Storing Your Caravan At Home
If you’re new to the world of caravanning, there’s no doubt a wealth of questions you have about storing your new purchase. Whilst employing the services of a storage pitch is advisable for security reasons, there are significant steps you can take to protect your caravan at home. There follows a few key points to bear in mind when thinking about home storage…
Will it fit? One of the primary things to look out for whilst looking at caravans for sale is the size of the thing – especially if you are considering home storage. Measure the dimensions of your garage and drive and take them with you to compare.
How easy is access? If getting to your caravan is convenient and straightforward, the chances are it will be easy for a thief as well.
Neighbourhood Watch is an excellent scheme, and well worth being a part of in your community. However, you should bear in mind that many people are at work during the day – so don’t rely solely on Neighbourhood Watch for your security.
Security posts are highly efficient at blocking thieves. You should seriously consider investing in one.
Is your caravan alarmed? There’s a great deal of choice available on the alarms systems market, including ultrasonic sensors, immobilization circuits, perimeter protection (preventing access to cab doors), self powered systems and audio-visual warnings. Many alarms systems can be quite pricy, so you should shop around for the best system for your needs (and budget).
An oft-overlooked aspect of caravan-related security relates to your home itself. If you store your caravan at home on the driveway in full view, it’s absence when you’re away travelling is an open invitation to thieves who can be confident your house is empty – and will be for some time. Remember this when thinking about home storage.
You would be well-advised to register with Theftcheck, a huge register for caravan owners in the UK. Your vehicle will be issued with a unique ID number, which can assist police if your caravan is stolen. Theftcheck has helped recover many caravans since its launch in 1988. And of course, when looking at buying a used caravan, you can check that it isn’t listed as stolen by giving them a quick call. Get more information and security advice about caravans for sale, at park-resorts.com.