RVersare generally a carefree bunch. When they get on the road, they don’t have to worry about hotel reservations or finding restaurants because they’re hauling everything they need for a relaxing vacation or weekend getaway. Most RVers just climb in and head to an RV park in Dallas, TX for sun and fun; but many don’t consider the downside of owning and traveling in an RV and that is that RVs are usually not as secure as regular, non-moving homes.
RV manufacturers often put standardized locks on RVs, which means one key fits all. This, and the fact that most RVs are rich with access points like doors, windows and skylights, means that they can be a prime target for thieves. So, what can you do to keep your RV secure and keep your belongings safe? Try these tips:
- Pick a great RV park. If you’re headed to an RV park in Dallas, TX or anywhere else, do your homework. Learn about the park and the kind of area it’s located in. Read reviews written by people who’ve been there. If the park has a website, check it out to see how it’s laid out and if there is any kind of security. Don’t hesitate to call the park if you have questions.
- Choose pitstops carefully. When you’re en route to your vacation destination, be careful where you park when you make stops. Even if you’ll just be away from your RV for a quick dinner, you must make sure you park in a well-lit area, if possible within eyesight of the restaurant or store you’re in. If you want to stop but don’t see a safe place to leave your rig, keep driving.
- Install new deadbolt locks. Because RV locks are sometimes standard – they can even be purchased online – it’s important that you or a locksmith installs non-standard deadbolts on all of your RV’s doors. While you’re at it, make sure that all your window locks and latches are in good working order. You may also want to consider installing motion-sensing lights on the outside of your RV so that you can be alerted to anyone approaching if you’re inside.
- Always lock your doors. This is an obvious tip to keep thieves out but it’s also a good idea if you want to keep curious children, who might get hurt, out of your RV if you’re not around. You should also keep lawn chairs, coolers, grills and other equipment secured if you’re not going to be nearby. Most RV parks and the people who visit them consider themselves one big community so it’s easy to forget that there are people who aren’t part of the RV community who may not hesitate to take what you leave out.
- Don’t leave personal information in the open. Find a place to secure any personal documents that may have social security numbers or any other information inside your RV. You may have room for a locking file cabinet or you may have a secret hiding place – either one will do if you must carry those kinds of documents with you. You don’t want to leave yourself vulnerable to identity theft.
There’s no better RV park in Dallas, TX for you to choose for your vacation than Mill Creek Ranch Resort. At Mill Creek Ranch Resort, we want you to feel safe, secure and have lots of fun, too. Call us at Mill Creek Ranch Resort at (877) 927-3439 to reserve an RV site today.
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Mill Creek Ranch Resort
1880 N Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
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