You Sound like we did 1 year ago. We too are going to be doing the exact same thing. Only we sold our SXS and have a SlingShot 3 wheeler now, Went back to the road as finding places to ride were harder while traveling and the SxS was sitting a lot. The 3 wheeler is working better for us now. So I need a truck to go to work with as I have a gang box with tools and because sometime I need to move some material from on site storage to the job site. I work at hospitals, construction mostly. Right now we have 2 trucks the 5th wheel and a enclosed trailer. My wife drives the work truck with tools and tows the enclosed trailer with the 3 wheeler in it. I drive or drove a chevy 3500 HD dually towing our Redwood. We are working towards trying to get the new DRV Full House or having a Space Craft made to except the SlingShot. We need 14’ garage. Then we are going to sell the pickup truck and enclosed trailer and go down the road in one vehicle towing the new toy hauler with SLingShot in the back. BUT my dually is very close to it max per smart weight that we had done with what we have now. We tow a 40’ Redwood that is right at 18,000# and my 3500 loaded was right at 13,026#. So I have no room for the bigger toy hauler which I’m guessing at between DRV at 24,000 and possibly SpaceCraft at 28,000#. So I need a bigger truck but it has to work for me to get into tight spots Job sites and parking lots and loading docks along with hauling my tools and pulling the new toy hauler. I don’t have a CDL or air brake endorsement that I would need for the HDT or the big block MDT’s. Neither would be a problem to get as I worked on them for years before changing careers. But any how. I have been looking at the hauler bodies for a couple years. 5 years as that is how long we have been full timing jumping from job to job. Always want a MDT Sport Chassis but couldn’t afford or find the right one. Talked with Greg at the Tampa show this year about his HDT’s with the bodies. For me the HDT wasn’t going to work both financially or how I needed to use it. Was looking at the F450’s with a hauler body. A lot of money and still over powered by the 5th wheel. Meaning, you know when you have that feeling that someone is standing over your shoulder looking at what your doing? Thats how the how the 5th wheel felt when I was towing it with my dually at 18,000# not to mention the 24,000# plus pounds that were looking at. It’s riding back there just waiting for that instant it can say “See I’m bigger then you”. I knew I could do better. I really want my wife riding with me and not driving a truck towing a trailer behind me. Not to mention some of the, lets just say “Spirited” conversations that we have had over the last couple year about it. She does great but its all she wants. So. We just picked up our new left over 2012 Sport Chassis demo with less then 6500 miles on it last friday. Flew to the factory in OK. Picked it up and drove 23 hours back to FL. the next day to pick up our 5th wheel then towed it to GA so I could be to work Monday morning to start the next job. The difference in towing with our MDT is hard to explain, as there is that big of a difference. HUGE!! comfort wise, stability, just everything. It almost feels like Im towing a large enclosed trailer then 18,000# 5th Wheel and I’m relaxed when we get to the next spot. Its just a completely different relaxing, calming feeling. So now when we get the new toy hauler in the next 6 months to a year we will have the truck to tow with it. Another thing to keep in mind is that there is a lot better financing options available for a MDT (Sport Chassis) then most others and easier for us to insure. So keep that in mind also. The little bit smaller MDT truck just works better for us then the HDT would.
Sorry for the long post, but I know that 50 mile barrier to the next job very well. Need to figure out how to post a pic.