All New Bailey Pegasus Range for 2016!

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  1. Carol says:

    We took delivery of our 2016 Bailey Pegasus Brindisi on 2nd June and have used it a lot thus far. However there have been issues – some sorted – some not!

    We have major problems with the transverse fixed bed – the honey comb design of the mattress collapses in the middle causing a deep dip where you both fall into resulting in harsh words and very uncomfortable – I now sleep on this bed on my own – hubby is on the front ‘make-up’ bed – with issues – later…

    Back to the fixed bed – I found that with even being on my own the top end of the mattress is lower then the rest – this is the tri-angle shaped bit that flips over to enable the bed frame to be pushed back to the caravan side – so causing your head to be at a down angle – even with my Dunlopillo pillow and is not comfortable so I turn round having my feet at the head end – I still sleep in the ‘dip’ but at least on my own it’s acceptable – of sorts – we’ve been onto Bailey but are still awaiting a resolution and this has been 3 months now it really needs a proper quality mattress but then they weigh.

    So my husband is on the front make up bed and this is not good either – he finds the overturned cushions hard and uncomfortable and gives him backache – again we are awaiting resolution from Bailey – again inferior upholstery foam.

    So talking of the front sofas – they are terrible as had been said before they slide forwards and we find we have to put our feet up on the opposite to brace ourselves from slipping off – also when you’ve been sitting for a while you end up in a hole as the foam collapses, again this is most uncomfortable – Bailey are getting onto Dreamsleep but not heard anything back from them yet.

    We’ve had other issues too: kitchen sink going rusty – it’s been replaced but the new one is going the same way. The hinge on the round cupboard is coming away. The main problems are with the inferior foam used that’s how they’ve shaved 20kgs off the van weight.

    In conclusion it’s a nice stylish van but we didn’t buy a caravan to have to sleep in seperate beds and were far from happy about this. We hope Bailey resolve these issues before our 1 year warranty is up!!!

  2. Andy Wallace says:

    Bit of disapoinment, took delivery of new 2016 Verona in March, been back with a lighting fault, now the combi heater is goosed and needs elements changing. Couple to that the poor design the EHC lead stuck half way down the awning side of the van and the fact that the internal seats continually slide forward when you sit on them and I’m thinking, why on earth did I change from Swift.

    Sure it’s well appointed and in general the layout and finish is good, but I think mine must have been built on a Friday afternoon!

    Bailey need to rethink the EHC it’s an eyesore, and the seats whilst I am told are comfy to sleep on, their split design means they constantly slip and slide.

    Guess you have to live with a van for a few trips before you pick these things up, but 3 month in, I wish I stuck with a Swift.

  3. geoff says:

    becoming expensive plus quality not like it used to be!!

  4. andrew beresford says:

    Collected our new Brindisi on Saturday and we are absolutely delighted.

  5. Amanda says:

    Been to check out the new Bailey Pegasus range especially the Brindisi . We still prefer our Verona gt 65. We like the differential kitchen look. The fridge is so much better having width rather than being taller. The new range appears more basic looking. We think the only thing better is the higher back rests for the seating. The only downside on our caravan is the water pressure from voltage to leisure supply.

  6. Jon says:

    I really like the look of the new Pegasus range and can’t wait to see them in the flesh, particularly the new Ancona. Having just sold our 2011 Ancona 6 berth, I would like to know if the new body shells are more resilient to impact damage ie, hail and stones being flung up from vehicles whilst travelling? The older Baileys appear to be as soft as butter and dent really easily.
    Many thanks, Jon.

    • The brochure says the latest Pegasus models use “thicker laminated bodyshell panels covered in an impact resistent outer GRP skin”. This gives “increased strength and durability providing greater protection against the elements”. I think basically there’s more resistance to hailstones and stones being thrown up against the panels whilst towing. As with any type of caravan, it may still be worth investing in a towing cover to prevent damage whilst towing.

  7. carole tattum says:

    Stunning caravan,love the large fridge freezer,great family caravan,really nice cooker bathroom good,not for two people as it has bunk beds

  8. Paul says:

    No 6 berth

  9. Grahame Wells says:

    As above.

    • Ok we will ask if possible to get a bigger fridge on the Bailey Pegasus range – it looks like the fridge freezer is built in and wouldn’t allow for bigger overall dimensions, so assume you mean you would like have a more equal split between fridge space and freezer space?

      Just looking at the Pegasus range though, I believe all models that offer more than 2 berths have fixed beds. The Brindisi offers 4 berth accommodation with tranverse bed, which is obviously fixed but does retract a little to take up less space.

  10. Grahame Wells says:

    We very much like Bailey caravans a their quality washrooms and general Finnish but when looking around for a van for a 6 month EU tour next year there will be mainly 2 adults but occasionally 4 adults and we very much liked a mid section diner that could make a double bed but mainly used for dining. We do not like fixed beds as to much space is lost without being able to fold away. We would also like a larger freezer and would like to know if this is possible?
    Thanks and Regards
    Grahame Wells

  11. Derrick Pearce says:

    Where is the Rimini equivalent with two fixed single beds???

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