Originally Posted by denveer
Is there any downfall or restrictions to just getting a tow trailer? They come equipped with brakes also on the front axle.
Weight! I had looked at lightweight trailers a while back and, if I recall, they were around 2,000 pounds average. You'll want to verify the towing capacity of the XL, my 351DS is only 5,000 pounds, so that really limited my car\trailer options. I flat-tow a 2009 Saturn Outlook with no problems at all.
Check Amazon or other on-line stores for pricing, I saved significant money ordering the parts myself as opposed to through the local RV dealer. If you live in AZ there are many more options for sellers and installers than around my area. And you have better scenery.
You'll also need to install a trailer brake controller. Check with Forest River, they may pre-wire for it and you only need to plug in the controller which would be very nice!
If weight isn't an option, a trailer may be a nice option for your situation so you can haul different vehicles. We're ordering a new Jeep Wrangler soon and are able to flat-tow that as well, so it works for us being able to flat-tow either one.