"4) takes a big-a$$ truck to move a big-a$$ trailer. those cost like crazy and take $$ to maintain".....
cost like crazy ?
Where are you getting your numbers and info on big trucks ? My '95 KW was about 1/2 of what I paid for the new '06 1 ton Dodge....The KW was used when I bought it in 2007, had about 700K miles, and so far, it's cost me less in maintenance than the Dodge....and the Dodge is very inexpensive to keep. The KW has more brakes for stopping the heavy DRV, it has a 3 stage Jake brake for downgrades, gets about the same towing MPG as the Dodge, has almost unlimited carrying capacity, carries 300 gallons of fuel....but you were right about one thing, IMO, it does take a big truck to move heavy DRV's....safely.
'06 Elite Suites, '95 KW, '06 Deuce, '04 Low Rider