Yes, thanks, both
Spring 2017 we received a nice mail from the author Geir Svardal, journalist in Vi Menn's caravan magazine, in the Camping Portal. He was in the starting phase of a book that was supposed to address camping history as well as the readers meeting people with different approaches to camping. He was looking for someone who was both regular and who used the truck on a trip.
We thought the book project sounded very exciting and contributing to a book describing the development of the campfire from the period of the war until today was something we absolutely wanted.
The result has become an incredibly rich "camping bible" that we in the Camping Portal recommend to other camping enthusiasts to immerse themselves in. This is exciting reading for both campers and those who thrive best along the country road.
Excerpt from the book "Camping - the good life along the way"
"2010 starts with cold records on Røros and earthquake in Haiti, and continues with ashes-fast flight passengers after eruption in the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland. Norway chooses the Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo as peace prize winner.
That same year, cohabitants Hilde Juliussen and Rune Haukås from Trondheim choose to buy a caravan. No news for the newspapers just yet, but a big step for a couple who previously spent vacations in the South and in cabins and hotels, and in families with lodging.
The intention is that caravans will be pulled by car, for ever-new experiences. But only three months after it comes to family ownership, something changes that changes.
Hilde and Rune are on a trip to Frosta. At Hauganfjær Camping all the way to Trondheimsfjorden, they are caught by beautiful settlements with views of the Trondheimsfjord. The owner can tell that a new field for landlords is planned. Trondheimsparet reports its interest. And next spring they have also become regularists.
In 2012, Hilde and Rune change caravan. One as well knows the other, and a larger car also requires a new car. The two have no plans to grow up at the campsite at Frosta. The philosophy "yes thanks, both", rår. Something else is not common. Most caravans used by landlords are so built-in that a contractor must be summoned to get them out.
In 2012, boy number two is also in place in the juliussen / Haukås family. A car to the new caravan is not in place until autumn 2013, so this summer it will be left to stay in tents and cabin and hotel. when they are not in the campsite.
But when the new car is there, a two-way use of the caravan starts. On the one hand, it is the starting point for a great mooring place with nail tents. In wood. Frosta is a hard-hitting place like winter time can help the hurricane, and then it is not a good idea. And several times during the following summers, the caravan is taken from the landing ground and hooked on the trailer's trailer.
This means that it must be relatively easy to distinguish from the nail tent. Hilde and Rune choose a fit solution with caravan slider, where the carriage is moved up to and from the nail tent using a drill. A plywood plate opens and closes towards the nail tent. The process of preparing the caravan for the car takes around two hours. Long? Not for two who consider this as part of the camping experience.
A caravan - two uses. What is the difference? The family of four thrives very well as regularists at Frosta. At the campsite they find a distinguished social arena. Neighbors with children will be happy friends, it is nice to meet again. And when the bodies are immersed in temperate water in the inflatable whirlpool, and the weather makes the lights from the Tyholt Tower clear in the distance, it is extraordinarily good to be stuck.
But Hilde and Rune are also ready to move into a cabin tanker when you are stuck while you are more in traditional camping mode when the caravan is hooked on the car. Happy as the whole family is traveling and experiencing new places, it's when the caravan is used mobile they are doing the best. And that's how it's used most.
Then you can go for nice and Swedish campsites, which are a couple of notches in front of Norwegian when it comes to childcare. "
You can buy a book here: https://www.ark.no/boker/Geir-Svardal-Camping-9788243010895