An Ebike for Mobile Home Campers is a great choice for so many reasons:
EBike offer a non exhausting option compared to trekking long distances around the campsite or a short trip downtown to buy supplies won't be that hard any more.
Buying gas will no longer part of your expenses to errands or pick up items you bought from a convenient store from down town market.
Ebike make it easy for you to get around to explore the natural scenery and surroundings within the campsite or further exploration to maximize your enjoyment while camping.
Traveling off-road and Trek on a difficult Terrain or Animals trails.
In case of an uncertain situation or emergency scenario, Mobility is imperative to have all the time an extra transportation should be available in case your mobile home breaks down.
Things to Consider When Bringing an Ebike along
- Choosing The right Ebike,
- Keeping your Electric Bike secured and safe
- Charging your Ebike
- The right tools for repair in case of E Bike breaks down.
- Spare Battery.
Getting an Electric Bike for camping or Mobile Home / RV
Choosing the Electric Bike for camping on your Mobile Home / RV park or camp site or ground. Here are the following things to consider.
Backup Transport For Campers.
There are so many things to consider when it comes to choosing the most practical secondary transportation on your camping trip.
If you choose not to bring a second transportation towed by your mobile home. It's a big problem to break camp to go and travel a few miles down to the nearest gasoline station for a gallon of milk from downtown convenience stores.
If you find it hard for you to travel by foot and walk or trekking, punishing your legs, then you’ll need other means of camp-grade mobility to get around.
Electric bikes can offer the much needed freedom to enjoy your stay in the camp with less leg stress and pain… You don’t have to drive your mobile home or RVs, in times you need to go over to the other side of the campsite or park.
Perhaps you just want to enjoy while exploring the area, unfortunately you find it hard walking anything more than a short distance due to so many reasons like signs of aging or ailment or being overweight that makes it hard for you to go further even as much as you want to due to these obstacles.
If you prefer to ride on off-road or rough terrain at all, Electric Bikes can be cool substitutes for classical or non motorized MTBs
EBike can come in handy as emergency transport. If your Truck if ever happens to break down on the road, an Ebike can spare you from so much stress in this uncertain situation — considering Electric Bikes have a 30 to 40 mile range.
Most of the mobile home campers towed a small vehicle or jeep behind our Truck.
If you happen to live in a Mobile Home or travel trailer as your permanent dwelling place which makes this consideration not an option. We do have our RVs ready to drive of course when I’m set up in a campsite. But it’s still an expensive option to carry it around for a short drive downtown to grab some supplies or if all I need is a quick drive down the road for a few miles.
Traveling With An Ebike is a Bliss.
A motor bike can be handy.— but the weight and physical effort to load and unload something as heavy as over 400 lbs from a rack on the back of the trailer is something not as easy as you think. It takes a well built able body individual to carry this task out or perhaps a pulley or a block chain can do the job.
Not only that putting more weight on the back of a travel trailer can be dangerous — due to the uneven weight distribution, that makes it driving and handling the truck during the long haul can be unstable and can cause accidents. We don't want this to happen.
Electric bike weighs about 30 kgs with a battery on it. Not heavy enough to influence the the truck’s towing weight limits and more manageable to drive to load single-handed.
My choice for an RV electric bike is one that folds in half, making storage simple!
Pulling a mobile home trailer with a pick up truck or small van and designated a part of the rear corner in the van for Electric bike storage. This is easier for us to access the rest of the van throughout the day and a bike rack won't be needed.
The electric bike can be tucked away in a corner of the pick up truck unfolded. A folding Electric bike can fit in most spacious storage bins in today’s coaches and motor homes.
Keeping Your EBike Safe & Secure
Choosing the right foldable Ebike is the ability to store it safely under a plastic cover.
Foldable EBikes can be stored anywhere from the top of a van or pickup truck or store inside the trailer coaches without occupying so much space by folding it to fit in.
Keep in mind that Electric Bikes are considered water-resistant, but not water-proof. We don't want to spoil our vacation and trip to the woods when something goes wrong because of water damage, not a usual warranty coverage.
There are a number of options for locking down your Ebike and keeping it secure temporarily while you’re bicycling. I opted for a heavy cable with a stronger than average padlock. There are also U-shaped locks that seem more secure — but their shape tends to limit what you can lock your bike to.
How To Charge Your Electric Bike
For those who live off grid permanently or often stay for days at a time at a camping site or months at a time at a National parks
Camping anywhere or boon-docking is a way of living that most of the time requires solar panel or alternative electric power sources since we are living off grid and using electric power appliances that include EBike Charger is relatively futile, thanks to the solar panel that serves as an alternative power source. Just plug in the charger for your Electric bicycle during the day when the sun is at its peak.
Charging it full may only take 5 or 6 hours. Since I’m only riding about 5 miles a day, still have enough power for my needs for the next day bike trek.
Electric Bike vs. Ordinary Pedal Bike
Ebike is always a better option than a classic pedal bike. Specially for those who are suffering from a joint injury or ailments, riding or pedaling a classic bike for a longer distance is no longer possible.
The pedal assist function of an Electric bicycle provides extra power from the motor to help your pedaling easier and drive more faster! Yes the motor makes the pedaling motion and getting some easier stride and offers low-impact pedaling effort — The extra force propelling you provided by the electric motor. Ebikes can run a speed up to 28 mph. Ebike may seem a bit too fast at first, but after maybe 20 minutes of pedaling, you will get the hang of it and become second nature. You will adjust quickly to maintain an manageable, effortless speed, comfortably. Eliminating the hassles of walking and still slow enough to feel controlled.