Autumn is well and truly underway and with winter just around the corner, it is more important than
ever to put measures in place to ensure the safety of your favourite leisure vehicle that is right, your
trusty steed: the caravan.
Here at Phantom, vehicle security and your safety is our main priority and that is why we have devised
this simple to follow guide for keeping your caravan safe this winter.
The winter months and Christmas period are notorious for a rise in petty theft and crime. This is largely
due to days being longer and darker, and cold weather keeping people indoors. However, many crooks
use this to their advantage. Ensure you keep your caravan in mind at all times.
First of all, it is important to clean and empty your caravan, remembering to drain all internal water
tanks, taps and the shower head. Clean the external, and all to dry thoroughly before the hibernation
period. It is important to refer to your caravan guidebook when preparing your leisure vehicle for winter
- your insurance provider might have stipulated that cover is only valid if you have taken the appropriate
measures to ensure its wellbeing.
We would recommend removing all personal effects if you are leaving your caravan vacant for a
prolonged period of time, possibly in storage
. This is especially important if you are planning a holiday over the Christmas
period and are likely to be away for longer than a few nights.
Caravans do not come cheap and are a real mobile home. To that end, it is worth protecting your caravan
in the same way you would your house. For added peace of mind, Phantom offer a range of security
devices and features that can deter thieves and allay any worries you might have when it comes to
caravan security. With tracking devices, alarms and in car CCTV systems, your caravan will be snug as
a bag, just where you left it.
The work involved is not labour-intensive, wont cost the earth - in comparison, replacing a mobile home
can be very costly, and will save you a whole lot of heartache in the long run. For more information on
the trackers and dash cams that are available to caravan owners, please visit our website today.