German brand Knaus has been around since the early 1960s, arriving in the UK in 1974.

One market sector that does particularly well over here is the compact family line-up, so we were keen to get a close look at the Sport Silver 400LK – the model we’re reviewing had in fact been sold just days before.

The 400LK has very little competition in the UK, except for the Elddis Explore 304, which is an impressive little tourer.

Priced at £16,499, the Sport looks like good value, but we wanted to assess the general build quality before we made our final judgement.

Using a layout that had reigned supreme up until the late 1980s, the Knaus has a front lounge, side kitchen plus wardrobe and washroom opposite, and a single dinette in the rear.