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Old 07-20-2020, 08:30 AM   #1
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RV Security

I received a link to RVLocks website for how to increase the security of a travel trailer and thought I would share it. Some advertising for RVLock in it but still good info.
https://www.rvlock.com/blogs/on-the-...eid=16b6440821

HOW TO DECREASE YOUR RISK OF RV BREAK INS
Over fifteen years ago, the tool trailer for RVLock’s Founder, Cade Harris, was broken into. Thousands of dollars of equipment were gone in an instant. Annoyed, he realized two things about rig door locks at that time. First, just how easily the standard locks on trailers could be forced open with a quick pry. Second, most trailers arrive installed with common key codes, meaning any given RV key could have a shot of unlocking your rig.

In response, he spent years developing a strong, convenient, and stylish upgrade to the standard trailer door lock. Now the leading keyless handle in the nation, RVLock has helped thousands of expert and novice travelers better secure their trailer.

Safety and security is something that crosses every traveler's mind, especially when your home is on wheels. Aside from just upgrading your lock, there are other ways you can decrease your risk of theft or break ins.

If you follow these tips you will become more aware of your surroundings and potentially less of a target.

FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE AREA

First, research the areas you are visiting. Try to get a basic idea of where things are before you even arrive. Familiarity in a location makes you seem confident and therefore less of a target. Look at previous reviews and tips past visitors have posted online at Campground Reviews. Oftentimes, previous campers will leave valuable information regarding the campsite and the surrounding area. You are less of a target when you’re more assertive when navigating the surrounding area.

LOCK YOUR DOORS

No one can deny the safety of locking your doors. This is a simple precaution that can save your RV from getting broken into. Get into the habit of locking your doors both when leaving and staying inside. Breaking a window and doing damage to a rig looks much more suspicious than simply opening the door to walk in.

CLOSE BLINDS AND SHADES SO PEOPLE CAN’T SEE IN

‘Out of sight, out of mind’. If a thief can’t see what you have inside your rig they are less likely to break in. By closing your shades and blinds others are unable to discern if you are inside or not. This decreases the risk of theft by adding an extra uncertainty to your rig as a potential break in.

KEEP INTERIOR LIGHTS ON

Keeping your interior lights on when you go out combined with closed blinds and shades makes it appear that you are home. This makes the theft process more of a hassle because the robber doesn’t have the luxury of knowing that your RV is empty.

KEEP EXTERIOR LIGHTS ON

It is also beneficial to keep your exterior lights on. A rig is less of a target when it is well lit. In addition, parking in a well lit area is a great way to increase your security. A thief doesn’t want to be seen and is more likely to be caught when stealing in a bright area.

BE FRIENDLY WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS

Chat with your neighbors and become friends with them. Talk with them about watching for suspicious activity around your rig and that you in turn will do the same for them. It never hurts to have an extra set of eyes, especially if you go out.

UPGRADE YOUR SECURITY

Upgrading your standard handle to a Keyless RVLock Handle immensely increases your security. Many RVs have keys with little to no variation in the keycode. RVLock products are the highest quality trailer security products on the market and offer thousands of unique key codes. We provide our customers the comfort and security that are so desired when traveling.
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Old 07-20-2020, 09:36 AM   #2
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It is also beneficial to keep your exterior lights on. A rig is less of a target when it is well lit.
Ah yes, I have camped next to trailers that kept their exterior, their campsite, and adjacent campsites very well lit, all night long...sigh.
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The lights on all night seems to be getting more and more prevalent as manufacturers build them into the trailers. Was across from one where the front of the trailer lit up with a big V in the plastic nose cone. yes, it was on all night.
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Old 07-20-2020, 08:22 PM   #4
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It may help with security as well but it seems that a lot of RVs in desert areas have lights that they use all night to keep the pack rats out of their wiring.

I'm not crazy about disturbing nearby campers either but what can you do?

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Old 07-20-2020, 10:42 PM   #5
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I received a link to RVLocks website for how to increase the security of a travel trailer and thought I would share it. Some advertising for RVLock in it but still good info.
https://www.rvlock.com/blogs/on-the-...eid=16b6440821

HOW TO DECREASE YOUR RISK OF RV BREAK INS
Over fifteen years ago, the tool trailer for RVLockís Founder, Cade Harris, was broken into. Thousands of dollars of equipment were gone in an instant. Annoyed, he realized two things about rig door locks at that time. First, just how easily the standard locks on trailers could be forced open with a quick pry. Second, most trailers arrive installed with common key codes, meaning any given RV key could have a shot of unlocking your rig.

In response, he spent years developing a strong, convenient, and stylish upgrade to the standard trailer door lock. Now the leading keyless handle in the nation, RVLock has helped thousands of expert and novice travelers better secure their trailer.

Safety and security is something that crosses every traveler's mind, especially when your home is on wheels. Aside from just upgrading your lock, there are other ways you can decrease your risk of theft or break ins.

If you follow these tips you will become more aware of your surroundings and potentially less of a target.

FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE AREA

First, research the areas you are visiting. Try to get a basic idea of where things are before you even arrive. Familiarity in a location makes you seem confident and therefore less of a target. Look at previous reviews and tips past visitors have posted online at Campground Reviews. Oftentimes, previous campers will leave valuable information regarding the campsite and the surrounding area. You are less of a target when youíre more assertive when navigating the surrounding area.

LOCK YOUR DOORS

No one can deny the safety of locking your doors. This is a simple precaution that can save your RV from getting broken into. Get into the habit of locking your doors both when leaving and staying inside. Breaking a window and doing damage to a rig looks much more suspicious than simply opening the door to walk in.

CLOSE BLINDS AND SHADES SO PEOPLE CANíT SEE IN

ĎOut of sight, out of mindí. If a thief canít see what you have inside your rig they are less likely to break in. By closing your shades and blinds others are unable to discern if you are inside or not. This decreases the risk of theft by adding an extra uncertainty to your rig as a potential break in.

KEEP INTERIOR LIGHTS ON

Keeping your interior lights on when you go out combined with closed blinds and shades makes it appear that you are home. This makes the theft process more of a hassle because the robber doesnít have the luxury of knowing that your RV is empty.

KEEP EXTERIOR LIGHTS ON

It is also beneficial to keep your exterior lights on. A rig is less of a target when it is well lit. In addition, parking in a well lit area is a great way to increase your security. A thief doesnít want to be seen and is more likely to be caught when stealing in a bright area.

BE FRIENDLY WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS

Chat with your neighbors and become friends with them. Talk with them about watching for suspicious activity around your rig and that you in turn will do the same for them. It never hurts to have an extra set of eyes, especially if you go out.

UPGRADE YOUR SECURITY

Upgrading your standard handle to a Keyless RVLock Handle immensely increases your security. Many RVs have keys with little to no variation in the keycode. RVLock products are the highest quality trailer security products on the market and offer thousands of unique key codes. We provide our customers the comfort and security that are so desired when traveling.
Thankyou Tom for good suggestions ! Now if we can only go back to normal Pat
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&#129300onít you just love it when the 40í 5th wheel in the next site is lit up like a Texas road house?
I dam sure donít. Especially when youíre camping in a place where the nearest street light is a 100 miles away. If your so paranoid you need a night lite the least you can do is get a motion sensor type and make sure itís properly adjusted.
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&#129300onít you just love it when the 40í 5th wheel in the next site is lit up like a Texas road house?
I dam sure donít. Especially when youíre camping in a place where the nearest street light is a 100 miles away. If your so paranoid you need a night lite the least you can do is get a motion sensor type and make sure itís properly adjusted.
No 'Road Houses' in my part of TX, now, beer joints...
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