Knaus

Knaus

Helmet Knaus established Knaus in Marktbreit, Bavaria in 1961. Their first caravan, Schwalbennest, a small lightweight caravan, was launched the same year. The company launched the Südwind the following year, a range that it is still available today, though almost unrecognisable from the classic caravan launched in 1962.

Knaus UK, which produces caravans unique to the British market, has received many awards at our Caravan Design Awards. Back in 2006 they won their first awards for the StarClass 550 and 560, with their Sport & Fun winning the Any Caravan Class £16,000 - £19,000 class in 2016. In 2018, Knaus UK excelled at our Awards receiving a total of six awards. The StarClass 480 not only retained its Any Caravan £23,000 - £28,000 title from 2017 but was also awarded the Any 2-Beth Caravan trophy. Its stablemate the Knaus StarClass 550 won the Any Caravan £28,000 - £34,000 class and the Any Large Family Caravan category. Finally, the StarClass 695 walked away with the Any Caravan over £34,000 and Any Caravan with Dedicated Bed(s) titles.

In 2019 not only did the Knaus StarClass 480 retain its Any Two Berth Caravan title for the third time with the StarClass, but the Knaus StarClass 695 won Any Caravan over £34,000 for the second year running. Completing the hat trick of Awards for Knaus in 2019 was the Sport & Fun which won the Any Caravan £18,000 - £21,000 class.

Knaus Sport Silver Selection 400LK

"Neat design for 2, 3 or 4. Good quality for the price."

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Knaus Sport & Fun Black Edition

"What was a desirable toy-hauler has grown up and become sophisticated as well as practical. Innovative use of the lightweight chassis."

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Knaus Sport 540 UE Silver Selection

"Pleasing and roomy u-shaped lounge."

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Knaus StarClass 565

"Twin bed luxury in a towable package."

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Knaus StarClass 695

"Sumptuous and stylish no-compromise caravan for couples wanting twin bed luxury."

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Knaus Südwind 580 UE

"A terrific four-berth that magically transforms into a couples caravan when the kids leave home."

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Knaus Südwind 580 QS

"Great for families who want fixed bed and fixed bunks."

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Knaus StarClass 480

"The German approach to a classic two-berth tourer, reasonably light and comfortable."

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Knaus Sport Silver 500

"A bright, appealing and spacious caravan for those who use sites."

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Knaus Sport Silver 540

"Tons of ‘wow’!"

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Knaus Sport & Fun

"Great concept, fantastic equipment hauler, a valuable addition to the market. "

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Knaus StarClass 480

"2-berth, easy to use, easy to live with."

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Knaus StarClass 565

"Another great StarClass, excellent attention to detail and outstanding build quality."

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Knaus StarClass 695

"The washroom has the lot with a sealed shower and drying rail! "

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Knaus Sudwind 540

"A comfortable twin-bed tourer with lots of storage. "

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