such as the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, or Dodge Dakota (used, of course). Must be 4x4 (Ohio winters) and a 4-door crew/quad/king cabl. We're excluding a used Colorodo/Canyon assuming the 5-cylinder engine won't have the guts of our 3.7L V6 minivan's.
The 1206 and 1208 have a GVWR of about 3,500 lbs, so we're thinking all 3 of those smaller vehicles will work if properly equipped. Any recommendations, pro or con, on those 3 towing PUP of this size and weight?
Lastly, is there any place or resource with all vehicle tow ratings so I don't have to look them up individually?