I brought the rig over to Brick Township, NJ the other day, and parked it in the driveway of a family very close to mine, as their home was flooded in Hurricane Sandy and is currently uninhabitable. I told them to keep it as long as they need it, and my only concern is if the weather turns too cold, I'll have to get back over there to empty the tanks and winterize it before everything freezes up.
...was happy to do it, though. Wish I could do more for them.
If I was making the choice I would get a Park Model RV. Basically a small mobilehome but with wheels so it can be moved long or short distances without need for permits and escort vehicles. Hire a transport service to move it as needed. It will feel more like an apartment or condo without the maintenance needs of a Motorhome.
Yup - that's what I was referring to in my previous post, just couldn't think of the name. A Park Model. They have them at most RV shows. Very nice.
Having actually had a houseboat myself before purchasing a motorhome, I can say I enjoy having an RV VASTLY more than I did a houseboat, simply because an RV exponentially widens the options of where you can go/what you can do. We have seen and experienced an untold number of wonderful things having the motorhome, things we never could have done with the houseboat.
However, I have to agree with others here so far - if you're only going to move it once or twice a year, don't go with an RV. Too restrictive on space and not made to sit for months at a time. Go for a trailer - we've seen plenty at RV shows recently which are very nice, with lofts and porches, etc. Good luck.
Going to Cape Hatteras for a week; not using it for camping, but rather just comfortable transport of some folks, bikes, inflatable kayaks, fishing rods. Now, the trick is just to get everyone to chip in for gas!