Secure your caravan

Your caravan is your home, so it should be kept safe like a real home. Even when your caravan is not in use it should be secured.

Try to:

  • Secure corner legs with strong padlocks, chains and shackles to stop your caravan being towed away

  • Secure the coupling head with a cover and hitch lock

  • Secure all wheels with good quality locking nuts, or invest in a strong wheel clamp

  • Make sure doors and windows are securely locked, even for short periods of time

  • Keep any valuables out of sight - TVs and stereos can be tempting

  • Like your home, always mark your property, by etching windows and other parts of the bodywork

Advice is available in the pages on Property Marking, or contact your local police Crime Prevention Advisor. You can also obtain advice from The Caravan Club at East Grinstead House, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 1UA.

See also the Home Office publication, ‘Steer clear of caravan crime’.