Would like to thank everyone again for their input on a tow vehicle for my 17B. I have been doing lots of research and have compiled a spread sheet of info found, which I have attached. It may be of interest to another newbie in the future.
The info was gathered from many places--actually some does not jive with what I've found from other i-net locations. For example, the RAV4, which I had been learning toward, showed less than the 3500#, even for the 2009-2012 models. Ex: 2012 RAV4, when googled, shows towing capacity of 1,500 to 2,000 lbs. This investigation has been kind of confusing, but enlightening.
As of this moment, am learning towards the Nissan Xterra (thx rbryan).
Am looking forward to meeting some of you at the Rally and will be bringing my Build Sheet questions for lots of brain-pickin'.
At this point, with Build Sheet and tow vehicle options, am in major overload!!!
Oh, one more thing -- have learned SO MUCH from this forum and appreciate so much the time and knowledge you guys put into this. For example, because of posts here, sent a $15,000.00 check to EI a couple of weeks ago, and it turned out to be about $17,500 Canadian!!!