13/02/2015 Share this review   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon

Swift Lifestyle 6 FB - caravan review

87c7d0da-895a-424a-b0dd-aea9cd1aa698

Key Features

  • Model Year : 2015
  • Class : Twin Axle
  • Max Width (m) : 2.23
  • Shipping Length (m) : 7.92
  • MRO (kg) : 1348
  • Berths : 6
  • MTPLM (kg) : 1600
  • External Height (m) : 2.62
  • Internal Length (m) : 6.27

The Verdict

After a day living the Lifestyle lifestyle, so to speak, we were easily convinced of its excellent value. We were also well impressed by its attractive fabric scheme and eye-catching graphics, all adding up to an appealing exclusive package. Which layout in the Lifestyle range you pick is down to your personal preference, governed by lots of factors. For us, though, the twin-axle stability, plus the spacious aspect of the 6 FB, would easily convince us to part with our money.


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

AT A GLANCE

The special-edition Swift Lifestyle 6 FB is a special edition of a Sprite Quattro FB, made for the Marquis group. It's a spacious. twin-axle family caravan, with lots of added-value extra equipment.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2015
Manufacturer
Swift Sprite
Class
Twin Axle
Range
No Range
Caravan Buyer Test Date
01/05/2012
Side Dinette
Yes
Max Width (m)
2.23
Shipping Length (m)
7.92
End Washroom
No
Fixed Singles/Bunks
No
Triple Bunks
No
Back & Front Dinette
No
MRO (kg)
1348
Price From (£)
16300
Berths
6
Island Double
No
Caravan Test Date
01/08/2012
MTPLM (kg)
1600
End Kitchen
No
External Height (m)
2.62

DETAILED REVIEW

Our dealer special review day started in challenging fashion, with winds gusting up to 40mph (according to my weather app) and heavy rain. Hardly ideal caravanning weather but this combination of rain and wind force served to illustrate two really big reasons for putting our review example of Marquis’s Swift Lifestyle range on your shortlist.

Firstly, its twin-axle extra stability meant that the mighty 6 FB showed no tendency to sway even slightly in response to gusts on exposed stretches of our 12-mile journey from Marquis’s Preston branch to Little Orchard Caravan Park amid the agricultural area of the Fylde region.

Secondly, once pitched, corner steadies down and Truma heating switched on, the luxury of a spacious caravan is amplified in bad weather, when, imagining a family holiday scenario, awning construction would be pretty much impossible in pelting rain and high wind.

We were cosy in the six-berth model that we’d picked to fly the flag of the eight-model exclusive Lifestyle range.
Time to look at the bigger picture.

If you’re looking for a lengthy tourer that’s also relatively light in weight, your choice is far more limited than if you were to search for your perfect purchase in other caravan categories.

There are only seven twin-axle caravans that could be termed lightweight for their length. All except the Venus 620/6 are more than 1600kg MTPLM. Two are from Bailey (the Pegasus GT65 Bologna, at 1606kg and Turin at 1676kg), one is from Elddis, the Avanté 636, at 1642kg, and one is from Coachman, the Vision 646, at 1685kg. The two twin-axle Sprites, the Quattro EW and FB, both at 1600kg, are therefore pretty special caravans.

So how do you fancy a Quattro that’s enhanced, by extra equipment and some individuality that turns it into an exclusive model? Enter the Swift Lifestyle 6 EW and 6 FB, the special versions of Quattros made for Marquis.

Both models have fixed beds. Both can sleep six. Both have double beds and offside dining areas that can be turned into bunks. They are the same price and the same weight. The EW has a full-width shower room and an L-shaped lounge; the FB has a more spacious, parallel lounge, and a combined shower-toilet room in the offside corner alongside the bed. It’s an established layout that has proved its popularity over several years.

Marquis has made the 6 FB its own by changing the fabric scheme and adding £2657-worth of enhancements including an alarm system, a solar panel and a sunroof. In addition, you get a year’s free insurance, with Safeguard, with any Lifestyle caravan, as part of the deal.

The Lifestyle 6 FB costs £1975 more than its standard Quattro cousin, so you get £682-worth of extras free of charge. It’s a good deal, and a good, appealing model to consider if you want something exclusive in interior looks, and with an impressively comprehensive list of extra equipment.

The extras in the FB include an additional TV socket close to the television bracket in the bedroom; an extractor fan, heavy-duty rear corner steadies and an external storage access door. There’s also an external mains socket and a barbecue point.
 
The Diamond Pack is added into the value package, too. On twin-axle models it’s worth £575; that’s £100 more than for single axle Lifestyle models because twins come with AL-KO Secure wheel lock receivers on two wheels.

* Find out about our great Caravan magazine digital subscription offers by clicking here.

* New to caravanning and want a wealth of advice on buying, owning and enjoying your caravan? Order your digital copy of Your First Caravan here.


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 (Durham)


Durham Road
Chester-le-Street
Co Durham
DH3 2QZ
http://www.marquisleisure.co.uk
Adam.Webb@marquisleisure.co.uk
Adria, Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Elddis, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes.

Marquis Motorhomes (Hampshire)


Winchester Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO32 1HA
http://www.marquisleisure.co.uk
Adam.Webb@marquisleisure.co.uk
Adria, Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Elddis, Lunar, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes. Base & habitation service & repairs.

Marquis Motorhomes (Lancashire)

Riversway Leisure Village
Chain Caul Road
Preston
Lancashire
PR2 2PD
http://www.marquisleisure.co.uk
Adam.Webb@marquisleisure.co.uk
Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Benivan, Elddis, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes.

Marquis Motorhomes (Northants)


The Causeway
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN3 9EX
http://www.marquisleisure.co.uk
Adam.Webb@marquisleisure.co.uk
Adria, Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Elddis, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes.

Marquis Motorhomes (Surrey)

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

Marquis Motorhomes (Sussex)


Eastbourne Road
Golden Cross
East Sussex
BN27 4AN
http://www.marquisleisure.co.uk
Adam.Webb@marquisleisure.co.uk
Adria, Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Elddis, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kimberley Caravans (Notts)


Eastwood Road
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG16 2HX
http://www.kimberleycaravans.co.uk
sales@kimberleycaravans.co.uk
New and used caravans. 2 miles from junction 26 M1. Caravan habitation servicing and accessories. Also branch at Co Durham which stocks motorhomes.

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.

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.

Perthshire Caravans

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

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.

Sheffield Caravans


Chesterfield Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S26 4TL
http://www.qualitycaravans.com
info@sheffieldcaravans.com
Elddis, Sprite new caravans. Also used caravans, caravan & motorhome accessories, service & repair. Tents and awnings.

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.

Threeways Motorhomes Ltd

New and used caravans and motorhomes for sale. Tribute and Roller Team for hire. Base and habitation service and MoTs.

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.

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.