Swift Escape 664

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  1. duntentin

    duntentin Read Only Funster

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    Hi first time posting Can anyone give me any info on swift escape 664 as we are thinking of getting one in near future any info will do Thanks :Rofl1::Rofl1::thumb:
     
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    I only know that they were launched early this year as a entry level van and have had great reviews, the only thing I would say is that there will be no extras on them and you will probably have to pay extra for full oven, canopy, bike rack and possibly blown air heating, just have a good look at what you really need and what you get, you could get a fantastic deal on a 18month old van which someone else has paid for all the extra kit for you and they will of had the privilage of sorting out all the snags from a new van

    Hope this helps:Smile:
     
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    nicklb talks a lot of sense.For the money you'll pay for a new swft escape 664,you could get a "used" van with awning,privacy room,solar power,sat system,lots of extras that will cost you a fortune.whatever you decide happy travelling:thumb:
     
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    Have read on another forum that they have light weight chassis and unable to have towbar fitted because of this.

    JOHN.
     
  5. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Swift Escapes

    Key features

    • Class-leading performance and economy from Fiat's 100 MultiJet diesel engine with 5-speed gearbox
    • ABS brakes with EBD (electronic brake force distribution)
    • Spare wheel and tyre
    • Electrically operated and tinted cab windows
    • Remote central locking of cab doors and immobiliser with rolling code
    • Radio/CD/MP3 player with iPod connection
    • Thermal cab window covers
    • One-piece, thick gauge aluminium sidewalls
    • Lap and diagonal seat belts on all designated passenger seats
    • Secure positive catches on all furniture doors
    • Seat tops with beech slats, spring-assisted for easy access (except travelling seats)
    • Removable carpets over woodblock effect vinyl flooring
    • Heki rooflight in lounge area with flyscreen and adjustable blind
    • 80 Litre electronic ignition refrigerator with 230V, gas and 12V operation
    • Combination thermostatic oven and grill with electronic ignition
    • Thetford C250 cassette toilet with electric flush and 18 litre wheeled holding tank
    • Three 230V sockets
    • 250 Watt charger/transformer for 12V supply
    Key options

    • 130 MultiJet diesel engine with 6-speed gearbox (686 only)
    • Comfort Pack consisting of:-
      - Easy action concertina door flyscreen
      - Ultraheat dual fuel blown air heating system ducted to living, sleeping and washroom areas
      - Pleated windscreen blind
      - Pair of scatter cushions
    Additional features

    Fiat Chassis-cab
    • Variable power steering
    • Adjustable steering wheel position
    • Driver's airbag
    • Headlamp height adjustment
    • Lockable (Laptop PC size) central storage box
    • Door pockets with bottle holders
    • Two DIN sockets
    • Driver and passenger seats in 622,624 & 686 models with:
      - Position and rake adjustment (driver's seat also has height adjustment)
      - Armrest
      - Full upholstered covers
      - Base surrounds
    • Driver and passenger seats in 664 model with:
      - Position, height and rake adjustment
      - Swivels
      - Two armrests
      - Full upholstered covers
      - Base surrounds
    • Cab carpet (removable)
    Body and Exterior equipment

    • GRP moulded skirts
    • ABS moulded lower rear panel
    • High level brake light
    • Exterior door with burstproof locking
    • Single key for all habitation doors
    • Stepwell and manually retractable step with buzzer warning
    • Exterior access locker door (664 model only)
    • Double glazed opening windows with night-latch ventilation
    • Flush fitting exterior light
    • Compartment for 2 x 7kg gas bottles with fitted butane/propane regulator
    • Fixing points for rear-mounted cycle rack
    • 32mm 'sandwich' walls with HD polystyrene insulation core
    • 32mm 'sandwich' roof with HD polystyrene insulation core
    • 46mm 'sandwich' floor with styrofoam insulation core
    Living Area

    • High resilience foam in seats and backrests (150mm/6")
    • Sprung fixed bed mattress in 664 model
    • 75mm/3" high resilience foam luton bed mattress (High-Line models)
    • Removable aluminium ladder to the over-cab bed (High-Line models)
    • Kitchen rooflight with flyscreen and blind
    • Cassette flyscreens and blinds on all windows
    • Removable entrance mat
    Kitchen

    • Removable drainer with dedicated storage
    • Food grade nylon chopping board with dedicated storage
    • Chrome finish brass pillar tap with long spout
    • 3 burner gas hob with electronic ignition
    • Glass hob lid
    Washroom

    • 35mm thick entrance door with domestic style mortice lock and handle
    • Overhead towel shelf
    • Chrome finish brass mixer taps and shower taps
    • Rooflight with flyscreen (686 only)
    • Opening window (except 686)
    Heating and Plumbing

    • Trumastore gas and electric water heater
    • Truma 3kW gas space heater
    • Grade 2 classification for heating and thermal insulation (for low ambient temperatures)
    • 70 litre internal fresh water tank with level sensor
    • Pressurised fresh water system with self-priming pump
    • 68 litre waste water tank with level sensor
    Electrical

    • Fully protected mains electric system
    • 12V control panel near doorway with controls for:
      - 12V power on/off
      - Water pump and lighting circuits
      - Tank levels
      - Leisure battery state
    • 85 amp-hour leisure battery in exterior access locker
    • External aerial connection point in battery locker
    • TV station with 230V and 12V sockets, aerial socket for connection to customer's own aerial.
    • 25 metre mains hook-up cable
     
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    Looks like you get quite a lot for your money Peter.

    John.
     
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    we go to collect our new 664 on tuesday next
    with towbar, bike rack and awning fitted

    will feed back here on how it goes

    Pete
     
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    We have just collected our new Escape 664 after 4 happy years of owning an Adria Van M.

    Major benefit is the fixed bed combined with short overall length and low profile.

    Dealer fitted extras were towbar, bike rack and awning. The whole package looks great and we have already noted the driving position (Fiat) is much better than the Adria (Renault). According to the computer, the mpg was over 40 on the motorway - lets hope it stays good once general use is included. (I would be happy with 25-35 in mixed use)

    any comments welcome





    Pete
     
  9. CURLYCORNFLAKE

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    664 escape

    We have one had it from Apl 10 done 6k miles in it including France.Got ours with the blown air heating. Would I buy it again I would say yes but we had to wait 6 months delivery.
    Peter which tow bar have you had fitted?

    as Johns Cross says you get a lot for the money In our case we couldn't find the ideal second hand van so bought this new.

    Have a great time in it maybe see you on a funsters meet [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  10. peterandclare

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    Hi Curly - thanks for this. looking forward to our first trip

    The towbar is a Towtal - motor-home specific, and seems a neat job. It will only be used for the bike (Yamaha TDM 900) but will hopefully add another dimension to our motor-homing

    atb

    Pete
     
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    why oh why

    Morning all,

    Read this thread with great interest as some good friends of ours own an Escape, can`t believe how this thread started with answers to someone who wanted to know about a motorhome and was quoted a load of nonesense, come on guys if you don`t know the answer best to say nothing rather than give an opinion on which you clearly knew nothing about.

    Well done Johns Cross for the correct information.

    This website has always been a fountain of knowledge lets keep it like that. :thumb:

    Ps Hiya to Ian and Tracey :wine:
     
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  12. peterandclare

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    Update - Had our first trip now the weather has improved and no major problems. Much, much more space and comfort than our previous van (Adria van M), and only minor teething snags. Very happy so far.

    Not sure which bit of previous posts are nonsense and hope I have not contributed to this. Can you be more specific RnC please? This will help other readers.

    Pete
     
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    Me and 'er indoors are considering an Escape 622 when we return to Motorhoming full time next year..Anyone have one or know of any owners would appreciate a "Heads Up" as it were...Thanks!!
     
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    Swift escape bike rack?

    Hi we have just purchased a Swift Escape 664 and we want to fit a bike rack - do you know what make / model of rack has been fitted to yours ?
    Thanks Tracy
     
  15. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Hi Tracy,

    If you give Darren or Matt a ring on 01-580-883062 they will be able to answer all your queries and supply one with Funsters Discount if you wish:thumb:

    Peter
     
  16. peterandclare

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    ours is Fiamma 2 bike rack, fitted pre delivery by dealer

    no problems at all (we had similar on our last van)

    hope you enjoy the Escape

    Pete
     
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    Update on this one

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    1. general - we have thoroughly enjoyed our Escape for the last 2 years although did not use it as much as the last Adria due to injury and lousy weather.

    2. design - the design is exactly as we wished and must be one of the most space efficient fixed bed vans on the market

    3. quality - built to a price I think but so far so good. Not sure how long the habitaition will last and would welcome any views on future water seepage

    4. economy - absolutely brilliant with regular 35 plus m.p.g. (37.2 best average)

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    5. extras have had camera and extra speakers fitted by Autosoiund - good job done and

    6. next steps - probably going to have a Bosch Aerial fitted as the Radio reception is poor while running. Considering cruise control and solar panel. Any views welcome?

    Any comments or advice will be welcomed as ever

    Pete


    p.s. The additional speakers (in wardrobe) are brilliant allowing sound to be set specifically in the areas of the van needed (useful to stop annoying any passers -by with Radio 4 blasting oot in't early morning)
     
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    Had ours 4 years & 4 months ,no problems whatsoever. Fitted a few extras,
    Sat dish, awning, tow. Bar (for toad), 2 110 amp batteries, 2 tv's, Gaslow cylinders, running lights, rear camera, only other thing we may consider would. Be cruise control :thumb::thumb:
     
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