A fantastic touring caravan with a very practical and spacious layout, featuring a desirable 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 lounge at the front of the caravan, all on a single axle. This spacious, high spec touring caravan has been stored undercover by us in recent years and is in great condition. This Challenger comes complete with all the manuals and instruction booklets. It will be fully valeted, serviced and damp checked prior to sale and comes with lots of extras including a full awning, groundsheet, Aquaroll and Wastemaster, 2 gas bottles, and caravan steps as well as a portable awning oven and other camping essentials.
Swift’s flagship 2011 Challenger models were given a redesign, with a new exterior shape and advanced interior styling, bringing new levels of space and luxury to this sought after range. Improvements included an extra strong thermally-efficient body shell with Grade 3 insulation throughout. The new profile, featuring a sweeping front panel increased the amount of storage space and interior improvements included energy-saving soft white LED lighting, integrated lockers, new front chest and a new binnacle with TV point and sockets.
Built on an Al-Ko chassis, with shock absorbers, and a 2 way gas assisted handbrake, the Challenger 580 has a 2.31m wide body-shell, with 1.95m headroom, maximising the internal living area. There is a 'stand on' a frame cover, external bbq point, exclusive Storm alloy wheels, rain water defector, and low-level front marker lights to minimise dazzle in towing mirrors. The caravan is fittted with an AL-KO 3002 stabilsing hitch making it a very safe caravan to tow. There is also a spare wheel stowed in an Al-Ko wheel carrier under the caravan, an external 240v socket, and a 13 pin DIN standard socket to connect to the car towing electrics.
Three large double glazed panoramic windows, with pleated cassette blinds, combined with a panoramic sunroof, 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, ample worktops with down lighting, and a granite effect sink with integrated drainer and a chrome finish brass mixer tap. Above the cooking area is a small roof-light providing ventilation.
The bathroom features a spacious lined shower cubicle, a vanity unit with sink, mirror and cupboard and a Thetford c250 cassette toilet with electric flush.
The fixed ‘island’ double bed, which features a high quality ‘Ultra Comfort” sprung mattress, is positioned in the centre of the rear of the caravan, providing room all around the sides of the bed and the bedroom can be partitioned from the rest of the caravan for privacy. The mattress sits on a space frame and lifts up on gas struts, revealing lots of storage underneath, and there is additional space in the overhead aircraft style lockers. There are 2 reading lights positioned over the bed, and a small Heki roof light.
Blown air heating is ducted to the living, sleeping and bathroom areas, thnaks to the Truma ultraheat system, with additional heating provided by a dual fuel 3kw gas and 2kw electric space heater with automatic ignition. A dual fuel gas and 800w Truma Ultrastore mains electric storage heater provides hot water 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).
Included in the sale are lots of extras including the previously mentioned full awning, groundsheet, Aquaroll and Wastemaster, 2 gas bottles, caravan steps, awning oven and other camping essentials, making this Swift Challenger 580 exceptional value for money.
This is an great example of Swift’s highly popular Challenger 580, and the island bed layout is highly desirable. Offering fantastic value for money, this caravan provides peace of mind thanks to its up to date full service and damp check. Being sold with a full awning and lots of the extras needed to start caravanning, this Challenger 580 is just waiting for its next owner to hitch up and enjoy a spacious and luxurious caravanning holiday.
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