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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
 

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