That is a shame, I thought that being one of the top exhibitors in 2008 at Birmingham and seeing them sell so many it seems strange that yet another company is struggling. At the higher prices they charge maybe they sealed their own fate.
So many changes for the new year... 4 X 4 drivers do it off road...
The current situation is becoming very worrying. My wife and I want to make our return to caravanning in October. The rate that things are heading there may be no new caravans to buy. We had set our hearts on a Abbey GTS, but Swift have now dropped the Abbey range. We now have decided on a Swift Callenger, so hopefully there will be one to buy. We don't want a ex demo model because we consider them to be secondhand, especially after half the world have traipsed through them and pinched most of the fittings. We entered caravanning in 1988 after buying a Fleetwood Colchester at the 87 Earls Court show, so it is a real shame to see them become another victim of the recession. Having looked at the current offerings from Fleetwood, we thought they were very expensive, with nothing much aimed at the beginners.
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It is a shame that the caravan industry in this country are following the British motor industry.
The choice that caravaner's will be faced with that want to buy British will be next to nothing, after all Swift Group still make a number of caravans under different marques. But the layouts are limited and the only difference seems to be quality of fittings.
However some of the fittings may be of quality but reading some of the faults that buyers have with Swift, it is a shame that the quality of build is lacking.
Still in 3 years time you will be able to buy Eccles, Sterlings etc marked made in China, badged in the UK.