By Tyler Jefferson – as featured in Caravan World Magazine
Theft is a growing problem for caravanners in Australia.
Caravanners invest a lot into their vans, gear and tow rigs. It may not be pleasant to think about, but when tens of thousands of dollars of hardware are just sitting there, on wheels and ready to move, theft is a massive hazard. Little could be more devastating than returning to your campground to find your pride and joy missing — along with all of the essential gear you had inside it!
Theft of caravans, or from inside of caravans, is a major problem in Australia. We have one of the highest rates of vehicle theft in the western world, and in many ways a caravan is an easier, and often more valuable, target than a car.
However, with a few simple precautions and some of the right gear, you can prevent thieves from bringing your travels to a premature end.