What famiiy/rafting vehicle should I buy?
I'm going around and around trying to decide what used vehicle I should buy.
My wife insists on a vehicle with a third row seat, I'm also wanting something that will be a good balance of towing power and daily driver qualities.
Currently we have two outbacks which is quite small for our three kids and rafting gear. It does have a tow hitch but I'm not comfortable towing a raft trailer with it.
I'm considering Ford Explorers, Honda Pilot although I'm not sure if a Pilot would tow that well. It looks like my trailer weight should be not much more than 1500 total.
I'm trying to avoid the big v8 SUV's or is that a mistake? My wife likes the minivans but I shudder at that thought. One van that looks interesting is the AWD Astro van it is more truck like than the other minivans.
What works for other families, you or others you've seen?