Keeping your caravan safe and secure is more important than ever. Approximately 4,000 caravans are stolen every year in the UK and around 10% are recovered.
Taking a few basic precautions could mean the difference between keeping your caravan and having it targeted by thieves.
Safety precautions to consider are alarms, trackers, and hitch locks. It may cost a couple of hundred pounds initially, but you’ll feel safe knowing your caravan is secure.
Investing in an alarm for your caravan can be really cost effective and they’re loud enough to alert nearby caravans that someone could be in your caravan. Depending on the alarm type you could also get a discount on your caravan insurance.
Sometimes the easiest method to steal caravans is to simply drive up to it, hitch up and drive away. A hitch lock (preferably with an alarm should someone try to remove it) will help stop thieves driving away with your pride and joy.
If you’re unfortunate enough to have your caravan stolen, a tracker could mean its recovered quickly. You’ll probably get a discount on your caravan insurance as well.
Wheel clamps can be a cheap and easy way to deter caravan thieves from targeting your caravan.