I haven't been following along in this thread, but FWIW, I'd likely go with an Elecraft KX3. Excellent performance and unparalleled versatility with its available options (panadapter, 100W amp...) but certainly not the most budget friendly solution. With the panadapter and amp, it makes and excellent base station for the RV, but also very easy to take hiking for portable use, hilltoping, etc.. The KX3 itself can be had with an internal wide range ATU which is great for matching makeshift antennas you might use hiking, backpacking, otherwise traveling. The 100W amp can also be had with a wide range ATU. The accessories are designed for it and are basically plug-and-play. It's all built in the USA, if that matters to you.