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The comfortable camping experience with Ben Eilers

Awnings Veranda Specials Tentlodges


Contents 2 Contents 3 Welcome 4 Winterproof awnings 12 Technical details 22 Proud owners speak 24 Interior 34 Freestanding awnings 35 Winterproof canopies 36 Protective canopies for caravans 38 Pagodas 40 Veranda panels 42 Shade cloths 43 Specials 44 Tentlodges 46 Craftsmanship 48 How it all began 52 See you!

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Welcome at Ben Eilers! Whatever your wishes or preferences are, we will make your awning the way you want it. An awning which is the same size, smaller, or even larger than your caravan? Do you choose only PVC as material or a PVC roof with dralon panels? Everything is possible. You are the architect of your own awning! Our awnings are fully customized - in every aspect. Each part, from roof and frame to side panel and floor is custom made in-house. Consequently you can choose from any colour, shape and design. The result: maximum comfort and living space in combination with optimal use of the available camping space. Virtually everything is possible, due to our flexibility and more than 50 years of experience. Our highly motivated and extremely skilled staff listens carefully to your needs and requirements so that they can advise and make the awning that fits you perfectly. When you choose a Ben Eilers awning, you choose an unique custom made product of guaranteed top quality. Be inspired!

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Winterproof awnings Our tent models have been inspired by their design for more than 50 years. Thanks to the thoughtful details, these largely handmade products are also extremely functional and durable, even when used in cold seasons. It does not matter if your tent is free standing, or is carried out as an awning fixed to the caravan, mobile home or chalet. In both variants we offer you guaranteed top quality. A Ben Eilers tent is purely customized: a perfect combination of solidity and elegance. We ensure that you can make optimum use of the available stand space. The possibilities in terms of sizes, designs, colours and finishes are endless. Moreover, we only use high-quality materials that are processed in our own workshop.

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From the measuring up to the assembly: experienced professionals ensure that you are fully satisfied.

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“Super service and very friendly people. We are very satisfied with our new tent and this is all thanks to you.� (Fam. Dirkx)

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All tents are handmade in our own workshop in Roermond.

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“We had our awning installed last year. This went very smoothly. The workers were superb and the preparatory conversations top. We are very satisfied.� (Viviane)

Every awning is unique!

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• Plastic windows with covers

• Matching curtains

• Roof lining with insulation

• Insect screens

• Sliding patio doors in double glazing

• NEW: plastic window-frames

• Cat or dog flap

• 55 mm Square aluminium frame

• Closable air vent in gable

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• Extension for straight side panels • Secured to the floor: completely sealed, and extra taut

• Aluminium sliding windows with safety glass in single or double glazing • Provided with air grill

• Canopy made from 760 gr/m2 pvc, flame-retardant • Protective overhang of 47 cm • Rain gutter optional

• Customised draft excluder for a perfect connection between the caravan and platform floor

• Cords stitched into the profiles securely hold the canopy, side and front panels

• Durable floor of impregnated beams and concrete plywood

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• Solid, comfortable sliding door, without taking up any extra space

• Storm and snow resistant without extra supports

• Measuring and mounting at the campsite

• Side panels from pvc or weatherresistant, breathable dralon or a combination of both

• Choose from a variety of colours

• Lifespan of at least 12 years • 3 years warranty

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Durable cleaning for your tent We want you to have optimal enjoyment of your tent. That is why we also offer a cleaner and protector with which you can easily maintain and clean your tent. Sustainable, biodegradable products, safe for your tent and the environment. Tested by Ben Eilers.

Special Camping Cleaner

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Natural effect - Action naturelle Environmentally friendly - Écologique Economical in use - Économique en utilisation Biodegradable - Biodégradable

Powered by reinasan

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Tailor-made in-house.


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Processing tarpaulin with high-frequency welding equipment

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“The tent is expertly built by experienced technicians who don’t think twice about a challenge or adjustment. Passion for their profession, true craftsmanship is something you rarely see.” (Fam. Van der Starre)

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Proud owners speak “We have now seen all of Europe with our caravan “, Ruud and Margreet van der Starre from Dordrecht (NL) tell us. “On spec with our caravan out round there. Which we have always blissfully enjoyed but 10 years ago we decided to look for a permanent place. Friends of ours have been camping at the Achterste Hoef for years. So for us a logical choice, as it is a nice quiet campsite, and only an hour’s drive from Dordrecht. Moreover, in a wooded area and close to cities such as Eindhoven, Den Bosch and Antwerp, ideal for day trips.” Since we are on the campsite for about 4 days a week on average, it was time to take a serious look at our awning. Disassembling a tent every winter and rebuilding a few months later became physically too heavy. Every time it was a job that we dreaded. Our daughter enjoys a Ben Eilers tent at a campsite in Hank and is very satisfied. That is how we ended up at the Eilers family. In the showroom in Roermond we were warmly welcomed with a nice cup of coffee and a piece of pie as only the Limburgers can make. Extensive time was taken for us. There are various possibilities exposed in the

showroom, so that we had a clear overview of all options. From all colours of fabric or PVC, different tent shapes, with or without awning, actually everything is possible. They have been able to realize all our wishes in the tent, which we really enjoy. We have now fully equipped the tent with a kitchen, a stove, spacious seating and a place where we can enjoy our breakfast in the sun. Because of the space, the glass windows and the sliding door it really feels like a house, a home from home. The layout is completely furnished according to our wishes, thought has gone into about where the electricity points should be, or where the drainage of the water can best be led. In short, we are fans, and enjoy our tent every day! ”

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Interior Lighting, electricity, supply and drainage for the kitchen and window coverings also belong to the layout of your tent. Our team will gladly help you.

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“Our tent front was renewed. Preparation and mounting excellent. Extremely professional and super-friendly.“ (Erika)

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NEW in our assortment: plastic window-frames

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Choice of various colours and patterns

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“Within 1 month there was a beautiful awning for my caravan. I am very pleased with the way in which they work and fulfill the agreements.” (Teunis)

Freestanding awnings Do you have a permanent pitch at a campsite but you’d also like to tour with your caravan? The Ben Eilers freestanding awning has been specially designed for campers who want to stay flexible. Tow the caravan to your holiday destination and the awning and its contents can be left at your permanent pitch. On your return, simply park the caravan back behind the awning and connect the awning to the caravan door in no time at all.

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Winterproof canopies A made-to-measure awning, attached to your caravan or chalet, extends your living space. It is the ideal link between indoor and out, providing you with cool shade or a protected spot out of the wind. Our canopies have the same solid construction as our winterproof awnings and are made from the same quality materials. The main difference lies in the open front, which gives you maximum contact with your surroundings. See it as a veranda which invites people to join you. For even more flexibility, we can make you a canopy with side sections which roll up.

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Protective canopies for caravans Rain, frost, snow, the burning sun. A caravan has much to endure throughout its life. If you want to enjoy this costly possession for longer, it’s sensible to protect the caravan using a Ben Eilers protective canopy. Without a protective canopy, your caravan will age twice as quickly due to frost in the winter. In the summer, with the sun burning down straight onto the roof all day, the roof rubbers will perish, leaving you with leakage, structural stress and condensation. Luckily for you, a protective canopy can prevent the weather from having such a destructive effect. And so your caravan will live longer. A protective canopy from Ben Eilers is suitable for all caravan types and sizes. It is made up of several separate elements and mounted on your caravan as a second roof.

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Chimney feedthrough and possible antenna feedthrough possible. Solar reflecting silver-grey PVC components. White components if desired at the roof hatches for more light. Alternative colours possible.

Profiles, legs, screws and steel cable fastenings in (cast) aluminium and stainless steel (not plastic).

Pvc components slotted into modular design for easy assembly and stormproof tension on the tarpaulin. The roof can be easily adjusted if another caravan is purchased. Caravan-friendly attachment.

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Pagodas They’re often known as ‘party tents’. An apt description, because they certainly do look festive. However, pagodas have many more uses. Whether you install the Ben EIlers pagoda at the campsite, in your garden or on the patio, it offers shade, protection and convenience. Due to the stable construction, our pagodas are also winterproof. Available in various designs with or without side panels. Inquire about the possibilities. Standard sizes: 250 x 250 cm 250 x 350 cm 300 x 300 cm 300 x 350 cm 350 x 350 cm 300 x 400 cm 400 x 400 cm Alternative sizes on demand.

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Veranda panels Enjoy your garden and terrace, delightful! Your patio roof provides shelter. To sit out of the wind or to create an extra space you can have electric or manually retractable porch sails installed. The sails are expertly measured by us and if desired, also assembled. Because you can fully open and close them, you choose the degree of shelter in your veranda. The colour scheme and window layout are tailored to your wishes. The electrical system is from Somfy.

Our specialists ensure top quality!

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Shade cloths Shade cloths for a pleasant shade. Functional and decorative!

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Specials Because we have the kowledge, the machines and the materials in-house, we can help you with a lot of other goods made to measure. We can fulfill all kinds of special wishes for both individuals and companies.

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Tentlodges The tentlodge combines the luxury and facilities of a hotel or apartment with the charm and freedom of camping. For rent on various campsites in Europe. Visit our website www.tentlodges.com.

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Craftsmanship From day one you’re in good hands. We always take plenty of time to design your ideal awning together with you. After an extensive personal consultation with you at the campsite, we map out which tent is best suited to your wishes and preferences. So do not hesitate to contact us, without any obligation, and plan an appointment with our team. Or visit our showroom. We also record the dimensions of the caravan on site because it is quite tricky. Even half a centimeter makes a lot of difference. Thanks to this accuracy and the very careful way of working in our workshop in Roermond we achieve the desired result for you: a seamlessly fitting awning. Nothing is impossible! Form, colour, a variety of fabrics and materials ... the customer’s wishes are always central. Be your own architect and design your ideal floor plan, with or without a terrace or screen. Everything is possible. Whatever your wishes are, the result is always a tent that fits like a tailor-made suit: perfectly matched to the stand space and of excellent quality. Customization for every wish. We ourselves are only satisfied when everything is perfectly in place. You only have one thing to do: enjoy your new ‘home’ without any worries. That is why we only engage our own professional staff for the construction at the campsite.

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How it all began Ben Eilers started Ben Eilers Tenten in 1966 together with his wife Irene. Ben Eilers has learned the sailmakers profession from his father Anton Eilers, the founder of Neptunus Tents. At the English military base Rheindahlen in Germany, where Ben works afterwards, he comes into contact with a new phenomenon. The English soldiers are the first to travel through Europe with a caravan. The sailmakers skills of Ben Eilers were soon discovered by these pioneers in the field of camping, and Ben started to make awnings to create extra space. In 1966 the demand is so great that he can say goodbye to Rheindahlen and start a business in a barn in St. Odiliënberg. In the seventies there is a change in the way of camping. Besides the “tour camping” there is the desire to park the caravan in a fixed place for a longer period of time. The awning must then meet higher requirements. Together with suppliers and employees, Ben and Irene develop an awning that can withstand long and intensive use. In the 1980s, “fixed” camping becomes more and more a trend. The awning must then be able to withstand in the winter and be more comfortable. After some experimenting with steel frames, Ben Eilers, together with the construction master, develops a frame consisting of square aluminium profiles. This is immediately a resounding success and the customers quickly find the company in Roermond from near and far.

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1969: Ben is repairing an awning on location


1980: Seamstresses Mien, Willie, Connie & Annie in action

1980: Ben, Patrick and Willie are checking the drawing

1980: Irene Eilers is cutting the panels for an awning

1980: DrĂŠ and two co-workers in the alu workplace


How it all began (continuation) In the following years, the concept of the winter-proof awning is extended and innovated. Aluminium sliding windows and doors, insulated roofs, special shapes, the possibilities seem almost unlimited. Other related products are also being developed, such as protective roofs and winter-proof party tents. Also for the latest trend in camping, glamping, Ben Eilers has developed a solution: the Tent Lodge. On the Spanish Costa holidaymakers can rent a very luxury glamping tent from Ben Eilers. More than 52 years after its founding, Ben Eilers Tents is still leading and trendsetting in her field. After moving 2 more times, the company has settled in the current building at the Elmpterweg in Roermond. Meanwhile, customers throughout Europe enjoy their “home� from Ben Eilers Tents, together with family and friends. Ben and Irene are now taking a step back and now their daughter Colette Eilers is at the helm of the company. With lots of enthusiasm the Ben Eilers team is at your disposal.

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1970: Ben is being interrupted at sewing


2000: Colette at work on location in Spain

1989: Patrick and Eva at high-frequency welding

1981: Irene at the delivery of the first company van

2018: Frontal view of the Ben Eilers building


See you at Ben Eilers!

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