IAM rep recommends 'anti-theft devices' for caravans

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

The Institute of Advanced Motorists' Tim Shallcross has been recommending 'anti-theft devices' to those who own caravans.

He gave examples of some of these devices, and some car insurance holders may wish to keep these in mind when thinking about maintaining caravan security.

Tow hitch locks were one: these can prevent caravans from being towed, he said. Wheel clamps were another.

While he said that everyone hates these in general, people who caravan actually like the devices. The reason he gave for this is that attaching one creates great difficulty when someone attempts to tow the vehicle. He also deemed caravan alarms an 'essential' device to install.

Though breaking into a caravan is quite simple, he said "if you have a movement sensor inside and it suddenly emits an ear-piercing screech then people will be deterred."

The popularity of caravan trips among families was put down to the fact that "there is so much to do and there is so much flexibility" on these sorts of journeys by Caravan Buyer's associate editor Val Chapman earlier this year.

Posted by Noel Martin.

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