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Folding Camper & Trailer Tent Definitive Guide
Manufacturer Summary: Camp-let
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The first Camp-let trailer tent was built in 1968 by the two brothers Hans and Poul Nissen who, in 1961, together, with their father
Christian Nissen, established the company Camping Nissen. At that time the main purpose was to sell Sprite Caravans and OKI villa
tents. Before that time, in 1956, Christian Nissen had made a foldable Caravan, which he called the Handy. The Handy was made at the
same time at which he, also, had a furniture factory.
The idea for the Camp-let came in the sixties when a lot of villa tents
were made and sold. The tents were getting larger and larger and ended up around 30 sq. meters. At that size the tents had an immense
amount of poles and took up a lot of space in the car when going on holiday. As a result more and more people had to buy a trailer
to have all the camping gear. Besides that it was almost impossible to put all the poles together correctly.
Therefore it came as a breakthrough when the Camp-let was introduced on the market, because it was erected in "no time" without the use of loose poles.
The first Camp-let, the "300", was followed by a larger model the "400" which was introduced two years later in 1971. At that time the production of glass fibre had begun, and in 1972/73 the first Camp-let, the "500" as we know it today was introduced.
Since the beginning the factory has been situated in the village of Arnum in Denmark. Through the years the factory has expanded several times and today covers an area of 5,000 m2.
The idea behind the Camp-let has always been that it should be quick to erect and this is where it really does excel over many of its competitors. The trailer cover flips over and becomes the second double bed, and the main living area / awning is attached to the trailer canvas, and opens out with it, with an absolute minimum of pegging out etc, compared to many alternative trailer tents. This places them, in effect, somewhere between the trailer tents and folding campers, as they have all the speed and convenience of a folding camper, but without the built in equipment levels.
Always a worthwhile option to look at, as an alternative to the traditional offerings.