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Have you ever been to a camping trailer show? Or a boat show where they primarily sell fishing boats? People go in there with the dreams of, "Yeah, me and the family are going to be on this thing every weekend, seeing all these places, go fishing all the time... all I have to do is hook it up to the truck and we are off every Friday!"
Where am I going with this? Well, almost without exception, these boats/campers are worn out for the first three months and then sit unused forever after that until they finally get sold. Why? It is a major pain just to use them.
My opinion is buy a boat without the trailer. It is a pain to stowe anyway. With the money you save, drop it into a marina. You will use the boat vastly more. You can meet neighbors and have coctails out in your slip. Sometiumes after a bad day, you can just go out to the boat and sit there and relax.
A marina is more than a place that you just park your boat. It is part of a way of life and a pathway to really enjoy boating. My bet: Especially not having a vehicle that can tow that boat, you will get sick and tired of it three months later and finally sell it with the opinion boating is not any fun or too much work. Drop it in a marina, you will use it all the time and in three months might be setting your sights on an even bigger boat to sit on!!