Knaus Van TI Class-C motorhome shows the world what German engineering can achieve
In doing so, I came to Germany and am looking at a company known only as Knaus. If the name sounds familiar to you it should be, as we have featured some of their motorhomes, mobile homes and caravans on self-evolution before.
Since 1960, Knaus has had the kind of history that matches companies like Winnebago and even Airstream. Once you find out and see what this team can do with a motorhome, you can fly to Europe to get yourself a Knaus motorhome.
The motorhome we are going to explore today is known as Van TI, a Class C motorhome with enough equipment to accommodate three people with absolutely everything at hand. Like most other RV manufacturers, Knaus also offers a range of floor plans to meet specific needs and wants. In the case of the TI, three floor plans can be chosen, the largest being the 650 MEG. But, to make things easier to understand, I’m going to focus on the features and specifications available for all models.
Now for a base vehicle you will find a Fiat Ducato with a weight limit of 3,500 kg (7,716 lb). This kind of load also needs a powerhouse to get things done. To do this, a 120 hp 2.2-liter Multijet engine with FWD is what Knaus considers sufficient to do the job. One floor plan, the 640 MEG, uses a MAN TGE base vehicle with a 2.0 liter diesel engine with 140 hp and a manual gearbox. If you want a different engine, Knaus offers a few other options as well, all for an extra charge of course.
Features such as hill holding, abs, electronic immobilizer, trailer stability control system and even crosswind assist are just a few of the safety and assistance features Knaus has put in place. Cruise control and post-crash braking are just a few more.
As for systems aimed at giving owners an off-grid life, the TI is one of those motorhomes that lack for nothing. For starters, the RV features 95 liter (25.1 gallon) freshwater and wastewater tanks, optional solar panels, up to 300 watts, and a heavy-duty electrical and water system.
Honestly, if I were to try to go through all the features available for each system, each would require its own article. Heck, for an average dealership price of € 63,000 ($ 73,836 at current exchange rates) and up, depending on the model, you can expect the Van TI to be ready for any worthy road adventure. However, a category of TI called “Vansation” starts at € 52,638 ($ 61,691 at current exchange rates). I don’t know if this includes taxes and handling fees.
Inside the TI, the living area is filled with everything you could possibly want, including a pretty, nifty bathroom. Things like a two-burner stove, stainless steel sink, and refrigerator can be used in the kitchen, while bathrooms take the form of wet tubs and have toilets, showers, and sinks. with tap.
At the very back of each mobile home, the bedroom is in a double bed or twin bed configuration. However, with twin bedding, the space between the beds can be filled with pillows, creating a much larger sleeping space.
I mentioned earlier that Knaus comes with a really long list of features and even options. While this is true, the team also offers packages aimed at meeting certain lifestyle needs and / or wants. Some packages provide Trauma heating and air conditioning, while others provide garage doors and GPS tracking systems. Honestly, your creativity is the only limit in creating the Van TI for your lifestyle.
If what I mentioned above and the gallery images caught your eye, then check out the manufacturer’s website to push this story even further. But beware, if you have money on your credit card and are looking for a mobile home, you may not need to look any further.