So I have a bit of a dilemma, and I've seen it discussed before, but I want to get some thoughts on my particular situation. I currently have a 2001 Ford Ranger XL, regular cab 2wd with a 4-cylinder and 5-speed. I pull an early 1980's Starcraft Starflyer 1706XL. Several summers ago, I stopped at a weigh station on a trip and got a scale reading on the camper of about 1300# fully loaded for a trip around Lake Michigan. I have no idea what my truck is rated to tow, and to honest, I'm probably over-loaded as it is right now. The problem is that now I have a fiance and 7 month old, and we don't all fit in the truck. Any trips are going to be two-vehicle affairs, which is less than ideal. The bigger problem is my pride. I am a CAR guy, frankly never thought I would own a pick-up in my life, but it was the right vehicle when I was single. Now I need a vehicle that can fit the family, tow the camper, and I'd like decent gas mileage and handling. I get 21MPG pulling right now. We live in West Central WI, so there are hills, but we don't have mountains by any means. We' would like to take trips out west in the future, though. My questions are: 1) Are there any light-weight trailers (that are still traditional pop-ups - not motorcycle trailers or Livin'Lite trailers) that I could look into to lower my trailer weight? 2) Are there any CARS that can tow anything anymore? I'm not interested in a cross-over, SUV, mini-van, or pickup at all, but I would be willing to drive a true station wagon. You know... A car. What would you recommend? I have a feeling I'm going to get a lot of responses telling me what I don't want to hear, but maybe someone has some shimmering advice that can shift my thought-process. I have considered older full-size cars from the 80's and 90's. I've considered getting a smaller trailer, but it just seems like a camper that's that light doesn't exist anymore. I found a 980# 1988 Rockwood for sale yesterday, but it's gone already. For the record, I absolutely despise lawyers in the U.S., I don't believe there's any reason that a VW Golf that can tow several thousand pounds in Europe shouldn't be able to tow the same amount here. But for some reason the same car comes state-side and isn't rated to pull anything, which leads to an overabundance of pickups because people have to tow a 1500# trailer 6 times a year. That's not enough justification to buy a massive truck to me. My fiance's 2006 Impala is rated for 1000# with a 3.9L V6, and that seems criminally low. Again, I'm probably going to get responses telling me what I don't want to hear, but I'm holding out hope that someone has that "ah-ha" piece of advice. I've wracked my head left and right about this situation for the last year when we found out we were pregnant and I'm about at wit's end trying to figure it out.