With touring caravans and motorhomes out of use during the lockdown, www.tracker.co.uk and specialist insurers Caravan Guard took the time to jointly remind owners to protect themselves and their pride-and-joy.

Although they may not on the road or at a campsite, leisure vehicles are still at risk – 43% of Caravan Guard claims payouts in 2019 were for periods when vehicles were not in use. Specialist leisure vehicle insurer, Caravan Guard, and stolen vehicle recovery expert, Tracker, have come together to remind owners of the importance of robust security measures and valid insurance even when caravans and motorhomes are not in use.

Tracker’s list of security tips for storage include; fit security posts or a substantial locked gate if parking the caravan on your drive; security mark the caravan if it is not already done; mark valuables and interior fitments inside the caravan with your postcode using an etching tool or engraver; fit Sold Secure approved physical deterrents such as hitch locks, wheel clamps, motorhome steering wheel locks and deadlocks on doors to make it difficult for thieves; remove all valuables from the caravan and keep keys out of sight and away from your leisure vehicle at home; do not leave registration documents in the caravan as they can help thieves sell it on; always close and lock doors and windows when you leave your caravan, even if it’s just for a short time; check insurance is up to date and provides comprehensive cover; fit a Tracker device to increase the chance of recovery in the event of a theft.