I just went through this over the last month.
I had a 2002 and traded it for a C-14A in 2009.
The 1999 - 2004 are OK but for a few more $$$ you can get a fully loaded 2005 - 2009.
The average price which I was finding is 7250.00 for a 2005-2006 with under 40K miles. There are still two in ATL. One is a nice 05 blue for 6250.00.
I bought a completely farkled out 2005 with 39K miles for 6K. It was in Conn. We flew up and the dealer picked us up at the airport and we made a road trip out of the 1000 mile way home.
I used Skymiles, hotel points and food gift cards which made almost no money needed for the trip.
Don't worry if the owner says it has been dropped. ALL LTs are going to be dropped by someone.
I don't think I would worry about a tow package. The chances that the trailer was on the bike everywhere it went is doubtful.
The FD failure is hit or miss. Take the chance. It is worth the risk.
I think if you find one with a lot of extras, it means the PO liked the bike and probably kept it maintained.
NAV, CB, passenger floorboards, after market seats, driving lights, etc... are a huge bonus once you price them on eBay.
Good luck and post up pix when you get it.