Future trips will be very similar to the trip we just made to Miami and the Keys. Jump on a plane, rent a car and shack up in a private home rented on VRBO.com. We don't have the time to drive all the way from Seattle to a warm and sunny climate. Can't decide on where to go next.... St Croix, Antigua, Fiji......
After 14 years of RV'g the winds of change started blowing and the trailer was listed for sale today. Never thought there would be a day I'd not have an RV or plans to go RV'g... Kid's are in college and it's time to start exploring more of the world that we can't reach easily towing a trailer.
I would think that "saving" 8k after spending around 100k for a new 5'r and new truck is such a small percentage to be almost meaningless given the diesel will be the superior powertrain for your application.
I'll still be at the campground before you. Your specific narrow hypothetical situation might beat me to the top of the pass but you'll have a hard time passing a gas station.
And Go BA Tigers! Class of 88