Publication date: 2022, July 19

It's that long awaited time of the year for most of us. The summer holidays!

Because, although it is not necessary to wait for them to arrive to enjoy a weekend getaway, they are the longest and the ones where we can really disconnect and recharge our batteries.

But what happens if someone is determined to get what you've worked so hard for?

Because, as we all know, there is always someone who loves someone else's belongings and is ready to ruin the happiness of being on holiday.

Who doesn't have a friend or acquaintance whose caravan or motorhome has been stolen from a car park or rest area?

So that this doesn't happen, here are some important tips to avoid them spoiling your holiday:

1.-Whether you own a caravan or a motorhome, prevent them from accessing the interior and stealing the contents, such as television, expensive sports equipment, technological devices, electrical appliances, etc... To do this it is important to install a door lock or safety door. Here are some examples.

SAFE DOOR -Security lock for the entrance door of motorhomes and caravans. Made of aluminium and without plastic parts, it is a great tool to prevent theft attempts. It is fixed to the wall with through bolts and includes a plate for the inside.

SAFE DOOR MAGNUM - Same characteristics as the Safe Door, but with dimensions lengthened to 20cm. to cover the locking of motorhome locks. Fixed to the wall with 4 through bolts.

CIERRE THULE DOOR LOCK -Locks the door, can be used for doors that open to the left or right. The frame is bolted to the side of the wall. Solid powder coated aluminium, simply slide to the left or right to lock the doors on caravans, or in the garage.


CIERRE THULE VAN LOCK - Especially suitable for vans and camper vans. Locks the rear or sliding side doors, keeping the two parts of the door together, guaranteeing high security.


2.-If you own a caravan, you are also interested in knowing how to prevent them from unhitching it from your vehicle and taking it "on". The following devices prevent the caravan from being unhitched from your vehicle, or from being hitched to another vehicle if it is already unhitched from yours.

AL-KO SAFETY UNIVERSAL -For when you have already unhooked your vehicle. It functions as a hitch for your car. Not compatible with hitches with stabiliser.

AL-KO SAFETY AKS 3004 - Anti-theft housing for stabiliser AL-KO 2004 / 3004. It is located on the upper part of the stabiliser and covers the locking and unlocking lever as well as the fastening screws so that the stabiliser cannot be dismantled.

CEPO VENUS - Clamp type anti-theft device, for 28 cm wide wheels. Made of steel.


Remember that it is very important to protect your caravan with an anti-theft system. Although it may seem obvious, most of the stolen caravans were found without any security devices.


And finally, a few general tips to keep in mind:

  • Carry the original caravan documents in the car, never in the caravan. The reasons are obvious: if they end up stealing the caravan, don't make it easier for them by handing over the caravan's papers as well. Another good reason is that, if we are stopped by the police while we are on the road, we will be able to hand over both documents at the same time, without having to go into the caravan to get the papers.
  • If you are on the road, make sure you don't "lose sight" of your caravan or motorhome.
  • Attempt to spend the night in areas designated for this type of vehicle. Gas station areas are often an easy target for this type of theft.
  • Take out comprehensive insurance for your vehicle, whether it is a caravan, motorhome or campervan. You will always have peace of mind knowing that you have full cover and that you will be assisted at any time.
  • The most important advice is the main content of this blog: use an anti-theft system to act as a deterrent and prevent easy theft.

If you would like more information about other anti-theft devices, please visit our online shop. There you will find a wide range of these devices, as well as the specifications of each of them.

See you on the road!

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