Travelling With A Trailer Tent – Vintage Travel Photo

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As I wrote in the opening post on this website, as a child I travelled around Europe with my parents and brother… in a trailer tent. Let me show you some picture of this epic time of my life.

When travelling as a kid, we used to have a ‘raclet’ trailer tent: a very heavy, dark brown monstrosity that would fold out into a round tent, with two double beds, a single tent under one of them, a kitchen area, a door, a wine cellar, and 4 windows you could zip open.

Ok, maybe no wine cellar, but there would have been room for it.

Vintage Travel Photo - Travelling With A Trailer Tent

Vintage Travel Photo - Travelling With A Trailer Tent

Vintage Travel Photo - Travelling With A Trailer Tent

In Dutch, the word for ‘trailer tent’ is a ‘folding wagon‘, and that’s exactly what it did. You would raise the top by folding out the tent poles and draping the tent fabric around it.

It does look like a circus tent, doesn’t it?

That’s probably why I dressed accordingly in the bottom picture. Oh, my – why didn’t anyone stop me from putting something yellow on?

Later we got a ‘Holtcamper’ trailer tent, which was a little easier to set up, but drew about as much attention to our neighbouring ‘park-and-have-coffee’-campers in their quick-and-easy caravans and campervans on the camp site.

Did you get laughed at a lot when camping with your parents?

 

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As I wrote in the opening post on this website, as a child I travelled around Europe with my parents and brother… in a trailer tent. Let me show you some picture of this epic time of my life.

When travelling as a kid, we used to have a ‘raclet’ trailer tent: a very heavy, dark brown monstrosity that would fold out into a round tent, with two double beds, a single tent under one of them, a kitchen area, a door, a wine cellar, and 4 windows you could zip open.

Ok, maybe no wine cellar, but there would have been room for it.

Vintage Travel Photo - Travelling With A Trailer Tent

Vintage Travel Photo - Travelling With A Trailer Tent

Vintage Travel Photo - Travelling With A Trailer Tent

In Dutch, the word for ‘trailer tent’ is a ‘folding wagon‘, and that’s exactly what it did. You would raise the top by folding out the tent poles and draping the tent fabric around it.

It does look like a circus tent, doesn’t it?

That’s probably why I dressed accordingly in the bottom picture. Oh, my – why didn’t anyone stop me from putting something yellow on?

Later we got a ‘Holtcamper’ trailer tent, which was a little easier to set up, but drew about as much attention to our neighbouring ‘park-and-have-coffee’-campers in their quick-and-easy caravans and campervans on the camp site.

Did you get laughed at a lot when camping with your parents?

 

 
 

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