Watch out for caravan thieves at service stations, insurance broker warns
Don't forget caravan security when parked up at a service station
Thursday, 31, May 2012 04:54
by Chris Jefferies
Official statistics from the Association of Chief Police Officers show that caravan lay-by and service station theft is in decline, but an insurance broker has recently warned caravanners not to let their guard drop.
Towergate Insurance has highlighted this issue ahead of the summer caravan season, pointing out that service stations are one of the easiest places for opportunistic thieves to strike.
Edward Cross, insurance expert at Towergate, told CaravanTimes: "It's perceived to be a big issue among caravanners, as there was a little spate of these kind of crimes, about six years ago. There are a number of ways to protect against this."
Mr Cross continued by offering some practical tips on how best to protect your caravan at a service station, including attaching your hitch lock whenever you stop.
For more tips and advice from Towergate on how to keep your tourer safe in a lay-by, read their original article: How to protect against service station theft.