SOME of you will be looking forward to caravanning holidays over the summer months.
The opportunity to hit the road and get away to picturesque parts of the country is an attractive proposition.
But it can also pose potential problems if you’re not vigilant about security.
With that in mind, the following tips can help you stay safe and enjoy your trip:
Get to know your neighbours on the site. Keep an eye on each other’s caravans and get to know who belongs on the site.
Remove all valuables from your caravan while you’re out and don’t leave vehicle registration documents inside – they can help a thief to sell the caravan.
Always close and lock doors and windows, even if you’re out for only a short time.
Fit a timer switch if you’re out after dark – lights in your caravan will make it look occupied and can deter opportunist thieves.
When you’re back at home, ensure your caravan is kept in a secure place, ideally with wheel clamps.
There are certain technological security devices you can fit to ensure maximum protection, including GPS trackers and alarm systems.
Since 1992 National Caravan Council (NCC) recognised manufacturers have stamped vehicle identification numbers (VIN) on the vehicle chassis. If your caravan is not marked in this way, get it done.
Mark valuables and interior fittings inside your caravan with your postcode using a special etching tool or engraver.
Taking a little time to ensure that your caravan is secure will give you the peace of mind to be able to enjoy your holiday, and many more in future.
For more information and advice visit www.caravanclub.co.uk