Vanmaster has been in business for 20 years and although this prestige producer has had some rocky patches in that time, the luxury caravan brand has survived and held onto its reputation. 

We viewed its first prototype in 1995, when it was poised to make waves as a niche brand. It continues to excel in this sector of the market, which attracts the most uncompromising of UK customers. 

Of the original owners, three people still work for Vanmaster, passing on their skills in caravan construction. 

We got hold of a new twin-axle V640 TB to see what makes the latest crop of stately homes on wheels special.