Tom thanks for the info and source on the plates. We picked up the new Cherokee Trail Hawk today. I only drove it at the dealer but my wife drove it home (bought it about fifty miles from home) and was really tickled, particularly impressed with the ride and the nav system. It will take us some fun time setting all the controls. I gotta admit, I really have to think the things through to get them and understand how they work. The wife cheats: she reads the manual.
We plan on spending about 4-6 weeks this summer in the National Forest campgrounds in the Rockies and there will be lots of places the Trail Hawk can take us. We go to escape the heat in the summer. Mid sixties here today, beautiful day. Tomorrow: light snow. Monday: seventies, full sun.
This thread started on needing extra storage. I suspect since it is just the two of us, we will flip that backseat down when we tow it and use that for our extended camp supply storage.