You’re a nature lover who loves spending time outdoors every chance you get and you finally adopted the life of a camper and got your caravan? Congrats and welcome to the club. As much as it depends on where you decide to park, it’s also up to the way you prepare for a trip in the great outdoors to make the most of it. If you think furnishing up the caravan with all the pieces and appliances, equipping with all the maps, reading into campsite rules, packing up different sets of clothes, planning out the menu for every day of your trip and carrying and stacking up on non-perishable food is all there is to preparing for a unique camping adventure, not so fast.
You’re forgetting one essential preparation step: amping up the level of security. Though it might sound like a far-fetched scenario, having your caravan broken into or stolen as soon as you head out to explore the surroundings is more than possible, so security is not something you should be taking lightly. An unattended caravan is easy prey. You can never know when thieves are lurking, and end up losing your precious home on wheels even if it’s parked in your yard so keeping your caravan safe is a top priority that you can take care of by starting out setting up a wireless alarm system.
Depending on the location, you can further secure and customise your caravan by using locks and clamps, and adding a cover or an awning can talk a thief out of stealing as removing them can give additional trouble and waste additional time. There are plenty more accessories you can find to give you peace of mind and keep your caravan safe, such as a coupling lock preventing a lift of the coupling latch when the caravan is not coupled to a vehicle, or a wheel lock or wheel nuts that stop wheels from turning. There are other ways you can be more prudent as well, such as keeping valuables and essential items out of sight to potential thieves by not exposing them near windows, making a list of the things you carry with you and making the grand entrance more difficult by adding a security door that you’d remember to lock every time you’re not around.
Don’t forget to rely on your social skills and become a friend of the neighbours around you at the campsite, so they can inform you when there’s someone suspicious. Then again, in case you find yourself in a situation of having your caravan stolen, you could locate it with the help of a GPS tracking device that gets activated as soon as the caravan’s on the move. If you haven’t yet considered resorting to the use of this remarkable technological invention, now is the time.