Alarm system or animal. Place a sticker on your RV to indicate that an alarm system or guard dog is contained in your rig. Better yet, install a 12 volt alarm or take Fido RVing with you. A dog makes a great alarm system and no criminal, or human being in general, wants to be bitten by one.
Park where there is cell phone service when possible. Not only for your personal safety, but in general, it is always a good idea to be able to make an emergency phone call if needed.
Park out of view, or in view if you prefer, of a roadway depending on the circumstances and surroundings. If your RV is equipped with a wireless remote key fob, keep it nearby when camped. The panic button would scare away most any criminal. The honking horn and flashing lights can be seen and heard for miles.
Be ready to roll. If you are a motorhome owner and feel unsafe where you are boondocking, keep the jacks up, awning in and your RV ready to roll. If you are threatened you can just jump in the cockpit and drive away at a moment’s notice.
Add props of discouragement. When boondocking alone, put two chairs, an extra pair of large men’s shoes and a large dog dish outside your RV door to deter would-be burglars.
Talk to other RVers that boondock on a regular basis. They will happily share their experiences and recommendations for camping in the boondocks, you will quickly learn there is not much to fear.
Know your exact location. Be sure you are able to provide a good description of where you are camped including the name of the road, milepost and your position relative to both. Better yet, capture the coordinates of your campsite via your GPS receiver when you arrive at camp and keep them handy to give to first responders if needed.
Carry a Spot Messenger. Regardless of cell phone coverage, it allows you to check in with family, let them know where you are camped and summon 911 services from most anywhere. Learn more at: FindMeSpot.com