There is nothing worse than feeling insecure while camping in your RV. Fortunately, the RV parks and campgrounds you’ll find in Central Florida are generally safe. RVers, too, are typically neighborly. Therefore, your RV neighbors may be willing to keep an eye on your site when you’re not around. That being said, it only takes one bad experience to make you wary of future RV camping trips, which is why we recommend taking the following security measures to ensure that your personal belongings are safe both inside and outside your RV. 

1. Do your research

Not all RV campgrounds are created equal. Before you book a site, do your due diligence and research the RV park to find out if there have been any issues with theft or burglary there in the past. Check out trustworthy websites like Campground Reviews to read testimonials from other RVers. We recommend learning as much as you can about the park where you’ll be staying and the surrounding area. By doing your research you will have a better idea of any potential safety issues.

2. Get in the habit of locking your doors

Most people lock their doors when they leave their homes and you should take the same precautions when you leave your RV. Whether you’ll be gone for five minutes or five hours, the best way to deter thieves is to lock your RV doors. Also, make sure to lock your exterior storage compartments when you’re away. While you’re at it, close the windows and shades as well. If they can’t see inside the RV, they are less likely to rob it.

3. Stow valuable items…or leave them at home

If you have expensive electronics like a laptop, iPad, or any other valuable items in your RV, make sure they are out of sight before you lock up and leave. Anything that isn’t necessary for an RV camping trip, like expensive jewelry, should be left at home. If you must bring along an irreplaceable item, consider investing in a safe for your RV to help give you some peace of mind.

4. Befriend your neighbors

No matter how long you plan to stay at the RV park, it doesn’t hurt to strike up a conversation with your neighboring RVers. You might be surprised how making that simple connection can encourage your neighbors to keep an eye on your things when you’re not there and let you know if something doesn’t seem right. 

5. Keep some interior lights on if you leave after dark

Again, most people leave at least one interior light on in their homes if they aren’t home at night, and the same goes for your RV. If you leave the RV after dark, keep the interior lights on and the shades closed. If a potential thief can’t tell whether someone is inside the RV or not, he is far less likely to try to break in and steal something.

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RV campers may seem like prime targets for thieves, especially when someone parks their RV at a campground and leaves for the day. We might like to think that campgrounds and RV parks are off-limits for burglars, but theft can happen anywhere. It only takes a few minutes for someone to break into your RV and steal your things, which is why you should keep these tips in mind to help avoid theft while RV camping. 

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