With you OC on the removable security post, started looking myself and found that they either bolt to a solid base, (I have block pavers so no good) or they are concreted in,BUT most have a short stub to concrete in at approx 200mm (8inch's in old money) so again not really any use.Removable posts don’t take much effort to be removed by a quick tug from the thieves Towcar. The best wheel clamp/wheel lock and hitchlock you can afford. Park the caravan nose inwards. Steady locks too. Basically the aim is to persuade the thieves that it would create too much disturbance and time to remove your caravan, and they go elsewhere. Then there’s the option of security trackers installed on the van, and lastly security camera covering the area, all app. enabled to notify you. It all depends on your budget.
JB, a friend of mine had one for his twin axle caravan in BowBrickhill, and an Alko wheel lock, the towrags just put a chain around the A Frame and towed the whole caravan away, about 15 years ago. And it was sideways to the road, on the bend of the road to Woburn.Thanks all, hub lock great but to much faff taking the wheels off every time I park the van up. Ok over winter but a pain when the van is in weekend use etc.
ive got a alko hitch lock and a basic wheel clamp, I just wanted to beef things up a bit.
has anyone heard of a post with a tow ball on the end that the hitch can be locked to kind of two birds with one stone?
The hitch lock is no problem for thieves who come prepared as this shows. Most wheel locks are not a problem, what they cannot live with is noise. You need a good wheel clamp to deter the less professional thieves but basically an alarm that will wake the dead is about the only way to prevent the professional thieves . You should make things as difficult as possible though as that can make them choose an alternative elsewhere because it is easier.JB, a friend of mine had one for his twin axle caravan in BowBrickhill, and an Alko wheel lock, the towrags just put a chain around the A Frame and towed the whole caravan away, about 15 years ago. And it was sideways to the road, on the bend of the road to Woburn.
We've had a caravan on our drive for nearly 40 years without any issue - the first just had hitchlock, the second had hitchlock, wheelclamp and alarm while the present has hitchlock, wheellock and alarm - all have been insured - the only insurance claim has been when local lads broke a window with a football.Well next door neighbour leave there caravan on the drive way there a lot of security lights that come on the house if anyone goes near but on the caravan it has alarm that is left on a hitchlock and wheel clamp and so far it not been touch
I had my old caravan on my drive for 17years ish , but the new to me caravan looks a lot more desirable , and I’ve opened my driveway totally, now there is no physical barrie, just back up cut off the locks and tow it away? I know it may be wrong to say but there are quite a lot of people around this summer, and as always things that are not bolted down can have a tendency float away. Search online for the Silsoe co op cash machine robbery? if it is still on the internet, a friend showed me it, quite concerning viewing.We've had a caravan on our drive for nearly 40 years without any issue - the first just had hitchlock, the second had hitchlock, wheelclamp and alarm while the present has hitchlock, wheellock and alarm - all have been insured - the only insurance claim has been when local lads broke a window with a football.
In all the time that I owned a speedboat, it was kept in a boat storage by the lake with minimal security, I never removed the outboard engine, but this was way back in the seventies in the middle of Africa. Times have changed.An interesting aside... I was talking to a friend yesterday who deals with leisure vehicle insurance as an underwriter covering boats, caravans and motorhomes. He was saying that with the huge explosion in these vehicles through Covid means that crime inevitably follows such a growth... He was talking about large outboard engines, and thieves chain sawing the transoms from boats to get the engine, so the situation is very different from a couple of years ago...
Thanks Ray I was leaning towards a post the hitch attaches to my only concern is does the hitch being permanently hooked on to a ball create a problem with corrosion In the hitch head?If you use a post, get one where you can fasten the caravan hitch to it. This is far more difficult to overcome if you have the hitch locked on it.
Thefts from homes are not inevitable, one that has been there for some time and has not been stolen is the norm.