I say go for it sure it will cost a fortune if you pay somebody to do it for you but you are not going that route. as for the long ride home hook up and pull that beast of course after you replace the tires and repack the bearings!! You can do all of this stuff and it sounds like you really want to! In the mean time I will sit back drink a soda and read of your exploits! Okay I will be working on the caravel!! Keep us in the loop please and if I can help let me know!
Gotta get busy! Have a great day! Now where did I put those revits?