How to Wild Camp Safely in a Motorhome

by | Apr 23, 2024

How to Wild Camp Safely

While incidents of gassing and robberies in motorhomes are relatively rare, there have been a few reported cases over the years and cause worry for those heading abroad in their motorhomes.

One notable incident occurred in Europe, where a group of motorhome travellers reported feeling dizzy and disoriented after suspecting that someone had tampered with their vehicle while they were sleeping. Upon investigation, they discovered that the motorhome’s ventilation system had been compromised, possibly with the intent to incapacitate the occupants and facilitate theft.

In another incident, travellers in a motorhome parked at a remote location woke up to find that their vehicle had been broken into overnight. Valuables, including electronics and personal belongings, were stolen while they slept inside. Fortunately, no one was harmed physically, but the incident left the travellers shaken and wary of camping in secluded areas.

These stories serve as reminders of the importance of taking precautions to ensure safety and security while traveling in motorhomes. Some safety measures include:

+ Parking in well-lit and populated areas whenever possible.

+ Installing security devices such as alarms, motion sensors, and locks on doors and windows.

+ Being vigilant and aware of your surroundings, especially in unfamiliar or remote locations.

+ Avoiding leaving valuables visible from outside the motorhome. Consider investing in a portable safe for additional security.

+ Traveling with a companion or group for added security and support, or at least let a friend or family member know your camping itinerary, including your intended location and expected return time. This ensures that someone is aware of your whereabouts in case of emergencies.

+ Bring a mobile phone and charger for emergencies. Familiarise yourself with local emergency contact numbers and know how to signal for help if needed.

+ If something feels unsafe or uncomfortable, trust your instincts and relocate to a safer location if possible. Listen to weather forecasts and be prepared to adjust your plans accordingly.

While incidents of gassing and robberies in motorhomes are rare, it’s essential to stay informed and take proactive steps to protect yourself and your belongings while on the road.

To help alleviate some of these worries, Motor Mods have developed a specific panic alarm system designed for wild camping.  Motor Mods have addressed the safety concerns of motorhome travellers and provided them with the peace of mind they need to enjoy their outdoor adventures.

Benefits of the Motor Mods Wild Camping Alarm:

Enhanced Security: The Wild Camping Alarm provides peace of mind by offering advanced security features tailored specifically for motorhomers in remote camping locations.

Customisable Options: Motor Mods offer customisable options for the alarm system, allowing customers to tailor the features according to their specific needs and preferences.

Expert Installation: Motor Mods’ experienced technicians handle the installation of the alarm system, ensuring proper setup and functionality.

Trusted Brand: With over 45 years of experience in the industry, Motor Mods is a trusted name in vehicle modifications and accessories, instilling confidence in the reliability and effectiveness of the Wild Camping Alarm.

Contact one of our team for more advice and information.

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