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Hi, apologies if I don't know the correct terminolgy for some things, as I am new to motorhoming, and deciding on which model to buy.
I am a bit lost with so much choice.
Does anyone know of a van conversion motorhome, or compact motorhome, that has a lounge and drop down bed? I was thinking of something like the Swift C404, which seems to be the ideal layout for me.
Also, I have noticed that Swift motorhomes don't seem to get very good reviews?
Is there something I should know!?
Any help appreciated
 

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OK the terminology would be,

PVC = panel van conversion
Coachbuilt motorhome = the van front is still there with a body built on the back, these can then split again into compact, low profile or alcove which would be a bed over the cab.
A class = in this configuration the only part of the original vehicle that is used is the chassis and dashboard but without the metal front, the body and front are integrated into 1 living space.

Swift?, I don't like to criticise other peoples choice of van BUT there are suggestions that the quality is not what it could be and they they can be a bit prone to leaks and damp, Continental vans are usually thought to be more watertight but the layout is not always to peoples taste so it's a personal thing.

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Thanks, I will have a look at Benimar. Need something small enough to fit on drive so less than 6 metres

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Benimars are a lot better built than the UK junk, and they come with many extras. Also I'd look carefully at the Ford rather than the Fiat base, especially if you go for the auto option. The 170bhp auto is a dream to drive and it has a better sat nav and warranty (5 years). No doubt you'll get someone come back and say all Fords get stolen. Basically all makes all can get stolen these days, so extra protection needed. nearly everything included in the Swift comfort pack is standard with the Benimar.
 
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Yes, the smaller payloads are due to them being better built! The 202 has 520kg payload. Plenty for most.
 
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Swifts are Ok if you are into DIY .. You will spend most of your time trying to screw / glue it back together again.
 
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Thanks, I dont think I have seen one yet with a Ford engine.
Does anyone have a van conversion? How do they compare to coachbuilt ones?

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Thanks, I dont think I have seen one yet with a Ford engine.
Does anyone have a van conversion? How do they compare to coachbuilt ones?
We have a Murvi Morocco a 6m van conversion. They do other models down to 5.5m long. They have the biggest kitchen you are likely to find anywhere and with no obstructions across the sliding door they feel very spacious inside - in my opinion of course!

This is us in Corsica now. I asked Mrs DBK to drape herself across the bonnent but she refused. :)

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The current jaunt is being described here.

 
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