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Bessacarr By Design 525


Innovative Build and refined interior designing - you will find yourself using these words to describe your new 525 to friends and family.

  • 3 / 4
    Berth
  • Grade 3
    Insulation
  • Single
    Axle
  • 1750kg
    MTPLM

The 3 (or optional 4) Berth offers that extra space for 2 or gives the option for children or friends to enjoy those special moments together when on holiday.

Manufactured by The Swift Group the market leading Smart HT build is just one of the reasons to purchase from the Bessacarr By Design Range.

Contemporary Interiors matched by no other and a whole host of additional features make the 525 irresistible to those who wish to caravan in luxury.

Sleek Exterior, Stylish Kitchen, alluring seating areas and all you will need in a washroom. What is there not to like?

The evenings are where the Bessacarr range come into their own with Grade 3 insulation, Alde Heating and ambient lighting together working to create an opulent and relaxing feeling.


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Specifications

525
(3 / 4 berth)

525 Floorplan
Berths 3 / 4†
Numbers of Axles 1
Internal Length
(at bed box height)
5.45m / 17'11"
Overall Width# 2.26m / 7'5"
Overall Height
(inc. TV Aerial)#
2.61m / 8'7"
Maximum Internal Headroom 1.95m / 6'5"
Overall Length# 7.01m / 23'0"
Awning A/A Dimension 9.54m / 31'4"
Mass in Running Order
(inc. tolerance)
1519kg / 29.9cwt*
1539kg / 30.3cwt* (4 berth only)
Maximum Technical Permissable Laden Mass
(MTPLM)
1750kg / 34.4cwt
Optional MTPLM Upgrade 1800kg / 35.4cwt
Total User Payload 231kg / 4.5cwt
211kg / 4.2cwt (4 berth only)
Personal Effects Payload 141kg / 2.8cwt
151kg / 3.0cwt (4 berth only)
Tyre Size 205/70 R15C 106 R
Thermal Insulation Grade Three

Bed Sizes

Front Double 198cm x 178cm / 6'6" x 5'10"
Or Front Nearside Single 178cm x 67cm / 5'10" x 2'2"
And Front Offside Single 188cm x 67cm / 6'2" x 2'2"
Side Single (offside) 180cm x 69cm / 5'11" x 2'3"
Side Bunk (offside) 4 berth only 176cm x 59cm / 5'9" x 1'11"

* Estimated weights

# The dimensions given are approximate due to slight variations in suspension ride heights, loading conditions and tyre pressures.

† The 525 model is available as a 3 berth or with a bunk over the side dinette to make a 4 berth

Exclusive Bessacarr Features

  • Uprated tyres on single axle models
  • Acrylic shelf in washroom
    (model specific)
  • Thermostatic valve in shower
  • Illuminated remotely controlled moisture sensitive Heki rooflight
    (Automatically closes when rain sensor detects moisture e.g rain, fog)
  • New exclusive soft furnishing scheme
  • 2nd Awning light on offside
  • 100W solar panel for greater independence
  • New Specialised Tow Pro + Cover
  • Omnivent in the washroom
    (except 580 and 645)
  • Truma gas change-over regulator
    (Automatically changes to full cylinder when one is empty)
  • En-route heating
  • Truma mains Waterline
  • White hitch cover with light
  • Bessacarr graphics
  • Winter fridge vent covers
  • Lighting to exterior lockers
  • Plus jockey wheel
  • 2 x Oven shelves
  • New design illuminated kitchen splashback
  • Branded entrance mat
  • Additional 230V socket in doorway
    (model specific)
  • Back up ALDE battery pack
  • Additional lighting above washroom sink
  • New Bluetooth JVC radio/CD with fadeable sound to speakers in washroom
  • Additional Roman blind to 580, 645 and 650 bedroom window
  • Contemporary woodgrain wardrobe doors with feature insert
    (model specific)
  • 2 x Crystal wine glasses and Bessacarr branded upholstered pad in cocktail cabinet
  • Illuminated backlit headboards
    (where fitted)

Gallery & Addt. Features

Exterior
Features

  • European Whole Vehicle Type Approval ensures compliance with strict weight, dimension and safety regulations
  • EN1645 Grade 3 classification for heating and thermal insulation
  • Overall body width 2.26m / 7'5"
  • AL-KO galvanised steel chassis with Euro-axle
  • SMART HT construction

    Totally timberless bodyshell with Hi-Tech components
  • Strong, moisture proof 'PURe' Polyurethane timberless framed body shell with polystyrene insulation core
    (25mm in sidewalls, 32mm in roof)
  • Robust GRP inner and outer balanced side walls
  • 44mm 'sandwich' floor construction with GRP outer skin, ply upper and high rigidity Styrofoam core
  • Hail resistant exterior GRP roof, fully bonded for extra strength and flatness
  • Curved GRP front panel with wide gas locker door, triple flush fitting windows and LED front marker lights
  • Full height curved GRP rear panel
  • Patented 5 layer composite floor
  • Aluminium and SRIM corner jointing system with cold bridges located inside framing to prevent condensation
  • Unique highly aerodynamic exterior bodyshell
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Stylish graphics scheme
  • Exclusive LED light clusters with LED high level marker and brake light which provide better visibility in poor weather
  • LED side marker running lights
  • Chrome effect two part grab handles to front and rear
  • Wide access gas locker door with single lever three point locking
  • Flusher fitting fully double-glazed opening windows
    (no single-glazed cold areas)
  • Surface mounted impact resistant skirt system
  • Flush fitting streamlined awning channel
  • External service doors
    (access under nearside front bed and fixed beds)
  • Wheel arches insulated with high density foam to prevent cold spots in storage areas
  • Heavy duty corner steadies
  • Rear view camera for improved all round vision
  • New 'Edge' alloy wheels
  • Higher tyre rating - a load margin is included in the tyre specifications
  • Spare wheel on underslung carrier
    (model specific)
  • 13-pin 'Jaeger' 12V car connector
  • Shock absorbers for a smoother towing experience
  • AL-KO Euro overrun device with two-way assisted handbrake
  • AL-KO side-mounted jack
  • AL-KO carabiner breakaway cable
  • Graphite step-on hitch cover for easy cleaning of front windows
  • Bulkhead mounted regulator suitable for use with either propane or butane bottles
  • LED awning light
  • Key fob control to LED awning light
  • Flush fitting one piece exterior door with magnetic stay, interior moulded liner, chrome handle, window with blind and bin
  • Aerial point in battery box for portable satellite dish connection
  • Exterior access battery box with mains electric inlet
    (battery not included)
  • BBQ point
  • External 230V socket
  • External shower point
  • Entrance step
  • Fixing bars for optional Thule rear mounted two cycle rack

Interior
Features

  • 1.95m (6'5") headroom
  • Panoramic front sunroof
  • Exclusive soft furnishing scheme
  • Additional background lighting to panoramic sunroof and front 'A' pillars
  • Luxury curtains with full width fabric on all side and centre front windows complemented by fabric covered wall pads
  • Twin curtain track for improved hanging and ease of use
  • Curved upper locker doors in high gloss 'Aralie Sen' woodgrain with gloss Smoked Oak effect inlay
  • New decorative 'Ocean Drive' wall covering in specific models
    (495, 525 only)
  • Matt white doors to kitchen area
  • Gloss finish to front chest of drawers
  • New injection moulded SRIM covers on rear corners
  • Positive overhead locker catches for secure storage on the move with chrome handles
  • Soft close hinges to specific lower doors with positive catches for secure storage
  • Soft close drawers for smooth operation
  • Lightweight, strong composite furniture construction
  • Overhead locker doors with injection moulded space frame construction
  • Side corner opening lockers for extra storage
  • Integrated locker coving system throughout to carry cable routings
  • Cocktail cabinet with glass and bottle holders, upholstered pad and LED lighting
  • Chrome effect sockets and switches
  • Increased internal space offers long front beds with bolster cushions that remain in place and double as headboard
  • Thermoformed seat and backrest ventilation boards with bevelled back for better cushion angle and heating performance
  • Cast foam bedding for improved comfort and durability
  • Fixed bolsters either side of front chest with integrated rear heating vents
  • High quality luxury 58oz carpet laid in sections for easy removability
  • 'French Oak' effect, high impact, scratch resistant floor lino
  • Two large scatter cushions and two bolsters
  • Seat bases with spaceframe construction, full front access and space for larger items
  • Beech slat seat and bed bases with sprung hinged tops for extra comfort and easy access
  • Bed make-up system with slats retained on track
    (Mid bed uses the table)
  • Deep fully padded headboard to fixed bed
  • Exclusive and more durable Duvalay Duvalite Apollo Luxe mattress with lightweight memory fibre technology - hypoallergenic, excellent pressure relief, dustmite resistant and 100% recyclable
    (fixed bed models only)
  • Fixed beds with aluminium bed frames to maximise strength and storage space
  • Access flaps in fixed bed surrounds and day seat ends
  • Areas under beds and seats and washroom areas warmed by Alde perimeter radiators
  • Front chest of drawers with convenient slide-out extending top
  • Large dining table for full-size place settings
  • Mini and Midi-Heki clear skylights to lounge and bedroom compartments
  • HI-MACS® natural acrylic stone solid kitchen work surface with work top extension flap and underslung stainless steel sink
  • Removable drainer and food grade nylon chopping board nestle together for easy storage in dedicated location
  • Kitchen illuminated splashback
  • Kitchen work top extensions
    (model specific)
  • Cutlery drawer on smooth-action steel runners
    (two drawers in 525 & 580)
  • Two pull-out wire baskets in kitchen cupboard
  • Kitchen drawer runners for smooth operation
  • Chrome finish crockery rack
  • Chrome effect swivel spout kitchen and vanity taps for improved use
  • Redesigned washroom incorporating 'illuminated' shower console
    (model specific)
  • 32mm thick washroom doors with Dometic style locks and handles
  • Decorative inlay to washroom door
    (model specific)
  • More durable shower tray
    (model specific)
  • Shower bi-fold door retained on track for improved access
    (model specific)
  • Folding washroom ceiling mounted garment hanging rail
    (model specific)
  • New Micro-Heki rooflight in washroom
  • Door flyscreen with easy concertina action
  • Pleated blinds and fly nets to all windows
  • Retained embroidered entrance mat
  • Front shelf mounted spirit level for quick and easy van levelling

Equipment
Features

  • Enhanced Swift Command control system

    Comes with updated 'user friendly' app interface
  • Pre-installed Thatcham Category 6 approved pro-active tracker
    (subject to annual subscription)
  • Swift Command Intelligent power supply unit with LCD control panel; Functions include, battery selection, battery state meter, lighting and water pump circuit controls, internal & external temperature, internal humidity levels, 230V load limiter (settable between 5 amps & 16 amps), solar panel charging levels, heating controls and Bluetooth connection
  • New fridge control and monitoring
  • New Dometic Freshjet aircon control
    (dealer fit option)
  • Swift Command app

    Allows certain functions to be controlled / monitored remotely and comes with
  • Remote levels viewing
  • Remote control of power, lighting and heating
  • Enhanced remote heating controls with New heater status bar
  • New 'Places of Interest' feature including 'Campsites'
  • ALDE radiator central heating and water heating with daily programming with LCD touch screen control and choice of 1kW, 2kW or 3kW setting
  • Boiler mounted heating circulation pump with manual override to assist with system air bleeding
  • ALDE washroom radiator in all models
  • Digital programmable controller for heating and hot water with ability to be remote controlled via Swift Command
  • Waste bin on lower entrance door
  • Dometic oven
  • Glass hob lid with safety cut-out feature
  • Ventilated microwave oven with digital controls built at an easily accessible level
  • Under counter Dometic 110 litre electronic ignition fridge incorporating 12 litre removable freezer compartment
    525 & 580 only
  • 190 litre Dometic electronic ignition double door fridge freezer with 35 litre freezer capacity in twin axles.
  • Tall slimline Dometic 134 litre electronic ignition fridge incorporating 12 litre removable freezer compartment
    495 & 565 only
  • Omnivent three speed, two way roof fan
  • Ecocamel Orbit shower head with on/off button for a powerful shower that uses less water
  • Thetford C260 toilet with electric flush and 18 litre wheeled waste tank
  • 30 litre internal fresh water tank with additional external pump for filling or direct feed to taps in all models
  • Addition of water tank gauge and filling function on Swift Command power supply unit
  • High flow rate inboard pump with chrome effect taps for reliable, high performance water supply
  • Inboard semi-rigid fresh water pipes
  • Large bore underslung rigid waste pipes
  • Isolation taps for gas appliances
  • Fully protected mains electric system
  • 25 amp switchmode charger/transformer
  • TV station with 230V, 12V and aerial sockets
    (two in selected models)
  • TV bracket including a travel lock
    (model specific)
  • New Bluetooth JVC radio/CD with fadeable sound to speakers in washroom
  • Status 570 directional Digital / Analogue TV/FM aerial and booster
  • 100W roof mounted solar panel
  • Low energy LED lighting system throughout with recessed ceiling lighting, down lighting, over-locker lights, dimmable task lights and low level night lights
  • LED back-lit acrylic sink splash back and kitchen downlighters
  • LED backlights in washroom mirrors
  • Light above wardrobe
  • Premium quality speakers in washrooms
  • Between six and eight 230V sockets
    (not including cooker and microwave)
  • Front shelf pod with twin USB socket, audio jack plug link to radio and 230V sockets
  • 25 metre mains hook-up cable
  • Pre-wired for motor mover with internal isolation switch and 12V connection point
  • Thatcham Category 6 approved pro-active tracker fitted as part of Swift Command system
    (subject to annual subscription)
  • Convenient one-key high security locks
  • AL-KO ATC trailer stability control fitted as standard
  • Passive infra-red alarm system with tilt sensor and key fob operation
  • AKS 3004 stabiliser
  • AL-KO Secure wheel lock(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • CRiS identity number labels on windows and caravan chassis
  • Concealed security data chip within caravan construction



  • Swift Connect Direct

    Exclusive online Connect Direct account with direct access to Swift
  • Access to information 24/7
  • Ability to report faults directly to us
  • Product upgrades and notifications
  • Live chat direct into our experienced retail team
  • Upload service history records
  • Service history reminders

SMART HT (Hi-Tech) is the most exciting breakthrough in caravan construction since their inception in the 1960's. It features patented technology and takes caravan construction to a new level.

It uses a number of revolutionary, innovative materials and technologies not seen in the caravan industry before.

It has been in research, development and testing for five years and takes the recently launched SMART intelligent construction system to a new level with the use of hi-tech materials.

Such is the advance in design and construction many elements have been filed with the UK patent office.

Computer numerically controlled (CNC) cutting, driven by 3D CAD data, is used in the manufacturing process to provide accuracy and consistency time after time.

This produces a high quality engineered product, with automotive standards of build technology, designed to give you a lifetime of SMILES.

Some elements of Smart HT are:


At the Swift Group we're continually looking for ways to enhance your enjoyment of the outdoors. Swift Command is a real innovation designed to make your touring experience even more carefree.

The perfect tool for touring, Swift Command technology includes a smart LCD control panel that has enhanced functions.

There is also an exciting, free downloadable 'app' that links to the Swift Command unit, so you can be in control wherever you are with the convenience of your mobile device.

Access the clever onboard interface when nearby with Bluetooth or via your internet connection when remote.

Track system levels like water, power, temperature, humidity and monitor the location of your vehicle as well as adjusting your lighting and heating remotely.

Custom notification settings keep you informed of functions such as battery levels, frost alerts and alarm status.

For even greater peace of mind you can subscribe to the pre-installed Thatcham Category 6 approved pro-active tracker to add extra security to your vehicle.

Swift Command Tracker by Sargent is monitored by an approved monitoring centre which operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week and provides European coverage and direct police liaison.

This system is ready for use, all you need to do is purchase a tracking subscription by visiting www.swiftcommand.co.uk or calling Sargent on 01482 881655.

Head to the Apple or Android store and search for 'Swift Command'.


What is Connect Direct?

Connect Direct is an online system which personalises each customers experience of owning their caravan. The system is available in the Bessacarr by Design range.

How does it work?

Once you have logged on and created your profile, you will be able to access a whole host of information, specific to your caravan. In addition you will be able to have a direct line into the retail team, with the launch of a live chat facility.

Should a problem occur, you will be able to report a fault to us directly, enabling us to react quickly and work together with your dealer to take the problem away from you the owner and resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

Product upgrades and notifications will be sent via Connect Direct keeping you up to date over the coming years.

This online system provides a direct route for you into the Swift Group, and enables us to provide you with proactive Customer Service support, enhancing your experience.

Connect Direct is in addition to the traditional methods of contacting us.

The key benefits of Connect Direct are:

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Specification Meanings


Weights: The masses are calculated in accordance to EU regulation 1230/2012 and NCC code of practice 304.

The Mass in Running Order (MRO) comprises:

1. The mass of the empty caravan as supplied by Swift including loose items such as the hook-up cable, kit bag, entrance step, manuals etc

2. 10kg allowance for LPG

The MRO is calculated with the fresh water tank, toilet flush tank and water heater empty. If you travel with water in the fresh water tank, toilet flush tank and the water heater the payload will reduce accordingly.

The personal effects is based on the number of berths and the length of the caravan and includes an allowance of 20kg for a leisure battery, The Maximum Technical Permissible Laden Mass (MTPLM) is the maximum mass allowed when the caravan is fully laden.

Warning: Under no circumstances should the MTPLM be exceeded.

Please Note: Any dealer fit options will reduce the overall payload available to the user of the caravan.

If you require additional payload it is possible to upgrade the MTPLM to the upper limit. Please contact your Swift caravan dealer for more information.

Bed Sizes: Please note that the front double bed sizes quoted are for seating configurations without a 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.

Customers should verify the actual dimensions of their touring caravan before committing to anything that could be impacted by these dimensions.

LED Road Lights: Certain vehicles may require a secondary fuse box when towing models fitted with LED road lighting.

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