Following on from our introduction of the Bailey Pegasus range in September, Caravan Guard is delighted to present the first ever review of the Bailey Pegasus 554!
The Bailey Pegasus 554 is not only a new layout to the Bailey range of touring caravans but a pioneering design, say Liz and Dave King.
“It has an end shower room with a fully lined shower cubicle but it’s in the bedroom department, if you’ll pardon the expression, that the excitement happens!
The fixed double bed is an innovative, transverse, yet retractable island design. It’s just perfect for lounging on in considerable comfort during the day, and you can even watch the 15ins flat screen home entertainment system, included in the purchase, at its dedicated TV station.
Just lift the foot of the bed and it extends to its full length for nocturnal luxury and you can incline against the padded headboard before reclining in the arms of Morpheus. There is a wardrobe, drawer and cupboard each side of the bed with cupboards over the bed and two large under bed drawers. We liked that. Furthermore, Jonic, the specialist caravan bedding company has designed a range of bedding specially to fit the shape of the Pegasus 554 double bed.
The offside kitchen has a new design sink, with a separate washing up bowl and draining board. The over-sink chopping board has a natty little cut out on the edge, just ideal for pouring the tea slops into the sink. Four small rubber up stands on each corner of the sink marry up with four little recesses on the chopping board so it stays in place, even during towing. The new style four burner gas hob has handily positioned controls, and a new style pull-out storage basket under the sink will hold lots of tins and jars and other kitchen paraphernalia for the chef de cuisine.
There is another dedicated TV station on the dresser opposite the kitchen and the living area is a standard U shape; we liked the extra wide front window shelf.
The interior GRP wall lining is not designed to be punctured by screws so we thought that vacuum suction baskets on the wall in the kitchen and bathroom would hold all the necessary accoutrements.
We liked the interior lighting and the exterior LED over the entrance door, and the illuminated grab handles are a dazzling sight, but didn’t dazzle us as we towed the caravan at night.
All in all, we liked it!”
Caravan Guard says, “Don’t forget this caravan is packed with security features so expect low insurance premiums from Caravan Guard.
Standard features include; Tracker Monitor stolen vehicle recovery system; Tracker alarm, AL-KO Secure portable wheel lock, CRiS identity number etched on windows, AL-KO ATC Trailer Control System, AL-KO shock absorbers, Al-KO 3004 Stabiliser. Plus a ten year body shell integrity warranty (conditions apply), Grade 3 Thermal Insulation and Gemini upholstery.
Insurance cost: £226*
*Caravan insurance cost based on 2009 Bailey Pegasus valued at £15,995, fitted with hitchlock, wheelclamp, AL-KO axle wheel lock, ATC trailer control and Tracker Monitor tracking system (standard on this model). Kept on drive behind locked gates at HX2 7RZ. Caravanners over 30 years old, claim free for 3 years and a member of a caravanning club. Premium includes insurance premium tax at 5% and is correct as of 09.10.09.
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Note: All details correct at time of publication but may be subject to change.