Back in 2016, Swift introduced the Sterling Eccles 640 and twin Swift Challenger 640, both of which sported a double dinette.

However, this layout – which was once a major hit with family buyers – has fallen out of favour as fixed bunk-bed caravans gain popularity, so those two twin-axle tourers were quietly dropped.

But it now appears that Swift might have missed a trick, because the floorplan is still a popular one on used forecourts, particularly with larger families.

So Swift’s thinking seems to be that if it moves this layout to the lower-priced, value-for-money Sprite, perhaps it could be just what the family man or woman is looking for, in a more affordable package.

Hence the arrival of the Sprite Quattro DD, launched at the NEC show last February.

At least, that was when it was given its public airing. We have known about its imminent appearance since July last year, and had been eagerly awaiting this new family caravan.

Only two other tourers have this layout: the Coachman Vision 570 and the Adria Altea Eden – both are single-axles and don’t sleep six.

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