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Despite its eye-watering price tag, read our review and discover why we think the Knaus Sun I 900 LEG represents fantastic value for money
Knaus has thought ‘big’ with these flagship models, not only with their 8.82m (almost 29 feet) length, but also with their target market appeal. They are aimed at those wishing for luxury to be in the DNA of their motorcaravanning experience, and this has been achieved by going back to the metaphorical drawing board on everything and considering just how it can all be made a little bit better. In addition, Lowdhams has specified (almost) every conceivable extra as standard, and included them all in the price tag.
For us, the essence of the Sun I is that it is a contemporary living space worthy of the most upmarket apartment, but can be taken wherever you want.
On the road
Lounging & dining
Behind the nearside seating is a TV that emerges courtesy of an electric motor, so there’s no need for much effort – although one still has to press the buttons on the remote for the fully automatic satellite system to bring you your latest soap fix. The operation of lighting, heating and the reading of levels can be achieved remotely via a smartphone or tablet.
All of the drawers are soft-close, the task lighting efficient, and the adjacent, glass-fronted unit with cubby holes looks both stylish and useful. Conspicuous by its absence on our test motorhome was a 230V microwave oven.
Those seeking a permanent double bed here should take a look at this ’van’s 900 LEX stablemate; both models also have a huge, drop-down double bed over the cab.
Whoever was responsible for choosing the glass shower doors, the contemporary Monobloc tap and the stylish basin and shower-drainage systems deserves a bonus, because they have epitomised the company’s mission statement for the Knaus Sun I: ‘The best of everything, and always a bit more than you need’.
|Fresh/waste water||180L / 200L|
|Leisure battery||95 Ah|
|Secondary leisure battery||95 Ah|
|Gas tank size||11kg|
|Number of gas tank compartments||2|
The Knaus Sun I 900 LEG isn’t cheap, but it does offer great value for money. In the introduction we referred to (almost) every conceivable extra – what we really missed was an awning. Despite that, we strongly recommend that this motorhome should be on the shortlist of anybody considering full-timing. And to see other Knaus motorhomes for sale, click here.
- Accommodation is luxurious and equipment is plentiful
- Despite its size, the Knaus is good to drive
- The central washroom is stylish and a very flexible space
- There's no awning
- It has a big overhang