You know, I had second thoughts after I typed that, because there is a van for everyone, and I know the Tradesman has plenty of fans. More it's that any 1970's van platform doesn't suit my situation. I'm not a great mechanic in the best of times, and I'm traveling away from home/garage/tools to make it worse. Not that newer ones are perfect either, of course.
That's one of the things that appeals to me about trailers: For example I have a mid-70's fiberglass trailer at home and it's basically just as good as a new one. No worries about aging chassis/powerplant. But, right now a one-piece unit has more things that work for me, so that's what I have (late 90's vintage, which I found to be the best balance between "modern" and "depreciated, cost-wise."
The cab seats: They remind me of the chairs from one of the 1970's talk shows