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Swift introduces SMART construction technology for coachbuilt motorhomes


For 2015, Swift has taken the decision to build all of its coachbuilt motorhomes using its new SMART construction method

SMART is based on proven technology and provides what Swift describes as a:
  • Strong timber-less body frame with
  • Modern desirable looks and a leading
  • Aerodynamic shape that is
  • Resilient to moisture, all wrapped up in a motorhome that has undergone comprehensive
  • Testing
Swift said the new system has only been introduced into motorhomes once it was satisfied that it was fit for purpose.
Computer numerically controlled (CNC) cutting is used in the manufacturing process to provide accuracy and consistency time after time, to produce a high quality engineered product.


The new Strong timberless body frame uses ‘PURe’, a tough, hard polyurethane-based product that is impervious to water and has been proven through use. The construction method prevents the transfer of moisture from the 5000 Series marine-grade aluminium sidewalls to the wall board inside, making the motorhome highly Resilient to moisture.
All fixings, including windows and doors are made into the ‘PURe’ frame, which is varied in density in different areas to suit the strength required.

Already lighter than timber and with this density tuning it provides a weight saving without any loss in strength.
A special waterproof sealant is used around fixing screws, which are engineered so that they do not go all the way through the ‘PURe’ frame. The ‘PURe’ material being totally impervious to water and having no veins means there is no passage for water from the outer skin to the inner wallboard, combating moisture ingress.

Everything including the insulating HD polystyrene insulation core is CNC cut to provide accuracy and consistency.


The SMART construction system uses Modern materials and also has been developed to ensure the exterior profiles maintain Modern desirable looks.


Computational Fluid Dynamics help shape the Aerodynamic bodyshell.


All fixing are made into the 'PURe' material to a pre-defined depth. 'PURe' is impervious to water and has no veins. This means there is no passage for water from the outer skin to the inner wallboard, making the motorhome Resilient to moisture.


Extensive safety and durability Testing at the Millbrook track and cold chamber down to minus 15 degrees C and beyond puts prototypes through conditions most products will never have to experience in a life time.

All Swift motorhomes come with a 10-year bodyshell integrity warranty which is backed by Swift Group.

They are also NCC and European Whole Vehicle Type approved, which means they have been built to comply with strict safety regulations.

Nick Page, Swift Group Commercial Director commented: ‘We are constantly looking at new and better ways to construct our products and only introduce new developments when we know they are fit for purpose. SMART intelligent construction bears the ethos of what we want to achieve for all our products going forward and has already been well received in the touring caravan market.  The introduction of ‘PURe’ is a simple change that will make a big difference to moisture resilience and has already been well proven through use.  Our customers can be confident that this small but significant change will enhance the quality and longevity of their purchase.’


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