You have to have your finger on the pulse, Autocruise was took over by Swift and I found their after sales and customer services sadly lacking.
Considering we are told the leisure market is very buoyant it seems Swift group aren't finding it that way ,,,is this the start of a slippery slide, Willoughby (statics) seem in trouble too
Swift Caravans confirms job losses in 'tough trading environment' - Hull Live
Doesn’t surprise me going off my one and only experience with Swift.
Bought a new Swift Sundance in 2013, first ever motorhome and dived in with little / no experience of motorhomes.
Big mistake, pipe fitting came lose causing flooding under kitchen sink. Pipe fitting came lose under shower room sink flooding complete rear end of floor.
They sent out an engineer to check if bolts holding body to chassis were in place, they were but engineer also had to check if correct seals were used on side windows, they weren’t which had caused damp in both sides of motorhome. This resulted in motorhome going back to the factory for 8 weeks.
To many faults with fixtures and fittings to mention, the build quality was rubbish.
That was the final straw and I got rid of it at a massive loss after 2 years of ownership.
I wouldn’t have another Swift motorhome if you paid me !
I bought a 10 year-old Swift Corniche caravan very cheaply back in 2003. It was cheap because it had all-too-obvious damp and rot in several places and required extensive refurbishment, which I carried out myself.
Whilst working on it I was increasingly appalled at the shoddiness of its construction and its poor design.
I managed to squeeze 5 years of use out of it before finally putting it out of its misery by scrapping it and using parts of its interior on other projects.
Would I ever again buy anything made by Swift ? No bloody chance !!
Autotrail are also cutting back.
It was only the other day there was a thread about crap wiring in Hymers. It seems to me having looked at a lot of vans there is not a great deal quality wise between any of them. Some are just far more expensive crap than others. Unfortunately price seems no guarantee to better quality.
Maybe people are thinking twice before making a large investment in a diesel vehicle. With ever increasing legislation restricting their use they could be saddled with something unsalable in just a few years. For example, in Scotland alone there may be 40 areas where I will be unable to take my Euro 5 van within the next few years. Vehicle manufacturers of all sorts are being hit by this legislation. https://www.blf.org.uk/sites/default...ber%202017.pdf
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