Caravan security is always a question when free camping and sometimes in caravan parks.
If someone is out to steal a van or other items, they will go out prepared. Then there are the opportunist thieves that might see an easy target.
The harder you make it for them the more likely they will be to go to an easier target. It’s a deterrent if they are fumbling with the security measures you have taken. People around them will also notice.
Our van is not just for holiday’s, it’s our home. So we don’t take leaving our van lightly.
We don’t use all of these measures ourselves. But wanted to share what we and others use to give you some ideas.
Here are 11 caravan security tips that may help when free camping
Tips On How To Stop Your Van Being Taken
1.Tow Ball Lock
A basic must have. There are a few different versions you can choose from. The basic through to one with a 120 dB alarm.
Saracen Hitch Lock by Purpleline is made from hardened high tensile steel which they say is resistant to cutting and drilling. The high security, 9-lever barrel lock is resistant to picking, drilling and gas freezing.
Ark Coupling Lock – Is chap and cheerful and can be found at many stores including Bunnings.
ARK Coupling Lock
Trailer coupling lock – $44.99 can be found at Supercheap auto. More can be found Here
Caravan RV Camping sell WiTi. Save $30 when you spend over $500. Use the code “FULLTIME“ at the checkout to receive your discount.
Black Night Z3 GPS Tracker. Track in real time from your phone, receive alerts if it moves or becomes disconnected, and playback up to 12 months of travel history. From $29.00 for a monthly plan (min 24 months) This is for the tracker plus connectivity bundle. You can see more Here
Black Knight GPS
Only you can decide which fee camps are right for you and the kind of caravan security measures you wish to take.
Just to add we mostly lock away all outdoor furniture and BBQ when we leave our van.