Precautions When Leaving Your Caravan Unattended

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Video transcript

Hi, My name is Ben Leach and I’m an advisor for Towergate.

In this video I’m going to talk about security when leaving your caravan unattended.

On long journeys, it’s always a good idea to pull over and take a break from the road. As a matter of fact, unless you’re sharing the driving with someone else, you should take regular break for your own safety and the safety of your passengers and other road users.

But what sort of precautions should you take when you stop at a service station and pop inside for a coffee and a bite to eat? How can you reduce the risk of your caravan being targeted by thieves on short stops?

Your policy documents explain that if your caravan is left unattended for any period of time you must apply your wheel lock and hitch lock in order for your policy to remain valid. With that in mind, even if you think you’re only going to leave your caravan for a short time, it’s best to apply that wheel and hitch lock to make sure you’re covered.

Failing that, if you leave someone with the vehicle and caravan your insurance will still be valid and you’ll deter all except the most brazen of thieves.

If in doubt as to whether you should apply your security measures, apply them anyway. It’s a two minute job and it’s worth it to make sure your caravan is 100% secure.

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