Tips for Caravan & RV Security

Caravan and RV size and build may have you thinking they are an unlikely target for thieves, but they can be, and that is why security should be front and centre of every owner.

Luckily, RV Online has some simple precautions you can take as an owner that will reduce the risk of your caravan or RV being broken into, vandalized or even stolen.

Caravan & RV Security Check

The first step is to research the vulnerability of your specific model and layout. There are plenty of reviews online written by owners. They’re a great place to start to get a feel for how your specific model’s security compares to others.

Once you’ve identified your caravan or RV’s weak spots, you can take steps to improve its security.

Ensure all your Caravan or RV doors and Window locks aren't faulty

All Caravans and RVs have windows, doors and cabinets that thieves can target. Ensure that your caravan or RV door lock is in working order by giving it a test. If it malfunctions or is faulty, you should get it replaced as soon as possible.

Install Caravan & RV Shutters or Blinds

Caravan and RV shutters and blinds

If you own a motorhome or caravan with windows that aren’t fitted with bars or other security features, you can make them harder to break by covering them with shutters or a thick blind.

The extra benefit to blinds or shutters is they look better on the eye and prevent visibility to the inside of the caravan where valuables are usually in plain sight.

Use motion detection lighting for your Caravan or RV

The lights you have outside your caravan or RV, are very important. It’s highly recommended to get lights that have a motion detection feature that only turns on when someone moves in the vicinity. This will immediately deter thieves from attempting to break into or vandalise your caravan or RV.

Install a Caravan or RV GPS tracking device

GPS tracking devices can be installed in almost any model of caravan or RV. They allow you to monitor the location of your vehicle at all times, and will send you an alert if it ever leaves the place you parked it.

If your caravan or RV is ever stolen, you can easily track it down and get it back. This tracking device transmits its location using a cellular network or satellite and uses a cellular network to receive data.

Buy a Caravan or RV Alarm

Traditional alarms are still one of the best ways to keep your caravan or RV secure. There are many different types of alarms on the market.

If you have a small caravan or RV, you might want to consider a portable alarm that can be attached to your door or other parts of your vehicle.

If you have a larger RV, you might want to consider a vehicle-mounted alarm that can be installed in the engine bay.

Whichever type of alarm you choose, be sure to follow the installation directions exactly, and test the alarm every once in a while to make sure it’s still functioning properly.

Purchase a Towing Hitch Lock

towing hitch lock

Towing hitch locks are designed to secure the hitch on your RV to a stationary object. This may not seem like a big deal, but in many cases it’s enough to prevent theft.

If you park your RV for an extended period of time, a towing hitch lock is a good idea.


Caravans and RVs are a great way to travel and explore Australia. By following the tips above you can reduce the risk of being a victim of crime while traveling in your caravan or RV.

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