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  • Published on Jul 10, 2014
    Protect Your RV from Theft

    Keep Your RV Safe

    Recently in the Grain Valley community, there has been an increase in motor vehicle thefts in the last 12 days, with residents reporting more than 20 vehicles stolen.

    Police officers are increasing patrols in the area and residents are doing everything they can to warn people about the issue. If you or someone you know lives around the Grain Valley area, it would be a good idea to take extra precautions and make sure you are locking your cars and RVs. Please report any suspicious activities concerning this to the local authorities.

    While no RV thefts have been reported in the 22 vehicles, RV theft is very common because of the very low chance that anyone is in them or monitoring them if they are in a residential area.

    Even if you don’t live near Grain Valley, RV safety is very important and should be considered. RV theft can be prevented if you take proper precautions now before it is too late.

    Here are some simple and effective ways that you can protect your RV from burglary:

    1. Buy a Tongue Lock

    The first thing to consider is a tongue lock for your RV. There are many affordable brands of tongue locks for fifth wheels and travel trailers available. Tongue locks are a very good deterrent to thieves because they prevent the ability to tow your trailer away.

    The last thing you want is to wake up to someone hauling away your precious trailer. If you have a fifth wheel or a travel trailer, get yourself a tongue lock and don't let thieves take what is yours.

    2. Lock it up!

    The next thing to consider when it comes to safety is replacing the locks and keys for the RVs entry door and outside storage compartment. This is a big issue because many RVs have the same locks and keys. This means that other people may have access to your storage compartment if they have a similar RV!

    Another helpful tip that may have slipped your mind is to dead bolt your entry door every night before you go to sleep. Also make sure that you secure all the windows in the RV.

    3. Secure the Perimeter

    If you want to get “high-tech”, there are alarm systems and RV security cameras designed specifically for RV’s.

    There are many different manufacturers and models to choose from, and you can even get updates on your phone if they detect anything.

    Motion sensing lights placed outside your camper are also very effective and scare away potential intruders.  

    Trailside RV

    Here at Trailside RV, we care about your safety! We hope that these tips help you protect your RV and belongings.

    If you need any security or safety equipment, visit our online parts store and stock up. There are several security devices such as safes, cameras and others that will satisfy your safety needs.

    Please feel free to share more tips that have proved to be useful to you when it comes to safety precautions. We would love to hear your opinion!

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