A decade ago you would have been hard-pressed to find a new caravan that came fitted with the latest safety and security devices, but the same cannot be said of 2015. In fact just like we saw on 2014 caravan models most new models come installed with added security including electronic anti-snaking devices, axle wheel locks, alarms and even trackers.
Choosing a caravan with extra safety and security features, be it new or second hand, not only means peace of mind for you as a buyer, it could save you money on your insurance.
AL-KO Wheel Locks offer a 10% insurance discount with Caravan Guard
Safety and security insurance discounts
Many insurance specialists offer big savings for security and safety devices. If you’re a touring caravan owner and you insure with Caravan Guard you’ll receive a 5% discount if you have an electronic anti-snaking device fitted such as AL-KO ATC or BPW iDC; a 10% discount for axle wheel locks such as AL-KO Secure and a 5% discount for having a manufacturer’s alarm fitted. Approved tracking devices result in a huge 15% discount. Though unlikely to be a manufacturer fit, Tyron wheel safety bands also generate a 5% saving.
2015 caravans with the best insurance discounts
Models in the 2015 Bailey Unicorn range, as you might expect, are packed full with the latest security and safety devices. Featuring the ATC Trailer Control anti snaking system, AL-KO Secure Wheel Lock and TRACKER Retrieve, a customer choosing to buy a Unicorn would get 30% of discounts with Caravan Guard insurance.
2015 Bailey Unicorn
Bailey’s 2015 Pegasus GT65 (RRP from £16,875) also comes fitted with the AL-KO ATC and Secure wheel lock and therefore gets 15% of insurance discounts from Caravan Guard.
Coachman’s luxury Laser range features the AL-KO Secure Wheel Lock; the AL-KO ATC, a remote control alarm system with PIR tilt sensors, and the Phantom Proactive tracking device. Together these generate 35% in insurance discounts from Caravan Guard.
2015 Coachman Laser
All models in Coachman’s VIP range come with the same devices as above – minus the tracking device – so qualify for a 20% of discounts.
Models in Coachman’s popular Pastiche range can also earn you a 10% in savings as they feature the AL-KO ATC and alarm system.
Featuring an alarm system, AL-KO Secure Wheel Lock, ATC Trailer Control System and TRACKER Retrieve, the Elddis Crusader range offers 35% in savings with Caravan Guard.
Elddis Crusader 2015
The Elddis Affinity and Avante both have the AL-KO ATC Trailer Control System fitted, which generates a 5% insurance saving.
Similarly, in the Compass caravan range, the Rallye gets a Phantom Proactive tracking device, an alarm system, and AL-KO’s ATC Trailer Control and Secure wheel lock meaning insurance discounts add up to 35%. Whilst the Corona range is fitted with the AL-KO ATC again giving saving you 5%.
The AL-KO ATC anti-snaking device offers a 5% saving
Buccaneer models get the same features as the Compass Rallye.
The 2015 Lunar Clubman and Delta are available with the AL-KO ATC Trailer Control System, AL-KO-Secure Wheel Lock, PIR tilt sensor alarm and the Phantom Proactive tracking device. Collectively these equate to a 35% of Caravan Guard discounts.
Lunar’s Lexon and Stellar ranges are fitted with an alarm and AL-KO’s ATC system giving buyers 10% in discounts from Caravan Guard.
Since 2013 Swift has fitted all of its caravans with battery powered TRACKER Retrieve devices, automatically generating at 15% insurance discount with Caravan Guard.
Caravans in Swift’s Elegance range are fitted with an alarm system with tilt sensor and key fob; AL-KO Secure Wheel Lock and AL-KO ATC as standard. Together with the TRACKER Retrieve, these generate 35% in insurance discounts.
The 2015 Swift Conqueror range also features the AL-KO ATC, an alarm system and TRACKER Retrieve, to secure 25% in discounts.
As for the caravans in the 2015 Swift Challenger SE range, these too feature the TRACKER Retrieve and AL-KO ATC giving 20% in discounts.
The Swift Challenger Sport range offers a 15% discount thanks to its TRACKER Retrieve system.
There are plenty of insurance savings for standard fit security and safety equipment in Swift’s Sterling branded models. The Continental range has the same devices as found in the Swift Elegance so gets 35% in discounts. The Eccles range equals the Challenger SE range in terms of security and safety features whilst the Eccles Sport matches the Swift Challenger Sport range.
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Note: All details correct at time of publication but may be subject to change.