At good conditional like a Toyo metal field camera will likely cost more than 2000 even used. Take a look at a triple extension Tachihara, its a good beginner 8x10 which is fairly portable. For a tripod one of the big Carbon Gitzo Tripods or a Ries would be about as stable as you can get.
I like my Wehman as well, its about as portable as you can get, but I am not sure that I would recommend it as a entry level 8x10.
Good Luck with your search.