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Our best picks of 5 foldable electric bikes that fit right in your RV!

We chose and test rode 2 of these sweet foldable electric bikes that fit comfortably in (or on) your RV. Check them out!

Recently, we purchased 2 electric bicycles and we haven’t had this much fun in years! Electric bikes are so incredibly convenient while living in our fifth wheel. They fold up and store right in our unit so we don’t have to worry about theft. They are always in our line of sight. I have compiled a list of 5 of our favorite choices for foldable electric bikes that fit right inside your RV. Why not save fuel and get some fantastic exercise with an efficient and quick new electric bike?

a man in white shirt and black shorts sitting on red e bike
E-bikes are a fun way to travel
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Time to Downsize

We all know that the cost of fuel is skyrocketing and it doesn’t look promising that things will calm down any time soon. A few years ago, Dave and I decided that because the cost of everything was going up, we would make a huge change and start downsizing. We sold all of our assets and purchased a beautiful 33-foot fifth-wheel trailer, and a big Ford F350 Diesel truck, and headed out for the open road. What we needed next were the foldable electric bikes.

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Ready to get some electric bikes

What we realized after a few months was that it was quite inconvenient to rip into town with a huge truck all the time. We decided to take our motorcycles out of storage and use them during the warmer months and the truck in the winter. Fast forward to today’s date where the fuel costs are even more absurd than we ever imagined.

We parked the motorcycles and hopped on the foldable electric bikes

It has effected our decision to now park the motorcycles in favor of something a little bit lighter on the wallet. We decided to get some electric bikes! Not just any e-bike though. When my hubby does research, he really gets into the meat of things. We chose what we think may be the best e-bike on the market for full time RV travelers.

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The foldable electric bikes are so convenient and fun!

When we first set eyes on our new bikes we couldn’t believe how crazy it was that they fold up into such compact little units and when unfolded have some incredible power! The Vituvia foldable electric bikes have the most power for the price. Let’s get into why we chose these electric foldable bikes and why the other 3 bikes are fantastic options as well. Prices quoted are in US and may vary depending on where you live.

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Make sure your seat is comfortable.
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Our Top 5 Choices of foldable electric bikes

Here’s our list and the specifications of some of the most compact and powerful foldable electric bikes for RV Living

Vtuvia SK20

Vtuvia SK20 Foldable Fat Tire 750w

US around $1499

Battery48V 13AH Li-ion Battery
Motor48V 750W
Controller48V 9 mosfets
Frame6061 Aluminum alloy
DisplayHigh Definition LCD
ForkHydraulic fork
BrakeMechanical disc
Tyres20’’ * 4.0 KENDA
Derailleur7 Speed Shimano
LightLED Front Light
ThrottleThumb/Half twist throttle
PAS1:1 intelligent pedal assistant system
ColorGreen / Blue / Black
AccessoriesFenders Rack Bell
SK 20 specs
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Enjoy the freedom! Photo by Bianca Gasparoto on Pexels.com
Vtuvia SF20 Step thru

Vtuvia SF20 Step thru Foldable Fat Tire 750w

US around $1379

Battery48V 13AH Li-ion Battery
Motor48V 750W
Controller48V 9 mosfets
Frame6061 Aluminum alloy
DisplayHigh Definition LCD
ForkHydraulic fork
BrakeMechanical Disc
Tyres20’’ * 4.0 KENDA
Derailleur7 Speed Shimano
LightLED Front Light
ThrottleThumb/Half twist throttle
PAS1:1 intelligent pedal assistant system
ColorRed / White / Black
AccessoriesFenders Rack Bell
SF 20 Step thru specs
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Commuting on 2 wheels is efficient and fun. Photo by Samson Katt on Pexels.com
Mariner step thru

VoltBike MARINER STEP-THRU

US around $1799

SKUMARINER STEP-THRU
Weight68.000000
Motor48v 500W Hub Motor Bafang
Battery48V 16Ah Panasonic Li-ion
Frame Size17″ Step-Through
Bottom BracketNeco 910, 23.5mm + 120mm + 23.5mm
BrakesHydraulic disc brakes front/rear Tektro Auriga HD-E500
Brake LeverWuxing 108PDD+BS108 with safety power cut
ChainKMC Rust Buster
CranksetAluminum Alloy-6061 52T Crank, 165mm with Outer Guard
Derailleur GuardRear Metal Derailleur Guard
ForkMozo Fatman-20 with 80-120mm travel
Freewheel / CasetteSunrace M2 Freewheel Super-Low 7 Speed 13-34T
HubsetAlloy 6061 Electric Motor
PedalsWellgo F-265T Folding Pedals
Rear DerailleurShimano Acera RD-410 7 speed direct rear derailleur
Rims20 inch with 36 spokes
Seat PostPromax SP-252 Aluminum 6061 Alloy, 27.2mm*350mm
SeatVelo VL-8020E
Shifter TypeShimano Tourney TX50R6CT Thumb Shifter Plus 7-Speed
StemAluminum Alloy SVMONO SM-A150-8R, diameter 28.6mm, bore: 25.4mm, weight: 520g
TiresKenda Krusade K1188 20×4, Wire Bead
Folded Dimensions45″x26″x19″ (length x height x width)
Mariner Step thru specs
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A foldable e-bike can fit into your life. Photo by Kampus Production on Pexels.com

Vtuvia Snail 20

Best Budget Folding Electric Bike

This one has to be ordered directly from Vtuvia. No price on site.

Motor36V 250W Rear hub brushless motor
Battery36V 7Ah Removeable lithium battery
DisplayPremium LCD display with backlight
ChargerUS standard, 5-6 hours charging time
PAS1:1 intelligent pedal assistant system
BrakeKarasawa front and rear disc brakes
DerailleurShimano 7 speed rear derailleur
Frame6061 aluminium alloy foldable frame
Max DistanceAbout 30 miles with level one assist
Max Speed25-30km/h
Tyres20*1.95
Snail 20 e-bike specs
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Go anywhere with fat tire foldable electric bikes Photo by Dó Castle on Pexels.com
RadExpand 5

RadExpand 5 Electric Folding Bike 750W

US around $1499

Motor: 750W rear geared hub motor

Top speed: 32 km/h (20 mph)

Range: 45-72 km (25-45 mi) depending on user input

Battery: 48V 14Ah (672 Wh)

Weight: 28.3 kg (62.5 lb)

Max load: 125 kg (275 lb)

Rear rack max load: 27 kg (59 lb)

Brakes: Mechanical disc brakes

Extras: Sturdy kickstand, LED display, 7-speed shifter, integrated head/tail/brake LED lights, bell, 4 pedal assist settings, half-twist throttle, mounting for front and rear racks/accessories

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Moving into the fifth wheel was the greatest idea ever. The e-bikes were the 2nd best idea!
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Planning on purchasing a new e-bike? Here are 7 things to consider

  1. Comfort
  2. Cost
  3. Power of the bike
  4. Storage space
  5. Brakes: hydraulic or mechanical
  6. Ease of maintenance (some bike shops do not take care of e-bikes)
  7. Battery size and recharging time
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Bikes have sure changed. From the old-style pedal bike to the all-new electric bikes,
riding is the way to go in 2022.
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Foldable E-bikes fit

I have to say that I think the best thing about having an e-bike is how it fits into our life. We are able to store ours with ease as we travel. They are really fun to ride on trails or to the grocery store. They are worth the little bit higher price to give you the convenience of pedal assist.

Sadie loves riding in the basket behind my seat. She is a true adventure dog!
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Even the puppy loves the electric bike

The puppy fits in a basket on the back of my bike so I can always take her along. We are in love with the fact that we can exercise more frequently and get outdoors by just hopping on the bikes. There are ample trails everywhere we go. I hope this information helps you in your decision making. If you decide to get yourself an e-bike, just enjoy the ride! Oh, and by the way, they go fast…so don’t forget the helmet!

Keep your electric bike safe

These new e-bikes are a very hot commodity so do not forget a top-of-the-line locking system. We recommend this one. There is no perfect lock out there as anyone that wants your stuff will try their hardest to get it. Just be aware of your bike at all times and thwart the thieves with something. I better get rolling…Dave and Sadie are waiting. We’re hitting the trails. See you next time. Shannon

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Enjoy all that life has to offer…while cruising on your new bike. Photo by Seda Tekemen on Pexels.com

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