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New ultra-lightweight caravan range from Bailey

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Bailey launches into the activity caravan market with a new range of three lightweight models called Discovery, starting at £16,199.

There’s a two-berth, a three-berth and a four-berth. This new range is created to appeal to first-time buyers. They will be available at retailers’ premises from early September onward.

The launch of the Discovery range, following the unveiling of a new flagship Alicanto range in July, means that Bailey now has its biggest-ever caravan portfolio.

New caravan shape

Bailey Discovery D4

The shape and style of these caravans is radically different from that of all other caravans, with rounded rear body lines and one tall central front window. The rounded body shape has been designed in the interest of aerodynamic efficiency and fuel economy.

Like all of Bailey’s other ranges, Discoverys are built using the Alu-Tech system.

This construction system involves an interlocking aluminium framework and a composite plastic internal skeleton, so no wood is used in side panels.

All with model names inspired by the names of robots in Star Wars, there’s a two-berth, a three-berth and a four-berth.

Bailey Discovery rounded rear corners

Two-berth model

The Discovery D4-2 has an MTPLM of 995 kg. Its price is £16,199. This model has an offside kitchen and an offside corner combined shower-toilet compartment. The wardrobe is at the rear, alongside the shower-toilet room and the 103-litre fridge is on the nearside, opposite the kitchen. Its body length is 3.88 m; the overall length is 5.6 m.

Three-berth model

The Discovery D4-3 is the three-berth, with the lounge at the rear and a dining area at the front. Its lounge transforms into a double bed and a single bed can be made from the seating at the front. Its combined shower-toilet room is on the offside, opposite the kitchen.

The D4-3’s price is £16,999. Its MTPLM is 1082 kg. The body length is 4.35 m; the overall length is 6.1 m.

Four-berth model

The Discovery D4-4 has a side double bed and a full-width rear shower room. Its MTPLM is 1206 kg; its price is £17,499. The body length is 5.39 m; the overall length is 7.1 m.

Common features

Bailey Discovery kitchen

Seat bases are of sprung construction. Corner spotlights have USB ports set into the bases and fabric pockets are mounted on the walls beneath, so that phones can be placed here while charging.

Cooking equipment is a three-burner hob and combined oven-grill. The heating and hot water system is Truma Combi.

Upholstery fabrics are plain grey edged with pale mustard piping. Two cushions come as standard; one side is bright mustard and the other is plain grey. Top lockers are white and handleless.

Carpets are an optional extra.

Cooking equipment is a three-burner hob and combined oven-grill. The fridge is Dometic’s 103-litre capacity model.

Exterior colours are pale grey and white with bold graphics and graphite-coloured alloy wheels.

Wrap-around awning

Bailey Discovery awning

A unique-design awning has been developed for the Discovery range by Prima Leisure, Bailey’s parts and accessories division. The awning wraps around both the rear and side of the caravan. The awning will be priced at £1199. A sleeping compartment is available at £89.

Discoverys have extended drawbars to accommodate a cycle rack; Discovery buyers will be able to get a Thule cycle rack designed for this A-frame, for £349. A storage box will also be available, at £599. (Gas cylinders are accommodated in exterior cabinets in the body of the caravan.)

Find out more here: www.baileyofbristol.co.uk/caravans/discovery

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