^^^In my case there are two of us, but even when solo carrying a motorcycle was convenient as I didn’t have to pack up camp just to do a side trip. It is all about how much space you require as in if you carry tools or equipment in order to earn money. Yes if you can live out of a backpack then almost any vehicle will do to get from place. A van offers a place to secure items and sleep. If you are living out of a backpack it is probably a good choice. If you are staying on BLM land 14 days at a time and need things like a generator or storage for larger amounts of water and food goods then a trailer makes a lot of sense. When the weight of what you carry becomes an issue because of fuel economy, overloading a vehicle or overcrowding then a trailer is an excellent solution especially when combined with a second light weight means of transportation. In my experience using a second means of transportation for going to or beyond remote areas is much more safe and less costly than taking a heavy overloaded vehicle.