Vanmaster is celebrating 21 years of manufacturing luxury tourers – caravans that aren’t just made, they are built, and not by robots on a production line, but by a small and dedicated workforce.

In fact (and sit down before you read this next bit), it takes five weeks to build a Vanmaster from scratch, which equates to many man-hours. So, as you might expect, a pretty hefty bank balance is needed, should you want to buy one.

We tested the first Vanmaster, back in September 1995. It was an end-washroom, two-berth layout named Ovation

It was a cracking caravan with real wood veneers plus a high spec. It cost £15k then, which was a lot of dosh over 20 years ago.

Vanmaster is basically out on its own in a very niche market sector, with competition down to mass-produced luxury models such as Buccaneer, the new-for-2017 Alarias from Lunar Caravans and Coachman’s Laser. So, to be honest, the competitors are more than limited.

The Vanmaster V640s is a four-berth tourer that was launched at the NEC Motorhome and Caravan Show in October, and is a super twin-axle model with end fixed twin beds.

It also comes highly specified, with an E&P self-levelling system and a bespoke chassis with a mighty weight rating of 2500kg.

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