Andrew McPheeSee other motorhome reviews written by Andrew McPhee
Learn all about the Swift Bolero 630 EK in the Practical Motorhome review
On the road
There’s plenty of cab storage, including deep door pockets, a large nearside glove box and a central glove box below the stereo unit, which is big enough to house a laptop. You also get ABS, captains’ swivel chairs, a driver’s airbag, cab carpets and a CD/radio player.
The ‘Vogue’ pack brings buyers flatscreen TV monitors hooked up to a DVD player and reversing cameras. There’s also has a large sunroof over the cab, with an effective blind.
Lounging & dining
There’s a step from the kitchen into the lounge over which it is easy to trip. The interior fabrics can’t compensate for this but the combination of light woods and metallic silver locker handles and cupboard trim is fresh and modern.
Yocan seat six in the lounge on the facing sofas, or eight with the cab seats swivelled. There’s no TV but enough space on the kitchen work surface to accommodate one, with aerial and DVD ports.
Usefully, there are wall boards behind the sofa backs – these prevent condensation from dampening the seats and allow warm air to circulate throughout the motorhome.
The raised floor in the Swift caused one six-foot tall tester to clip his head on the roof light when moving through the lounge.
The double is made up using a slatted base to prevent the build-up of condensation on the underside of the cushions. It’s easy, too: just pull the base forward and the legs drop into position to support the base of the bed.
The double beds stretches across the width of the vehicle to easily accommodate people who are more than six feet tall.
The Auto-Trail also has an overcab bed to accommodate two further people. It features a solid foam mattress, nearside window with a blind and flyscreen, plus curtains to section off the area from the rest of the ‘van. The sleeping arrangements in the low-line version, the Tracker EK, are identical to the Tracker EKS apart from the overcab bed.
Kitchen storage is excellent. Above the oven are two deep shelves and a large cupboard with a crockery storage area, and a tall cupboard next to the fridge. Two of the kitchen cupboards have silver concertina fronts, including a dedicated microwave oven cupboard above the sink. There’s another cupboard with two shelves above the main work surface area.
Elsewhere, there’s a decent wardrobe with deep hanging space.
Thetford Fridge, 3-burner gas with electric hot plate, Oven, Separate grill
Thetford C-250 toilet
The Bolero from Swift motorhomes offers terrific value for money and oozes quality throughout.
- Attractive inside and out
- Comfortable and functional lounge
- Good-sized washroom
- Easy-to-assemble bed.
- Raised floor between lounge and kitchen.