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1997 Swift Classic Duette - OK for 1st time buyer ?

Just about to buy (private sale) the above. Any current owners with helpful advice & comments ?

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Hi I am not in a position to comment on the make other than to say we do have the pleasure of Swift being a member on the forum and they regularly help many members.
What I would like to say is regardless of any model make of caravan.

Do a very in depth inspection of the caravan as follows Roof exterior panels and fittings under chassis and look for damage rust water staining etc.
Inside look in cupboards under beds and well into corners. look for water stains dampness etc Walk the floor checking for soft spots. Check behind curtains for water stains or dampness and then the internal roof check round vents etc for the same.
Then make sure every appliance is working on all settings fridge, heater, water lights etc.
There is looking and checking so don't hold back on your search. If there is water ingress or damage better to find it now and agree on the price or walk away than pay up and find you have a problem later. I am not suggesting this make of caravan leaks or will have faults anymore than any other caravan but the overall condition will be dependant of the present owners standard of car and maintenance. Final comment is if the present owners are not happy for you to do this level of inspection I suggest you need to move on and continue to search for another caravan.
All the very best. John
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I had the swift dannette lovely caravan but i wanted something bigger.....

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