The Orion, the latest caravan range from Bailey of Bristol is being launched this week at the Boat and Caravan Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
It’s been a closely guarded secret, but with the success of Pegasus, Unicorn and Pegasus 2, it was inevitable that Bailey would introduce another new ground-breaking caravan model range.
Orion is built using the same high performance Alu-Tech construction system featured in the other Bailey caravan ranges and also includes a GRP outer skin for extra durability. The lightweight design, along with the narrow bodied, compact body shell and unique exterior profile, are designed to be more aero-dynamic to enhance towing stability and to improve fuel economy of your tow car.
Being only 2.19m wide, that’s 7ft 2ins, many people will find an Orion easier to store too.
Tardis-like, the spacious interiors make best use of the space available and this means that the proven and popular layouts found in bigger and weightier caravans are available in the four model Orion range, and thus are able to accommodate from a cosy twosome to a family of five.
Orion is well equipped and has a number of luxuries that maybe you wouldn’t expect given the compact nature and price of the caravans. You’ll find an 800w microwave oven and a radio/CD/MP3 player comfortably alongside standard equipment like a three burner gas hob, oven and grill and a Thetford 107 litre refrigerator with a full width freezer compartment. The heating is provided by the space saving, floor mounted Whale blown air heating system.
The interior colour scheme is simple but effective with Walnut coloured Italian design furniture, with simple colours in the upholstery and bold scatter cushions.
Buyers who go for the optional AL-KO Secure Wheel Lock will benefit from generous caravan insurance discounts.
Models in the range;
400-2 two berth features a front lounge and rear washroom. MTPLM 1076kgs Price £11,995* . Cost of caravan insurance: £217**
430-4 four berth features a rear washroom, fixed nearside double bed and front lounge. MTPLM 1247kgs Price £12,995*. Cost of caravan insurance: £235**
440-4 four berth features a front lounge, rear washroom and flexible living/sleeping/dining space. MTPLM 1249kgs Price £12,995*. Cost of caravan insurance: £235**
450-5 five berth features a front lounge, side washroom and kitchen with sleeping accommodation for three at the rear. MTPLM 1287kgs Price £12,995*. Cost of caravan insurance: £235**
The Orion is on show in Hall 5 stand number 5130 and 5120.
Key facts Orion range
14ins Alloy wheels with bespoke caravan tyres
AL-KO spare wheel carrier and steel spare wheel
AL-KO AKS 3004 stabiliser
Status 530 directional television aerial
Retractable flyscreens and blinds to all windows and roof lights
Midi-Heki roof light over front lounge area.
Option for AL-KO Secure Wheel Lock
Ten year body shell integrity guarantee (terms and conditions apply)
* Prices include VAT at 20%, delivery charge not included.
** Caravan insurance costs are based on 2011 models, valued at the prices quoted above. Fitted with hitchlock and wheelclamp and kept on driveway at HX4 0BE. Caravanners over 30 years old, claim free for 3 years and a member of a caravanning club. Premiums calculated online and include insurance premium tax at 6% and are correct as of 21.02.11
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Note: All details correct at time of publication but may be subject to change.