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How to Deter Camper Trailer Thieves

People who have just acquired a camper trailer need to think seriously about the measures that they can take to protect the camper trailer and its contents from thieves. This article discusses some of the devices that can be helpful in this regard.

Wheel Clamps

Wheel clamps are an ideal device to use when you have put your camper trailer in storage. The wheel clamp locks the wheel and prevents the trailer from being towed away. Make sure that you select a model that can be used on any size of camper trailer wheel. In this way, you will be able to use that device on any other camper trailer that you buy in future.

GPS Trackers, Alarms and Immobilisers

It is also advisable for you to consider acquiring a GPS device to help you to keep track of where your camper trailer is at all times. You can select a tracking system that has multiple functions, such as the ability to immobilise the camper trailer remotely after you get an alert that it has been stolen. The tracking system should be able to create a geofence around the trailer so that you can be alerted as soon as the camper trailer moves out of that predetermined radius. Many GPS tracking systems can also set off an audible alarm as soon as your camper trailer has been tampered with.

Wheel Locking Bolts

You can also consider buying bolts that lock your wheels in place in case you installed expensive wheels, such as alloy wheels, on that camper trailer. These bolts require someone to use a special adaptor if he or she wants to remove the wheels from the camper trailer. Thus, the device will protect your tyres and wheels from theft. However, don't expect these bolts to deter anyone who wants to tow your trailer away.

Make sure that you keep the adaptor in a hidden section of the camper trailer so that only you can access it when the need arises, such as when you want to install a spare tyre during a camping trip. It is also wise to take your time and select a model that has an adaptor that is so complicated that thieves may not easily have a master copy that can unlock the bolts on your wheels.

The list of possible anti-theft devices is so long that it isn't easy to discuss them all at a go. Visit several camper trailer suppliers and find out what suggestions they have for securing your trailer. Select the features/devices that will address your needs at an affordable cost.