A beautiful, spacious single axle caravan featuring a fixed transverse island bed. This high spec caravan comes laden with lots of extras including an awning. The caravan will be fully serviced and damp checked prior to sale.
Swift’s flagship 2012 Challenger models brought new levels of space and luxury to this sought after range and included a host of improvements throughout, including energy-saving soft white LED lighting, shock absorbers, pleated blinds and newly designed locker doors.
This Swift Challenger 580 is in fantastic condition throughout, having been cared for and well-maintained by its owner. There is a slight superficial scrape on the offside rear which has not penetrated the aluminium skin. The caravan comes complete with a full service history with it's next service and damp check completed prior to sale. It comes complete with all the manuals and instruction booklets and most of the caravanning accessories required to start caravanning.
Built on an Al-Ko chassis, with shock absorbers, and a 2 way gas assisted handbrake, the Challenger 580 has a 2.3m wide body-shell, with 1.95m headroom, maximising the internal living area. This Challenger 580 has a very practical and spacious layout, with a desirable transverse mounted fixed ‘island’ bed, a large bathroom in the middle section of the caravan, a well equipped kitchen and a pull-out double or two single beds in the ‘U-shaped’ lounge at the front of the caravan, all on a single axle.
Three large double glazed panoramic windows, with pleated cassette blinds, ensure that the front lounge section is light and airy. The seats and back rests feature domestic quality springing and the hardwearing ‘Tundra’ design upholstery is matched by lined curtains and luxury 45oz pile carpets over wood-effect flooring. The aircraft-style overhead storage cupboards feature chrome handles and redesigned catches and the lounge incorporates storage under the seats and a collapsible table which is neatly stored in its own recess, comfortably seating 4 people for meals.
Set into the roof of the lounge is a large Heki II panoramic roof light - this gives the lounge plenty of ventilation and light when fully opened. There is a second TV point conveniently sited by the pull out table and chest of drawers. The caravan features energy-saving LED throughout, complimented by mains corner lights, LED downlighter, concealed over locker ambient lighting and LED spot-lights. This gives the well-lit interior of the Challenger an impressive and classy feel, whilst also increasing battery time.
In the middle of the caravan, the well-appointed kitchen has a Thetford dual fuel hob four ring hob (3 x gas with flame-failure protection, 1 x 800w electric hotplate ), with glass hob lid and with a separate thermostatic grill and oven. The kitchen also features a built-in Daewoo 700w microwave oven and a Dometic 107 litre 3-way fridge with a full width ice box, curved door, electronic ignition and digital controls for energy selection and temperature. There is plenty of food/cooking utensil storage space, including a slide out storage rack. There is a granite effect kitchen sink with integrated doccasional drainer and removable extension ample worktops with down lighting, chrome finish brass mixer tap and above the cooking area is a small roof-light.
Further aft in the caravan is the highlight of this layout, the transverse mounted fixed island bed, on a lightweight space frame, which lifts up on gas struts to provide access to the large storage area underneath, and is fitted with 'Ultra comfort' luxury deep sprung bed mattress. The bed slides backwards by a few inches during the day to make access to the washroom easier. The bedroom can be separated from the rest of the caravan by a privacy screen and there are overhead lockers and storage either side of the bed, meaning the storage is flexible as well as large. A nice touch is the cushioned headboard which is upholstered in the same fabric as found in the living area. There are 2 reading lights positioned over the bed, and a small Heki roof light.
The large end bathroom features a spacious lined shower cubicle, a vanity unit with sink, mirror and cupboard and a Thetford c250 cassette toilet with electric flush.
Blown air heating is ducted to the living, sleeping and bathroom areas, with additional heating provided by a Truma dual fuel 3kw gas and 2kw electric space heater with automatic ignition. A Truma dual fuel gas and 800w mains electric water heater provides hot water on demand for the kitchen and bathroom.
Additional equipment on this Challenger 580 includes a 20Amp output battery charger; smoke detector, inbuilt CD/Radio/MP3 player with iPod connectivity, 12v LCD touch control panel with battery selection, battery state meter, clock, lighting and water pump controls. There are also two TV points with 230V, 12V and coax aerial sockets, as well as a roof-mounted directional and telescopic 530 Status aerial (digital compatible). There are also smart ’Storm’ alloy wheels (a spare wheel is stowed in an Al-Ko wheel carrier under the caravan), AL-KO 3004 stabiliser, and an external 240v socket. There is a 13 pin DIN standard socket to connect to the car towing electrics and an external BBQ point.
Included in the sale are a large number of essential caravanning extras, making this Swift Challenger 580 exceptional value for money, including a working Powrtouch Powrwheel Remote control motor mover maing this caravan a piece of cake to pitch. The sale also a Kampa Air awning (well used and requires TLC), groundsheet, awning furniture, Aquaroll, Wastemaster, Al-Ko wheel lock, hook up cable, levelling ramps, 2 gas bottles (one full and one half full), caravan step.
This is an excellent example of Swift’s highly popular Challenger 580, and the transverse island bed layout is highly desirable. Offering fantastic value for money, this caravan provides peace of mind thanks to its service history and up to date full service and damp check. Being sold with all the extras needed to start caravanning, this Challenger 580 is just waiting for it’s next owner to hitch up and enjoy a spacious and luxurious caravanning holiday.
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