Interesting choices for sure. I'm shocked no one went for surplus deuces from uncle sam. They have a butt load on auction right now and you can pick them up for 2-3 grand. Might have to put another 1,500 in them, if you want it prettier, lol but then you are all set. Large, but work horses. Ton of things you can use them for. Large vehicle yes, but any moving vehicle will draw attention depending on the situation.
Now, with that said, the regular old cherokee was mentioned, with the good old inline 6cyl. Lift kit, snorkel, etc. Great choice. I've thought of going through with a purchase, modding it, adding a trailer and calling it a day. My 2000 towed 5k, not quickly, but consistently. Loads of them out there, plenty of parts, well built solid vehicles. Cheap too. Plus, tons of accessories already on the market so no need to spend fortune on upfitting it with custom parts.