Until very recently, if you said the word ‘”A-class”, what sprang to mind – apart from a beautifully sculpted front panel – was a gas-guzzling behemoth. One that only serious motorcaravanners, or at least those with a C1 license and a huge amount of money, could drive. 

But things are changing. Itineo and Mobilvetta have been at the fore in offering cheaper A-class models, while Hymer and Carthago have been working on getting the weight down. 

Now, Roller Team is also challenging the idea that A-classes have to be long – at 5.99m, its new Pegaso 590 is shorter than many van conversions. And at £59,990 OTR – about the same price as the highest-spec VW California Ocean camper – it seems an attainable price. But does it stack up in real life? We took it away to see.