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    4 Tips for Keeping Your Caravan Safe When in Storage

    two motorhomes in indoor winter storage shed

    The winter period seems to last for a considerable amount of time, which is why it’s important that the caravan you have is stored appropriately for such a significant amount of time. The options are limited: at home or on a secured site. Here are some tips and things to consider when storing your caravan at either location:

    Consider the location of the caravan when in storage

    There are pros and cons of keeping your caravan at home or at a dedicated storage site. But it’s really down to you and your own personal circumstances. Here are some of the things you should think about when storing your caravan at home or on a secured site:

    Keeping the caravan at home

    Keeping a caravan stored at home over the winter is considered to be the most cost-effective option for caravan owners. You don’t have to pay storage fees to third parties, but there are also some other benefits to be had by keeping your caravan at home. Let’s take a look at some reasons why you should think about storing your caravan at home when not in use:

    • It’s easily accessible
    • You can personally keep an eye on it
    • You can look after it whilst it’s not being used
    • Its exterior can be kept clean and tidy, mitigating issues such as rust and corrosion over time
    • You’ll save money as you won’t have to pay storage fees to another site

    Keeping the caravan on a secure storage site

    This is one of the most convenient options for caravan owners, but it’s considered to be one of the more expensive solutions for those who are looking to save some money. However, there are some added benefits to keeping it at a dedicated caravan site, including:

    • A site will be more secure
    • It’s convenient for when the holiday season resumes
    • You have added peace of mind that it’ll be safe
    • It’ll retain the condition it’s in as you won’t have to worry about nearby shrubbery or trees rubbing against the chassis
    • They run all year round
    • You will retain your spot on the caravan park, if they also offer a storage service over the off-season

    Think about the security of your caravan when in storage

    You must think about where would be best to store your caravan when it’s not in use. Typically, caravan owners will store their caravan for the long-term over the winter period. But depending on your budget, you might want to store your caravan either at home, on the driveway, or at a secured site. Here’s what you should think about:

    Caravan security at home

    Storing the caravan at home is a cost-effective option, but only if you take the right precautions to keep the caravan safe and secure, particularly overnight or if you aren’t at home. You should think about the following things when keeping your caravan stored at home over the winter period:

    • Is the caravan easy to access? – if it’s easy for you to get to, then it’ll be quick and simple for a thief
    • Is there a Neighbourhood Watch scheme running in the area? – if yes, then it might be something worth mentioning as particular attention will be paid to it
    • Is there a security post present? – if not, then one can be purchased and installed quickly and cheaply. It will prevent someone from removing the caravan from the driveway
    • Are there any alarms in place? – look into things like immobilisers, sensors and other visual and audible warnings that are triggered by sinister activity, such as prizing open doors and windows

    Caravan security on a secured storage site

    The security in a secured caravan storage site is second-to-none. They have a wide range of safety measures in place that a typical domestic home would not. If you’re looking for maximum security for your caravan, and if you have the budget for it, then definitely consider storing the caravan on a secure site. Some of the things they’ll have available include, but will not be limited to, the following:

    • Perimeter protection – this could include secure fencing, electronic beams, earth mounds and even water-filled ditches
    • Access control – there might be keypads, card slots or multiple locks present that need to be accessed by authorised personnel only
    • Closed circuit television (CCTV) – this is usually manned 24 hours a day, so the site will never be left unsupervised
    • Security lighting – thieves will think twice about attacking a site that is heavily lit throughout the night
    • Landscaping – a site will have minimum shrubbery, and trees, if any, so that visibility remains at its maximum level
    • Fire risks – gas bottles will be stored in a locked compound to prevent accidents and fire extinguishers will be readily available throughout
    • Legal obligations – the site owner will have the right insurances in place

    Regal Furnishings is pleased to offer customers throughout the UK with unrivalled upholstery services for a wide range of different transport vessels that serve as second homes for many British holidaymakers. We’re able to transform the interior of caravans, motorhomes, boats, static caravans, horseboxes and campervans, to name a few. If you would like further information about how we can help you today, get in touch with a member of our friendly, dedicated team – we’re always pleased to hear from you.

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