I went through almost the same thing with my first TT... got sucked in by the hype that the RV was towable by "today's compact sport-utes and vans". Well I sure didn't like how my Chevy Blazer LT 4x4 (S10-based chassis) pulled it so I traded up to a GMC 2500HD CCSB D/A. Yes, it was "over-trucked" but I sure didn't feel that way when pulling from Ontario to Florida.
And now I hope I still feel a bit "over-trucked" with the new 8282WS... even though FR claims they are half-ton towable, I don't quite buy that.
2015 Rockwood Signature UltraLite 8282WS Platinum, GY Marathon LRD, TST 507RV TPMS
2005 GMC 2500HD CCSB D/A, Curt E16, Prodigy P2, Garmin RV760LMT w/BC-20 b/u cam