Specialist trailer tent manufacturer Camp-let can trace its heritage back to the 1960s. These days it comes under the ownership of fellow Danish manufacturer and supplier of premium awnings, Isabella.
Camp-let North: Top of the trailer tents?
Its trailer tents continue to be somewhat unique, as well as being particularly well made. The Camp-let North, featured here, certainly embodies all this.
Sitting less than a metre high, it’s no surprise to hear it’s an absolute doddle to tow (you won’t even need extra towing mirrors). Highly fuel-efficient, too. And for storage, you might want to think about the wheeled bracket option that allows it to stow on its side in your garage or alongside your house.
Not only is the Camp-let North trailer tent easy to tow, it’s also pretty straightforward to set up once you’re on-site. There’s a set routine to follow to make sure you’re pitched properly (also, for taking it all back down again), but it’s all logical.
The tailgate of the trailer tent swings out to give you the kitchen (it can also be used on short stops without having to fold out the rest of the unit). The lid of the trailer is hinged and has gas-assisted struts – opening up to give you two double bedrooms and an integral awning.
A series of metal struts and supports need locating before the whole unit can be pegged out – but it’s less complicated than it sounds. It all comes to a footprint of some 5.50m x 4m.
The bedrooms are well off the ground, separated by metalwork behind a fabric panel of storage pockets. As standard, mattresses are on solid bases (wooden slats for extra support as well as important ventilation, are an option). Dimensions are 2m x 1.40m.
Camp-let actually offers a choice of two kitchens. Shown here is the standard Allround, which gives you a two-burner gas hob and a significant amount of permanent worktop. On the right of the unit, a slide-out section allows a collapsible washing up bowl to be housed, fed by a pumped supply from a stand-alone water carrier, while storage includes two generous metal-fronted lockers and, below that, a section of open racking. You’ll need to add your own coolbox or fridge.
It all leaves plenty of floor space for adding your own chairs, tables etc as you wish. Also, as you look in, the left-side bed can be converted to offer bench seating during the day.
The front panel of the 2022 Camp-let North comprises two large windowed sections that can be zipped out altogether, as needed. Alternatively, two veranda bars are also supplied so can roll the windows partway down and still get a lot of ventilation.
The left hand side panel is also zipped for removal. Here is also where you can add the Annex Sand option to give a substantial amount of extra storage space or a bedroom to take sleeping berths up to six.
There’s a real feel of quality to the build of this Camp-let North trailer tent. The roof/lid of the towed unit is substantial enough to carry extra loads – bikes, roof rack etc.
It’s a marine quality GRP, whilst any metal is either stainless steel or aluminium. Isabella itself supplies the main fabric – its own, proven Isacryl breathable material, used on its top-end caravan awnings. It’s quick-drying and easy to keep clean, also with reinforcements at all key stress points.
Plenty of options are also available, including luggage racks, spare wheel with an underfloor carrier, canopy extension, lockers, and more (see opposite).
Adding a wheel clamp or hitchlock will likely satisfy your trailer tent insurance provider and keep it secure when detached from your tow vehicle. Click here to find out more about our trailer tent insurance.
As viewed at Highbridge Caravans and Motorhomes, Somerset.
Verdict: King of the canvas
Plus: Lightweight and sheer tow-ability, top quality build
Minus: Not cheap
In-a-nutshell: Tasty Danish is a top trailer tent
There’s more information on the Camp-let range on the Isabella website. To find out more about insuring this or your trailer tent or folding camper visit our trailer tent insurance page
Alternatives: Camplair S, Holtkamper Kyte, Jamet Outdoor AS, Raclet Safari GL, Trigano Galleon
Camp-let North factfile
|3.23m L, 1.60m W, 0.95m H (trailer unit)
|from £9,348 on-the-road
|Safety & security
|Windows with UV protection, galvanised chassis with independent suspension
|Annex Sand (£1,069), Living Plus Sun Canopy (£909), Living Plus Sun Canopy front panel (£375), Deluxe kitchen with drawers (£1,199), slatted bed base (£145), mattress topper (£239), cycle rack (from £270), roof carry rack (£299), winter cover (£92), front luggage locker (£639), side storage bracket with wheel (£155), spare wheel with holder (£160), hitch lock (£39), cable kit (£94), awning groundsheet (£300), front support pole (£52), lamp holder (£59), insulating mats (£149)