To celebrate their upcoming 50th anniversary, we talked to Liz, Rory, and Rex Willett of Northstar Campers about their lifetime of truck camping memories.
About two weeks ago, Rex Willett, Vice President of Northstar Campers emailed us a couple dozen photographs from the 1960’s and 1970’s of his family truck camping when he was a kid. When we called Rex to thank him for sending the photos, he started telling us story after story. It didn’t take us long to break out our laptops and start writing them down.
After we talked to Rex, we called Rory Willett, President of Northstar, and talked to him about his childhood truck camping memories. We laughed and sighed as Rex and Rory shared their personal memories about growing up in a truck camping family.
After Rex and Rory told us their stories, we asked their permission to talk to their mother, Liz Willett, about her memories. That’s when we got the really fun stories. It turns out that Rory and Rex were quite the adventurous children who got into their fare share of trouble and fun. Who would have guessed?
We want to thank the Willett familiy for sharing their personal stories and for allowing us to share these stories with you. In so many ways, these stories are what truck camping and Truck Camper Magazine are all about.
Liz Willett of Northstar Campers
When I look back at our truck camping days, we really had some good times with our kids. My husband, Chuck, would just take a camper off the lot for our vacations.