Swift Kontiki availability

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  1. Barbara Hughes

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    Well you can tell we are new to this game as we've just decided which motorhome to go for a 2015 Swift Kontiki 635 ...what we weren't prepared for is that there isn't any around ...all gone!!! we didn't realise that they just make a few each season.. anyhow just a post to say if anyone sees one available in any showrooms etc could you let know please we will travel as being in Cumbria there aren't many dealers here so that's not a problem
    Thankyou kindly
     
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  3. Barbara Hughes

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    Hi thanks Vlad , but already tried campers UK and a few others too
     
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    Does the Swift website list their dealers? I know that won't mean they have one, but at least you'd have a list to work through!
     
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  5. Barbara Hughes

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    Hi when I put the model etc in the search field for dealers on swifts site it said non available..however the guy at campers UK did say that there could be one in a showroom somewhere who knows lol we might just have to wait till next year...
     
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    You might discover that most dealerships have already sold this years quota of 2015 motorhomes.
     
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    Are they still called leaky Kontiki or has that been resolved??
     
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    Why not try ringing Todds at Lostock Hall and ask if they can source one for you. They are Swift dealers and once told us (we are regular customers!) that if we ever saw a van somewhere in the country they could attempt to source it for us. Long shot I admit but possibly worth a try, and after Hartleys they are probably your nearest dealer.
     
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    You clearly have no idea what these vans are like, I bought a new one 3 years ago and have been very pleased with it and i would recommend so Barbara don't be put off by this post they are good motorhomes,
     
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    They must be doing something right or the op would not have problem finding one.
     
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    Good choice of M/H Barbara, good luck with your search.

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  14. Barbara Hughes

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    Thanks everyone I will try todds See if they can source one and have emailed Marquis....,whatever make of motorhome you look at there is always someone ready to shoot you down.and yes the leak problem has been resolved apparently by a new body structure..
     
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    I think that is called Godwin's law? .. :LOL:

    well, no .. but it should have a name..

    Barbara's Law (y)
     
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    Have you tried Peter @ Johns cross motorhomes -not like him to miss a sales opportunity -JC are Swift dealers and members on here
    terry
     
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    N+B are sold out of Flairs until next April, but many dealers have bought stock, so same issues. I have often wondered if maybe when a dealer sells a new MH he registers the sale with the manufacturer. So a call to Swift may identify if there are any out there unsold? Telephone perhaps instead of email?
     
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    In fairness to Sue they did used to be called Leaky Kontiki sometime ago. It is fairly common on here for others to rib folks about their choice of motorhome - Burstner v Rapido owners for example.

    I've lost count of how many times my van (a Hymer) has been called a tin shed on wheels, usually by a certain Market Harborough dwelling owner @teddybard who has a Tupperware box on wheels (AutoSleeper). I have some friends who have Soggy Swifts ( probably no damp at all as far as I know). It just goes with the territory and I expect no offence was intended at all.

    Anyways, I hope you find your new van soon and don't have to wait until next year. Maybe consider a 2014 modal
     
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    I don't believe there is a shortage of con leakies unless they have all been scrapped, hee hee
     
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    Being a cautious person I'd wait a year to see if the new grand plan has unforeseen problems. Plastic has high expansion, it will be interesting to see what happens when they hit Med sunshine. We all know of plastic windows and doors that have problems in extremes of temperature.

    Any all new design throws up teething problems.

    I'm sure I saw a post on here recently that said a manufacturer ( I think Swift ) had a clause in it's warranty forbidding foreign travel for more than a few weeks.
     
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