CAMP-LET TRAILER TENT HISTORY
Since its inception, and up until 2016, Camp-let has been a family-owned business. In 2016, Camp-let became a sister company of Isabella under the parent company Isabella Group which, as the staff function for administration and finance, will ensure that the focus of the two companies is on development and innovation.
The first Camp-let trailer tent was fabricated 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 Handy. The Handy was made at the same time at which he 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 fiber had begun, and in 1972/73 the first Camp-let, the "500" as we know it today was introduced.
The idea behind the Camp-let has always been that it should be quick to erect – a smart design and that the quality has top priority. Through the years the achievement of these main targets has given us total customer satisfaction and the best trailer tent.
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 has 5000 m2.
In 1990 an expansion in production was made when we started to produce horse trailers. The idea behind the Mustang came up when both Hans and Poul Nissen, had contact with the world of horses and therefore occasionally had to rent a horse trailer. They were not satisfied with the quality and the driving ability, so they started wondering if it couldn’t be done better. As a result Camp-let started to produce horse trailers with fantastic driving abilities, high quality and beautiful designed.
Mustang has been very successful though the years and the production has grown out of its production facilities. This resulted in the construction of a new production facility in 2004. This new facility is over 4400 m2 and placed in Gram in Denmark.
Mustang is today a independent company
The third branch of the production at Camp-let is the EURO trailer where production started in 1998. Hans and Poul Nissen had, in reality, had already produced trailers in the late 60’s - the so called CN trailer - and was at the time pioneers in the field.
Today, Camp-let is Isabella Camp-let part of the Isabella Group family. The philosophy is still the same: Make products where quality, design and functionality go hand in hand.