Are you saying that the 27% of owners of poor quality caravans, figures from the most recently available surveys on PC and the CC / camc / wotever, should not make buyers aware of the reality of the abysmal state of the caravan industry?DavenGill1 said:Enjoy your new van. We bought a brand new Swift two years ago and are pleased to announce we have not had a single issue with ours, I am afraid you only ever hear of vans with problems yet there are plenty that are just fine. Have lots of fun and happy times!
Check everything, go through it with a fine tooth comb. We found incorrect cushions and window blind frame not affixed on our pre PDI visit. Over time we had locker door catches that don't lock and stick. Cupboard doors where the foil delaminates. Vanity panels above microwave that don't have sufficient magnetic restraints. External locker strike plates not fixed solidly. Battery locker doors that have faulty catches. Omni vents that have been hammered in and fixings fractured. Heiki roof vents that have failing frames. External door catches that fall apart. Tail marker lights that fall out. Kitchen walls that delaminate. Taps that fall apart. Toilets that the flush tank sensors don't work. Dry joints in PCB's. Switches that are cracked.LED lights that don't work continuously.Kaznamy said:i'm getting a swift challenger 590 with the lux pack and alde heating from Glossop caravans
keefySher, I don't think DavenGill meant that the buyers who find fault shouldn't mention it, I think what they were saying is you always hear about the bad points but you hear less when people don't have problems.
what things should I be looking for when checking through the van? I can think of the obvious of making sure everything works but what else?
If your mum is as switched on as mine (at 84), take her. Mum's tend to be objective when their kids are blindly excitedKaznamy said:My mum and me will be going to pay for it and hubby is fetching it, would I be better to go with my mum first to check it over then arrange a date from there for hubby to fetch it, he'll get grumpy if he has 2 trips across to Glossop (at least 2 hr round trip) especially if one is unnecessary due to faults on the van.