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  1. Paul greenhurst

    Paul greenhurst Read Only Funster

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    37 keen camper since 2005 when i met my know wife Sally,

    I stummbled on this web site while looking for info on our possible new van a Swift Sundance 590rs 2005.

    So i thought i would become a member and mybe make a few new friends.

    P.S. If anyone has any info good or bad on our possible new van then i would be very appriciated.

    Cheers Paul. :Cool:
     
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    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Welcome to the Fun Paul---

    Personally? I wouldn't buy a swift as if you read around it seems to indicate agro.

    But.

    Many do, and would do again.:thumb:
     
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    Hi and welcomne to the fun. whilst you will find many negative posts regarding swift vans, I'm sure there must be more owners that are happy with them or the company would fold. Lots of info on here if you are able to search for it (you may have to subscribe in order to do that)
     
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    Hi Paul, welcome to the fun:thumb:
     
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    Hi Paul, jump in, both feet, most of them on here are nutters or similar but they do know their stuff, primarily it is a fun site but there is a mine of info in here. .....Welcome
     
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    Hi and welcome Paul
     
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    Hi Paul

    Everyone has their own opinion on here

    We had our first swift 2 years ago which was a 590rs we loved it, the only thing we found was that the layout didnt work with 2 adults 2 children and a golden retriever

    Our second swift which we have now is the sundance 630 l,, rear loune, very comfortable. never had any problems with the van at all and would totally recommend it to others on here

    hope you are as happy with yours as we have been with ours

    Leanne :Smile::Smile:
     
  8. Paul greenhurst

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    Lay out great for us.

    Thank you for the possative feed back of the swift, we got the old version of the swift 590 on an X reg and it works great for us as only me and Sally but i could see what problems you would encounter with 2 children and a dog. :Smile:
     
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    Hi Paul, the Swift motorhomes we have owned have been very good indeed. :thumb:
     
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    Welcome to Fun. Just sold our Swift Bolero which we had for a year. Thoroughly enjoyed her and only sold as we are upgradingd to A Class.

    Check out www.swift-talk.co.uk for any specific technical info. There are Swift employees answering queries/problems on the forum and they are good at getting answers back to you:thumb:
     
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    Hello Paul,

    I would say that Swift are no better or worse than the rest!

    You read and hear bad reports on all makes of van, so as long as you are happy with it don't worry!

    I think that motorhome manufacturers in general need a good kick up the backside judging by some of the faults that people have on brand new vans!
    With the sort of price tags that are on these vans you would expect at the very least a good relaible product and not shoddy workmanship!
     
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    Welcome Paul :thumb: :Smile:
     
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    Hi Paul, and welcome. :welcomefunster:
     
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    Hi Paul
    I have a 2002 Swift Suntor 590RS we have had many happy years with our van
    The main faults with this model are split shower tray, almost anything plastic inside the van ie taps cupboard catches etc. fading decals also a problem.
    be sure to check the above first before buying.

    cheers Jim
     
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    Somehow the titel of this thread attracted me :Eeek:

    We dont have a Swift, so cannot comment on that :cry:

    Have Fun

    Paul​
     
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    Thank you

    Cheers Jim, Yes the shower base does seem to be a common problem and it is one of the things on my list to check, we have an X reg sundance and the samething happed to that and at the time i just thought it was on of those things, but it seems to be a bit more than ONE! :Smile:
     
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    Hi Paul, welcome to the fun:thumb:
    We have had three motorhome, all are made by swift and would buy again..:thumb:
     
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    Hi Paul :welcome: to motorhome fun :thumb:

    Our last van was a Swift Kontiki and we did a lot in the time we had it, but wanted a fully winterised van we could use all year.:BigGrin: But it was good for the money and never had any problem with it. :Smile: Bob and Jane.
     
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    Winter

    Hi BOB and JANE

    When you say you got a fully winterised one, did you find the swift to cold in the winter months and struggled to keep it warm?
    We do a lot of wild camping and one of the reasons we are changing is that we think a newer van will be warmer in the winter as the X reg Swift Sundance we got at the moment has a few DRAFTS!!!! :Eek!:
     
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    Hi again Paul, I looked long and hard at Swift and Autosleeper, I liked the open airy feel of them both. I went for a winterised van (24 TOG if you believe the blurb) as my previous vans were not easy to keep warm on colder days.

    I'm still exploring my latest purchase and when I found the hab battery in between the double floor I also noticed the size of the insulation slab, 2" thick, no wonder these winterised vans are easier and cheaper to heat.

    The Swift will do you just fine I'm sure, the winterised ones are for skiing trips or similar.:thumb:
     

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