It looks good but having seen the video walk through Here it's not for me as Mike points out storage space is very limited as the under storage is reduced with the on-board water tanks and central heating boiler, even the upper locker space has been reduced with the inclusion of the power control box.
Talking of power the central heating adds power drain when rallying
The new way that the chest drawer table top works is a great improvement, I hope this is added to all the sprite range.
So yes it looks nice but is not suitable for our needs.
Looks like Swift are moving towards a continental styling withthe inclusion of on-board water tanks and heater with the lighter wood all of which are standard with these vans or all I've owned over the years. I note that the fridge is the same as I have in my Hymer Feeling.
Hymer on the Nova S range for 2011 are also introducing a front roof window but can't say it's for me, window that is.
It's all to do with the new rules for identifying the weight of caravans. keep an eye out for other manufacturers vans as they will look heavier next year. Amonght other things it has to include the weight of things like a battery, full tank where fitted, and a half full toilet !!! (I think).
Mike Swift Challenger 490se (2007) Land Rover Discovery TD5
Hi Mike,yes, I know the rules are changing. It's in this months Camping & Caravan Club Mag. Also Here
But as far as I am aware, its the MIRO thats will now have to include things like the Gas Bottle, Toilet Flush Water and EHU lead. The MTPLM (Max weight the caravan is allowed) should not change. User pay load will reduce, on paper, but not in real terms.
The new calculations will apply to all NCC Approved caravans from the 2011 model year.
If you look at the Bailey Unicorn site, the Payload figures are down about 100kg on what you would expect.
well my wife has now pointed out the van she likes i rang swift there sending me a broacher two rings and they answered the phone ii asked about the on-board tanks and like the window it is a extra on some of the models twin axle models ( My dads first Marden classic van had one wayed a tonne ) they did say that you can order what you want eg add things or take things off interesting very helpfull and she is sending a price list she would not tell me on the phone ::)lol try as i might the only model i think they need to look at is the Conqueror 645 as you need to get past the bed when needing the bathroom does not look like much room mind you the kids would just jump on us
Last Edit: Aug 25, 2010 16:21:02 GMT by northerndj