We are putting together a list of stolen caravans which have been reported to us. If you have had a caravan stolen and would like the details added to this list please click here to contact us. Please include the chassis number plus the CRiS number if applicable, plus who to contact if anyone should see your caravan.
5th OCTOBER 2013
Abbey Aventura 330 2003, 6 berth fixed bunk model Fiamma Caravanstore Zip awning Fiamma Cycle rack fitted to rear CRiS reg: SGDS003SW30296799
Our much loved Abbey Aventura 330 was stolen from a storage site in Wymondham, Norfolk on the evening of Saturday 5th October 2013.
If you think that you are being offered this stolen caravan please contact Simon on 07801 074374 or Gill on 07801 277022. Or contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101, crime reference number 45560/13/3.
A cash reward is offered for any information leading to the recovery or locating of the caravan.
5th SEPTEMBER 2013
Stolen caravan from farm in Burnham (Bucks) between 19.00 4/9/13. and 11.00 on
the 5/9/13 2006 Eldis Avante 534 caravan. 4 berth fixed bed. Vin
SGES000EX6AVA0385. Has curtain hanging from bed end to toilet. Slight
damage to off side skirt in front of wheel. Post code on roof in
reflective red SL1 6NB. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
19th FEBRUARY 2013
Elddis Crusader Storm 2004 twin axle stolen from driveway overnight on 19th February 2013.
Colour white with red design to the sides and rear. NOT the blacked out window model!
VIN number SGET000EX4CRC5220
Any information - please contact email@example.com
25th OCTOBER 2012
Bailey Ranger 550/6 stolen from driveway in Hanslope, Buckinghamshire between 8.30 and 3.00 in broad daylight on 25th October 2012.
2006 model in pristine condition. Loaded with possessions. Distinguished by A-frame cover being removed to attach fiamma bike rack.
17th OCTOBER 2012
I've had my home stolen with all contents - I live in it permanently and all my personal possessions are in. I have a 9 week old baby, the pram, EVERYTHING is in it. Its a brand new Hobby 2012 Premium. Very easy to distinguish with its 26ft length, twin axel, white with black tinted windows - the new "spaceship" model. It was stolen from a yard in Morriston, Swansea, South Wales between 3.30pm and 9pm 17th October 2012.
Please re-post and call me with any information on 01656 771879 or 07866612974. Thank you.
Abbey Spectrum 620 stolen from Tarleton near Southport, Merseyside in June 2012. It was stored on a site with many others - it was fitted with a hitchlock and a wheelclamp. It is a twin axle in cream with red Abbey pinstripes. Chassis no. SGDT097SWV00086917.
Any information regarding the recovery would be greatly appreciated. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Elddis Avante 636 stolen in April. VIN No. SGET000EX7AVA5005 - we would like our caravan back as it was not insured - any information would be kept in the strictest confidence.
Please contact email@example.com
17 JULY 2012
Stolen caravan on 17th July from Corley nr Coventry. Rare Freelander CSL vin no:SGLS000LU41007348. CRIS reg on door but still awaiting number as only had 2 weeks therefore not yet insured. Burgundy, Blue livery very noticeable caravan being a 19ft single axle.
23 MARCH 2012
Hobby 700 UK Collection stolen on 21st March - thieves cut off 5 chains, disabled the CCTV and cut through a security gate. The VIN number is WHB19F47JOF535622.
If you see it please contact Bruce from Dundee on 07767438186
10 FEBRUARY 2012
Stolen caravan - Hobby 640 vip collection 5 berth from Procters Park, Barrow Upon Soar, Leicestershire on Friday 10 Feb between 0300-0400. Absolutely gutted - only had it 3 weeks! Very good reward for any information leading to its safe return. Please contact 07979851966 if you have any information.
6 JANUARY 2012
Stolen caravan Avondale 246/4 from Leire in Leicestershire. It's a 2004 and was fully loaded with kids toys etc. If you have any information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's some good advice sent in by Neil:
Having just read about all the stolen caravans I would make the following observations -
Firstly invest in a Triplelock from Indespension, very special keys needed to hitch and unhitch from towing vehicle.
Secondly get your post code on the roof (vehicle sign people can make one for very little money)then stick it on. Police helicopters can then spot it.
Thirdly, invest in an alarm that activates when detached from towing vehicle electrics, internal P.I.R and tilt switch. I bought a Triplelock and 2 months later some one tried to steal the caravan paid for itself immediately.
Fourthly, make you sure you insure it before you collect it.
We have been caravanning 45 years so think I might know just a little about it.
Here's a really inspiring e-mail received from Helen.
Have a read ...
Hi, just wanted to tell people about my dads caravan that was stolen in January 2010. He had a Lunar 1995 which he brought so he and my mum, who had cancer, could go away when ever they wanted. After my mum passed away, the caravan wasn't used so I looked after it on my driveway.
On January 6 2010 at approx 8.30pm two men and three young children were seen taking the caravan off the drive with a white transit van. They had cut the big chain that we had on it.
I was so upset, so I set to work looking for it - every week 3-4 times a week I looked on sale sites. I was told by my family after 6 months that I was mad for still looking for it, but this gave my mum so much joy, I wasn't ever going to give up.
Well, nearly a year to the day the stolen caravan turned up for sale on E-bay. I informed the police and they contacted E-bay for the address but had to wait, so I got a friend of a friend to find the address. All I had was the name of the seller but after a lot of twoing and froing - 5 weeks later we got the caravan back. The man that had it had bought it from a local auction where he lives and then decided he didn't want it so put it on E-bay.
Now I must add, don't ever give up trying to find your caravan. It can happen that it turns up in places that are used by every day people. I've now got a wheel clamp and I've taken the hitch off of it, so it cant be towed away unless you have one with you. I am also getting an Alko hitch lock when I can afford it and will have to do some small repairs but nothing major - I am just over the moon to have the old girl back.
Now I have been told I have MS, I'm going to use it as much as I can with my kids for weekends away, and summer hoildays should be fun as I want to see as much of England as I can before I can't do it any more.
Thanks for reading and remember a woman never gives up, Helen.
Please provide the location and time / date of where the caravan was stolen from, the make / model / year and a photo too if possible.
Your caravan is a target for thieves and most caravan crime is preventable. Over 2000 caravans go missing every year - you wouldn't want yours to be one of them. The more security devices you have fitted the better.
Have a look at our Caravan Security page to see what you could do to increase the security of your caravan.
Buying security devices and caravan insurance isn't as exciting as buying caravan accessories, but always remember, purchasing security devices is a lot cheaper than having to buy a new caravan!