I’m looking to buy a 2H trailer in the next year or so but my current vehicle ('04 Land Cruiser) isn’t suitable to tow. I’m weighing the options of selling my current vehicle (and having to decide between a truck and a larger SUV), or keeping my current vehicle as a daily driver and purchasing a truck specifically to tow. I’m a single driver - does it make sense to own two vehicles? Options as I see it are:
- Sell current vehicle and purchase a larger SUV to tow with
- Sell current vehicle and purchase half ton truck
- Keep current vehicle (to use as daily driver) and purchase half ton truck
- Sell current vehicle, purchase half ton truck, and get cheapo daily driver with better gas mileage than current vehicle
I’m not interested in driving anything bigger than a half ton. This would be local hauling, < 2 hrs roundtrip a few times a month.
As I see it, the only (?) downside to keeping two vehicles is the increase in insurance/registration cost. I do live in an apartment, but my building allows 2 vehicles per tenant. I also like the idea of having a backup car if one is in the shop. Am I missing anything? Would love thoughts and input - TIA