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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
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sedge

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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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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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Well that`s our 13th year & still loving it.
You might discover that most dealerships have already sold this years quota of 2015 motorhomes.
 

Theonlysue

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Not long enough!
Are they still called leaky Kontiki or has that been resolved??
 

Cal54

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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.
 

ciderdaze

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Are they still called leaky Kontiki or has that been resolved??
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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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,
They must be doing something right or the op would not have problem finding one.
 
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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..
 

Terry

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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
 

sallylillian

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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?
 

Armytwowheels

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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
 

hilldweller

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yes the leak problem has been resolved apparently by a new body structure..

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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ciderdaze

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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.
Really !!! So your saying they could Expand in the Med sunshine and Swift say its not a good idea to leave in the sun and forbid you to go abroad for more than 2 weeks, Wow glad i have a old one
 

Chris

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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

I don't think they have any new Swift's in stock.

Saw a load of new Autotrails there yesterday though.
 

scotjimland

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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.


yes.. 90 days

  1. The SuperSure, Body Shell and Extended Body Shell Warranties only apply to motorhomes purchased and used primarily within the UK, which means that the motorhome is not used for continuous journeys outside of the UK of longer than 90 days per journey. Please refer to the Fiat or Peugeot handbook for use of the base vehicle outside the UK.
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Really !!! So your saying they could Expand in the Med sunshine and Swift say its not a good idea to leave in the sun and forbid you to go abroad for more than 2 weeks, Wow glad i have a old one

Swift state that the motorhome is designed for use in the UK, trips abroad for more than 90 days invalidate the 10 year warranty.
I queried it last year, told it was correct. How they would know I am not sure, but will not be buying one because of that clause.
 

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Swift state that the motorhome is designed for use in the UK, trips abroad for more than 90 days invalidate the 10 year warranty.
I queried it last year, told it was correct. How they would know I am not sure, but will not be buying one because of that clause.
so does this mean you cant buy a swift abroad ?
 
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Swift state that the motorhome is designed for use in the UK, trips abroad for more than 90 days invalidate the 10 year warranty.
I queried it last year, told it was correct. How they would know I am not sure, but will not be buying one because of that clause.
Elsewhere on the Forum I published a response I had from Swift to my request for justification of the 90 day rule.

They said it was to avoid people permanently exporting the unit then expecting Swift to cover the warranty.

I pointed out that "snowbirds" may take them abroad for more than 90 days and use them in more clement weather than if used in the UK. I suggested that they could reword their exclusion clause to protect themselves and still allow the "snowbirds" to buy Swift products. I received no reply!

I am the owner of a new Swift myself. The 90 day rule will not impact on me but I still think it perverse.(n)(n)
 

Landyguy

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Check with Spinneys - think there was one there a week or so ago.
Not sure of web address but google it and should be ok. they are near Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.
 

Theonlysue

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Not long enough!
Its nothing to do with shooting you down, its just that it is what they were (past tense) known as for a reason.
you are spending a lot of hard earned funds, and buying a motorhome should be a pleasure.
There aŕe a few folk who have problems with new English vans and it has been extremely stressful for them getting it resolved, which takes away all the joy and pleasure and pride in your purchase.
tread cautiously. Some dealers are lacking in their after sales..
european vans just seem to have less go wrong with them, which is why, even second hand, they sell at a premium, as one funsters recent thread is showing.

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