Meh, I haven't noticed a value issue, the Dmax platform is the resale.
Not really fond of the long mile marathon trip with the 5er. It tows nice, uneventful...but I don't really ever have a chunk of free time from work and chores.
There's the occasional 4hr one way to an event, but for camping and getting away for a weekend, anything more than an hour or so away kind of takes the fun out it.
It's at the end of the week and you're just beat when you arrive late, spend the next day wore out like jet lag, only to wake up Sunday morn to pack up and head back.
It greatly diminishes the enjoyment factor if you add hours of travel to the mix.
Anyway, the point being, even on the short trips pulling East/West, I wouldn't have wanted to handle that 40+mph South crosswinds in a SRW with a 13' tall sail catching wind.
Even in the wide hip girl, it was eery for 25 minutes, until we turned into the wind. So, the benefits aren't just for the occasional 2-3 times a year distant destination.
But do you 'need' one? That depends on what you end of buying in a 5er and how much pin weight it has.
With a DRW, you're covered.
the more you drive a big hip CC long base girl, the smaller she gets.
2007 LBZ 3500 LT3 DRW Crew Cab, Sulastics, Putnam XDR 15K, B&W 30K-Turnover GN+Companion, Ride-Rite Air...EFI'd by Rob
2008 LMM 3500WT DRW Crew Cab, 8 'Flat/GN, Workforce Alum Toolbox, Ride-Rite Air Use-ta Haves 2006-6.0 3500 WT DRW ExCab Flatbed, 2005-LLY 3500 LS DRW Crew Cab, 2002-LB7 3500 LS DRW Crew Cab I Live my life in such a way that when my feet hit the floor in the morning...Satan shudders & says "Oh shit, he's awake!"