Originally Posted by Camp CA
I would obtain competitive quotes from several transporters to compare to competitive cost for a DWR diesel tow vehicle.
I would never buy an RV and then be unable to move it no matter the reason, dependent on someone else to move it....if they felt like it.
Some like a DRW, and they do have a place, but some don't want the bulk. In the parking lots I go to, and that is a LOT, there aren't DRWs in the regular lots; they will be out on the fringes because they will not fit in a normal space - and they take up lots of space. My SRW is hard enough to maneuver into those spaces and takes a bit of "negotiating" to get in square.
As far as having an RV and no tow vehicle, I've seen the results of that here in FL after hurricanes. You are totally dependent on someone else, if they will even do it, or aren't completely booked up, and you don't fit. You get to come back and wait for someone, again, to try to pull the ruined trailer out of the lot, trees etc.
At 9k+ a year I wouldn't even think about throwing that money away and buy an appropriate truck. Then the conversation shifts back to my earlier mention of a lighter trailer hence smaller (SRW) truck. Lots of considerations for the OP.