CaSSOA – the caravan storage site owners’ association – is an independent body that works towards minimising the theft of caravans and motorhomes by promoting the highest levels of security.
Storage sites that are CaSSOA accredited are perceived to offer the most secure caravan storage facilities, meaning that site owners can justifiably charge more for their services than a non-accredited site.
Some insurers also offer discounted caravan insurance premiums (typically up to 10%, depending on the insurer) on caravans and motorhomes that are stored at these accredited sites, because these sites have very high levels of security.
“The ramifications of this are potentially huge – caravan owners are typically paying for what they believe is an approved service, when it isn’t. Also, in the event of a claim, there could be complications where an insurer has a note on a customer’s file that their caravan is stored at a CaSSOA accredited site, but it turns out that it isn’t.
“We urge caravanners who use CaSSOA approved storage to double check that the facility is still accredited, to ensure they are getting what they are paying for”.
To check the status of a storage site, visit: http://www.cassoa.co.uk/