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Caravan review: Swift Siena Super FB caravan

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2020
  • Class : Twin Axle
  • Berths : 6
  • Internal Length (m) : 6.27
  • Shipping Length (m) : 7.98
  • MRO (kg) : 1545
  • MTPLM (kg) : 1725
  • Max Width (m) : 2.46

The Verdict

With £3,599-worth of extra equipment for just £2,265, the Siena Super FB has got to be regarded as excellent value. Its best-seller family layout, enormous size, twin-axle tow stability advantage, plus the fresh fabric scheme that is exclusive to Grantham Caravans, give it mighty appeal.


Swift Caravans View more details about the manufacturer of this vehicle over in our manufacturers section.

AT A GLANCE

Price: £25,250 including delivery Berths: 6 Length – Body: 6.27m, Overall: 7.98m Width: 2.46m Headroom: 1.95m Heating system: Truma Weight – MIRO: 1,545kg, MTPLM: 1,725kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2020
Manufacturer
Swift Caravans
Class
Twin Axle
Range
Grantham Siena
Price From (£)
25250
Berths
6
Shipping Length (m)
7.98
MRO (kg)
1545
MTPLM (kg)
1725
Max Width (m)
2.46
External Height (m)
End Washroom
No
Island Double
No
Fixed Singles/Bunks
No
Triple Bunks
No
End Kitchen
No
Back & Front Dinette
No
Side Dinette
Yes
Caravan Test Date
Caravan Buyer Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

Words: Val Chapman Photos: Richard Chapman

 

Caravan sales are booming across the entire model and range spectrum. In particular, sales of eight-foot-wide tourers are rocketing. Swift, for example, has just announced that sales of max-width tourers now account for 30% of its tourer sales.

One factor fuelling that increase is the number of new caravanners emerging, as holidays become redefined, and families, in particular, switch from airborne to tyre-borne methods of travel. And many of them want those big caravans.

Sprite Super is perfectly aligned to cater for that need; well-priced and with three layouts to choose from. When you add in the extra equipment on special edition versions, the Supers become even more super.

A few years ago, Grantham Caravans created its own brand of Swift, the Siena. Now, one model in particular is proving to be exceptionally popular. That’s the Siena Super FB. We spent a day at Grantham Caravans to find out why.

This is a family caravan, yet it also has the luxury of a double bed. It has two wardrobes. One is 35cm wide; the other 45cm. There’s a vast amount of storage space under two areas of seating, plus under the double bed. Those are some of the reasons. Another is about value.

The twin-axle FB has £3,599-worth of extra equipment compared to the standard Sprite Super Quattro FB on which it’s based. The price of the Siena Super FB is £2,265 more than the standard FB, so you get £1,334-worth of extras free. (The price of the Siena includes the delivery charge of £545, which is added to the list price of a standard Sprite.)

The extras include the ATC stability control system. Sienas have double-width curtain fabric compared to standard Sprites. They have a 100W solar panel mounted on the roof. They are fitted with an alarm system with a keyfob from which you can control the awning light.

The FB has an extra television socket in the bedroom area and also comes with heavy-duty corner steadies. There’s a barbecue point, an external main socket, an exterior hatch to the nearside under-settee storage space, and niceties including an illuminated shower room mirror.

On top of all of that, Sienas have an exclusive fabric scheme. Hues of lemon, blue and pale grey give Sienas a bright, fresh character.

Of all of the caravans in the Siena range, the Super FB is the most spacious and open plan. It’s one of the few caravans on the market where social distancing is possible.

It’s also the most versatile. It sleeps six, with a double bed, two singles or a double in the lounge, plus a double bed that can be made from the central dining area. If you’re buying the FB for four, you can leave the dining area permanently in day mode.

The shower room is alongside the bed. This arrangement is made possible by the extra width; Siena Supers are 21cm wider than standard-width Sienas.

Cooking equipment is a three-burner hob, oven, grill and microwave. And this kitchen has a super refinement: a curved shelf area that houses two mains sockets and has a desk-style aperture through which to feed cables to a kettle or toaster. Neat and clever!

Thanks to our caravan review location: Grantham Caravans
 

Black Country Caravans


Corngreaves Road
Cradley Heath
Staffordshire
B64 7DA
http://www.blackcountrycamping.co.uk
mail@blackcountrycaravans.co.uk
New and used caravans, trailer tents, folding campers for sale. Habitation repairs & service, accessory shop and awning showroom.

Lowdhams (Huddersfield)


Crosland Hill
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
HD4 5NU
http://www.lowdhams.com
info@lowdhams.com
New Bailey, Chausson, Compass, Dethleffs, Hymer, HymerCar, Sunlight and Swift motorhomes. New Airstream, Eriba, Bailey, and Swift caravans. Also used, base & habitation service, finance, accessories.

Lowdhams (Nottingham)


Lowdham Road
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG14 7ES
http://www.lowdhams.com
info@lowdhams.com
New Bailey, Chausson, Compass, Dethleffs, Hymer, HymerCar, Sunlight and Swift motorhomes. New Airstream, Eriba, Bailey, and Swift caravans. Also used, base & habitation service, finance, accessories.

Marquis Motorhomes (Dorset)

41-45
Old Wareham Road
Poole
Dorset
BH12 4QN
http://www.marquisleisure.co.uk
Adam.Webb@marquisleisure.co.uk
Adria, Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Elddis, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes. Base & habitation service & repairs.

Marquis Motorhomes (Surrey)

Adria, Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Elddis, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes. Habitation service, finance.

3 A's Leisure (Showground)


Nantyci
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA33 5DR
http://www.3acaravans.co.uk
carmarthen@3asleisure.com
Adria, Autocruise, Auto-Sleepers, Bessacarr, Carthago, Chausson, Dethleffs, Elddis, Swift. Habitation service, finance, accessories, overnighters.

Atlantic Caravans


East Taphouse Industrial Estate
Liskeard
Cornwall
PL14 6LE
http://www.atlanticcaravans.co.uk
darren@atlanticcaravans.co.uk
New Swift & Adria caravans. Caravan movers. NCC approved workshop and accessory shop. Habitation service & repair.

Bardsea Leisure

Bardsea Leisure Park
Priory Road
Ulverston
Cumbria
LA12 9QE
http://www.bardsealeisure.co.uk
enquiries@bardsealeisure.co.uk
New & used tourers, statics & motorhomes. Bailey & Swift motorhomes. Service, repair, awnings, accessories. Based at Bardsea Leisure Park. Habitation service.

Brayford Leisure Caravan Centre Ltd

Broad Acres
Moor Lane
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN6 9BW
http://www.brayford-caravans.co.uk
enquiries@brayford-caravans.co.uk
New and used caravans. Caravan & motorhome service (habitation only for motorhome) & repair. Motor movers.

Broad Lane Leisure (Alcester)


Birmingham Road A435
Alcester
Warwickshire
B49 5QD
http://www.broadlane.co.uk
alcester@broadlane.co.uk
New and used caravans and motorhomes. Awnings and accessories.

Broad Lane Leisure (Kenilworth)


Warwick Road
Kenilworth
Warwickshire
CV35 7RD
http://www.broadlane.co.uk
kenilworth@broadlane.co.uk
Coachman, Sprite and Swift new caravans. Used motorhomes. Awnings and accessories.

Campbells Caravans and Motorhomes

New and used caravans, motorhomes, awnings and accessories. Motorhome habitation service.

Catterick Caravans


Catterick Bridge
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 7JB
http://www.leisureworldgroup.com
sales@catterickcaravans.com
New and used caravans & motorhomes. Spray clinic, huge accessory shop. Auto-Trail, Burstner, Elddis, Roller Team, Tribute. Caravan & motorhome storage.

Chichester Caravans (Chichester)

Service. Caravan movers. Accessories and awnings. New and used caravans.

Chichester Caravans (Uckfield)

Service. Caravan movers. Accessories and awnings. New and used caravans.

Cookstown Caravans


Cloghog Road
Cookstown
Co Tyrone
BT80 8RN
http://www.cookstowncaravans.com
enquiries@cookstowncaravans.com
New & used caravans, awnings, accessories. Motor movers. Caravan external covers.

Couplands Caravans

Tattershall Way
Northolme Road
Louth
Lincolnshire
LN11 0YZ
http://www.couplandscaravans.co.uk
sales@couplandscaravans.co.uk
Caravan new and used sales. Habitation service, repairs & accessories. Bailey, Bessacarr, Coachman, Swift caravans. Motor movers.

Cranham Leisure (Upminster)


Old Gailey Park
Upminster
Essex
RM14 1TJ
http://www.cranham.co.uk
info@cranham.co.uk
New and used caravans and motorhomes for sale. Base and habitation servicing. Also branch at Chelmsford.

Davan Caravans & Motorhomes


Goosey Lane
Weston-super-Mare
Somerset
BS22 7XA
http://www.davan.co.uk
info@davan.co.uk
Dethleffs, Lunar, Sprite, Swift new caravans. Auto-Trail, Knaus, Pilote, Roller Team, Weinsberg new motorhomes. Habitation service.

Dee Valley Caravans


Drumoak
Banchory
Aberdeenshire
AB31 5AU
http://www.deevalleycaravans.co.uk
ian@deevalleycaravans.co.uk
New and used touring caravans, used motorhomes and static caravans. Three caravan parks on Deeside.

Dinmore Leisure


Hope-under-Dinmore
Leominster
Herefordshire
HR6 0PJ
https://www.dinmoreleisure.co.uk
info@dinmoreleisure.co.uk
Bailey, Sprite, Swift new caravans. Base & habitation service & repairs. Adria and Bailey new motorhomes. Awnings, parts, accessories. Tents & gas bottles.

Dumfries Caravan Centre

308
Annan Road
Dumfries
Dumfries and Galloway
DG1 3JE
http://www.dumfriescaravans.com
info@dumfriescaravancentre.co.uk
New and used motorhomes and caravans. Accident/damage and bodywork repair (also mobile). Habitation service. Accessory shop.

Duncan Caravans

186
Wishaw Road
Wishaw
Lanarkshire
ML2 8ES
http://www.duncancaravans.co.uk
sales@duncancaravans.co.uk
New and used caravans. Caravan and motorhome awnings, accessories and tents. Caravan habitation service.

Ebor Leisure World


Malton Road
York
North Yorkshire
YO60 7SE
http://www.leisureworldgroup.com
mail@eborleisureworld.com
New and used caravans and motorhomes for sale. Habitation servicing.

Ennis Caravans Ltd

The Caravan Centre
Carmarthen Road
Swansea
West Glamorgan
SA14 6SP
http://www.ennis-caravans.co.uk
sales@ennis-caravans.co.uk
New and used tourers, motorhomes, holiday homes and canoes & kayaks. Finance, service, accessories.

Forest of Dean Caravans

Bailey & Swift caravans. New and used sales, service & supplies.

Glossop Caravans


Main A57
Glossop
Derbyshire
SK13 6JF
http://www.glossopcaravans.co.uk
info@glossopcaravans.co.uk
New and used caravans and motorhomes for sale. Base, habitation service and MoTs. Accessories and service centre.

GNR Sutherland

Tourers and static sales. Accessory shop. New Bailey & Swift caravans.

Golden Castle Caravans and Motorhomes


Tewkesbury Road
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL2 9PX
http://www.goldencastle.co.uk
salesgc@goldencastle.co.uk
Coachman, Lunar, Sprite, Sterling, Swift caravans. Servicing. Accident repairs, accessories & servicing.

Grantham Caravans


Spittlegate Level
Grantham
Lincolnshire
NG31 7UH
http://www.granthamcaravans.co.uk
sales@granthamcaravans.co.uk
Lunar and Swift special editions. New and used caravans. Redline Camper conversions. Workshops and accessory shops. Habitation service & repairs.

Greentrees Caravan Store

Adventure House
Hurn Road
Dereham
Norfolk
NR19 1WD
https://www.greentrees-caravanstore.co.uk
hire@greentrees-adventurestore.co.uk
New and used motorhomes and caravans. Awnings and workshop. HireMe caravan & motorhome hire.

Halleys Burnhouse Caravans


Lochlibo Road
Beith
Ayrshire
KA15 1LF
http://www.halleycaravans.co.uk
admin@halleycaravans.co.uk
New and used caravans. Also accessories and workshop. Motor movers and awnings. Habitation servicing. Finance.

Highbridge Caravan Centre Ltd


A38 Bristol Road
Highbridge
Somerset
TA9 4EX
http://www.highbridgecaravans.co.uk
info@highbridgecaravans.co.uk
Motorhome & caravan dealer. Huge choice of tents, trailer tents, folding campers & accessories. Harrison awnings. Hymer dealer.

Homestead Caravans and Outdoor Leisure


Thorpe Road (B1033)
Clacton-on-Sea
Essex
CO16 9JN
http://www.homesteadcaravans.co.uk
sales@homesteadcaravans.co.uk
Homestead Caravans is a main dealer of Swift caravans & motorhomes. We operate an industry 'Approved Caravan Workshop' for servicing & insurance.

Kimberley Caravans (Darlington)

New and used caravans and motorhomes for sale. Habitation servicing. Overnight camping on site available. Motor movers.

Kirkcaldy Caravans

Swift, Sterling, Sprite and Lunar caravans. Awnings, accessories, motor movers. Caravan & motorhome habitation service & repair.

Knowepark Caravans and Motorhomes


Hardie Road
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 8BA
http://www.kpcm.co.uk
sales@knowepark.co.uk
New and used caravans and motorhomes for sale. Habitation servicing.

Leisure Sales


Brereton Green
Sandbach
Cheshire
CW11 1SD
http://www.leisuresales.co.uk
sales@leisuresales.co.uk
Cheshire’s principal main dealer for Lunar and Bailey and Coachman caravans. Parts & accessory shop. Service centre. Caravans only.

Lowe & Rhodes Leisure Ltd


Victoria Road
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 2HU
http://loweandrhodes.co.uk
info@loweandrhodes.co.uk
Swift new caravans. Repairs, servicing and awnings.

LPC Caravans & Camping


Balloo Place
Bangor
Co Down
BT19 7BP
http://www.lpccaravans.co.uk
sales@lpccaravans.co.uk
Sales & service for caravans. Motorhome habitation service & repairs.

Newport Caravans

New and used caravans and motorhomes for sale. Habitation service & repairs.

Norwich Caravans

Lunar and Sterling dealers. Motorhome habitation service & repairs.

Oxford Caravan Centre


Oxford Road (A418)
Thame
Oxfordshire
OX9 2LH
http://www.swindoncaravansgroup.com
sales@oxfordcaravans.com
New and used caravans. Habitation service.

Perthshire Caravans

2016 Autocruise, Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Bailey, Bessacarr, Burstner, Elddis, Escape, Rapido, Swift new motorhomes. Caravans, holiday homes & accessories. Service & sprays.

Pioneer Caravans


Thorney Road
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE6 7UB
http://www.pioneercaravans.co.uk
New Swift motorhomes. New Swift & Bailey caravans. Willerby & ABI new statics. Awnings, accessories, service & repair. Storage. CaSSOA Gold award.

Robinsons Caravans Ltd (Chesterfield)


Ringwood Road
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S43 1DG
http://www.robinsonscaravans.co.uk
chesterfield@robinsonscaravans.co.uk
Bailey, Lunar, Sterling, Swift & Ultima new caravans. Awnings from Isabella, Ventura, Apache and NR Awnings. Workshop and accessory shop.

Ryedale Caravan & Leisure Ltd


Ashby Road West
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE12 9EF
https://www.ryedaleleisure.com
sales@ryedaleleisure.com
Bailey, Sterling & Swift new and used caravans. Awnings, accessories, habitation service & repairs,

S&D Harper Ltd


Edgar Road
Elgin
Inverness-shire
IV30 6YQ
http://sdharper.co.uk
sales@sdharper.co.uk
New and used caravans. Accessories, habitation service & repairs. Indespension and Brian James trailers, towbars. Calor gas.

Salop Leisure (Shrewsbury)

Head Office
Ermstrey
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY5 6QS
http://www.salopleisure.co.uk
Touring caravans, motorhomes and statics. Sales and service. Swift motorhomes.

Spinney Flintshire

76
Station Road
Deeside
Flintshire
CH5 2TE
https://www.spinney.co.uk
sales@flintshirecaravans.co.uk
New and used caravans and motorhomes. Habitation service, repairs and accessories. Dorema, Isabella, Ventura and Sunncamp awnings. Paint shop.

Spinney Staffordshire


Stonewall Place
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Staffordshire
ST5 6NR
http://www.spinney.co.uk
sales@nscaravans.co.uk
Bailey & Coachman caravans. Accessory shop, workshop - insurance, repair work, body repairs, servicing and fitting of related accessories. Auto-Trail, Bailey, Swift new motorhomes.

Stewart Longton Caravans (Chorley)


Friday Street
Chorley
Lancashire
PR6 0AH
http://www.stewartlongton.co.uk
chorley@stewartlongton.co.uk
New and used caravans. Well stocked accessory shop. Servicing & repairs. Also Swift limited edition Safari range.

Swindon Caravan Centre


Greatfield
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN4 8EQ
http://www.swindoncaravansgroup.com
sales@swindoncaravans.com
Bailey, Lunar, Sprite, Sterling and Swift caravans. Also used caravans, hire, camping and accessory superstore, workshop facilities.

Teesside Caravans


Teesside Industrial Estate
Stockton-on-Tees
Co Durham
TS17 9JZ
http://www.teessidecaravans.co.uk
admin@teessidewarehousing.co.uk
Caravan & motorhome storage. CaSSOA Gold award. New and used caravans. Used motorhome sales and habitation servicing. Tyron bands.

Tilshead Caravans Ltd


Stockbridge Road (A30)
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP5 1BS
http://www.tilshead-caravans.com
sales@tilshead-caravans.com
2-6 berth Swift Sundances for UK & Europe travel. New and used caravans and motorhomes for sale or hire. Fully equipped workshops.

Torksey Caravans Ltd


Lincoln Road
Torksey
Lincolnshire
LN1 2EL
http://www.qualitycaravans.com
sales@qualitycaravans.com
New and used caravans. Also used motorhomes, accessories, service & repair. Tents & awnings.

Tyneside Leisure World


Portobello Trading Estate
Birtley
Co Durham
DH3 2SN
http://www.leisureworldgroup.com
mail@tynesideleisureworld.com
Elddis, Lunar, Swift tourers, plus Auto-Trail, Elddis, Burstner, Roller Team motorhomes. Habitation service. Caravan & motorhome storage.

Wandahome South Cave Ltd


Brough Road
Brough
East Yorkshire
HU15 2DB
http://www.wandahome.online
wandahome@email.wandahome.online
Roller Team, Swift new motorhomes. Buccaneer, Bailey, Coachman, Elddis, Sprite, Swift, Xplore new caravans. NCC approved workshops. Gold storage.

White Arches Caravans


Wellingborough Road
Rushden
Northamptonshire
NN10 6AY
http://white-arches.co.uk
info@white-arches.co.uk
New and used caravans. Awnings and accessories. Bailey, Coachman, Swift new caravans. 12 bay workshop. Finance. Accessories.

Winchester Caravans & Motorhomes

Clayfield Park
Main Road
Winchester
Hampshire
SO21 1TD
http://www.winchestercaravans.com
sales@winchestercaravans.com
Bailey and Swift new and used. Service. Caravan movers. Accessories and awnings. Finance available.

Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry Ltd


Doncaster Road
Bawtry
South Yorkshire
DN10 6DG
http://www.yorkshirecaravans.com
info@yorkshirecaravans.com
Storage. CaSSOA Gold award. New and used caravans, awnings & leisure accessories. New & used folding campers.

Yorkshire Coast Caravans


Lancaster Road
Bridlington
East Yorkshire
YO15 3QY
http://www.yorkshirecoastcaravans.co.uk
info@yorkshirecoastcaravans.co.uk
Bailey, Coachman, Swift new caravans. Used motorhomes. Static sales. Workshop. Habitation service. Finance and accessories. Mobile caravan service offered.