Since caravanning began in earnest in the 1920s, there have always been tourers that were particularly small. Today, a growing number of super-compact models, domestic and imported, are available; but it’s still considered a niche market. 

One new foreign make is Pino, a Turkish brand that made its mark in the manufacture of luxury yachts. This expertise has influenced the development of its caravans. For example, Pino builds to customer specification, including colour and graphics. 

Its micro tourer, the two-berth Pino Pi 2010, is part of a range that includes conventional-size vans, and all are being introduced into the UK by a Scottish importer based in Crieff, Perthshire. We looked at the demonstrator model after it had been towed a gruelling 24,000 miles.