Originally Posted by swavescatter
Exactly - a small toyhauler is still 10k lbs GVWR. They expect you to weigh down the rear so if you ever move it empty the tongue weight is very high.
IMO there is no full time capable toyhauler that's half ton towable. That's one ton territory.
I have Winnebago 29STT and it's maxing out my 2017 F250.
I wouldn't jump RIGHT to 1ton territory from a 1/2 ton truck. There are some toy haulers out there earmarked as 'half-ton towable' units. Usually they're in the 9,999lb GVWR rating. Mine falls in to that and I had no problems towing it with a 2003 Dodge 2500 with the HD Tow options equipped. Slow up the hills but did its thing when I hammered down in 3rd gear to pass. I wouldn't want to full time that way though, but occasional trips out it was fine.
Back to the OP - do you want a separate garage? With the M-F work and then play later, I'd imagine you're not wanting to leave the bikes out of the camper much. Best advice I could say is go visit a few RV shows and see what floorplans you like then go from there.