Well, that's one difference between you and me. I've been traveling like this for sixteen years. I've taken this setup on various bikes three times to the west coast, three times into Canada, and most points in between. I set up a very comfortable place to live and I live there for a few days. It's all worth it s far as I'm concerned. And as far as the weight is concerned, it's all comparable to the average-sized wife. And it's a lot quieter.
In other words, I don't have to. I want to.
Youth is wasted on the young.