< 3500 kg
B category licence
allowed on request
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It’s smart, spacious, good to drive and well designed
When it comes to affordable, yet stylish and well-equipped motorhomes for a big brood, Roller Team tended to be the choice of budget-conscious families. Swift clearly decided it wanted a share of this end of the market, and launched its own contender – the Escape – at the NEC show in February 2009. This was a bespoke budget ’van with a singular style inside and out. Those core values haven’t changed, although customer demands have seen spec increase.
A new gloss-white exterior colour scheme broken up by dark blue graphics gives it a more modern look than previously, while timberless SMART conversion construction ramps up the build quality and looks set to make water ingress body damage a thing of the past.
On the road
For 2015, the Escape gets the new generation Fiat X290 base vehicle, powered by a Euro 5 2.3-litre 130bhp engine bolted to a standard six-speed manual gearbox.
We put 400 miles on our Swift Escape 696 and subjected it to all road types, from motorways to twisty country lanes. With oven and microwave shelving removed, on-road noise was muted.
The 2.3-litre engine feels brisk and willing, while cruising in sixth gear at motorway speeds is quiet and refined. Fuel levels tended to drop alarmingly during our drive, but ‘ours’ was an early example with very few miles on the clock.
Handling is as impressive as ever and while the ride is on the firm side, this bolsters stability. Better yet, there’s little disruptive nocturnal suspension bounce whenever someone turns over in bed or visits the loo.
Lounging & dining
You enter the 696 straight into the main lounge area – a full offside dinette and a settee opposite that can comfortably seat two people. The passenger cab seat doesn’t swivel.
Lighting is ample throughout, with four individually switched halogens and three bigger roof-mounted dome lights, one each over the lounge, kitchen and rear bedroom areas. Each fixed bed has a reading light, though there are only two power sockets.
The kitchen packs in a spark-ignition combination oven/grill and a three-burner gas hob, plus an upgraded microwave. Worktop space is extended via a flap to the right of the hob.
Storage is good in the Swift Escape 696, with a cutlery drawer and floor space beneath the sink, a drawer and more floor space beneath the hob, and two roof lockers.
Sleeping berths comprise a 2.08m x 1.37m overcab double, twin fixed rear bunks (the upper is 1.65m x 0.76m, and the lower measures 1.62m x 0.74m and folds up to take bikes and the like) and a double – 2.08m x 1.37m – that makes up from the dinette and settee. This latter is most likely to be used as an occasional bed, since it’s a bit of a faff to make up, and storing the infills requires storage space. The upper bunk is accessed via a solid ladder attached to the washroom wall.
The overcab bedroom is surprisingly accommodating, with an opening window positioned at the foot end, and a narrow, but full-width shelf for phones, spectacles and the like. Headroom is reasonable, and, as with the rear bunks, privacy is assured by a pair of curtains.
The washroom is an all-in-one affair with a central shower tray and pull-round curtain. Ralliers might splutter into their coffee at such apparently outrageous corner-cutting, but since in reality the Escape 696 will spend 99% of its time on full-facility sites, the shower is there for emergencies only.
Similarly, some may think that 60-litre water tanks are on the small side for up to six people on tour, but this is less of an issue if site facilities are being used.
The standard model keeps costs down by omitting some kit. But most buyers are likely to opt for the Comfort Pack, which comprises cab air con, a passenger airbag, an auto-retract electric entrance step, a door flyscreen, a pleated windscreen blind, a Status 550 aerial and a winter pack. A sixth belted seat is a further option, and ups the MTPLM from 3500kg to 3650kg.
60L / 60L
Gas tank size
Number of gas tank compartments
3-burner gas hob, Combined Oven/Grill, Microwave
Model : Swift 696
Registration date: 2016
Revenue Weight 3,500.0 kg
Number of seats: 5
Number of berth: 6
Number of seatbelts: not specified
Length: 6.9 m
Clean water : not specified
Height: 2.9 m
Waste water : not specified
Width: 2.2 m
Additive: not specified
Tank capacity : not specified
Consumption: More than 16 l/100km
Security deposit (managed by the owner) £1,000.00
Payment method for the security deposit: Cash, Bank Wire
Extra km: £0.40
Smoker friendly vehicle on request
In the event of a cancellation, the reimbursement terms vary depending on the date on which the booking was cancelled.
If the cancellation is 30 days or more before departure, you will be reimbursed 70% of the rental cost (insurance and service fees excluded).
If less than 30 days before departure, no reimbursement will be possible, the total amount of the transaction is due.
Flexible cancellation due to COVID-19
If you can no longer travel because of COVID-19, you can avail of adapted cancellation terms. This will allow you to postpone your trip free of charge.
The owner's remuneration will be refunded within 10 days after your cancellation. You will be able to use the remaining balance on your next booking, for the vehicle of your choice.
We have never been away in a motorhome before and Robert and his wife were amazing helped out and gave us options which we never even thought of showed us how everything in the motor home works in a way we understood. The motorhome was really nice inside and comfortable beds. Robert even made sure we felt comfortable driving the motorhome before we left. I would recommend Robert and wife's motorhome to anyone who's wanting to rent a motorhome, excellent value for money and I can't wait to book again with Robert the experience was so easy. Thank you both for making my parents first trip to Scotland one to remember.
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Swift escape 696 (2016) - A Cabover RV with 6 Sleeping Spots This cabover RV has space for 6 people and is ideal for a holiday with friends or family. It includes a rear view camera, a navigation system, a bike rack and a rear storage compartment. In the back, there is a bunk bed for 2 travelers. The cabover provides sleeping spaces for 2 people. The dinette can be converted into an additional bed for up to 2 travelers. The kitchen has a microwave, an oven and a 3-burner stove. A refrigerator, a set of dishes and a camping set are also available. The bathroom is equipped with a shower, a sink and a toilet. VEHICLE DETAILS Brand Swift Sleeping spaces Sleeps 6 Max. technically permissible laden weight Up to 3,500kg Seats Seats 6 , 5 seats have safety belt Transmission Manual Number of gears 6-speed Mode of drive 2-wheel drive Fuel type Diesel Model 696 Year built 2016 Length 22.0 ft / 670 cm Height 9.8 ft / 300 cm Width 7.5 ft / 230 cm VEHICLE AMENITIES Safety and technical Rear view camera Anti-lock brakes Central locking Alarm Power steering In the driver's cab Satellite navigation Radio MP3 connect iPhone / iPod connect USB connection Heating, water, power Hot water Mains water hookup Suitable for winter Air conditioning in cab Gas heating Electric heating Leisure battery Mains power hookup Fresh water tank Waste water tank Fresh water tank capacity (18.0 gallons / 68 l) Waste water tank capacity (21.1 gallons / 80 l) Kitchen Fridge Microwave Stove Sink Oven Grill Freezer Bathroom Shower Toilet Washbasin Other Television Skylight DVD player Rear garage Canopy awning Porch awning Bike rack Camping furniture Kitchen utensils Single beds Separate sleeping area Additional services (book these on the next step) INCLUSIVE Towels Camping chair Bed linen (double) GPS TV (analogue) with DVD Gas cylinder Parking at the rental station Kitchen utensils Toaster EXTRA CHARGE Airport transfer£60.00per item Pick-up/delivery service£150.00per item Bike (adult)£9.60per night Booster seat£12.00per booking Child seat£12.00per booking Generator£12.00per night Out-of-hours pick-up£60.00per booking City transfer£60.00per booking CONDITIONS Security deposit and deductible Deposit amount: £1,000.00 Deposit payment method: Charged to credit card, Authorised on credit card, Bank transfer Cover: Fully comp - (Third party, Collision, Breakdown, Theft, Fire, Roof, 24h roadside assistance) Deductible amount: £1,000.00 To be paid when picking up motorhome. Driver Minimum age: 25 years Maximum age: 75 years Drivers must have held a full valid driving licence for: 2 years Hours Additional charges apply for departure or return outside of office hours, on Sundays or on public holidays. Please contact our Customer Support department before booking. Travel restrictions Travel to other European countries is generally allowed. An additional charge of £150 applies. Pets No pets allowed. Smoking No smoking in the vehicle. supplier's terms and conditions The rental of the motorhome is for the period from the pickup date to the return date. If you fail to return the motorhome to the return point on the return date and by the latest return time, you are in breach of these Terms and Conditions and will be charged for every day or part day after the return date and time. Failure to return at the designated time may result in prosecution for driving whilst uninsured. Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions prior to arrival at the office as you must confirm your acceptance of these Terms prior to departing with the motorhome. All drivers must be present on collection of the motorhome and bring their full valid drivers licence, passport and/or ID card and a utility bill (confirming your home address) dated within the last 30 days prior to the hire as well as a credit or debit card for the security deposit/damage excess. UK drivers also need the check code from DVLA. To get your unique code please either go to: www.gov.uk/dvla/nomorecounterpart or you can call 0300 083 0013 and the dvla will give you your code over the phone. Your unique code is valid for 21 days. You can also call the DVLA on 0300 790 6801 and you can give permission to the DVLA for us to call them and ask about your driving licence. Please note that if you have any difficulty generating your driving licence code then we can do that with you when you pick the Motorhome up, all we will require you to bring to check your licence is your national insurance number. Please note that this will take approximately 15 minutes. Please note that your unique code is only for UK licence holders only. You must complete a handover condition report of the motorhome to identify the state of repair of the motorhome and any damage prior to its pick up. Collection - Please allow 1 hour for the hand-over at the office - to complete the documentation and demonstrate your motorhome to you. Return: The vehicle must be returned on the correct date, and before the time stated on the rental agreement - please allow 1 hour for the hand-over at the office. Motorhomes must be returned undamaged, with the same amount of diesel that was supplied at the handover of the vehicle, empty waste water and toilet cassette and the interior clean and in the same condition as they left the office, otherwise a charge will be made for additional Valeting and or Upholstery cleaning. In addition, a separate toilet cleaning fee will apply if the toilet waste tank is not empty on return. Please note: there are no toilet emptying facilities at the rental company office so this must be emptied prior to return. Late return: If you will be late returning, the rental company must be advised immediately. You must STOP and contact us, failure to do so may invalidate your insurance and result in prosecution for driving whilst uninsured. A late return is considered when you are 15 minutes or more late returning after the designated time. Please note this includes, vacating and cleaning the motorhome. A charge of £150.00 will be payable for all late returns and we will also charge another full night hire on top of the late return fee, if you have still not returned by 4pm. You must look after the motorhome and the keys to it. You must always keep the motorhome locked securely at all times when unattended, ensuring that you use any and all security devices fitted and supplied with the motorhome. You must protect the motorhome from adverse weather conditions which can cause damage to the motorhome. You must ensure that you use the correct fuel for the motorhome. If the wrong fuel is used, you will legally be accountable for payment of the repair bill. You must not sell, rent or dispose of the motorhome or any of its parts, fixtures, fittings or items included in the hire. You must not grant anyone legal rights over the motorhome. You will be responsible for breakages and repairs to the motorhome while it is in your possession. You must not let anyone work on the motorhome without the rental company’s prior permission. You must let us know as soon as you become aware of any faults in or with the motorhome. You are totally responsible for the motorhome until it is safely returned from the hire. We will inspect it on return to ensure we are satisfied with the condition in which it has been returned. You must complete a return report with us to identify the state of repair of the motorhome and any damage prior to its return. Any points as to the state of repair on which you disagree must be clearly identified. In the absence of such identification, you will be deemed to accept the content of the return report in its entirety. You are responsible for any loss or damage to the motorhome caused by negligence, misuse or otherwise, whether or not such loss or damage was caused by you. You will have to pay costs of repair of any interior or exterior damage or loss to the motorhome or its equipment. Before you return the motorhome, you must ensure you have not left any personal belongings in the motorhome. We are not under obligation to return any such belongings left by you. You and any other driver must not use the motorhome for towing. No-one other than you or any other named driver in the insurance policy may drive the motorhome. You must be aged between 21 and 75 years of age during the rental term. Please note that drivers over 25 years are subject to a £1000 damage excess and drivers aged 21-24 years are subject to £1500 damage excess. Only persons named on the rental agreement are insured to drive the motorhome. Every driver must hold, and have held at the pickup date for at least 2 consecutive years, a valid UK driving licence, other valid national licence or a valid international driving licence. You and any other named driver must not use the motorhome for hire or reward, for illegal purposes, for racing and or teaching someone else to drive. You must not use the motorhome whilst under the influence of alcohol and or drugs. You must not drive the motorhome outside Scotland, England or Wales, unless you have requested this in your booking request. All motorhomes are non-smoking vehicles. The rental company reserves the right to impose additional Valeting and or Upholstery cleaning fees and charge demurrage should smoke be detected in the motorhome. I will not allow any animals to be carried in the Vehicle The following charges are payable by you: You must empty the toilet at the end of the rental term. There is a £60 charge for unemptied toilets. Any item of stained upholstery will be charged up to and including £180 per item. A £180 charge will be made for very dirty interior and exterior. A £120 cleaning charge if the ban of smoking and £150 if the ban of animals has been ignored. A £400 charge if the sat nav is broken/damaged. We reserve the right to charge up £1000 if the sat nav is a built-in system. A Late return fee will be charged for any motorhome returned after 11am. The Motorhome has to be cleaned, vacated and inspected by ourselves by 11am. You must pay all fines and costs (including court costs) incurred for parking, traffic or other offences, congestion charges (including if the motorhome is clamped). You must pay the appropriate authority and fines and costs if and when the authority demands this payment. If you do not, you will be responsible to pay any costs and reasonable administration charges incurred by the rental company in dealing with these matters. You are liable to pay the insurance policy excess per incident if costs and repairs are expected to exceed the excess amount. The following are excluded from the insurance cover but still chargeable to the customer: Damage to the windscreen and windows. Damage to the tyres caused by braking, punctures, cuts or bursts. Mechanical, electrical, computer failures, breakdowns or breakages. Loss of use, wear and tear, depreciation in value of the motorhome after a claim has been made under the insurance policy. Claims involving fraud or deception. Theft as a result of keys remaining in the motorhome whilst unoccupied. The first 25% of the value of any claim for loss or damage following theft or attempted theft of the motorhome. Loss or damage to, or theft of, the TV, radio stereo equipment and aerials. Interior damage including burns to seats, carpets and other damage. Vandalism damage of any kind to the motorhome. Damage or loss of personal effects within or from the motorhome. Damage to the Motorhomes clutch. You are responsible for the security of the motorhome. You must ensure it is locked and parked in a safe, well-lit location. You must take every precaution to prevent loss from or theft of the motorhome. A full tank of fuel is supplied with the motorhome upon its pick up and you must return the motorhome with a full tank of fuel. Any fuel shortage will be charged at £120. You are responsible for the regular check of the oil and water levels and the use of the correct type of fluids during the rental term. Generators are not permitted unless authorisation given prior to departure. You acknowledge on pick up, the rental of the motorhome and contents free from defect or damage and complete the specified condition report. You are advised to check the motorhome thoroughly before departure. The breakdown or malfunction of equipment after the motorhome has been handed over will not be accepted as a reason to abort or cancel the rental contract. Upon return of the motorhome we will check the motorhome for damage, cleanliness, fuel, condition of tyres, windscreen, bumpers, roof light, mirrors, doors and internal habitation equipment and complete the return report jointly with you. the rental company reserve the right to refuse to hand over the motorhome to any person who, in our reasonable opinion is not suitable to take charge of the motorhome. We take no liability in relation to the aborted hire. You must report an accident to the the rental company as soon as possible after the accident. Your responsibility: a) In the event of any accident, loss or damage arising out of the use of the vehicle, I will notify the rental company within 2hrs of the event and within 24 hours maximum. ii. Obtain the names and addresses of third parties and any witnesses and report the event to the nearest police station. iii. Complete an accident claim form as supplied. iv. Not make any admission of liability to other parties, settlement offer or other like offer. v. Assist the rental company in handling any claim arising from any event, including providing all relevant information and attending Court to give evidence. b) I acknowledge that the excess or other amount due by me in respect of any damage arising from an accident, loss or damage is payable at the time of reporting the event and not at the completion of the rental period, regardless of which party is at fault. c) I will pay for any costs relating to the delivery of a change over vehicle as a result of an accident regardless of which party is at fault. d) No security deposit or insurance excess will be refunded until claim is settlement. Other Charges I will pay the rental company: Demurrage; the daily rental rate for the period the Motorhome is off fleet; for example, for accident repairs. Any additional costs over and above the security deposit value should damages exceed the security deposit value. The cost to recover a Vehicle. In the case of gross negligence the rental company reserves the right to recover full costs in order to return the motorhome to the state in which it was handed over. You will bear all costs of breakdown or repair in circumstances where the incident is the result of negligence on your part, for example by running out of fuel, filling tank with the wrong fuel, locking keys inside the motorhome or losing keys. If the motorhome is damaged but still usable and legally drivable (decided by LMH Ltd or our breakdown company) and the customer refuses to drive any further, then we will arrange recovery and you will be charged £1500 for the cost of the recovery. I agree that during the rental period, I will not and will not allow the motorhome to be; a) Driven otherwise than in a cautious, prudent and normal manner; b) Used in a manner which could cause damage c) Driven in a prohibited area or in an area other than the areas indicated by me to the rental company d) Driven by a person under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with a blood alcohol level in excess of that permitted by law. e) Left with the ignition key in the vehicle while it is unoccupied f) Left unoccupied without Satellite Navigation being removed from windscreen. g) Driven by persons : Under the age of 21 years; (ii.) Who is not authorised by law to drive the Vehicle. Particulars of a proposed licensed driver of the Vehicle are set out under the heading 'Hire’s name/ contact’ on the Rental Agreement. h) Damaged by : i. Submersion in water ii. Contact with Salt Water i) Used for any illegal purpose for any race, rally or contest j) Used to tow any vehicle or trailer. k) Used to carry passengers or property for hire or reward l) Used to carry more persons than is permitted by any relevant authority or detailed in the Vehicle manual or on the Vehicle or specified in this agreement m) Used to carry volatile liquids, gases, explosives or other corrosive or inflammable material n) Otherwise used in breach of my obligations under this Agreement. Road Restrictions a) All Vehicles may only be driven on sealed / bitumen roads. b) I acknowledge that the rental company reserves the right at any time, at its sole discretion, to restrict vehicle movements in certain areas due to adverse road or weather conditions or any other reasonable cause. the rental company authorises the use of these vehicles up to the stated number of passengers. Each person is to use the safety restraints provided at all times whilst the vehicle is in motion. Child seats are available upon request for a small fee, Children up to 12 years of age or 135cm in height, which ever they reach first, must use the correct child restraints appropriate for their weight under UK law.
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