Sterling is one of the caravan brands owned by the Swift Group, based in Hull. Swift was founded in 1965 and the firm bought Sprite Leisure in 1994, renaming it Sterling the following year. So Sterling’s family tree goes right back to Sprite, the first caravan created in 1949 by Sam Alper. Swift relaunched the Sprite Caravans range, marketed alongside the popular Sterling brand in 2004.

The 2010 Sterling Eccles Moonstone is a good looking caravan, with thoughtful design features, but it is heavy to tow. This caravan needs a 4×4 or an executive class estate as a tow car, which seems surprising for a mid-range four-berth.