Camping World Partners with Altor for ICON Trailer Lock – RVBusiness – Breaking RV Industry News

STERLING, Va. – Altor Locks, the small manufacturer with one of the strongest coupler locks available on the market, and Camping World Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CWH), the World’s Largest Recreational Vehicle Dealer, have partnered to help campers keep their trailers safe by making the ICON Trailer Lock available to Camping World and Overton’s customers, according to a release.

Trailer theft continues to rise, with 67,095 trailers reported stolen in 2022, but only 36% of them recovered, according to Detective Charles Warner with the Arizona Department of Public Safety Multi-Agency Vehicle Theft Task Force (8/30/23, NATDA Trailer Show). In a 2023 blog post, Los Angeles Police Department Detective Randy Blancq wrote “Trailer theft is challenging. Unlike vehicles (most of the time), trailers are simply towed away. “Adding hitch locks” is the second most important step to prevent theft, behind “storing the trailer in a safe area,” Blancq shared.

Camping World has chosen to offer the Altor ICON Trailer Lock, because it can help RVers thwart thieves wielding portable power tools, especially angle grinders. The ICON also withstands elements and moisture infiltration that can cause rusting degrade or may freeze critical mechanisms causing locking/unlocking malfunction.

The ICON Trailer Lock, US Patent 11,766,905 B2, is specifically engineered to stand up to thieves with modern power tools. Other locks on the market can be compromised by angle grinders, reciprocating saws, lock pickers, and even

brute force in 120 seconds or less. The ICON survived a concentrated attack with an angle grinder, lasting more than 1 hour and 32 minutes, using 14 blades, and eight battery packs.

Constructed of more than twenty pounds of premium cast steel hardened to 450 Brinell – competitors use less expensive low carbon steel which is softer than saw blades and drill bits – the ICON was awarded its patent for its radial fin design built to protect from all angles of attack. The lock body is deeply embedded and completely inaccessible, further increasing its security. Additionally, the ICON has extreme weather resistant seals and a one-piece design for ease of use.

Camping World Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL, (together with its subsidiaries) is the World’s largest retailer of RVs and related products and services. The Camping World and Good Sam brands have been serving RV consumers since 1966.

“We are more than pleased to partner with Marcus Lemonis and his team at Camping World,” said Larry Thomas, Altor Lock Chief Revenue Officer said. “They have built an amazing business that is focused on helping RVers create the best traveling experiences possible. We are honored to make our products available to their customers to help keep their RVs safe while they are creating those great traveling memories.”

RV, Boat, ATV, and other trailer owners can learn more about and purchase the ICON Trailer Lock at