I put one on last Spring and used it to haul a 3-person tent, ground sheet, pegs and a small hammer. Worked well, no problem on the bike. The rain cover had a small tear developing on one front corner (nearest the bike) where there was no reinforcing in the material, unlike the rear of the cover which was reinforced. We decided that we'd rather be off the ground, so we bought a used tent trailer and sold the pakit-rak to a fellow GWRRA member. It's ideal for carrying extra "stuff".