Oh hell ... now I'm in trouble!!!!

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  1. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

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    I need your help! o_O

    Hubby has just 'discovered' the new Swift Rio 340 MH - a narrow coachbuilt with virtually the same layout as our current PVC (Autocruise Accent) but whereas we have the standard 2 rear opening van doors, it has a large tailgate ...

    HELP ... he's SERIOUSLY considering changing my our beloved PVC for it!!!!! :eek:
     
  2. K9Brian

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    Just mention the word "Damp" - that should put him off.
     
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  3. CWH

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    Went to look at the Rio with serious designs on getting one - but storage is very limited (over-seat/ bed lockers VERY shallow front-to-back). In the 2-berth, tiny kitchen work surface (but somehow much larger in the 4-berth!)
    Decided against. Felt it was a weekender rather than a live-in. Depends what you're used to I suppose.
    Still like the tailgate though!
     
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  4. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

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    The kitchen in the 2 berth is smaller due to the rear full length settees that eat into the space (which can be used as single beds or a large double), the 4 berth has shorter rear settees (as it has a transverse electric drop down double above) so that's why the kitchen is bigger. Storage is a major consideration though as we have a lot of stuff we take with us.

    Not seen one in the flesh as he's only JUST discovered it but he's thinking of going to see one ... even if I can put him off for now we're going to Peterborough show and he's sure to spot one there!!!! I LOVE my Accent ... :love: ... perhaps we can have 'his' and 'hers' vans .... :D
     
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  5. dave newell lvs

    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

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    You owned a Swift once didn't you, wasn't that enough?

    D.
     
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  6. Jim

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    Nice looking van. Those extra few inches of width make a huge difference over a PVC
     
  7. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Stop shopping Mel!:) you know it makes sense, just slap the old fella around the head with a wet towel to sobre him up!

    a swift.....Seriously? after all you have learnt.:)
     
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    Look around any campsite... Swift group motorhomes and caravans outnumber all others by at least 10 to 1 . Are we saying they are all damp? I think not.
    Don't get me on this German is best B****cks, I've had 2 damp German vans and no damp Swifts!
     
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    We were thinking of the 4 berth but not until next year both hubby and I liked the look of it. We are more weekenders, 10 dayers, I can't envisage being away for months on end.
     
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    Tell him the Swift warranty only covers a max of 90 days outside the UK

     
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  11. Eddystone

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    That's ridiculous!
     
  12. CWH

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    ... but true! :((n):(
     
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    "Coachbuilt" means expense plus risk of water ingress. So if you are going that route why not do the job properly and have some decent space rather than doing impressions of sardines. The extra width makes all the difference.
     
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    Just say "No".


    JJ :cool:
     
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  15. Lenny HB

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    Really Mel a Swift that's going too far, If you really want to go back to a CB some of the Hymer Exsis range are not much bigger than a panel van and at least you would be able to rely on the build quality.
     
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  16. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Indeed...On second thoughts Mel, forget about the wet towel treatment...Get the old fella around to the quacks for a dementia test pronto.

    Sorry.... But I fear the worst:coffee:
     
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    The motto for the Royal Corps of Signals is...........wait for it!!.......Swift and Sure. We have a Swift, admittedly an old one, but Sure it is the right van for us!! No complaints, good thing, warrenty ran out some 14 years ago!! :giggler:
     
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    I can't believe that under EU legislation that clause can be legal ?o_O
     
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  19. CWH

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    My last email from them:
    "I can advise that our terms and conditions still remain this conditions remains the same and that the warranty policy only applies to motorhomes purchased and used primarily within the UK and that the motorhome is not used for continuous journeys outside of the UK of longer than 90 days per journey. We would recommend referring to the Fiat of Peugeot handbook for use of the base vehicle outside of the UK. "​
    So as its the body not the actual 'vehicle' that's not covered I suppose it's not TOO bad.....???
     
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    Oh, C'mon lads. This is obvously a wind-up. When did a woman never get her own way ?











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