The Bailey Pursuit 530/4 caravan is an ever popular layout with an end shower room, fixed double bed and offside kitchen.
The kitchen uses a simple design with a three burner gas hob with a flush fitting hinged lid, complemented by a Thetford Duplex combination oven and grill.
There’s a good amount of worktop space and a round sink with a new model 103 litre fridge underneath.
Heating and hot water is provided by Truma’s new dual fuel combi-boiler (gas and electric) which is controlled by a simple digital control panel which can adjust both the fan speed of the heater and the hot water functions. Blown air heating vents are well placed with two in the living area, one in the bedroom section, and one in the shower room.
The living area has a one-piece front window with a wide ledge supplemented by a pull-out table and a drawer. The soft furnishing colour scheme is very autumnal with rusty brown colours, which blend with the Walnut furniture finish. The sofas convert to a double bed measuring 6ft 8ins x 4ft 10 or into two short bunks.
A small dresser opposite the kitchen has a useful cupboard above and a handy locker underneath; it also has a perfectly placed power point and television socket.
The fixed double bed (a padded headboard is standard) measures 6ft 3ins x 4ft 6ins, so isn’t a bad size, with small shelves each side of the bed, big enough for an alarm clock or phone and a mug. Storage includes three over-bed lockers, a wardrobe and of course, that cavern under the bed.
A new in-board shower unit with a mixer tap, a water saving Eco-camel shower head and space-saving bi-fold door feature in the shower room. So too does a Thetford C260 cassette toilet, basin and cupboard. Green credentials include LED lighting throughout.
The exterior features an eye-catching two-tone colour scheme of grey and white with contemporary teal graphics.
An optional Premium Pack (£399) can be fitted and consists of AL-KO AKS 3004 stabiliser, floor mounted steel spare wheel and retainer, exterior door fly-screen, 800w microwave oven and branded radio/CD/MP3 player with iPod/MP3 connection as well as a double glazed sunroof (£356) Luxuries or essentials? The Premium Pack weighs 43kgs so eats into your payload; if you add the AL-KO Secure portable axle wheel lock (4.00kgs) at £194 and the Al-KO Trailer Control at £399 and decide if these are luxuries or safety, security and peace of mind.
A great value entry level caravan in a proven layout. We love the two-tone colour scheme on the exterior sides. The optional sunroof on the test model gave the interior a nice light and airy feel. Its simple kitchen layout with good worktop space should satisfy most caravanning chefs. Storage space is adequate especially with the under bed area. We’d certainly recommend investing in the optional AL-KO Secure axle wheel lock as this will reflect favourably in the cost to insure this caravan.
Cost to insure: £223*
- Berths 4
- Internal length 5.713m
- Shipping length 7.380m
- Overall exterior width 2.230m
- Overall height 2.61m
- Maximum Interior height 1.96m
- Awning size 1045cms
- MTPLM 1377kgs
- MRO 1175kgs
- Total user payload 202kgs
Recommended Retail Price from £13,995**
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*Caravan insurance cost based on 2015 Bailey Pursuit 530/4 retailing at £13,995 fitted with hitchlock and AL-KO Secure wheel lock (optional). Kept on drive at HX4 0BE. Caravanners over 30 years old, claim free for 3 years and a member of a caravanning club. £100 excess. 180 days European cover and up to £75 per day for up to 15 days emergency accommodation cover included. Legal expenses cover, extended European cover and other emergency accommodation expenses cover options are available at extra cost. Quote includes 10% online discount and 6% Insurance Premium Tax and is correct as of 06/02/2015.
**Price is ex-works and includes VAT but excludes a recommended delivery charge of up to £565.00 to cover the cost of additional services e.g. delivery of the caravan to your retailer, before collection by you.
Note: All details correct at time of publication but may be subject to change.