2006 has been, without exaggeration, a landmark in motorhome design. We may look back in 20 years’ time and consider the likes of Bürstner’s Mega Van, Knaus’ C-Liner and the Hymer Van as ‘year dot’ – as were the Bedford Dormobile and Autohomes Highwayman of the time, in their own humble ways.

The Italian Mobilvetta Kimù 101 is not radical in the same way as the aforesaid German trio – neither is it angular, garish and gadget-driven. The Kimù is a living, breathing, motorhome – one that has been crafted with the kind of loving care that most of us would have put in if we had designed it ourselves.