"I've given up on racks and paniers as I pack too much crap." Taking a bob trailer is only going to exasterbate your problem with taking to much stuff. You think panniers can hold alot, wait until you open up a 8000 cu in, bag and start stuffing. Four years ago, I did a late tour through the rockies carring 110 lbs of cold weather gear and water adn believe me when I say you can stuff and stuff. What doesn't fit in the bag can always be strapped to the top. You really have to watch yourself. But overall, a bob trailer is a great way to go, the only hassle is when traveling, one more large item to deal with.