I started with the idea of keeping my BWM 330ci convertible and using a 25' car trailer behind the bus. Loved the car; hated the trailer. And, no, that's not my RV parked next to it. The total tow weight was somewhere around 5800 pounds. And yes, it impacted the heck out of my MPG rates.
So what to do? I decided to find something lighter, with a single purpose use...a friend recommended a sand rail, and that appealed to my sense of adventure!
I must admit I loved towing this thing. Weight was less then 1800 lbs fully loaded with fuel, and you cannot even feel the impact on the RV. The downside is obviously weather. Of course, that's what rainsuits are for, right?
Alas, it was apparent that the H2 was just not going to be the long term solution, and once again I set off on a quest for the next vehicle. After plenty of discussion, lots of reviews on the iRV website, and a bunch of test drives I found a 2010 Mini Cooper S. 6 speed turbo, added the tow package, and wham, it was done.
I've probably towed this Mini more miles than all the rest so far, and obviously the weight is negligible (barely 2600 pounds), the ease in hooking up and dropping is minutes, and it still works great around town and on the highway at 26/38 MPG. . .so far it's been the best (and hopefully last) solution.
So, that's my tall tale about TOAD's in general. It may not help you, but it is at least a cautionary tale of what has, and has not worked for me...