Motorhome owners are being urged to stay vigilant for thieves in the run-up to the Easter bank holiday weekend.
The warning was issued by stolen vehicle recovery expert Tracker and highlights the importance of motorhome security, after data revealed that a quarter of the ‘vans and caravans that the company recovered last year were taken during March and April.
Clive Wain, Head of Police Liaison at Tracker, comments: “It’s true that caravans and motorhomes have always been a target for criminals. The total value of both, recovered last year, however, reached an eye-watering £1,344,500. These figures demonstrate that we are not scare-mongering and theft is a clear and present danger. As we head towards holiday season, the continuing lack of supply and ever-increasing demand for leisure vehicles makes them even more likely to be stolen to order by thieves.”
If you’re thinking of buying a motorhome from a second-hand dealer or a private seller, Tracker has also advised finding out whether a stolen vehicle recovery devise has been fitted.
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