Solar Panel (1 Viewer)

Nov 6, 2018
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Picking up our new Bessacarr 597 soon. (Brand New but 2018 model)
Quick question as I now can only download the 2019 year model.
Does it have a solar panel fitted ?
Thanks (Excited Dave & Maureen)
 

bobandjanie

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Apr 28, 2008
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Hi David, might be better asking if anyone has a 2018 Bessacarr 597 and asking them the question or of course the dealer. (y)

Exciting times ahead. :LOL: Bob.
 

Blue Knight

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Aug 7, 2017
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Hi David, this is an extract of the electrical spec of the Bessacar range. The 100w solar unit is the 3rd point from the bottom.

I would still give the dealer a call (y)

All the best,

Andrew

  • Exclusive Swift Command control system with New larger 7” LCD colour touchscreen panel with improved user interface and functionality featuring;
    • New simplified controls for monitoring and managing:
      • Power
        • Battery selection, battery level meter and power usage
        • 230V AC load limiter (settable between 5 amps & 16 amps)
        • Solar panel charging levels
      • Heating control of Alde system
      • Environment monitoring with internal & external temperature and internal humidity levels
      • Selected lighting control
      • Water system controls and tank levels and control of tank drain valves
      • Air-conditioning compatible with Dometic and Truma (dealer fit option, model dependent)
    • Pre-installed Swift Command Tracker, a Thatcham Category 6 approved pro-active tracker (subject to annual description)
    • Swift Command App with Newinterface that is easier to use and more intuitive, enabling you to manage and monitor key vehicle functions from your mobile device including power, heating and selected lighting:
      • Incorporates a simpler connectivity selection:
      • Bluetooth connectivity when with the vehicle
      • Wi-Fi / GSM connectivity when away from the vehicle
      • Includes the useful ‘Places of Interest’ feature including ‘Campsites’ from the Camping & Caravanning Club and Swift dealership locations
  • Fully sealed, long life, 100 Amp-hour (Dir 2006/66/EC) leisure battery below driver’s seat
  • Minimum of 4 x 230V chrome sockets and New dedicated USB points
  • New 12V socket for rear passenger seats (model specific)
  • Mains 230V supply via easy-access consumer unit to sockets, fridge, microwave oven, heater, water heater and battery charger/transformer
  • TV station(s) with flatscreen bracket 230V, 12V supply and co-ax link to outside connector
  • 25 Amp/300W charger/transformer for leisure batteries
  • Enhanced ultra-low energy lighting system:
    • Dimmable LED spotlights
    • Over-locker and under-locker LED ambient lighting
    • Low-level night lights (operable when travelling)
    • Illuminated grab handles in entrance (model specific)
    • LED swan neck reading lights in cab
  • 100W solar panel (40W on 524)
  • Power supply for satellite dish installation
  • 25 metre mains hook-up cable
 
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Maggie and Raddie
Nov 6, 2018
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Im a Newbie
Thanks a lot Bob / Andrew.
Coming from a 2017 Swift Elegance 650 T/A. Caravan. (Now sold)
Here's hoping we've made the right decision.
We did hire a new Swift MH first for a week.
Loved the ease of it all. Just picked the wrong layout.
Hope we have got it right this time big garage at the back, for my little Honda Grom
Dave & Maureen.
 

Blue Knight

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Hope we have got it right this time big garage at the back, for my little Honda Grom
Dave & Maureen.

Hi Dave, have you checked your weight calculations as the 597 will not come with much payload and it needs to be registered at 3,850kg to achieve a manufacturers quoted payload of about 530kg.

If you make a few weight adjustments for the extras and then consider the +/-5% EU allowance for a variation in the weight of the materials being used then you may only have about 250-300kg left (and that excludes the scooter which will weigh about 130kg due to the fulcrum effect.)

All the best,

Andrew

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Maggie and Raddie
Nov 6, 2018
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Pilote G740C A class
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Im a Newbie
Yes I realise this Bob
It is 3850kg.
Motorbike only weighs100kgs.its a baby 125 proper bike though not a scoot.
Well only carry it now and then.
Most times we will have the 2 push bikes on the back rack.
Cheers
Dave
 

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