Great suggestion, Ron. That would be great. In fact, it is an ultimate goal, for when I don't have two kids in college @ $20K + per year EACH! (25 is probably closer to the truth)
So, you're thinking something maybe... $30K on the low end, and the sky is the limit. Well, besides the fact that I'd have to rearrange the pavement around my house and take out a couple of big trees to get anything longer than 25' into my back driveway... There is that darn budget. Think in terms of oh, say... $7 thousand. The Class B I am talking about is... $3500. If it is clean, appears to run well and be in good mechanical and functional condition, I will probably go for it. And drive it back to Michigan. And take the family to Hilton Head in it, and tow my trailer to some autocrosses with it.
Contributors to this thread can save the dire warnings about catastrophic failures and expenses, as in "Money Pit". BTDT with a much newer (2001) gas SUV, which now has a DONE engine at only 120K miles. I love that one, I really do, but after two sets of rear axle bearings, one set of front axle bearings, and various other issues (not even including the severe rot along the lower body), I can't see how I could go nearly that far wrong here. The SUV was a significantly higher investment, like $17K btw, bought 2nd hand with pretty darn low miles.
So, horror stories are out there, and I have them too. If you think about it, we probably all do.
The point of this thread was not to ask for advice on what I should or should not do for a tow vehicle. I may post that kind of inquiry in say... 6 years?
The point of the thread was to ask for help in the Seattle area with something that I think could work for me. Thankfully, I have had one good response in that direction, we'll see how it works out.