I've been fantasizing about touring off my ebike. I ride on road, it is sometimes scary but I do it all the time. Touring has to be compatible with motels; I gave up camping since I left the Army. RV campgrounds stink & public toilets give me respiratory diseases. I've got the money for motels, but problems listed above make me stay at home. No power would limit me often to 30 miles a day on the bike, much boring terrain. Or less in mountainous terrain, which would frequently be my destination. Just pushing a bike up the stairs to a 2nd story room is daunting to me. My bike weighs 94 lb with water rain gear tools tire & tubes. 3/5 my weight. That is with a 17.5 AH battery, and I bought a 42 AH one for extended touring that weighs about 40 lb. The 42 AH battery would get me to the train station in Cincinnatti on one charge, despite all the hills E. of Madison, IN.Since my camping days are over, I now stay in a dozen different hotels during my regular bike trips. A hotel battery ban would severely limit my ability to continue the sport. In addition to charging in room, for security reasons, I often take the bike inside as well. What are the alternatives? Sure, I could securely lock the bike to the vehicle but there is still no way to charge batteries.
An extension cord out the hotel window perhaps? For security, most of the hotels I use don't have windows that open. I've checked and none have outside outlets. Using 2 chargers, it takes 4 to 5 hours to charge my two batteries. That's a long time to wait at a gas station, laundromat, grocery store, restaurant, etc.
I suppose I could plead ignorance, sneak the batteries in and charge in room anyway. I'd hate to break the rule / law and perhaps open myself up to a lawsuit should an incident occur.
I suppose any touring in future will be limited to renting a car. I had a ball in the wife's Elanta 10/22, 3950 miles, 9 days, 45 mpg. But that car is only available the week I send her out on a cruise ship. She won't walk more than 100', which means I can't take her to many scenic destinations.