The Best eBike for RVs, Camper Vans and Camping
eBikes and camping go together like chocolate and marshmallows (and graham crackers to really make this comparison work).
They provide a great way to get around when you’ve already set up camp and the RV is hooked up.
They also provide a car-free and super fun option to get to a trailhead, lake or explore a nearby town.
Today, there are a ton of eBike options to choose from. So how do you pick the best one for RVing and camping?
The problem is, most eBikes don’t fit in camper vans or RVs.
Full-sized ebikes are a ton of fun!
But, they are often too big to fit in even the largest class of RVs - not to mention, take up too much valuable space inside.
eBikes can also be really heavy. Some are nearly 45+ pounds, making it hard to lift them up into the cargo hold of a camper van or the trunk of a car.
And although some eBikes claim to fold down easily, this whole process can take 10-15 minutes and their bulky folded form doesn’t fit seamlessly in tight spots.
Micro eBikes are better suited for van and RV life, because they are purposefully designed to fit in small spaces.
And the best micro ebike out there is the JackRabbit: the original super portable micro ebike.
It’s only 24 lbs (or roughly the weight of a toddler or a 30-pack, depending on which stage of life you’re in right now!), and can slim down to just 7 inches wide to fit practically anywhere.
You don’t need a bike rack, because the JackRabbit can fit easily in a camper van cargo hold, an RV closet, or a car trunk.
It runs on 100% pure electric power, and can get up to a fun and zippy 20 mph. It doesn’t have any pedals, which means you don’t need to take care of any dirty gears.
It can also quickly charge from a dead battery to full in just 3 hours, and can plug into any standard US 110V AC outlet socket.
The battery is also swappable, which means you can throw an extra battery into your backpack and instantly double your range from 10+ miles to 20+ miles.
And with 20 inch all-terrain tires, it can take on any kind of road, dirt, or gravel.
The JackRabbit micro eBike is the perfect compliment for any camping or road trip.
My boyfriend and I take ours on all of our weekend camping trips to the beautiful central Texas Hill Country. We love to set up camp, and then hop on our JackRabbits to explore the local town (and save on gas!).
And, we love how well they benefit our non-camping life too.
My JackRabbit fits easily inside my (somewhat small) Austin apartment. I use it daily to commute to work or go out to eat - and never need to waste time finding parking.
My favorite part is being able to store it inside, so I never risk it being stolen outside.
But of course, as a co-founder of JackRabbit, I might be a bit biased :)
So don’t take my word for it!
Take our customers, who give us a 4.9 out of 5 star rating, and press, with WIRED, Esquire, Rolling Stone and Forbes all deeming us the “Best Micro eBike.”
“For zipping around established campsites or commuting to work, the JackRabbit seems poised to be a leader in micromobility.” - Outside Magazine
Perhaps the best way to explain how useful JackRabbit can be on camping and RV trips, and how easily they can fit inside any vehicle, watch the video below from some of our van lifer fans.