Camping: Burglary protection for motorhomes, campers and caravans: How to increase security

In fact, it is not uncommon for campsites to be broken into more often during the holiday season.

Camping: Burglary protection for motorhomes, campers and caravans: How to increase security

In fact, it is not uncommon for campsites to be broken into more often during the holiday season. The thieves don't just target travel goods - especially electronic devices such as smartphones, digital cameras and laptops. The vehicles themselves are also attractive stolen goods. To make it as difficult as possible for burglars to get into a motorhome, camper or caravan, or to steal the mobile sleeping car altogether, you can take preventative security measures. We are introducing five of them to you today.

Burglars are skilled at breaking into a locked rear door from the outside. Once this has been broken open, thieves have an easy time of it. In order to deny them access, it can be useful to simply install (without drilling) a special rear door lock for campers made of stainless steel between the door panel and the lock cylinder. It is intended to prevent burglars from getting inside, even if they have already cracked the door lock.

If your motorhome, camper or caravan has been stolen, there is little chance that you will ever see your vehicle again. The mobile sleeping places are usually shipped abroad within a very short time and are then untraceable. To prevent the vehicle from being stolen in the first place, it can be helpful to purchase a steering wheel claw made of hardened steel (with a combination lock) as an anti-theft device.

The Thule company offers another way to protect your travel vehicle from burglars - with an additional door lock (from the inside) for right- and left-hinged doors and service flaps of motorhomes. It is important for vehicle owners to know that the sliding mechanism will be permanently connected to your motorhome, camper or caravan using a stable counter plate, four screws and a seal.

In addition to or as an alternative to the steering wheel lock, you can prevent thieves from stealing your vehicle by attaching a special immobilizer - also known as a parking bracket - to the tires. The additional anti-theft device is made of robust, thick and durable sheet steel. According to the provider, the clamp lock is suitable for all tires that are between 175 and 285 millimeters wide.

If the driver or passenger door has been broken open, thieves can gain access to the interior of the vehicle. To make access as difficult as possible, you can install additional burglary protection on the doors for the standard seats of Ducato (from 2006 - 2021), Jumper and Boxer (from 2006): this is connected to the door handle and the lock of the Seat belt connected so that the doors block if you want to open them from the outside.

Sources: ADAC, Statista

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