In a few years I want to relocate to AK. Right now I think I'd like to live on the road, off the grid in the interior somewhere. So, I'll be getting a new to me vehicle, and I want it to be suitable for this purpose. I want to be able to tow a trailer with it up there. But the size of the trailer i'll match to the vehicle that I get.
Must be a 4x4 and manual transmission. Id like something that parts are readily available for, and that isnt known to have major problems.
Trucks have the advantage over suvs in most areas it seems.
Vehicles im considering are, Extended cab ranger, Bronco II, Chevy 1500 extended cab, GMC Yukon.
Each vehicle has its advantages and trade offs. Lower power, lower hauling capacity, but bettter fuel mileage seems to be what im leaning towards.
Id like something thats fairly easy to work on. I have experience fixing my own vehicles. An example of something that is easy to work on, older ford ranger, and not easy, dodge 2500 cummins.
So what vehicles should I consider and what are some things I may be overlooking?