Swift 2008 models

Discussion in 'Swift Motorhomes' started by C.L.S, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. C.L.S

    C.L.S Trader - Service & Repairs

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    Went to the dealers at the weekend to view and snag the new Kontiki i had ordered , a 2008 model . Well what can i say :cry: There revisions made to the Kontiki had me in fits of rage .

    1. No spare wheel --- yes i know this is a Fiat descision but Swift did install them on the 2007 models.

    2. Digital control microwave -- replaced with a cheaper turn dail version

    3. Entertainment system-- on a 2007 model the Kontiki was equipped with a 7" drop down tv that served the reversing camera aswell, stereo incorporated a dvd player all pre-wired to the cab area with freeview and also wired in the bedroom area and AV sockets installed to rear........ 2008 model 1 FLAT SCREEN TV with built in dvd and freeview :Rofl1: :Doh: two mounting brackets for tv one in bedroom and one stuck behind drivers door effectively rendering 2 seats unusable. So thats 2 brackets installed but only 1 swing arm tv mount supplied so i presume if you want to watch tv you carry the tv with you :Blush: Obviously on a 2007 the cab was pre-wired by Swift making it easy to install satalite tv using the existing wiring ( remove freeview) and wire in satalite , all that flexibility and ease of installation has been removed :Angry:

    On the plus side Swift have made some good revisions like domestic quality mattress , full size fridge freezer ( approaching rv size :thumb: ) full en route heating system.

    Swift have actually contacted me via email and telephone after i voiced my dissapointment and concerns over there revisions.

    Between the dealer and Swift we have made changes to the Kontiki that suits are own personal requirements.

    Well done Swift for taking the time for listening to your customers and acting on comments made.
     
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  2. RockieRV

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    Good result then Mark.

    When do you pick it up?
     
  3. C.L.S

    C.L.S Trader - Service & Repairs

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    Unfortunatly the weekend of the " Grand opening meet" :cry:
     
  4. Rapide561

    Rapide561 Read Only Funster

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    Spare wheel

    Hello

    What did you do re the spare wheel? Have you got one or are you using the fix and go kit?

    Russell
     
  5. Don Madge

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    Russell,

    There is a thread running on the Motorhome List and it seems the RAC/AA might not assist you if you do not have a legal spare wheel.

    I'll find the thread and post it here.

    Don
     
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    Hello Don

    I have a spare wheel, but if I ordered a van that did not have a spare wheel, being a bit belt and braces, I would certainly acquire one.

    Russell
     
  7. C.L.S

    C.L.S Trader - Service & Repairs

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    Russell i insisted on having a proper spare wheel and carrier fitted , don,t think a puncture repair kit and a 12volt compressor would be much use if you damaged the tyre :Sad:
     
  8. Adria 5

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    hi why no spare wheel?:Doh: on new model? not HSE AGAIN

    ray
     
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