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    What options are available for caravan security when parked at home?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevh View Post
    What options are available for caravan security when parked at home?
    Do you mean to stop it from being stolen?

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    Trailer cuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersunbird View Post
    Do you mean to stop it from being stolen?
    Yes.I have a chain but itís awkward. Some thing that is neat but affective is what I want!
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    Anti wheel theft nuts, chain through rims. Remove wheels and leave caravan on stands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Anti wheel theft nuts, chain through rims. Remove wheels and leave caravan on stands.
    This. I guess it's the easiest.

    I always jack mine up with the tires in the air anyway. But I'm too lazy to remove the tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevh View Post
    Yes.I have a chain but itís awkward. Some thing that is neat but affective is what I want!
    Well, a secured yard obviously (electric fence as perimeter alarm, antitamper gate) is good with added benefit of reduced risk to house, I'd keep the chain and add the trailer cuff. If having alarm system and armed response, sensor covering most likely approach to caravan could be of use, as it will trigger and they won't have time to bypass the other security before AR arrives.

    If caravan can be hidden from streetview, also good.

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    Trailer Cuff for the hitch, chain threw a wheel and locked around the closest tree or pole, insurance. Apart from those 3 you can't really do much more. Of course there's removing wheels, axle stands etc. but that will be a big mission every time.
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    Nice! So when one is not at home this drone patrols the yard and shoots at the bad guys trying to steal the caravan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersunbird View Post
    Nice! So when one is not at home this drone patrols the yard and shoots at the bad guys trying to steal the caravan?
    Exactly anything is possible with a Glock😆
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    Problem is that you can see him take the caravan. As long as he is not endangering your life, you cant shoot him.

    So go and lie in front of him, with one in the chamber. Just kidding. Shooting to protect property is guaranteed to land you in jail for a looong time.

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    When I was still living in Jhg, I welded a tow hitch to a base plate, which was rawl bolted to the wall. There was a heavy steel cover which slid over this, and was locked in position with a big lock. This prevented the trailer/caravan from being unhitched.

    Wheel theft back then was no big problem - I would also probably use a chain now for that

    Edit: there was no front fence or gate - pre 1992 before I moved back here. So the trailers was not behind a wall or fence
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    Early warning. Nobody should get to the caravan without tripping an alarm. Armed response which has quicker average response time than it takes to remove hitch lock and hook up the van.

    Edit: Always insurance
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    General security, we added this clever lock from Thule.

    It gives you a much better safety feeling, especially while you travel over slow roads.
    We had it installed by CARA Camp in SSWest, but every caravan dealer will be able to install it.

    It comes in two versions, one that you open only from the outside and one that you can also open and close from the inside.
    I would have preferred in black, but there wasn't one available when be had it installed, always in a hurry between trips ....

    https://www.thule.com/en-za/caravans-accessories/comfort-and-security

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southerndreams View Post
    General security, we added this clever lock from Thule.

    It gives you a much better safety feeling, especially while you travel over slow roads.
    We had it installed by CARA Camp in SSWest, but every caravan dealer will be able to install it.

    It comes in two versions, one that you open only from the outside and one that you can also open and close from the inside.
    I would have preferred in black, but there wasn't one available when be had it installed, always in a hurry between trips ....

    https://www.thule.com/en-za/caravans-accessories/comfort-and-security

    Yes, something to consider if a more common burglar wants what's in the trailer/caravan instead of the more organised lot that want the whole caravan.

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    I have a wireless alarm sensor that I have in the caravan when parked at home.

    I need to remove it from the caravan when go camping and put it back when I get back home.

    Give "chime" alarm when ever anyone enter the caravan, with alarm activated or not. This help for when we at home and someone try to enter the van.
    Will also sound alarm when it does get towed away because of "sensor break" / out of reach functionality.

    Then still have 2x fixed beams installed for early warning before they can get to the caravan
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersunbird View Post
    Yes, something to consider if a more common burglar wants what's in the trailer/caravan instead of the more organised lot that want the whole caravan.
    I had a "wake up call", shortly after we bought the Armadillo. We went to the workshop, me driving behind hubby, slowing down at the traffic lights.
    Two men walking next to him, their eyes almost falling out and eying the door handle.

    Then they looked at the two orange gas bottles at the back of our caravan.
    If they would have had 10 more seconds time, they would have ripped the door open.

    We installed the Thule lock and bought two campmaster canvas bags to cover the two gas bottles.

    The new Armadillos now come with a box covering the gas bottles.
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    My spare and 0ne wheel stolen off my trailer this morning between 5 and 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred56 View Post
    My spare and 0ne wheel stolen off my trailer this morning between 5 and 6.
    I have seen people install those anti theft wheel nuts on trailers... Unfortunately a vice grip will remove it quickly as there is enough space around nut to get a grip. Wheel hubs covers would help but would look odd.

    I thought of an idea... What if one drills a hole through the wheel nut and stud near the outer side end of nut and stud so as not to interfere with stud durability etc, then knock in a cotter pin. Thief won't be able to undo nut. Unfortunately one would have to keep a pin punch and hammer handy if one needs to change a flat.
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