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2011 Archive

Displaying 24 of 39 Reviews

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George Hinton reviews the Swift Bolero 712SB

George Hinton reviews the Swift Bolero 712SB

Swift has gone to a lot of trouble in creating the 712SB, which offers comfort, convenience and a dose of luxury. With a 10-year warranty, it looks as sound a place as any to invest your pension.

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A preview of the Sprite Alpine 2

A preview of the Sprite Alpine 2

Sprite's 2012 vans come with significant stylistic changes and still offer good value for money. We look at the Alpine 2 in detail.

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Practical Caravans Tourer of the Year - Sterling Eccles Sport 514SR

Practical Caravans Tourer of the Year - Sterling Eccles Sport 514SR

It has sensible weights, plenty of kit and looks that won't date for a decade. For these reasons, it is the one 2012 model on which to spend your money.

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A first look at the new Sprite range

A first look at the new Sprite range

Light, stylish, well equipped and inexpensive - the new Sprite looks set to steal the limelight!

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A first look at the new Sprite Lite 2

A first look at the new Sprite Lite 2

The wraps are off the Sprite Lite - a new range of lightweight tourers for the cost-conscious. Andy Jenkinson shares his first impressions.

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Sprite Alpine 2 on test

Sprite Alpine 2 on test

On a drizzly autumn day Candy Evans had the chance to see the newest version of a classic caravan, before it was even complete. Meet the new Sprite Alpine 2.

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A review of the new Sterling Eccles Sport 636

A review of the new Sterling Eccles Sport 636

Being in a caravan that is simply a nice place to be is one of the most enjoyable aspects of ownership for many. If that description applies to you, you won’t feel short-changed by this lovely model. It oozes quality, both in terms of how it’s presented and how it’s built.

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Head to head test Swift Escape Vs Chausson Flash 03

Head to head test Swift Escape Vs Chausson Flash 03

There’s value aplenty and room for Mum, Dad and the kids in these entry-level coachbuilts from Blighty and France

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A first look at the new Sterling Eccles 586

A first look at the new Sterling Eccles 586

Sleek new lines bring the Eccles Sport range right up to date with the bonus of extra space inside.

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Matt West takes his family around the Lake District in an Escape

Matt West takes his family around the Lake District in an Escape

The Swift is by far the biggest vehicle I have ever driven on British roads... it sleeps six in relative comfort and comes with all manner of mod cons

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Go Caravan review the new Sterling Eccles Sport 544

Go Caravan review the new Sterling Eccles Sport 544

If you can’t decide whether to buy a caravan with a fixed double bed or an extra dining area, how about one that gives you the best of both worlds? And this one has ATC, too…

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Candy Evans has a first look at the new Sterling Eccles Sport 586

Candy Evans has a first look at the new Sterling Eccles Sport 586

Sleek new lines bring the Eccles Sport range right up to date with the bonus of the extra space inside

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Which Motorhome look at the new 2012 Swift Bolero range

Which Motorhome look at the new 2012 Swift Bolero range

Bolero has always been a leader among British low-profiles; Al-Ko and Alde additions give a reason to trade up.

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Touring test in the Swift Sundance 630L

Touring test in the Swift Sundance 630L

They may be the British firm’s more affordable models but their spaciousness and value-for-money has seen them become a popular choice with families.

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Caravan Magazine's first look at the 2012 Challenger Sport and Eccles Sport ranges

Caravan Magazine's first look at the 2012 Challenger Sport and Eccles Sport ranges

As well as losing weight, the 2012 lot have had impressive facelifts, boasting streamlined GRP front panels and eyecatching front sunroofs, that look oh so contemporary from the outside and flood the interiors with light.

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Swift Conqueror 645 Vs Bailey Unicorn Barcelona

Swift Conqueror 645 Vs Bailey Unicorn Barcelona

Both of these caravans would make a comfortable tourer for Neil and Joyce. Fixed beds, end washrooms with pressurised water systems, inboard water tanks and Alde’s wet central heating make year-round touring a more inviting prospect. Find out which one they chose.

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Swift Conqueror 630 on test

Swift Conqueror 630 on test

A sunroof, Alde heating, twin-axle stability, a comfy double bed... this flagship class tourer has just about everything you could wish for…

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On test Autocruise Tempo V Auto-Sleepers Kemerton

On test Autocruise Tempo V Auto-Sleepers Kemerton

These two practical British ‘PVCs’ both drive beautifully and have sufficient, sensibly set-out equipment, plus plenty of payload. Both should give many years of enjoyable holidays.

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The Sprite Alpine 2 on test

The Sprite Alpine 2 on test

The Alpine is a cracking tourer. Sprite still offers the same excellent value as it always has and its one of the most famous names in caravanning too.

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A look at the Sterling Elite Amber

A look at the Sterling Elite Amber

The Amber with its superb layout and the eye catching exterior and interior styling ticks a lot of boxes for a lot of caravanners. Which is why we chose this model as winner of the Innovation Award in this year’s Go Caravan Awards.

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A touring test of the Swift Kon-Tiki 659

A touring test of the Swift Kon-Tiki 659

For a touring couple it could be the ultimate home-from-home, giving them their own luxury apartment on wheels.

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The Caravan Club Magazine - Live-in test of the new Escape

The Caravan Club Magazine - Live-in test of the new Escape

It is refreshing to see that Swift has put a huge effort into making this model truly family friendly, and at the same time used its buying power to give customers a truly excellent spec for the money.

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Practical Caravan – Swift Challenger 480SR

Practical Caravan – Swift Challenger 480SR

Popular myth has it that caravans look alike. Not true, Swift’s 2011 Challenger and Conqueror models bring on automotive look and quality to caravan exteriors for the first time.

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Sterling Eccles Amethyst live in test

Sterling Eccles Amethyst live in test

With its eye-catching style, the new Sterling Eccles Amethyst is going to make a big impact on dealers’ forecourts. Looks alone will sell this tourer, but on a practical level it also scores well, with its big, useful kitchen and good storage

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