I have the same setup as Brian. Couldn't be happier for trips where additional storage is needed but the tent trailer is not required. Two additional things to add to what has already been said. One, the Pakit Rak has a bar that slides through meshing at the bottom of the bag. This bar locks so that the bag is somewhat safe from theft, but can easily be unlocked and released so the bag can be taken into your room at night. Two, I have a Rivco hitch and was going to buy the Rivco rack and bag rather than the Pakit Rak (the Rivco rack and bag had been recommended). But I tried the Rivco setup at Americade and felt the bag was too high. It totally covered the license plate, which could result in a ticket. The Pakit Rak also obstructs some of the view of license plate, but it's not totally hidden (see pshivers picture above).We have both the Pakit-Rak bag and one of those Kury bags on the trunk rack. Between the two, we have everything we need for a nice trip. And I dont worry about overloading the trunk rack; it'll carry a decent load without problem.