Marquis Swift Lifestyle 624

By Tim Saunders

What do the radio DJ Johnnie Walker and the comedian Marcus Brigstocke have in common?
They are both motorhome fanatics. While Mr Walker has toured Europe in his Auto-Trail Cheyenne 630 LB, Mr Brigstocke enjoys family holidays to France in his. He told the Daily Mail: “My daughter’s fondest memory wasn’t our visit to Disneyland Paris, but ‘waking up in the can’, as she put it.”
The unique selling point of a motorhome is that you can set up home where ever you wish without the hassle of pitching a tent or looking for a decent hotel.
It’s called wild camping - and as long as there’s enough gas and water it’s a comfortable experience. We visited the Isle of Wight where it was possible to find free parking in a plethora of lay-bys.
A 45-minute crossing from Portsmouth to Fishbourne with Wightlink was just enough to make us feel like we had travelled abroad and the right amount of time for Harriett, who enjoyed being on deck and watching the waves tossing against the side. 
Our home for the week was the Lifestyle 624 manufactured by Marquis Motorhomes in conjunction with Swift. The five-berth vehicle uses a Fiat Ducato cab and a capable and efficient Fiat Multijet Diesel 130bhp engine coupled to a six-speed gearbox. It easily returned around 600 miles on a tank.

 

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