Protect your caravan
Please consider the crime prevention advice below to make sure that your caravan is protected against theft.
- Write your vehicle identification number (VIN) in several hidden places within the caravan. Use a permanent marker to write the VIN on the underside of drawers, in cupboards, and wooden surfaces. Etch the VIN onto the windows using an ultraviolet pen. This makes the caravan easy to identify if it's stolen. View more information about forensic and security marking.
- Lock the caravan coupling head into a cover using a good quality hitch lock. Fit lockable wheel nuts.
- Always lock all doors and windows every time you leave your caravan. Always lock your roof light and gas compartment as well.
- Never leave personal or valuable items on display inside the caravan. Consider forensic and security marking your personal items.
- Immobilise your caravan using an approved lock. Put the immobiliser on when the caravan is parked, and when you stop for short periods.
- Use good quality, heavy-duty chains and hitch locks to secure your caravan.
- Fix lock nuts or wheel clamps to the wheels. Padlock gas cylinders to fixing clamps.
- Fit an alarm and switch it on every time you leave your caravan - even if it's just for a short time.
- Keep your caravan keys with you when you leave your caravan.
- Never leave vehicle registration documents inside the caravan. They can help a thief to sell the caravan.
- Fit a tracking device. Police will be able to track your caravan if it is stolen.