17/07/2019 Share this review   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Bailey Phoenix 642 - quick caravan review

e33bc3ca-a249-41b2-9cbe-bb6700e54110

Key Features

  • Model Year : 2019
  • Class : Single Axle
  • Berths : 4
  • Internal Length (m) : 5.84
  • Shipping Length (m) : 7.36
  • MRO (kg) : 1227
  • MTPLM (kg) : 1382
  • Max Width (m) : 2.21
  • External Height (m) : 2.62

The Verdict

What makes the Bailey Phoenix 642 special? For starters, its twin-bed area is well separated from the kitchen by a full-height wall on the offside and by the rear wall of the dresser opposite, so the bedroom feels pleasingly detached.


Bailey Caravans View more details about the manufacturer of this vehicle over in our manufacturers section.

AT A GLANCE

The Bailey Phoenix 642 caravan has a twin-bed bedroom, clever kitchen and a neat approach to soft furnishings (including pink cushions!)

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2019
Manufacturer
Bailey Caravans
Class
Single Axle
Range
Phoenix
Price From (£)
18499
Berths
4
Shipping Length (m)
7.36
MRO (kg)
1227
MTPLM (kg)
1382
Max Width (m)
2.21
External Height (m)
2.62
End Washroom
Yes
Island Double
No
Fixed Singles/Bunks
Yes
Triple Bunks
No
End Kitchen
No
Back & Front Dinette
No
Side Dinette
No
Caravan Test Date
Caravan Buyer Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

The Bailey Phoenix 642 caravan has a twin-bed bedroom, clever kitchen and a neat approach to soft furnishings (including pink cushions!).

The choice of twin-bed layouts is vast, with 17 single-axle options on the market. Seven of these weigh less than 1,500 kg, the arena in which the new Phoenix 642 competes, so what makes the Bailey special?

For starters, its twin-bed area is well separated from the kitchen by a full-height wall on the offside and by the rear wall of the dresser opposite, so the bedroom feels pleasingly detached.

In the kitchen, the double hob cover, unique to Bailey, cleverly increases the work surface. With the top cover down, you have the whole of the kitchen on which to prepare food. A glass hob cover lies below the top cover.

Kitchen storage comes courtesy of a large double-doored cabinet, a wide, deep drawer, plus top cabinets.

On the opposite side of the caravan, the dresser adds to the storage space. Above the fridge is the microwave, and there’s a locker above that. Three shelves run alongside the fridge and there are two more by the microwave.

The washroom stretches across the rear and has a large wardrobe that occupies the whole of the nearside.

The 642 we reviewed had bright pink hints in the décor. The four cushions, two bolsters, plus two high-quality, big, fringed woollen throws and a carpet for the washroom, come as an option for £229. If you prefer a different colour, you can buy accessories of your choice.

Heating is the tried and tested Truma Combi system.

Marquis Motorhomes (Surrey)

Adria, Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Elddis, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes. Habitation service, finance.

Yorkshire Coast Caravans


Lancaster Road
Bridlington
East Yorkshire
YO15 3QY
http://www.yorkshirecoastcaravans.co.uk
info@yorkshirecoastcaravans.co.uk
Bailey, Coachman, Swift new caravans. Used motorhomes. Static sales. Workshop. Habitation service. Finance and accessories. Mobile caravan service offered.

Lowdhams (Huddersfield)


Crosland Hill
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
HD4 5NU
http://www.lowdhams.com
info@lowdhams.com
New Bailey, Chausson, Compass, Dethleffs, Hymer, HymerCar, Sunlight and Swift motorhomes. New Airstream, Eriba, Bailey, and Swift caravans. Also used, base & habitation service, finance, accessories.

Lowdhams (Nottingham)


Lowdham Road
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG14 7ES
http://www.lowdhams.com
info@lowdhams.com
New Bailey, Chausson, Compass, Dethleffs, Hymer, HymerCar, Sunlight and Swift motorhomes. New Airstream, Eriba, Bailey, and Swift caravans. Also used, base & habitation service, finance, accessories.

Dyce Caravans Ltd


Pitmedden Road
Aberdeen
Aberdeenshire
AB21 0EY
http://www.dycecaravans.co.uk
info@dycecaravans.co.uk
Caravan & motorhome storage. CaSSOA Gold award. Bailey & Swift motorhomes, new & used caravans, awnings, accessories, service & repairs. Tyron bands. Gaslow.