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How To Keep Burglars Away From Your RV

Recreational Vehicles (RV’s) in a nutshell are automobiles that combine ‘housing’ and transportation in one. They’re most commonly used by avid campers, road trippers and van dwellers who actually choose to make them a permanent living situation.

If you’ve got an RV that you’re either parking on your driveway or campsite, there are quite a few safety precautions you can take to minimize your chances of a break-in:


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Install Motion Activated Lights

Motion activated lights are a great way to really freak a burglar out. The last thing an intruder wants when weaselling their way into your RV is light that can help neighbours, drivers and pedestrians notice their sketchy activities.

Close The Curtains & Keep Valuables Out Of Sight

Strangers shouldn’t be able to tell whether or not you’ve got valuable goods inside your RV. That’s why it’s important to both close your curtains and keep valuable items out of sight.

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Buy A Trailer Hitch Lock

Many RV owners install trailer hitches for a variety of reasons. Trailer hitches make it possible for people to tow the RV, so it’s important to invest in a lock that prevents burglars from being able to do just that.

Get A Security System

A security system is a great way to ID anyone who gets through your other layers of security. A security system like Piper, for example, can actually prevent burglars from making off with your RV just by virtue of its blaring siren which is sure to make anyone’s ears ring and alert nearby neighbours to the robbery.


Slap A Boot On It!

Another great way to protect your RV is to place a wheel boot on it whenever you’re not driving. Wheel boots, otherwise known as wheel clamps, are specifically designed to prevent any vehicle they’re attached to from moving, so needless to say the average person is going to move on to a much easier target the moment they spot one of these.

There you have it; a few ways you can safely secure your RV and avoid a burglary. We also have a few major RV enthusiast friends who can share even more safety tips with you. Feel free to check out the blogs Outside Our Bubble & Vanscapes!


  1. Piper is also a great way to keep an eye on your pets while out exploring away from the RV. Set up the temperature alerts to notify you if it gets above what you set the alert for. You will also be notified if Piper loses power, which could indicate that the campground site you are plugged into has lost power.

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