Another perspective- all the guys on here talking numbers will tell you that you are 100% safe and good to go anywhere as long as you are under on capacities. That includes cross country trips through mountains, deserts, you name it. You said you stay within three hours or so of home and live in a pretty flat area. Logic dictates that less truck would be required here than the numbers dictate. I'll let you decide if you need the same amount of truck for the vastly different towing situations I just described. With that being said, if you decide to go with one of those campers, get a really good WDH, Equalizer 4 point min, consider upgrading to LT tires and adding air bags or Timbrens, and take it easy while traveling- as in run 55-60 instead of 65, let the truck decelerate on inclines instead of trying to maintain full sped, etc. With all of this being said, I recommend you consider the 30-DBSS. It is lighter and shorter yet still has a separate bunk room.