I've got to be totally honest, we do not take security on site seriously at all!
Ever since I first researched living in a caravan full time I have been following a blog of George who with his RV lives full time on the South Western side of the USA. His name is George and you can find his blog HERE. An interesting chap who documents his life in a similar fashion to us.
Recently though, and this is all within the space of a couple of days, his RV or motor home has been broken into, both times whilst he has been in it!
It got me thinking about the security that we take here, and how lucky we are!
We have only stayed on one site where we felt uncomfortable, and we didn't stay there long, the rest of the places we have always felt very secure.
Where we are at the moment, we are very lucky that it is tucked right out of the way, with no passing traffic, as we are almost 1/4 mile off a B road down a track!
So what security do we take. Well our caravan is alarmed, it has the standard door lock plus an after fit secure lock as well. It wouldn't stop anyone from getting into the awning though.
You hear of caravans being stolen, it happens on a regular basis, but I've never heard of one being stolen off of a site whilst it is being used. Has anyone else?
We tend to keep the blinds down when we go out, so if anyone does snoop around they cant see anything.
But, lets be honest, its probably harder to open a tin of beans than to break into a caravan!
So what could manufacturers do to make it harder?
I would personally like to see doors which lock at the top and bottom like your normal uPVC doors. As a caravan door is very flimsy and wouldn't take much of a yank to lever open.
So has anyone else got any bright ideas, please share as a couple of manufacturers do read this blog so you never know, your idea may be incorporated into 2013 designs!