I have driven to the Badlands numerous times, wheeled the shit out it..drove it home...I also was lucky.. Attica is a flat easy ride that last a few hours (for me anyway) so loading up rig with tools , spare parts, camping gear blah blah..that is by the far the longest I would drive. My last trip there the weekend was so intense in places that I had 10 foot tunnel vision for most of my drive home.
Tow it, load it on a truck whatever you can afford. It makes the cost easily worth it. The drive home is waay more comforting knowing that you played hard and can just unpack. You can fix, unfix, inspect and clean rig as time allows.