Why Choose a Bessacarr Caravan?

The Bessacarr Cameo by Swift is exclusive to Couplands Caravans. For 2014 the Cameo is built using Swift's SMART new intelligent construction system and is enhanced with more new features to ensure it remains the ultimate in luxury touring.

View the Specifications of the Bessacarr Cameo Range below or click the button to view the New Bessacarr By Design Specification

Bessacarr By Design
Models & Specification
Model 495
Model 525
Model 570
Model 625
Model 645
Number of Axles
Internal Length (bed box height)
Overall Width
Overall Height (inc. TV Aerial)*
Maximum Internal Headroom
Overall Length
Awning A/A Dimension
Mass in Running Order (inc. tolerance)
Total User Payload
Personal Effects
Tyre Size
185 R14C 102 Q
195/70 R15C 104 R
195/70 R15C 104 R
185/70 R14 88T
185/70 R14 88T
Thermal Insulation Grade
Bed Sizes
Front Double
207cm x 186cm / 6'9" x 6'1"
207cm x 176cm / 6'9" x 5'9"
207cm x 156cm / 6'9" x 5'1"
207cm x 156cm / 6'9" x 5'1"
207cm x 156cm / 6'9" x 5'1"
Or Front Nearside Single
186cm x 72cm / 6'1" x 2'4"
176cm x 72cm / 5'9" x 2'4"
156cm x 72cm / 5'1" x 2'4"
156cm x 72cm / 5'1" x 2'4"
156cm x 72cm / 5'1" x 2'4"
And Front Offside Single
186cm x 72cm / 6'1" x 2'4"
186cm x 72cm / 6'1" x 2'4"
156cm x 72cm / 5'1" x 2'4"
156cm x 72cm / 5'1" x 2'4"
156cm x 72cm / 5'1" x 2'4"
Rear Double
192cm x 134cm / 6'4" x 4'5"
192cm x 134cm / 6'4" x 4'5"
185cm x 133cm / 6'1" x 4'4"
Side Single Offside
180cm x 69cm / 5'11" x 2'3"

Couplands Caravans Ltd reserves the right to amend specifications and prices as materials and conditions demand.

Bed Sizes: Please note that the front double bed sizes quoted are for seating configurations without chest of drawers. The front double bed width for a layout with a chest of drawers fitted will be reduced by 0.4m (1'4") from that stated.

Awning Sizes: Due to varying awning designs and sizes the awning sizes given are approximate only. Specific awning sizes must be confirmed by your dealer or awning manufacturer prior to purchase.

Weights: From the 2012 season, the method of calculating the Mass in Running Order (MRO) and user payload figures changed in order to bring it in line with European Vehicle Directives. Allowances for essential equipment (e.g. gas cylinders) previously allowed for in the user payload are now contained within the MRO. A provision for a leisure battery which used to be within the essential equipment payload has now been included within the personal effects payload allowance. Although the method of calculation has changed, the overall effect is that the amount of payload available to the customer has remained the same, it is just calculated in a different manner.

* The dimensions given are approximate due to slight variations in suspension ride heights, loading conditions and tyre pressures. Customers should verify the actual dimensions of their touring caravan before committing to anything that could be impacted by these dimensions

Bessacarr Caravans Specification

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Exclusive Features

  • AL-KO Secure wheel lock(s)
  • Truma change over regulator
  • Remote Heki 4 rooflight
  • Bessacarr graphics
  • New 'Storm' alloys
  • New 40W Solar panel
  • Pullout bed basket under front nearside bed on fixed bed models
  • Additional mirror above bed in fixed bed models
  • New Duvalay Duvalite mattress on fixed bed models
  • Retainer bars to washroom shelves
  • New additional light above washroom sink
  • New long towel rail over washroom radiator
  • Additional LED strip lighting
  • DAB Radio/CD Player with iPod and MP3 player connection
  • Twin Satellite socket to battery box
  • Luxury 'Impala' bedding scheme
  • Wraparound seating and chest as standard
  • Feature wall pad with coat hanging
  • Bessacarr branded entrance mat
  • Premium jockey wheel
  • Rear view camera
  • Omnivent in bathroom
  • Mud flaps
  • Additional blind to window in 645 layout
  • Truma water-line (mains water connector)
  • Mini vacuum cleaner
  • Illuminated smoked cocktail cabinet with 2 x Bessacarr branded wine goblets
  • Light on A-Frame cover
  • Linen bag in wardrobe
  • Supagard™ Glamour Shield protection to exterior, scatter cushions and carpets as standard
  • Chrome leg covers
  • Bessacarr branded hitch cover
  • Winter fridge vent covers
  • Lighting in underfloor storage areas
  • Additional oven shelf


  • ALDE radiator central heating and water heating with daily programming with LCD touch screen control and choice of 1KW, 2KW or 3KW setting
  • ALDE towel radiator in all models
  • Large capacity (15 litre) waste bin on lower door
  • Dual fuel hob with 800W electric hotplate, 3 gas burners with electronic ignition and glass hob lid with safety cut-out feature
  • Thetford thermostatic oven and separate grill
  • Ventilated microwave oven with digital controls built
  • 8-Series Dometic 110 litre, electronic ignition fridge with removable freezer compartment, black effect finish and digital controls (190 litre in twin axles incorporating 35 litre freezer compartment)
  • Omnivent three speed, two way roof fan
  • New Ecocamel shower hose and head uses less water while giving a powerful shower
  • Thetford C260 toilet with electric flush and 18 litre wheeled waste tank
  • High flow rate in-board pump with chrome finish brass taps for reliable, high performance water supply
  • 30 litre internal fresh water tank with additional external pump for filling or direct feed to taps in all models
  • Inboard semi-rigid fresh water pipes
  • Large bore underslung rigid waste pipes
  • Isolation taps for gas appliances
  • User friendly 12V control panel with battery selection, battery state meter, lighting, water tank level (Twin Axle models) and water pump circuit controls, set in new decorative housing
  • Locker mounted eye level power supply unit & power management
  • Fully protected mains electric system
  • 25 Amp switchmode charger/transformer
  • TV station with 230V, 12V and aerial sockets (two in selected models)
  • DAB Radio/CD/MP3 player with iPod connection and premium radio speakers
  • Premium quality speakers in washrooms
  • Status 550 directional Digital / Analogue TV/FM aerial and booster
  • Low energy LED lighting system throughout with over-locker lights, tasklights and low level night lights
  • LED back-lit acrylic sink splash back and kitchen under worktop lighting
  • LED backlights in washroom mirrors
  • LED down lighters set in plinth over kitchen locker
  • Light in wardrobe
  • Six 230V sockets including two in compact front shelf pod
  • 25 metre mains hook-up cable


  • European Whole Vehicle Type Approval ensures compliance with strict weight, dimension and safety regulations
  • EN1645 Grade 3 classification for heating and thermal insulation
  • 2.31m (7'7") overall width for more spacious interior
  • AL-KO galvanised steel chassis with Euro-axle
  • New SMART construction with strong, moisture proof 'PURe' Polyurethane timberless framed body shell
  • One-piece, 5000 Series marine grade aluminium sidewalls
  • Extra strong, thermally efficient 32mm thick fully bonded walls and roof
  • Roof capping rails integrating with front and rear panels for improved aerodynamic styling
  • Wheel arches insulated with high density foam to prevent cold spots in storage areas
  • 44mm 'sandwich' floor with high rigidity Styrofoam core
  • Profiled side skirts in tough self coloured uPVC with integrated awning channel
  • Exclusive shape double-glazed opening windows with night ventilation position
  • Rain water deflector over front windows incorporating brand badge
  • Aerodynamic front in closed-mould GRP with wide front door
  • Imposing rear panel wrap around rear light clusters
  • AL-KO Euro overrun device with two-way assisted handbrake
  • Heavy duty corner steadies
  • BBQ point
  • External shower point
  • Steel spare wheel
  • AL-KO side-mounted jack
  • Shock absorbers for a smoother towing experience
  • New Higher payload on twin axle models
  • Semi-recessed body colour awning rail both sides
  • Step-on hitch cover for easy cleaning of front windows
  • 13-pin 'Jaeger' 12V car connector
  • Bulkhead mounted change-over regulator suitable for use with either propane or butane bottles
  • Fully double-glazed opening windows
  • Key fob control to LED awning light
  • Exterior two part door with interior moulded liner window and blind
  • Exterior access battery box with mains electric inlet (battery not included)
  • Aerial point in battery box for portable satellite dish connection
  • External 230v socket
  • External access door under front nearside seat
  • Large external access door under fixed beds (model specific)
  • Entrance step


  • 1.95m (6'5") headroom
  • Panoramic front sunroof
  • Luxury curtains with double width fabric on all side & centre front windows
  • 'Mali Acacia' woodgrain
  • Automotive style roof locker system surrounding front panoramic roof window
  • New High gloss curved upper locker doors with cream infill's and new locking handle design
  • New Chrome effect handles throughout
  • Two scatter cushions & bolster arms either side of front chest
  • Twin curtain track for improved hanging and ease of use
  • Removable wear resistant harewood quality carpet
  • New French Oak effect, high impact, scratch resistant floor lino
  • Beech slat seat and bed bases with sprung hinged tops for extra comfort and easy access
  • Seat bases with spaceframe construction, full front access and space for larger items
  • Bed make-up system with slats retained on track
  • Fixed beds with steel bed frames to maximise strength and storage space
  • Access flaps in fixed bed surrounds and day seat ends
  • Areas under beds and seats warmed by central heating system
  • Front chest of drawers with convenient slide-out extending top
  • Large dining table for full-size place settings
  • Positive overhead locker catches for secure storage on the move
  • Overhead locker doors with injection moulded space frame construction
  • Granite effect kitchen sink with larger integrated drainer and removable extension drainer
  • New Design chrome kitchen and vanity mixer taps
  • Food grade nylon chopping board with dedicated storage
  • Kitchen worktop extensions (except 525)
  • Two cutlery drawers on smooth-action steel runners
  • Two pull-out wire baskets in kitchen cupboard
  • Door flyscreen with easy concertina action
  • Pleated blinds and fly nets to all windows
  • Seat and backrest ventilation boards
  • Retained embroidered entrance mat
  • Lined washroom cubicle in all separate washrooms
  • Washroom hanging rail
  • Fabric blinds to washroom window (model specific)
  • Thick washroom doors with domestic style locks and handles
  • New Decorative inlay to washroom door
Safety And Security

Safety and Security

  • Thatcham approved TRACKER fitted as standard
  • Passive infra-red alarm system with tilt sensor and key fob operation
  • AL-KO ATC trailer stability control fitted as standard
  • AKS 3004 Stabiliser
  • AL-KO Secure wheel lock
  • Smoke alarm
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • CRiS indentity number etched to windows and caravan chassis
  • Concealed security data chip within caravan construction
  • New High security locks with convenient one key operation for all locks

A SMART move with Modern Construction

As the UK's leading leisure vehicle manufacturer,the Swift Group undertakes what is probably the most extensive research and testing program in the industry and we are constantly looking at new and better ways to construct our products. SMART is our new intelligent construction system that is being launched across our entire touring caravan range.

SMART is based on proven technology and provides a Strong timber-less body frame with Modern desirable looks and a leading Aerodynamic shape that is highly Resilient to moisture, all wrapped up in a caravan that has undergone the most comprehensive Testing.