The all new Bailey Pursuit range of caravans is here!
There are six models, and they replace the Orion and Olympus ranges, which takes Bailey back to a three model range of caravans.
Unsurprisingly models are built using Bailey’s patented Alu-Tech construction system (it has a GRP outer skin) and a new style aero-dynamic body shell profile. The Pursuit range is more than just a bit different from others; the first difference is the exterior, a 7ft 4ins wide body shell features dual-tone body shell panels in slate grey and polar white and that’s a first for Bailey. The coordinating graphics, simple and a touch contemporary certainly will be noticed.
Interiors have the standard Bailey walnut cabinets, with a linen-look inlay and chrome handles and a soft furnishing colour scheme described as “Spice.” To you and me, it’s a chestnut and cinnamon-look with scatter or bolster cushions as necessary, depending on the layout. There are blinds and insect screens to all the windows and lined curtains. Internal headroom is 6ft 5ins throughout so the layout looks spacious, and careful use of space in the front end living area permits a recessed chest of drawers with a pull-out table or a small shelf, depending upon the model.
Kitchens offer a three-burner gas hob, a combination oven and grill, a 103L fridge and a round sink, washing up bowl, chopping board and freestanding drainer.
Washrooms have been designed to be used, with a shower featuring an Eco-camel water saving shower head, a neat hand basin, and a Thetford cassette toilet. In some models there is space for a free-standing linen basket. A duel-fuel, Truma Combi water and heating system with a digital control panel is installed, so although Pursuit is an entry range, or return to caravanning range, with some compromise, there is certainly comfort and style included.
Safety and security hasn’t been overlooked as the AL-KO Secure receiver is standard, along with WSL alloy wheel locking nuts and a new high security entrance locking door.
Compact two-berth with end washroom. MTPLM 1090kgs RRP £12,995
Compact four-berth fixed double bed layout with end washroom. MTPLM 1229kgs RRP £ 13, 240.
Four-berth, double bed end washroom. MTPLM 1377kgs RRP £13,995
Five-berth corner washroom and two fixed corner bunks. MTPLM 1394kgs RRP £14,645
Four-berth twin bed layout end washroom. MTPLM 1374kgs RRP £14,445
Five-berth double dinette end washroom. MTPLM 1441kgs RRP £14,745
Prices exclude a delivery charge of up to £565 charged by your supplying retailer which includes delivery of the caravan from the Bailey factory in Bristol to the retailer’s premises.
For those who want to add further comfort and style, a Premium pack upgrade is available at the point of ordering. This comprises an AL-KO AKS 3004 stabiliser, floor mounted spare wheel and retainer, exterior door flyscreen, 800w microwave oven and branded radio/CD/MP3 player with iPod/MP3 player connection point. The cost of this is £399. For added luxury, an opening Polyplasitc double glazed panoramic sunroof can be specified (£356).
If you are security conscious (who isn’t?) then there is an additional charge to add the AL-KO Secure portable wheel lock and, or, AL-KO ATC trailer control system and your insurance company may well view these as favourable additions when quoting you a price to insure your caravan.
Definitely worth a serious look at the range if you are new to caravanning or contemplating returning to caravanning after a few years’ hiatus or are interested in changing a caravan you’ve had for some time. With the specification level you could caravan all year round and given the weights you won’t need a meaty towcar that only does measly miles to the gallon. The prices are good and you’d be hard pressed to find a direct comparison.
For more information: www.baileyofbristol.co.uk