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Question: What security do I have to use on my trailer tent or folding camper?

The Caravanwise policy has very sensible security requirements. Remember you will be covered as if a trailer tent or folding camper were a kind of touring caravan.

The policy requires that when detached from the towing vehicle and unattended for more than 2 hours the folding camper must be secured by a hitch lock and a wheel clamping device.

People often ask us to recommend a brand of security device and while we are not able to specify a particular brand those which carry the SoldSecure mark have been put through tests to ensure that they provide a satisfactory level of protection. A hitch lock or wheel clamp will only slow the thief down. If the thief is not disturbed, and have the required equipment, they can remove even the best ones in a few minutes. Some gangs have even developed gear to allow them to tow a caravan or trailer with the hitch lock still in place and we have had cases where caravans have been rolled by hand away from a house so that the gang can work on the hitch lock without being overheard.

When stored at home if it is in a locked garage there is no requirement for a hitch lock or wheel clamp.

Question: Can I loan my camper to family and friends?

Question: Can I take my trailer tent or folding camper to Europe?

Question: What amount will I have to pay as an excess if I have to make a claim?

Question: Are there any exclusions that I need to be aware of?

Question: How do I make a claim?

Question: What do I need to do to insure my folding camper or trailer tent on a new for old basis until it is 10 years old?

Question: Am I legally obliged to have insurance in the UK for a trailer or caravan?

Question: What would happen if camper was damaged on my way to our holiday destination and I am unable to use it as a result?

Question: Where can I check if my car is suitable to tow a caravan or folding camper?


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