The Swift Conqueror 530 caravan is four berth model with an end washroom, nearside kitchen, an offside dinette which becomes two bunk beds and parallel seating at the front.
The kitchen has a dual fuel hob with 800w electric hotplate and three gas burners, a grill, oven and microwave. The matt cream coloured lockers contrast with the black appliances and the granite look sink and work tops are a light colour. Is there enough storage for groceries, crockery and pans for four people? Yes, we believe so thanks to generously sized upper lockers and cupboards below worktops.
The end shower room is spacious and has green credentials thanks to the Ecocamel shower head which injects air into the water supply, thus saving water yet still gives a good shower.
The shower is rectangular with a bi-fold door. The heated towel rail is against the side wall, and the wardrobe has the Alde heating system reservoir in it.
Living space is flexible; many people use this layout just for two people leaving the front lounge area made up as a bed, or beds, and use the side dinette for sitting and dining; others convert the dinette at night to sleeping accommodation for children.
Please note the inlay panel in the door leading to the shower room; we liked it and thought it adds an extra touch of pizzazz.
The upholstery is a tweed look (which appears to be the “in” scheme for 2014) with heavily patterned curtains; they are grey with swirls details that co-ordinate well with the company’s long used Mali Acacia wood grain cabinets with cream infills. Other fabric options are available.
LED lighting is standard and for extra energy maximisation a 40W solar panel is fitted as standard.
Security features fitted as standard include AL-KO AKS stabiliser, AL-KO ATC trailer control anti snaking system, Al-KO shock absorbers, a receiver for AL-KO Secure wheel lock, and a Thatcham approved TRACKER retrieve system.
There are great insurance savings to be claimed for the ATC and Tracker system, check out the insurance discounts page for details.
For 2014 models Swift Group launched its new SMART intelligent construction system. The company describes the system as SMART as, “Proven technology that provides a Strong timber-less body frame with Modern desirable looks and a leading Aerodynamic shape that is Resilient to moisture, all wrapped up in a caravan that has undergone the most comprehensive Testing. ”
It adds further information that, “The new Strong timberless body frame uses ‘PURe’, a tough, hard polyurethane based product that is totally impervious to water and has been proven through use. The construction method prevents the transfer of moisture from the 5000 Series marine grade aluminium sidewalls to the wall board inside, making the caravan highly Resilient to moisture.”
Verdict: It’s a very comfortable caravan, with a specification level that many people aspire too. The easy to fill 30L in-board water tank will appeal to many caravanners, especially those who tour all year round.
Cost to insure: £262*
- Berths; 4
- Length including tow bar; 7.22m
- Internal length; 5.50m
- Overall width; 2.31m
- Headroom; 1.95m
- MRO; 1535kgs
- MTPLM; 1688kgs
- Overall height; 2.67m
- Awning size; 9.88m
Visit the Swift website for more information.
Recommended Retail Price £22,045.00**
*Caravan insurance is based on 2014 Swift Conqueror 530 caravan retailing at £22,045. Fitted with hitchlock, wheel clamp, AL-KO ATC anti-snaking device and TRACKER Retrieve. Kept on drive at HX4 0BE. Caravanners over 30 years old, claim free for 3 years and a member of a caravanning club. £100 excess. 180 days European cover and up to £75 per day for up to 15 days emergency accommodation cover included. Legal expenses cover, extended European cover and other emergency accommodation expenses cover options are available at extra cost. Quote includes 10% online discount and 6% Insurance Premium Tax and is correct as of 06/04/2014
**Price is ex-works and includes VAT @ 20% but excludes a recommended retailer delivery charge of £545.00 including VAT which includes delivery and preparing your caravan for collection by you.
Note: All details correct at time of publication but may be subject to change.