As a car owner, you probably take theft prevention very seriously, whether that means taking belongings from the vehicle or stealing the vehicle itself. As an RV owner, you’ll want to be taking theft prevention just as seriously. Not only is it just as possible to fall victim to RV theft, it’s not altogether uncommon. To help keep you and your fellow campers safe, as well as your property, Modern Trailer Sales has provided you with some basic RV security tips that won’t break the bank. If you need additional advice or assistance installing a particular device, stop by and let us know how we can help you. We welcome all RV owners from Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, and Muncie, Indiana.
Parking your RV
One of the easiest ways to protect your RV is to be smart about where you park it. When you’re storing it at home, the best place to put it is in a large, covered area, preferably a large barn where it will be protected from the elements and away from prying eyes. This however is not practical for all RV owners, so you can also look into paying for a large storage unit, or you can pull it into a backyard if it’s accessible and big enough. Whatever you do, keep it off the road. Not only does this make it an easier target, but it can be illegal to leave a vehicle on a public road for too long.
When you’re at a campground, try to get a spot that is both away from the main roads and yet still near other campers. You won’t always get to choose, but if you can, being strategic can make a huge difference. The harder it is to locate your RV, the less likely it is that it will fall victim to theft. However, when you’re near other campers, suspicious behavior is less likely to go unnoticed.
Securing your RV
Another great way to protect your RV is to simply make sure all windows, doors, and other entry points are locked every time you leave the RV and at night. You can also invest in other types of locks, depending on the kind of RV you own. If you have a towable RV, you can get a hitch lock to prevent thieves from hooking up their own tow vehicle and driving off with your rig. If you have a motorhome, you can get a steering wheel lock for the same reason. For all kinds of RVs, you can look into tire boots for added security.
One of the easiest ways to protect your car, and something experts advise heavily, is to reduce the desire to break in. This means hiding your most valuable possessions and applies just as easily to RVs. Draw the blinds when you’re not around and stow high-ticket items, like electronics and jewelry. For particularly valuable possessions, like firearms and ownership papers, you may even want to get a safe.
Other Security Measures
There are a handful of other helpful security measures to protect you and your RV. The most effective method, by far, is a security system. It’s also the most expensive method, but it can be worth every penny when you need it most. There are also some strategies that are better suited for locating a stolen vehicle, and can be just as valuable to you. This may include GPS tracking devices or tags.
You may think of some other methods, but the important thing is to take RV security seriously. Not only will it help you keep all of your property where it belongs, with you, but it can also protect your family and help you sleep soundly at night. If you still need to find the perfect RV, then stop by Modern Trailer Sales and see what we have on our lot right now. We proudly serve Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, and Muncie, Indiana.