Explore our multi-award winning range of Swift touring caravans
Find your dream Swift touring caravan in our selection of four outstanding ranges, including the UK's best-selling Sprite & Sprite Grande, the superbly equipped Challenger SE & Challenger Grande SE, the brand new Challenger Exclusive, and the endlessly indulgent Elegance Grande.
Basecamp is the crossover camping vehicle, created for life's adventurers
If you're looking for one of the best caravans for beginners, why not check out the small and lightweight Swift Basecamp. It's easy to tow, sleeps 2-4 and has a tardis like interior with plenty of storage space.
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"We have an Eccles Quartz and absolutely love our caravan. We've never had any problems and found the customer service team at Swift extremely helpful and knowledgeable."
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What's the difference between a static caravan and a touring caravan?
A static caravan, is a large, self-contained unit that is designed to be permanently stationed on a caravan park or similar site. They are more spacious, stable and sturdy than tourers, as they are not designed to be towed on a regular basis.
In contrast, a touring caravan, is a smaller, more lightweight, streamlined unit that is designed to be towed behind a vehicle, and can be taken on road or camping trips to be set up in a variety of locations.
What is the lifespan of a touring caravan?
The average lifespan of a touring caravan can vary depending on several factors, including the manufacturer, usage, maintenance, and storage conditions. A touring caravan with regular care and maintenance can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years or more.
Additionally, Swift are the only manufacturer to offer extra reassurance with multiple warranties including an industry leading 10 year body shell warranty on their touring caravans.
Can you tow a caravan with a normal licence?
The rules and regulations regarding towing a caravan with a normal driver's license vary depending on the country and jurisdiction in which you are located. In the UK, a special license or additional training may be required depending on the weight and size of the caravan.
Additionally, you should make sure that your vehicle is rated to tow the weight of the caravan and that you have the appropriate equipment, such as a tow hitch and trailer brakes.
Can you live permanently in a touring caravan?
Some people choose to live in a touring caravan permanently, while others may use it as a temporary or seasonal residence. It ultimately depends on personal preferences and lifestyle goals. Before making the decision to live in a touring caravan permanently, it's important to research local laws and regulations, assess the financial costs and benefits, and consider the practicalities of living in a small space long-term.
Are touring caravans warm in winter?
The level of warmth in a touring caravan during the winter months can depend on a variety of factors, including the insulation of the caravan, the type of heating system, and the outside temperature.
Swift caravans are designed with insulation that helps to keep the interior warm during colder weather. All Swift caravans achieve grade 3 insulation which means they’re tested to the extreme in a cold chamber to ensure they can keep you warm and comfortable whatever the weather. Rigorous testing for heating and insulation ensures you stay warm all year round.
Do you pay road tax for a touring caravan?
In the UK, touring caravans are not subject to vehicle or road tax, as they are not considered to be motor vehicles. This means that you do not need to display a tax disc or pay any road tax fees for your touring caravan.
However, it's worth noting that you may still be required to pay other fees or charges, such as those for parking or using certain roads. Additionally, you should ensure that your caravan is properly insured and that you are complying with any relevant regulations and safety requirements.
Do touring caravans need an MOT?
In the UK, touring caravans do not require an MOT test as they are not classified as motor vehicles and do not have an engine or other mechanical components that would be subject to a test.
However, it is still important to maintain your touring caravan and ensure that it is in good working order for safety reasons. This includes regular checks and maintenance of the caravan's brakes, tires, and lights, as well as any gas, electrical, or plumbing systems.