There’s nothing better than getting the freedom to travel wherever you want, whenever you want, all from the comfort of your own home, right?
Now, this dream is possible and many people have achieved it or are actively pursuing it by buying a campervan.
You can travel to any destination you want and essentially take your home with you. Doesn’t it sound great?
However, traveling in a motorhome has its own challenges and it’s not always safe. That’s why we gathered the best security tips about traveling with a motorhome.
Keep reading to learn everything you need to know.
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Security Tips for Traveling with a Campervan
Plan your Destination and Stops Beforehand
This is one of the most logical and important security tips that you’ll get. Even if you’re letting the road take you to new destinations, you still need to plan your overnight stops.
Use the internet to search for suitable campgrounds along your way. They often offer not only more security but also a lot of amenities.
Avoid Travelling Alone
It’s always better to travel with someone you know for various reasons, security being one of them.
Traveling solo can be a bit more dangerous so here are some benefits of traveling with a partner:
- You’ll have company for all the enjoyable experiences
- You’ll have help in case something happens. Like blowing a tire, engine breakdown, battery not working, etc. Actually, there are a lot of things that can go wrong when you are traveling for long enough
- Less likely to be assaulted/robbed
If you still decided to travel alone then make sure to at least tell a couple of people each day where are you heading, where are you planning to stay, etc.
Let them know if you are going to a place with a bad phone connection or other problems.
Invest in security equipment
One of the best security tips is just to make your vehicle a harder target.
You can install alarms on the windows and doors, as well as motion sensors.
Also, you can install a wireless security camera. We recommend installing it someplace that it’s visible. People will be less likely to do anything to your vehicle if they know they’re being recorded.
Get your Motorhome Technically Checked
There’s nothing worse than your motorhome breaking down in the middle of the road and having to spend the night there.
So before going on a long trip, we recommend that you make sure your vehicle is in prime condition so you don’t have to worry about that.
Invest in Locks for Doors and Windows
If you are looking for better security then investing in better locks is a wise decision. Not only will keep you safe but you can have extras like keyless entry and more.
You can check for affordable locks on Amazon by clicking here.
Install a Hidden Safe for your Most Valuable Items
Don’t leave your laptop, tablet, or phone in a place that is easily viewed by outside people.
For things like important documents, driver licenses, cash, etc consider installing a small safe in a relatively hidden space in your camper. Make sure it’s bolted into the vehicle so you can prevent people from entering and taking it fast.
There are such safes that are very affordable. You can check out the safe in the picture by clicking here.
For more security tips and DIY security, ideas check out the gallery below and let us know what you think.
I`m a current Law Enforcement Officer working within the Counterterrorism Bureau in New York State. I have been Camping for over 20 years. My styles of camping include tent, car, truck, van, and RV travel trailer. I have a YouTube channel where I teach all types of camping with an entertaining method: https://youtube.com/@TheSmallsRVAdventures