Caravan and camping safety

In Britain, the caravan or camping experience is a  much-loved family tradition.

Today, with improvements in roadways, luxury caravans,and tents, more and more people are embracing the great outdoors as a cost-effective getaway.

Follow these tips to ensure your camping trip remains trouble free:

General

  • When leaving your vehicle parked, remove all valuables – especially satellite navigation equipment, cameras, binoculars, mobile phones and handbags. If you cannot take them with you, lock them out of sight
  • Secure doors, windows, boot and sunroof every time you leave your vehicle
  • Remove your stereo
  • Park in a busy, well-lit location that is visible to passers-by
  • Use an immobiliser, alarm and other security devices if you have them.

Campsites

  • Lock your tent using a padlock or specialist tent lock
  • Use a tent liner as it makes it harder for a thief to get in.

Caravan sites

  • Shut and lock caravan doors and windows when you go out, even if it is just for a few minutes
  • Remember to lock the doors at night when you are asleep
  • Keep valuables out of sight
  • Some accommodation providers have safety deposit boxes. Use one of these to store your valuables where possible. Otherwise keep your belongings hidden away.

Practical advice and information for Caravan, motorhome and trailer users