Security Practices for your RV
None of us ever want to have to experience an RV break in or RV theft. You may think that you always make sure to lock the doors on your rig so that should be good enough. But in reality, anything can happen and RVs and trailers are known by the population to contain a lot of someone’s belongings. This makes them a target for burglars or the entire vehicle could be stolen just like a car. Read on for some great ways to fully secure your trailer or RV.
It’s no news that the door locks on RVs aren’t really the best. The doors are a bit flimsy and light compared to house doors and the same goes for the lock. Especially if you have an older RV, you should consider upgrading your locks. A great edition for added security would be a sturdy lock that comes with a deadbolt. Having a deadbolt adds to make the door much more secure. You can also get better or added locks for the windows.
Cover the Windows
This may seem simple but it is extremely effective. Just like you hide items out of sight in your car, you can do with your RV. Always make sure to stow away any valuables so that they are hidden in your RV. Whenever you leave your RV, always make sure to cover the windows. This prevents people from having the ability to look inside and see what you have. And if a thief has no idea of what is inside, it greatly reduces the probability that they will break into your RV. Covering your windows is a very affordable security measure that you can take. You can get a windshield shade and covers or blinds for the other windows.
Possibly the most important one on the list, having security cameras installed is an amazing way to up the security on your RV. Not only does a camera set up alert you if someone or something is close to your RV and you can see what’s going on, but the sight of security cameras will ward off most potential burglars. Make sure to put one camera on each corner of your trailer or RV and position them so that you have full coverage. You don’t want to solely focus on the door since there are other ways someone can break in. You can even install a video doorbell at the door, talk about high security!
Potentially the most extreme measure, having a tire boot is a sure way to make sure your vehicle stays put. As mentioned earlier not only are your belongings a concern for theft, but so is your RV as a whole. Just like people steal cars, they can steal an RV or trailer. Keep a tire boot in your vehicle at all times and when you use it for travel or camping, put the boot on anytime it’s parked and unattended. That way even if someone does try to take off with it, they won’t be able to go anywhere.