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An exclusive spec for the 2018 Sun TI range means lots of extra equipment and some very clever design. Read our Knaus Sun TI 700 MEG Platinum review!
It’s a proven formula for sales success. Take some popular models, ramp them up with a whole host of extra equipment, add a supplementary name – Platinum, in this instance – maintain a competitive price, and bingo! Smart bargain-hunters will pounce.
I viewed this example at Derby-based Don Amott Leisure Kingdom, one of seven UK Knaus dealers.
Sun TIs have a double-floor construction, which means the kind of insulation suited to all-year touring; and lots of extra low-level storage, some accessible from outside, some from within.
Lounging & dining
The location of the grill/over is too high, however.
Across the corridor is a 145-litre fridge, with automatic energy selector.
The 700 MEG is not without criticism, of course. One of my main bugbears is the fact that overhead lockers mean you can’t sit upright on the single beds.
The patented Service Box, offering external single-point access to electric hook-up, fresh water tank, dump valves, leisure battery, gas cylinder storage and more, is another great idea.
Typical of many imports, the habitation door and internal layout haven’t been switched for the UK, although few folk seem to find that a problem these days. In fact, this floorplan is growing in popularity.
|Fresh/waste water||124L / 101L|
|Leisure battery||100 Ah|
|Gas bottle size||11kg|
|Number of gas bottles||2|
The Sun TI 700 MEG Platinum isn’t perfect: the grill/oven is set quite high, and the overhead lockers mean you can’t sit up in bed. But quality and style come together almost perfectly in this premium low-profile, and the Platinum specification levels really make this a motorhome that’s not to be missed.
- Relative bargain
- Lots of equipment
- Clever design
- Grill/oven is set quite high
- You can't sit up in bed