CaravanTimes Classic Gold: Swift Challenger 480

Swift Challenger 480
Swift Challenger 480

Monday, 30, Mar 2020 04:17

By Chris Littley

Continuing our ongoing series on the best caravans and motorhomes of yesteryear, here we shift our attention to the 2008 Swift Challenger 480 in this latest edition of Classic Gold.

We've gone all the way back to 2010 for this review, so there's been plenty of time in the last ten years for people to have owned or experienced this popular model. We'd love to hear your thoughts on how it's aged.

Back in 2010, Eric Jones scored the Swift Challenger 480 a solid 4 out of 5 stars for it's overall build quality and design, stating it was a "good solid van troubled with minor irritating faults that should have been picked up before delivery".

He noted that build quality was a problem from the outset, commenting: "We had faulty carpets, faulty Loo Flush and damaged cupboard doors - all of which had to be fixed before I would accept the van.

"We also have had numerous small problems, which I have fixed. Faulty front window and status amplifier replaced under warranty."

That said, Eric did have some positive things to say about the model. He was extremely happy with the layout of the vehicle, describing the whole of the interior as being "very comfortable".

The amount of available storage space was also a positive aspect of the Challenger 480, which Eric claimed was perfect for stocking up for "a couple of weeks", while the walk-in shower was a great addition.

We'd love to know if your experiences of the Swift Challenger 480 match up to those of Eric. Get in touch and leave a comment if you'd like to share.

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