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    Lancashire
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    Ford Mondeo TDCI (163)
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    2015 Swift Challenger 530SE

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  1. Well done Willem. It looks like you are making good progress in sorting out your problems and the new toilet looks interesting. It would be good to see some photos of your van when you have finished doing your repairs and improvements
  2. You may find it helpful to have a look at your handbook. The operation of the toilet in your van is shown on pages 89-91. https://orbit.brightbox.com/v1/acc-jqzwj/Swift-Group/handbooks/pdfs/000/000/015/original/1048547_Caravan_Owners_Hbook_2003.pdf?1472743465
  3. The box is the amplifier for your roof aerial signal only. Make sure it is switched on when you are using TV. You do not have a satellite so have a look at the handbook references above for help in understanding what does what. If you want to find the apps mentioned go to Play Store and search for caravan tv signal finder and you will see quite a few to try out.
  4. Have a look in your handbook at page 119/120 for an explanation of how the satellite points work. Also if you are unsure about the main tv point have a look at the link to Visionplus on page 120 https://orbit.brightbox.com/v1/acc-jqzwj/Swift-Group/handbooks/pdfs/000/000/264/original/2018-Swift-Tourer-Handbook-web.pdf?1515599820 If you are having difficulty in finding the best direction for pointing your roof aerial you may want to download an app such as Freepoint UK or similar which help you direct your aerial for best results
  5. Willem until you get the handbook and wiring diagram for your 1997 caravan from Swift you may want to have a look at the handbooks for the 2000 models which had the same power supply unit - PMS 2000. Also the technical handbook has wiring diagrams for Challengers. There may be some differences to your caravan but it may help while you are waiting for the correct handbooks https://orbit.brightbox.com/v1/acc-jqzwj/Swift-Group/handbooks/pdfs/000/000/012/original/9830006_Caravan_Owners_Hbook_2000.pdf?1472743463 https://orbit.brightbox.com/v1/acc-jqzwj/Swift-Group/handbooks/pdfs/000/000/173/original/9830007_Swift_Service_Book_2000.pdf?1472743579
  6. Willem you probably need an Owners Handbook for your caravan which may help with some of your problems. The Swift website only has handbooks back to the year 2000. For a 1997 handbook it is best to send an email to Swift and ask them if they will send you an electronic copy of the owners handbook. Also ask if they have a copy of the Technical Handbook with the electric wiring diagrams for your caravan . You can email Swift at: : enquiries@swiftleisure.co.uk Please note that the factory is probably on holiday at the moment and it may take a little time to receive a reply. Hope this helps
  7. As already said they did have carpets and if you want to see the full specification for the 2010 Charisma range it is worthwhile looking at the sales brochure which is available on the Swift website here https://media.assets.swiftgroup.co.uk/literature/brochures/caravans/swift/archive/Charisma%20Sept%202010.pdf Hope this helps
  8. Hi Willem Your 1997 Swift should have the "Plug In- Systems" electrical control system. If it has then you may want to contact expluginsteve who used to work on these systems and can often provide advice and spares you my need. Check his website www.recreationalvehicleservices.co.uk/spares-and-advice or maybe send an email to: expluginsteve@gmail.com Hope this helps
  9. In 2010 Swift changed the electrical control system from Nordelectronica to Sargent. The Nordelectronica system was problematic and personally I would avoid a van with that system although they can be effectively repaired or upgraded by specialists if necessary. Make sure that all electrical systems including battery charger are working properly whichever system is in the van. Of course the most important thing to check is that the van is damp free. I would want an independent full damp inspection.
  10. You may be able to get a digital copy of the handbook from Swift. They have been able to supply some early 1990's Abbey handbooks - they took over Abbey in about 1992. Send them an email at crm@swiftleisure.co.uk
  11. This control panel is a Nordelectronica product. Swift discontinued using them many years ago and used Sargents electronics instead. For advice on spares, repairing or replacing Nordelectronica equipment you can contact several specialist companies including Apuljack Engineering and Delta Conversions. Sargents will also no doubt be able to give advice
  12. No problem Sharron. Just go to the thread before this one entitled Swift Handbooks and click on the link to the Swift Group website. Choose Caravan handbooks and select year 2003. You will be able to download the 2003 Caravan Owners Handbook which covers Abbey vans together with the Technical Handbook for Abbey vans. Hope this helps
  13. I have just read the instructions in the Practical Manual on Swift Talk. They are: "The most effective way to remove the lens cover is to hold down on the side of the lens which operates the light, whilst inserting a small thin bladed screw driver at the side of the lens and slowly release the cover. Take great care so as not to scratch the surface of the lens or light casing whilst carrying out this procedure." Hope this helps
  14. The Owners Handbook provides full user instructions for all the services, equipment, maintenance etc. The Technical Handbook provides information on weights, dimensions etc. They are both available in the link mentioned. If these are not what you want can you explain what it is that you are looking for in particular.
  15. We are planning to visit Camping L'Isle Verte at Montsoreau in mid Sept. It is apparently open until mid Oct.
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