Ah. Gotcha. Yeah, it makes the whole thing longer. And another piece of equipment to deal with. I was thinking of the convenience factor vs. flat towing the car. A lot easier if you have to back the combo and allows for a shorter truck wheelbase so it maneuvers better. Always a compromise somehow, eh?
According to their site it only qualifies as a "trailer" if used with the central pivoting hitch like a conventional trailer. If used as an extension they claim it doesn't have to be registered with a separate tag.
I tossed it in the conversation because I know RVH lifestyles uses them on occasion to allow putting a smart car sideways behind the trailer instead of putting the car sideways behind the truck cab.
Yes, Emory, TX is too far north in winter. Hopefully, you can move much farther south - Austin or farther. Even the Austin area can be cold. Many snowbirds go around Rockport or south to Mission area but can be windy there.
You could also try Arizona where it's drier. Don't be farther north than the greater Phoenix area though because of snow and cold. It's all about elevation in Arizona.
New Mexico is higher elevation than Arizona in the southern part and it can also be cold. We tried it but had to move over to Arizona.
We're too old school, printed an outline map of USA and color in the states with a highlighter. I try very hard to stay within the lines, something I always had trouble with even when a kid with crayons.
Spring project: mount & frame a USA state & highway map on beaver board and use pins for a little more precision marking where we've stayed.