Alright...After searching Craigslist this morning, I found someone selling new Curt 16616 (16k, slider, rails) for $599. After calling around town to a few others, they unwillingly matched that price.
So, I am having it installed on Saturday with electrical wired intot he bed as well for $1,094.93 (incl. 7% sales tax).
That should be sufficient for the RV, and I am ok with the pricing for a new hitch. I appreciate that it is on the "low end", but you gotta start somewhere.
Ya'll's advice is and was GREATLY appreciated!!