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Caravan theft is on the rise in the UK, and it's important that you know what to do to protect your caravan and belongings. In this blog post, we will discuss the recent spate of stolen caravans and what you can do to keep your caravan safe. We'll also provide some tips on how to prevent caravan theft in the first place. So, if you're concerned about caravan security, read on!
In recent years, caravan owners have been shocked by the rise in thefts in the UK. Thousands of touring caravan thefts are reported every year, but many more go unreported as owners think there is little chance of getting their caravan back.
In just the last few weeks, a Swift Challenger 480 caravan has been stolen in Worcestershire and an Elddis Camino in Cheshire. Additionally, police have said reports of stolen caravans have increased since December 2021.
If you own a caravan, there are some steps that can be taken to keep it safe from theft. (In addition, investing in these can lower insurance costs!)
1. Double-check all the windows and doors are locked whenever you leave your caravan
2. Get a quality hitch lock
3. Install a caravan alarm
4. Invest in a tracking device or tracking system
5. Use a wheel clamp
Additionally, remember to get caravan insurance to protect your vehicle and belongings.
In the event your caravan is stolen, here is what you should do:
1. Contact the police immediately and get a crime reference number
2. Notify your insurers, providing them with all details, including your VIN number and any other registration details
3. If your caravan has a security device installed, notify the provider of your device
4. Keep all parties notified of any further developments so that they are caught up to date
With caravan thefts being reported every day, it is more important than ever to protect yourself and your vehicle. Fortunately, there are steps caravan owners can take to protect their caravan from theft. If your caravan is stolen, you hopefully now know the correct steps to take to help recover your van.
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