- Tue May 23, 2017 1:19 am
i only traveled once overnighting at a hotel on the highway and I left them strapped on the car. Like the previous poster, I parked in a lit area and also backed in to a spot that would have made taking them off pretty noisy and clunky. Also used a steel wire bike lock through scupper holes onto one of the roof racks. This would have at least make it a bit difficult and maybe noisy to steal it, or at least I convinced myself of that. With wife and 2 kids in the room, the kayaks just weren't finding a spot in the room. Also, it was in a relatively decent highway place - not an overly shady part of town or really low budget neighborhood. The steel bike lock was what let me sleep. I've read about some thefts from hotels though.