Keep the ghouls at bay with these caravan security tips

James Southwood
James Southwood
01/11/2015
caravan, security, theft


Halloween is over for another year – a time frequented by nail-biting horror films, hair-raising costumes and petrifying masks. But there’s no need to be afraid – because there are several handy hints that will keep you safe as houses (or caravans in this case) this winter.

Halloween is over for another year – a time frequented by nail-biting horror films, hair-raising costumes and petrifying masks.

It’s no wonder that many of us find ourselves hibernating over the Halloween period – with so many lights on it looks like Blackpool Illuminations and jumping out of our skins at the slightest sound of the boiler.

But there’s no need to be afraid – because there are several handy hints that will keep you safe as houses (or caravans in this case) – you’ll be so protected that not even ghosts will come near!

  • Don’t play with fire

Have you ever started screaming at your TV screen in frustration whilst watching a character in a horror film stroll thoughtlessly into a haunted house after hearing an unnerving noise?

We think it’s a bit of an ill-advised thing to do too, which begs the question – why do we take chances?

You may think that you’ll be alright to leave your caravan exposed when nipping to the toilet at the nearest service station. But we really don’t want you to become the latest victim of a caravan crook.

Yes, it may be time-consuming and a bit of a ‘faff’ to lock wheel clamps, windows and doors when you’re only leaving your caravan unattended for a couple of minutes.

But think you’re invincible and it could cost you dearly.

  • Stay hidden

If you don’t relate to hero-like characters in horror films, chances are you’ll probably view hiding as a safer and more realistic option when disaster strikes.

We tend to agree, and think hiding personal belongings is essential, both when storing your caravan and after pitching up on holiday.

After all - thieves don’t care how much it costs you to repair damage caused by a break-in, so if they see your keys, a laptop or jewellery lying about, you’re unintentionally giving bandits a helping hand.  

Yes it’s a pain, but if you’re leaving your caravan for a long time, remove as much as possible from it. The less attractive it looks, the less a thief will be interested.

Although we aren’t recommending that you turn your second home into something similar to a derelict, haunted house when sprucing up your caravan, we do suggest that you keep curtains closed, cupboards and drawers open and upholstery removed to demonstrate how sparse and unappealing your caravan is.

  • Make yourself known

Often wonder where the police (or anyone for that matter) are in horror films?

While it may make for a particularly short story if an Armed Response Team turn up before anyone got hurt, the police can certainly help if you have a caravan crisis.

By registering with CRiS you’ll get a unique code, so if your caravan does get stolen, it will be far easier to track down by detectives.

For more information on Winchester Caravans, click here or contact us by phone 01962 714844 or email sales@winchestercaravans.com



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