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Old 01-21-2021, 10:51 PM   #1
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What do you lock your bike to when at a campsite?

Looking for suggestions on what is the best place to lock your bikes, e-bikes in my case. I currently put my foldable bikes in the back of the SUV, but that is not practical when staying longer term at a location. Thinking of getting a bike carrier for the motorhome hitch and locking them at night on the rack. Thoughts? TIA.
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I lock ours to the trailer hitch with a somewhat light gauge chain, thru where the safety chains normally go, and take all the slack out of it towards the ground. Since our bed is directly above the hitch the chain would make noise and maybe wake us up. Our bikes are nothing fancy.
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:03 PM   #3
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Run the cable through the holes in the aluminum rear trims of the class A
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:26 PM   #4
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I either lock them in the carrier, or in the rack in the pickup bed, or to a table.

I always take the battery off and bring it inside.
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I don't have a bicycle but carry motorcycle. Depending on the sight, I use a chain lock attached what ever sturdy object is handy. I recently attached an inexpensive (under $20) bike alarm to it. The alarm is quite loud and should wake me if anyone messes with it.
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I installed 3/4 eye bolts to existing holes in the propane tank brackets. I then use 1/2 pre-made coated cable with loops on the ends. 2 cables are run through the front and rear tires and frame. Cables are locked to the eye bolts with American brand locks. Batteries are also removed.
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Run the cable through the holes in the aluminum rear trims of the class A
Pretty much the same here. I run a cable bike lock through the holes in the rear wheels, that cable stays in place unless/until the RV needs to move. When it's time to lock the bikes I'll use another cable lock to lock the bikes to the first cable - that way I don't have to feed the cable through the wheel every night.
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Does it really matter? Seems that any substantial stationary object would suffice.
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Does it really matter? Seems that any substantial stationary object would suffice.
Well apparently to the op it matters? Lol
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I don't camp where i need to lock them.
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We have two folding e-bikes, and when at a campsite they usually stay outside near our front door. At night we pull the batteries to charge indoors, and then just lock the two bikes together to prevent any bored teens from going on a joy ride. We've never had a problem though.

At first we ran a long cable through the hole in one of our wheels so that the bikes were anchored to the coach, but we don't do that anymore. The reality is that if someone wanted to take the bikes they could do it anyway, and we'd likely sleep through the whole thing. Our only purpose in locking them is to prevent the casual curious person, not a real thief.
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Run the cable through the holes in the aluminum rear trims of the class A


Yup, same here
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I lock our ebikes to the truck hitch or the supplied picnic table at the campsite.

Cable locks are useless, had my regular bike stolen in 5 minutes. Thief cut cable with cheap cutters available at all the big box stores. Left the cut cable there for me to see.

Check out the Lock Picking Lawyer on Youtube for interesting tests of the locks.

I use u-locks and motorcycle chain locks now.
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I lock ours to the trailer hitch with a somewhat light gauge chain, thru where the safety chains normally go, and take all the slack out of it towards the ground. Since our bed is directly above the hitch the chain would make noise and maybe wake us up. Our bikes are nothing fancy.
I like this idea, a rattling chain during early hours will wake you up... or just chain to a big tree.
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