Nobody likes to think about their touring caravan being stolen. However, in the unfortunate event that you are the victim of theft, a tracker device can be the vital piece of equipment that ensures you are reunited with your leisure vehicle.

Some caravans are automatically fitted with trackers but others are not. If you are thinking of purchasing a caravan tracker, here’s some advice from the Coast team on finding the right model:

  • Make sure you purchase a ‘certified’ tracker – this means the devices are either Thatcham Category 6/7 approved or have a Sold Secure approval to show it has been rigorously tested
  • Investigate the nature of the tracker, as there are proactive and reactive devices. A proactive tracker will increase the chances of recovering your caravan as it issues an alert as soon as your vehicle is disturbed, whereas a reactive tracker is only activated once you realise the caravan is missing
  • We strongly advise that you opt for a tracker that includes monitoring and recovery of your vehicle by a professional firm, rather than having to monitor the tracker yourself
  • If you are planning to travel overseas, make sure your tracker has comprehensive European cover. Some devices will only tell you the country in which your caravan is located; others will connect to local monitoring centres to pinpoint its exact location
  • Check whether the tracker has a low battery alert to avoid it running out of power when your caravan is not in use

There are a number of caravan tracking companies in the UK that can advise you on the best equipment for your leisure vehicle – Tracker.co.uk is one of these and its equipment is used by major manufacturers including Bailey.

Even with the latest security measures in place, it’s still important to take out touring caravan insurance to cover any damage or loss of property that you might incur as a result of theft. Coast offers expert caravan insurance at a competitive rate. For more information call our friendly sales team on Freephone 0800 614 849 or buy touring caravan insurance online.

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