Oh my goodness Kirk, your misadventures story has been laughing out loud! What doesn't kill you makes you stronger I guess.....and also makes for a hilarious story!!! I'll send you a PM, look forward to staying in touch here locally
Also - we pulled back from Denver with a 2005 Tahoe 4x4. I don't think the tail was wagging the dog, but we could tell that a new tow vehicle will be in our future. As you've learned, that's a whole other animal and one that we'll take our time determining. We do not have kids, but do travel with two large dogs and maybe by the time we're 50 we'll have kids
So, we do need to consider all of those factors in a new tv purchase!