I have been noticing that as car manufacs. concentrate on more less wind resistant and higher milage vehicles, their size gets smaller. And it will effect our favorite sport; FISHING!!!!
I just hope it's not an organized way to eliminate towing and affect many Sports [esp. fishing]
Perhaps it is an oversite on the manufac's. which in turn means they are shooting themselves in the foot [for sales] on vehicles that can't tow something the public needs/wants.
It seems those who tow a boat trailer, / or any type trailer for that matter / we will end up [or being forced to buy] using a Pick-up, Van, or SUV. Thank God some or most Pick-ups still have a metal rear bumper
And in many cases today's newer vans and suv's have to be equipped with a new hitch and ball & wiring at additional cost to the owner/buyer. // Darn fiberglass and plastic bumpers as cost cutters on todays vehicles !!
Honda wants $600.00 just to install a new trailer hitch on my Honda Element. = Way too much.!!! I'll go with someone who has a trailer hitch & boat already, or bank fish.
So in a way.. Fishing, hunting, moving, 5th wheelers are all being affected by the smaller size of the newer crop of vehicles.
And there is no apparent solution in sight either.