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Swift Kon-Tiki

I am on numerous RV mailing lists and from all over the world. One of them, Caravan Guard, an insurance company in the UK, passed me some information on Swift caravans.

The Swift Kon-Tiki, pictured above, is a motorhome manufactured for the European market. The design of this motorhome, quite compact relative to the 40+ foot motorcoaches in North America, blends luxury with intelligent use of space. Interesting to see the differences in design.

Here is one of the floorplans for this model:

The coach is 28-feet in length and a bit over 7 and a half feet wide. There are no slideouts. They have managed to create a comfortable design, especially suited to a couple, which provides all of the essential elements of a motorhome.

The main living area:

Great use of colour and window layouts. And the main living area seems open especially given the tight constraint of space.

The bedroom:

The kitchen:

And the washroom:

The Swift Kon-Tiki is built on a Fiat Chassis, powered by a 150bhp, 2.3 litre engine. All of the technical details on the coach can be found here towards the bottom of the page.

Swift is the largest manufacturer of RVs in the UK and it has been in business for 50 years. Really love the European design touches.

Swift Basecamp

I guess there is more than one Basecamp on the market. Airstream has one. And Swift has one.

Swift makes their RVs in the United Kingdom. I don’t believe that they are available in Canada. They have, however, decided to enter the Australian market.

The Swift Basecamp is described as a compact crossover camping vehicle focused on pretty much the same demographic as Airstream’s Basecamp: younger outdoor enthusiasts.

As always, I find the clever use of space very interesting. And the next few photos show just how much, or how little, space can be used to full effect in a compact area.

Swift offers the Basecamp with 13 exterior paint treatments. And many of the onboard systems can be controlled via a smartphone, something, I might add, that cannot be done with our big Class A machine.

You can find their Facebook page here.