It seems that when we hook up our RV and head out for a week of camping we forget all of the things that keep us safe at our Sticks and Bricks homes and everyday lives. You have to remember that your RV is actually your mobile house. When you arrive at the campground and set it up you are in your house. Most of this “Security” is just common sense stuff that we practice every day.
- Make sure that all your locks work properly including your storage locks
- Lock the doors when leaving your RV
- If you don’t feel comfortable when you arrive at the camp ground find another one
- If your site doesn’t make you feel secure ask for another one
- If you have a Motor Coach take your ignition keys when you leave or at least don’t leave them in the ignition
- If you are towing a Travel Trailer or 5th Wheel keep your vehicle locked
- If you are towing a small vehicle keep it locked
These are just some of the common sense stuff that if you practice your camping experience will be a much safer one.
Always keep a watch over your children, know where they are. Most campgrounds have pools or are near lakes or rivers. Never leave them alone near any body of water. Most of this is just stuff that we do every day; however, when we go camping we sometimes forget that all the rules that apply in our everyday lives should also apply when we are camping.
RV storage is also something that we should consider. If you store your RV at your house keep it locked. Instead of keeping a window open for air circulation keep a roof vent open. If you store your RV at a storage facility find one that is fenced and has some type of security gate. Security cameras would be a great plus. Again keep your doors and storage compartments locked and a roof vent open. Consider an alarm system with an internal video monitoring system. Many RV’s have sky lights, these are mode of plastic that can be easily cut open. You should go by and check your RV as often as possible.
Also consider changing your locks if possible. I am on my fourth RV and all of them use the same key for the storage compartments. This didn’t give me a great sense of security.
Always remember that your RV is your mobile house. If we can help please contact us at Locking Systems International