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Karsten Tents and Easy Caravanning take the next step in strategic cooperation

17-05-2024

Luxury camping, but always with the smell and experience of cotton tent cloth

Last year, Karsten Tenten and Easy Caravanning were seen several times at a joint stand at camping and leisure exhibitions. Now both Dutch companies are taking the next strategic step by further uniting forces.

‘Since the founding of Easy Caravanning and the introduction of the crossover camping concept TakeOff, we have been producing the canvas flexwall (between trailer and lifting roof) and we have jointly developed the matching modular awning. At Karsten we immediately believed in the TakeOff. Unlike traditional touring caravans, the tent canvas makes you much more one with nature. And that’s what we love. That is why we immediately got on board during the product development in 2019,” says Marc Takken, director-owner of Karsten Tenten Zwaag in the Netherlands. Takken continues: ‘At Karsten, our business model was until recently based on 2 pillars: camping tents (under the name Karsten Tenten) and work tents (under the name Tent World Unlimited). In terms of seasonal patterns, these two product lines complement each other well. But we had actually been looking for a 3rd pillar for a number of years that would allow us to permanently engage older tent campers and tent campers who are looking for even more luxury, comfort and facilities. The Easy Caravanning product portfolio is the perfect addition to this. When we were given the opportunity to become part of this innovative Dutch manufacturer, we didn’t hesitate for a moment. Especially because the collaboration over the past 5 years has been very pleasant. We really click with each other – we speak the same no-nonsense language – and that is more important than anything else.’

Top: Marc Takken of Karsten Tenten, the tent workshop and showroom in Zwaag, bottom: Maarten de Roos of Easy Caravanning and the factory location in Emmen

Maarten de Roos, founder and director-co-owner of Easy Caravanning adds: ‘We are very pleased with the collaboration with Karsten and their commitment, which has now been reinforced by further expanding Easy Caravanning together with us. We are both committed to sustainability. Not entirely coincidentally, Karsten won the ‘Most Sustainable Camping Equipment 2022′ award and we – with the TakeOff – which, among other things, responds to the trend of electrification of the vehicle fleet, a year later. We really complement each other. Our products are characterized by their small dimensions, low weight and aerodynamic characteristics, which makes them the ideal camping equipment for owners of electric cars, hybrid cars and cars with small fuel-saving combustion engines. Once at their destination, we want our customers to have everything they need. Lift-slide solutions and cleverly and easily creating extra space with tent canvas is the key. We cannot imagine a better business partner for this than Karsten. In the near future, we will work hand in hand to develop new – made in Holland – camping concepts that focus on sustainability, luxury, but also the real outdoor living feeling through the use of cotton tent cloth.’

The strategic collaboration between Karsten Tenten and Easy Caravanning will be strengthened by the addition ‘powered by Karsten’ under the Easy Caravanning logo.

Karsten Travelstore Zwaag is also main dealer of Easy Caravanning. Here you will find the sewing workshop where all tents (including the famous inflatable tents) are made and a showroom with a shop of no less than 4,500 m2 full of camping and leisure items.

You can take much more with you than you think!

06-05-2024

TakeOff surprises with extensive luggage options

Campingtrend, one of camping’s most informative websites, recently paid extensive attention to the amount of luggage that can be taken in the TakeOff. And that is much more than you might initially think. We are of course happy to share this video with you

Your own TakeOff before this summer? It can be done!

Are you an adventurous camper and considering buying the TakeOff? Then visit one of our dealers soon as we have stepped up production due to high interest. There are still some production slots available in the month of June.

For availability of 2024 show models, please call the nearest dealer first, just to be sure. At our factory location in Emmen the Netherlands, you can experience not only the 2024 models but also the assembly process by appointment. We are proud of our innovative Dutch-made camping concept and would be happy to tell you all about it.

There is already a TakeOff from € 18,995. With our product configurator you can easily put together your own TakeOff at home.

Useful if, for example, you want to get a first impression at home of which version and interior will suit you best: https://www.easycaravanning.com/en/editions/. For dealer addresses, go to https://www.easycaravanning.com/en/dealermap/.

Are you all set for the new camping season? Do the check!

25-03-2024

At the beginning of April, around Easter, the camping season starts for most people and campsites open their gates again. And this tradition makes sense, because let’s face it: after such a long, wet winter, who doesn’t feel like going out and enjoying spring in all its beauty in the great outdoors? Use our checklist to make sure you’re ready for carefree travelling, are you ready for TakeOff?

Checklist for the start of the camping season

  • Have you had the annual check-up service carried out by the dealer? The points to be checked on the TakeOff are listed in the owner’s manual;
  • Before you leave, set up the TakeOff at home, connect it to the mains and check that everything still works;
  • Check that everything is still complete. Think of pegs for different types of camping sites, guy ropes and, for example, the drawstring elastics for the canvas flexwall. Have you stored or used certain items at home during winter storage? Then don’t forget to put them back in the TakeOff;
  • Check that all zips in the tent and the canvas flexwall still work properly and that you have sufficient tent elastics with you;
  • Check whether there is still enough gas in the gas bottle (you can also weigh it, the empty weight is indicated on the gas bottle) and check the condition of the gas hose;
  • Check the operation of the water system and clean it if necessary;
  • Do you have all the keys with you? Also consider keys to the bike rack and towbar lock;
  • Is your insurance still up to date?
  • It is always handy to take some small tools and repair materials with you for unexpected situations. Sometimes you can also help other campers with these;
  • Make yourself a personal camping checklist that you go through at the start of each camping season, which is very convenient.

Your own TakeOff before this summer? It can be done!

Are you an adventurous camper and considering buying the TakeOff? Then visit one of our dealers soon. Right now, the TakeOff 2024 show models are being delivered to our dealers, but they are not yet at all sales locations. For availability of 2024 show models, please call the relevant dealer near you first, just to be sure. At our factory location in Emmen the Netherlands, you can experience not only the 2024 models but also the assembly process by appointment. We are proud of our innovative Dutch-made camping concept and would be happy to tell you all about it.

Would you like to be able to go out in the new 2024 camping season with your favourite TakeOff? Then don’t wait too long because due to the great interest and our, as a small manufacturer, limited production capacity, the delivery time is currently 2nd half of May.

There is already a TakeOff from € 18,995. With our product configurator you can easily put together your own TakeOff at home.

Useful if, for example, you want to get a first impression at home of which version and interior will suit you best: https://www.easycaravanning.com/en/editions/. For dealer addresses, go to https://www.easycaravanning.com/en/dealermap/.

Happy TakeOff 2024!

08-01-2024

Easy Caravanning wishes you a very healthy, happy and adventurous new camping year 2024! A few more months and most campsites will reopen. But maybe you are the type of camper who is already enjoying a weekend with the TakeOff for a nice bike ride or hike in the countryside. After all, that is the power of our camping concept: ready in a jiffy, with all the fun, not the burden.

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Don’t feel like waiting for the start of the camping season in spring and curious about our camping concept? Then come and admire the TakeOff 2024 and visit us at one of the trade fairs this month. In the Netherlands, we will kick off the year with the Vakantiebeurs from 11 to 14 January and the Caravana from 24 to 28 January.

Vakantiebeurs 2024, Jaarbeurs Utrecht, 11 to 14 January

Vakantiebeurs Utrecht

‘Around the world in one day’, that’s the motto of the Vakantiebeurs in Utrecht in the Netherlands. Here you will find all holiday destinations under one roof and literally feast your eyes. Easy Caravanning has an active role in the Dutch Camping & Caravan Industry Association. Together with industry colleagues, we are organising the Camp to Go starter square in hall 9 at stand number 09.C056. It is a joint initiative to promote camping as a form of holiday in general. Here, you can get to know different camping equipment such as, for example, the tent (from our business partner Karsten, which won the Sustainability Award in 2022 with the Karsten Lacerta Blueline), the rooftop tent, the trailer tent, the caravan, the camper van and, of course, our innovative hybrid concept TakeOff 2024. More and more people are discovering camping as the ultimate form of holiday spending and freedom experience. With this link https://www.vakantiebeurs.nl/tickets/ you can easily order your tickets online and avoid queues at the box office. You can reach the Vakantiebeurs very easily by public transport (the Jaarbeurs is at walking distance from Utrecht Central Station) or by car. Although not a specific fair for camping equipment, the Vakantiebeurs is the biggest leisure event in the Netherlands that you, as a holiday lover, really shouldn’t miss. For more information see https://www.vakantiebeurs.nl. We look forward to welcoming you!

Caravana, WTC Expo Leeuwarden, 24 to 28 January

Barely two weeks after the Vakantiebeurs, we will be at Caravana, the largest camping fair in the north of the Netherlands, together with Karsten Tenten on joint stand 5090. The best day out for the whole family and well worth the drive to Leeuwarden. Besides all kinds of camping equipment, you will also find camping accessories, campsites and holiday destinations. At our stand you can experience and try the TakeOff (winner Most Sustainable Camping Device 2023) for yourself, we will be happy to give you detailed advice. Tickets can be ordered onlline: https://caravana.eu/tickets. For more information, see https://caravana.eu.

caravana beurs

No time to go to one of the above trade fairs in January? Then visit one of our dealers. At the moment, the TakeOff 2024 can only be viewed at our factory location in Emmen. The 2024 show models will be delivered to dealers in February-March.

For availability of show models, always check the dealer page of the website first or call the relevant dealer. Do you want to be sure to be able to go out in the new 2024 camping season with your favourite TakeOff? Then don’t wait too long because due to the great interest and our, as a small manufacturer, limited production capacity, the delivery time is currently April 2024. There is already a TakeOff from € 18.995,-. With our product configurator, you can easily put together your own TakeOff at home. Useful if, for example, you want to get a first impression at home of which version and interior would suit you best: https://www.easycaravanning.com/en/editions/ For dealer addresses (and availability of show models), go to
https://www.easycaravanning.com/en/dealermap/

Everyone’s own TakeOff: as many as 11 fabric designs for TakeOff 2024!

11-12-2023

With three different equipment levels and the extensive list of options and accessories ex-works, you can customise your TakeOff according to your personal wishes. Furthermore, for the interior upholstery, there was already ample choice from 6 different upholstery options, now 5 additional designs are being added for 2024! With the handy product configurator on our website, you can see in an instant what this does to the atmosphere of your own TakeOff, fun to try out at home.

Back on the scene

By special request, we have decided to bring back 2 lined fabrics from the very beginning (when the TakeOff was introduced at the end of 2019). The show models we used at the time at the Camping & Caravan Jaarbeurs at the market launch were equipped with the playful Fantasia pattern and the sparkling Arancio. With these, you really make a statement with your TakeOff. But what about the added (and very popular) blue Oceano microfibre upholstery a few months ago? The Oliva and Spiaggia designs are also very popular. Or do you prefer Azzuro or Taupe? It’s up to you because there is no arguing for taste, it’s your call. Are you ready for TakeOff?


Evergreen Arancio’, back on the scene

At the moment, the TakeOff 2024 can only be seen at our factory location in Emmen, the Netherlands. Early next year, the 2024 show models will be at the dealer. For availability of show models, always check the dealer page of the website first or call the relevant dealer. Do you want to be sure to be able to go out in the new 2024 camping season with your favourite TakeOff? Then don’t wait too long because due to the great interest and our, as a small manufacturer, limited production capacity, the delivery time is currently April 2024. There is already a TakeOff from € 18.995,-. With our product configurator, you can easily put together your own TakeOff at home. Useful if, for example, you want to get a first impression at home of which version and interior would suit you best:
https://www.easycaravanning.com/en/editions/

For dealer addresses (and availability of show models), go to
https://www.easycaravanning.com/en/dealermap/

10 reasons why TakeOff is good alternative to a campervan

07-11-2023

We are noticing more and more interest from people who were actually looking for a compact campervan. Like a campervan, the TakeOff is a real ‘holiday hopper’, many of our customers use it in a similar way.

Here are 10 reasons why the TakeOff is a good alternative to a campervan:

1. Like a campervan, the TakeOff is a real ‘holiday hopper’.
2. Once on location, the TakeOff still gives you access to your own car without having to break up ‘camp’ immediately.
3. When you want to enter a city centre, there are no emission-related access restrictions for you, something that becomes increasingly difficult with a campervan.
4. At the campsite, you simply stand among the tents and caravans, these pitches are significantly larger than so-called motorhome sites.
5. Unlike a campervan, you pay no road tax.
6. Because the TakeOff has no engine and a much simpler chassis, maintenance costs are much lower.
7. Thanks to the speed and ease of unfolding and folding, you have access to all facilities on the road, just like with a motorhome.
8. Although the TakeOff is small on the outside, it is surprisingly spacious on the inside: at the show we again received many positively surprised reactions.
9. The TakeOff is very easy to store, fitting easily into a garage or under a carport, for example.
10. And last but not least: the purchase price is of course much friendlier than for a campervan. Are you ready for TakeOff?

The TakeOff is available from € 18.995,-. With our product configurator you can easily put together your own TakeOff at home: https://www.easycaravanning.com/en/editions/.

For dealer addresses (and availability of show models) visit https://www.easycaravanning.com/en/dealermap/.

Product configurator 2024 & retrospective KCJ 2023

23-10-2023

From the beginning of this week, the Easy Caravanning website is completely up-to-date again in accordance with the versions for model year 2024. The product configurator has also been updated with the new options and corresponding prices. Furthermore, in this news item we look back at the successful Dutch Camping & Caravan Trade Fair 2023, where the TakeOff model year 2024 was shown to the public for the first time.

Product configurator model year 2024

With our product configurator you can easily put together your personal TakeOff. Useful if, for example, you want to get a first impression at home of which version and which interior suits you best. At the moment, the 2024 TakeOff can only be viewed at our factory in Emmen in the Netherlands. Early next year, the 2024 show models will be at the dealers. For availability of show models, always check the dealer page of the website first. Do you want to be sure to be able to go out in the new 2024 camping season with your favourite TakeOff? Then don’t wait too long because due to great interest and our, as a small manufacturer, limited production capacity, delivery time is currently mid-March 2024.

A TakeOff is available from € 18.995,-. With our product configurator you can easily put together your own TakeOff at home: https://www.easycaravanning.com/en/editions/.

For dealer addresses (and availability of show models) visit https://www.easycaravanning.com/en/dealermap/.

The new Oceano microfibre upholstery
for model year 2024 with the new organiser
at the front with integrated reading lights
and USB connectors.

Retrospective Dutch Camping & Caravan Fair Utrecht 4 – 8 October 2023

Never before has there been so much interest in the TakeOff as at the recently held annual national camping exhibition KCJ 2023 in the Netherlands. From the many conversations we had, it is clear that more and more electric car owners are switching to buy a recreational vehicle that preserves the range of the combination as much as possible. For this reason, we received the prestigious Award for Most Sustainable Camping Device 2023, which we reported on earlier, on the first day of the trade fair. But in addition to EV owners, other campers also increasingly appreciate the TakeOff’s ease of set-up. This makes it the ideal travel companion for adventurous campers who want to travel around in an easy way or just want to go out for the weekend.


And the winner is …….. TakeOff Easy Caravanning!

05-10-2023

On Wednesday evening, 4 October 2023, the annual Camping Industry Sustainability Congress took place at the Camping & Caravan Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. At the end of the evening, the three award winners were announced in the categories most sustainable innovation concept, most sustainable camping site and most sustainable camping equipment. A few weeks ago, partly thanks to your vote in the preliminary round, we were nominated for the ‘Most Sustainable Camping Device’ category. A professional jury of ANWB, Hiswa-Recron, Bovag, NKC, KCI and Jaarbeurs had the final say and elected this year’s TakeOff by Easy Caravanning as the overall winner. How proud we are, huge thanks for your support!

TakeOff Easy Caravanning winner Sustainable Camping Awards 2023 in category Most Sustainable Camping Vehicle.

The expert jury about the TakeOff:

“The next generation of caravanning”, that is what the TakeOff certainly is. This entry immediately stood out in the ‘Most Sustainable Camping Device’ category. With a beautiful and light design, this is a solution for the electric driver, also in the future. This makes sustainable camping accessible to even more holidaymakers. The product is practical, feasible and and highly innovative. It is, therefore, a well-deserved winner!

Proud

‘A great crowning achievement, we are immensely proud! More and more owners of electric and small compact cars are starting to see the advantages of our products. Winning this award is a great encouragement for us to further expand our product programme in the future,’ said Maarten de Roos of Easy Caravanning. ‘To be honest, the transition of the European car fleet is not going fast enough for us yet. Many countries should take an example from Norway, where the government continues to encourage electric driving unchanged. In the Netherlands we are not doing badly either, but continued subsidies and further development of the charging infrastructure are important to continue the rapid growth of recent years. Across Europe, only 1% of the total fleet is still a fully electric car. So there, we still have a long way to go and quite often feel we are ahead of the music. In any case, with the TakeOff we are doing our bit to further reduce the CO2 footprint of holidaymakers with a camping vehicle on the towbar and show that electric driving and camping can indeed go hand in hand.’

Karsten

Also proud is Marc Takken, director-owner of Karsten Tents. ‘We couldn’t have wished for a more worthy successor. Last year, we won the award for most sustainable and innovative camping product with our Karsten Blue Line Tent – made from recycled jeans. Now that Easy Caravanning has won, this year’s prize will also stay a bit in-house as we supply the intermediate canvas, organisers and the accompanying tent awning for the TakeOff. We are very happy for Easy Caravanning and still proud that we also contributed to the product development of the TakeOff.’

Last year’s award winner: circular Blue Line tent by Karsten. 640 million jeans are thrown away every year in Europe.

Last summer, ANWB, in collaboration with Hyundai Netherlands and Easy Caravanning, conducted a practical test with a TakeOff on the hook of a Hyundai Ioniq 5. This involved covering a distance of 550 km and driving a second the same car solo. During this comparison test, an additional consumption of just 25.7% was measured; with a traditional touring caravan, such a result is unthinkable. The TakeOff has a low net weight and almost completely disappears behind the frontal surface of the towing vehicle.

You can find us this week until Sunday 8 October at the Camping & Caravan Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, both in hall 10 stand number B033 at Karsten and on the ‘Camping of the Future’ square in hall 11.

There is already a TakeOff from € 17,995,-* with our product configurator you can easily put together your own TakeOff at home: https://www.easycaravanning.com/en/editions/.

* please note: the new prices for model year 2024 will be implemented in mid-October. In other words: if you are considering buying a TakeOff, you can still buy a 2024 model now at the old 2023 price. Depending on the model, this advantage can quickly amount to € 1,000 to € 1,500, a nice bonus for quick decision-makers!

The next generation of caravanning’ can be viewed at one of our dealers besides at the Camping & Caravan Jaarbeurs, for dealer addresses (and availability of show models) go to https://www.easycaravanning.com/en/dealermap/.

* In header photo: Left: Jacco Vonhof, president MKB-Nederland and right: Maarten de Roos, co-owner and founder Easy Caravanning. Photo: ©Photostudio7

3 reasons why you shouldn’t miss us at the KCJ 2023 in Utrecht next week.

25-09-2023

Last week, we informed you that Easy Caravanning will again be present at the largest national camping fair in Utrecht the Netherlands, the Kampeer & Caravan Jaarbeurs, from Wednesday 4 to Sunday 8 October. This year we will be together with our business partner from the very beginning – Karsten Tents – on a joint stand in hall 10. Are you a fan of our innovative camping concept TakeOff? Then you really shouldn’t miss the fair!

Three important reasons are given below:

1. Model year 2024

In one of the exhibition models, the new stylish Oceano microfibre upholstery is shown. A fresh new colour that combines surprisingly well with the Driftwood decor of the furniture. There are also new organisers whose front organiser now features handy reading lights with USB connections. Very handy are the foldable lockers with 3 shelves that can be placed at the back above the kitchen and cooler furniture on either side of the entrance. On the top model Xcite, among many other things, the front, rear oganisers and hanging lockers are all part of the standard equipment. Similarly, the Xcite model year 2024 also comes with the E-Trailer system as standard, which makes it easy to level the TakeOff with the app and, among other things, monitor tyre pressure during your journey. All these items can also be ordered optionally on the Active and Sport versions.

2. ‘Camping of the Future’ square and TakeOff nomination

Back in 2021, we were winners of the European Innovation Award for the Caravaning Industry in the ‘Most Innovative Start-Up’ category. Recently, we were nominated for the 2023 Sustainable Camping Awards election in the ‘Most Sustainable Camping Device’ category. You may have supported us by casting your vote. We would like to thank all those who did! An expert jury of ANWB, Hiswa-Recron, Bovag, NKC, KCI and Jaarbeurs will announce this year’s final winner of this prestigious award on the evening of Wednesday 4 October. We will of course keep you informed and will announce the results on Thursday 5 October. All nominees will also be on the ‘Camping of the Future’ square at KCJ 2023 in hall 11. Here you will get an idea of how camping will change in the coming years, with sustainability being one of the central themes. You will see us twice at the fair: once in hall 10 at stand number B033 and once in hall 11 on the square together with the other nominees for the Sustainable Camping Awards 2023.

3. Trade fair benefit

Next week, the TakeOff model year 2024 will be on display for the first time at the fair in Utrecht. In mid-October, the new prices (including on the website’s product configurator) will be implemented. So if you put together and order your favourite TakeOff during the show, this could save you (depending on the version) at least €1,000 to €1,500. In other words: you are buying a 2024 TakeOff model at the current 2023 prices, a nice touch! What’s more, you’ll ensure yourself of an early delivery in the spring of 2024 so that you’ll be ready for TakeOff at the start of the new camping season to enjoy to the full.

There is already a TakeOff from € 17,995,-*, with our product configurator you can easily put together your own TakeOff at home: https://www.easycaravanning.com/en/editions/. Engelse link-versie

* please note: new 2024 model year prices will be implemented mid-October

No time to go to the show? Besides at the Camping & Caravan Jaarbeurs, ‘The next generation of caravanning’ can of course also be viewed at one of our dealers, for dealer addresses (and availability of show models) please visit https://www.easycaravanning.com/en/dealermap/. Engelse link-versie
Show models 2024 are not yet available at the dealers.

Camping & Caravan Jaarbeurs 2023 Utrecht. We will be there again!

18-09-2023

From Wednesday 4 to Sunday October the 8th, the Jaarbeurs Utrecht will open its doors again for the national camping event: the Camping & Caravan Jaarbeurs 2023. This year, we will have a joint stand with our business partner Karsten Tents in hall 10. Will you also come to admire and try out the nominated TakeOff model year 2024?

Double Dutch

Maarten de Roos of Easy Caravanning says: ‘From the very beginning of Easy Caravanning, we have been working with our partner Karsten Tents from Zwaag Noord-Holland. Together with us, they stood at the foot of the development of the TakeOff. In the initial phase, the shape and folding of the intermediate canvas flexwall caused us some headaches, but thanks to Karsten’s craftsmanship, the final product turned out exactly as we had imagined. In addition, Karsten has developed a very practical tent-awning concept for the TakeOff.’ Marc Takken of Karsten Tents adds: ‘As two very Dutch companies and strong brands, why not simply join forces during the fair as well? Our products strengthen each other and are both of the same high-quality level. We are proud that Easy Caravanning is with us on the joint stand and thus reaffirm our strategic partnership.’

Nominated

We are proud to announce that we have recently been nominated by a professional jury of ANWB, Hiswa-Recron, Bovag, NKC, KCI and Jaarbeurs for the Sustainable Camping Awards election 2023 in the category Most Sustainable Recreational Vehicle. Another crowning achievement for the innovative concept of the TakeOff, which responds to the irreversible trend of electrification of the vehicle fleet.


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The winners in the 3 different categories will be announced at the Sustainability Congress on Wednesday evening, October 4.

Model year 2024

During the fair, model year 2024 will be shown to the public for the first time. Although there are no major changes, among other things, the new stylish Oceano microfibre upholstery will be shown in one of the models. In addition, new organisers whose front organiser features handy reading lights with USB connections and handy surface-mounted hanging lockers with 3 shelves on either side of the entrance. The Xcite model year 2024 is equipped with the E-Trailer system as standard, which makes it easy to level the TakeOff with the app and, among other things, to monitor the TakeOff’s tyre pressure during the journey.

There is already a TakeOff from €17,995, with our product configurator you can easily put together your own TakeOff at home: https://www.easycaravanning.com/en/editions/

‘The next generation of caravanning’ can in addition to at the Camping & Caravan Jaarbeurs also be viewed at one of our dealers, for dealer addresses (and availability of show models) visit https://www.easycaravanning.com/en/dealermap/

Winner! 
Most sustainable innovation concept