Always be aware of your surroundings. Let family and friends know your location and itinerary.
Lock your trailer anytime you leave the site, even for a short while. I've had rangers tell me that thieves have stolen kayaks, coolers and other items that are not secured.
If paying after hours at a park where you deposit your payment in a payment box, use cash. One of the camp grounds I was at this summer there was an incident where 9 campers envelopes were stolen in the middle of the night. The ranger told me she knew one was mine was because I had my receipt on my dash. when asked how I paid I said cash, a total of $26 for one night. I put $23 bills and $3 in quarters. she said they found quarters on the ground and in the box. I had my amount on the receipt and was not liable for any more payment. She also said, thieves at another campground were recorded using something sticky to pull the envelopes out of the box. They come at night when everyone is sleeping. Never put your credit card numbers or write a check and put it in the box. Write on the envelope to see you for payment and keep the receipt.
Lock the wheels and the front hitch.
Especially for women:
Predators are just that, predators, They watch and zero in on their prey. They know if you are alone. If asked about me being alone I always say I'm meeting up with someone. If you feel uncomfortable, listen to that feeling and leave. (I have done that).
Don't give tours of the inside of your trailer, it is our personal space and valuable items are in it. Yes, I agree we love our trailers and love to talk about them, but there are personal boundaries and this is where you are living (and sleeping), your little home while camping.
Keep your car keys on you and use the alarm to get attention.
I have pepper spray and bear spray.
Be Kind, Be Well, Be Happy
2018 T@G XL, 2018 Toyota 4 Runner