RV theft is a serious problem that can ruin your vacation or trip. If you don’t take the right precautions, it’s easy to become a victim of RV theft. Fortunately, there are many ways to avoid becoming an RV theft statistic. In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the steps you can take to make sure your rig stays safe and sound wherever you park it!
Always lock the door behind you when you leave.
Always lock the door behind you when you leave.
Don’t let anyone in your RV that you don’t know.
Don’t leave valuables in plain sight.
Don’t leave food out for animals or passersby to see and eat, as this can cause them to come around more often than necessary, which can make them a target of theft themselves.
Try not to let anyone you don’t know in your RV.
You should never let anyone you don’t know into your home. This is especially true for RVs, because there are so many ways for people to break in and steal things from them. If someone knocks on your door, keep it locked and check if it’s someone you know before letting them in. If they’re not, call the police right away! You could be saving their life—or even the lives of other people who live nearby.
Also, try not to leave small children alone in your RV while you go shopping or running errands with friends. The only reason this advice has been given is because some criminals have actually posed as babysitters online just so they could gain access to RVs where they could then steal all of the possessions inside it!
If an adult doesn’t seem trustworthy enough then simply tell them that they’re not allowed inside until further notice; this way no one gets hurt or taken advantage of by someone who might otherwise hurt them (or worse).
Use a deadbolt on your door.
You should also make sure that your RV has a deadbolt lock. These are more secure than regular locks, and they require a key to open from the inside as well as the outside. Deadbolts are more expensive, but it’s worth investing in them if you want to protect your home from theft. To install one yourself, simply remove the old hardware and screw in a long bolt into place with a nut on each side of it (make sure there’s enough room for both sides). Then attach an additional latch or lock at an angle on top of the first one so that when you turn one side it turns another into place as well as locking it shut.
Try to keep your valuables out of sight while you’re away.
If you have valuables such as expensive tools, jewelry or sports equipment in your RV while it’s parked, try to keep them out of sight. Don’t leave valuables in the car either; thieves will often break into cars looking for things they can take. If you need to leave something valuable behind while on vacation, try to find a safe and secure place inside where no one will see it.
For example, if you’re leaving an expensive tool set behind in your home-away-from-home, hide it under a mattress or use a box with wheels so that it is easy enough for one person to move from place to place and not heavy enough for two people (and hence more difficult).
Keep food properly stored and off the ground, especially if you’re at a campground.
You can protect your food by storing it in a cooler or airtight container. You should also keep your food indoors and out of the sun, rather than leaving it on the hood of your car or laying it on the ground at the campsite.
If someone is checking out your RV, park it close to the office or some other place in the campground where people will be around.
If someone is checking out your RV, park it close to the office or some other place in the campground where people will be around. If you must park away from the office, park near other RVs or near a security guard. Also, try to park in an area that is well-lit.
Get an alarm system for your RV.
An alarm system for your RV is a must-have.
There are many types and styles of alarms on the market today, but some are better than others when it comes to protecting your vehicle from theft.
Alarms range from simple motion sensors that go off when someone walks by your RV, to sophisticated devices with multiple sensors that detect vibrations as well as movement. Some will even alert you if someone tries to break in via a window or door lock! You can even get an RV specific system that includes cameras which will record video evidence of whatever happens around your vehicle during unauthorized entry attempts. This type of setup might sound like overkill (and it is), but we recommend installing one anyway just in case something bad does happen!
Make sure that everyone who drives your RV has a key, too.
You should have a key for the RV and a spare one, too. It is also important to make sure that anyone who drives your RV has a key.
If you are not the only one with access to the vehicle, give keys to people you trust such as family members or friends so that they can drive it whenever they need to do so.
Don’t use exterior locks that require a key from both sides.
An exterior lock that requires a key from both sides is called a double cylinder deadbolt. It can be used with either a key or a remote control. The advantage of this type of lock is that it’s very secure, but it requires more effort and expense to install than other types of deadbolts.
If you want an easy-to-use exterior lock without the added expense, choose one that has no moving parts and doesn’t require two keys—like these smart door locks. This makes them much less likely to break down over time (and results in fewer repair calls).
Taking these steps can help keep your RV safe from theft while you are enjoying it.
Here are some things you can do to help keep your RV safe from theft while you are enjoying it.
Lock the door when you leave, and don’t let anyone in without your permission.
Hide valuables out of sight while you’re away.
Get an alarm system for your RV; they’re inexpensive and easy to install.
Make sure everyone who drives your RV has a key, or have just one person be responsible for driving it whenever possible.
If you follow the tips above, and take good care of your RV, it can be a fun and safe way to enjoy your vacation. Be sure to keep these tips in mind as you travel so that you don’t get stuck with a stolen RV!