^^^This^^^ would be my vote. You've already got all the gear, you're already happy with it how it works and what it can do, the issue seems to be purely logistical.
Originally Posted by Mr Clean
In the long run, and in an ideal world, rather than carting all the gear around, you could look at getting a permanent space where you can leave everything set up exactly how you want (or, at least, set up to some extent). it'd also give you much control over the room if it were your space. Where do you practice/record at the moment? is there any way of leaving some gear there when you're not practicing/recording? (even if it's just the mic stands and XLR cables)
Also, as this may be a bit too personal so please feel free not to answer, but when you say the "situation has changed", what do you mean? For example, and i'll try not to bore you, but i've had long term back problems for years which 3 years ago got considerably worse and put a stop to the vast majority of my musical activities. However, over the past three years i have managed to do some mobile recording and the only way i was able to do that was simply to ask somebody to help me lug stuff about. If the problem is transport based, is there no one who can help you with that? I know it can suck having to rely on others for help but it's sometimes the easiest solution to what would otherwise be almost impossible situations (if none of the above is relevant, please ignore; i was probably misreading stuff)
In the world of music there's no right or wrong, however there is "tried and tested" and "experimental"