Caravan owners in Cornwall and Cambridgeshire are being told to be on their guard in the face of a caravan crime wave. Caravanners in Truro are particularly at risk following a spate of caravan and car thefts in recent days.
In Cambridgeshire, local authorities are also advising caravan owners to double their security and check their caravan is insured against theft after six caravans were stolen in two weeks from towns across the region.
Caravans are susceptible to being stolen, especially at this time of year, warns Cover4Caravans.co.uk director, Richard Burgess. Minimise the risk by never ever leaving the van overnight in a lay by or unhitched in car parks or other communal area, no matter how short a time you intend to be away from your property. Likewise, when loading and unloading the caravan make sure it is secured when left unattended
According to community safety offer Trevor Bracken, Those responsible for these crimes have easily removed the traditional security devices such as hitch locks and wheel clamps. This is an indication that caravan owners need to rethink their security.
“Owners of caravans should consider installing tracking equipment which helps police trace their caravan if it is stolen. Post-coding is recommended and can aid the identification of a stolen caravan.’
Before planning your break, make sure your caravan insurance is adequate and up to date. Request a free quote online and learn more about specialist caravan security measures at www.cover4caravans.co.uk