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Bailey Ranger 500/5

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2005
  • Class : Single Axle
  • External Height (m) : 2.76
  • Shipping Length (m) : 7.07
  • MRO (kg) : 1237
  • Berths : 4
  • Internal Length (m) : 5.39
  • Max Width (m) : 2.23
  • MTPLM (kg) : 1455

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2005
Manufacturer
Abbey
Class
Single Axle
Range
GTS Vogue
Price From (£)
14595
External Height (m)
2.76
Caravan Buyer Test Date
Back & Front Dinette
No
Side Dinette
No
Triple Bunks
No
End Washroom
No
Shipping Length (m)
7.07
MRO (kg)
1237
Berths
4
Island Double
No
Fixed Singles/Bunks
No
End Kitchen
No
Max Width (m)
2.23
MTPLM (kg)
1455
Caravan Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

A five-berth caravan for a smidge over £10,000?

If you’re on a budget but need space aplenty, you could do far worse than opt for the 2005 Bailey Ranger. Even on the outside you can see that Bailey have tried to break with convention thanks to the single-piece front window and the row of tail lights that make it look very modern.

Inside things aren’t quite so good at first glance. It may look classy, but the colour schemes are a bit too traditional – and perhaps a little dark for some tastes. But take the kids away a few times and you’ll be glad that there’s so much darkness in there. If the lounge is inviting, the washroom is rather less so – it’s not so much that it’s not very well equipped, it’s just rather bland and uninviting. It’s also mixed news with the sleeping arrangements.

While the number of berths is good news for the family of five on a budget, it’s a fairly involved process setting everything up for the night. The two main beds are easy to set up, but the other three bunks take some preparation before they’re ready. The mixed blessings continue with the kitchen, where there’s plenty of equipment and storage space, but not enough working space. So while it’s hard to get excited about the Bailey, it’s very easy to appreciate its many good qualities.

  • Price                        £10,330
  • Berths                        5
  • Warranty                    1 year (+2 years water ingress and mechanical)
  • Internal length (m)     5.06
  • Shipping length (m)    6.73
  • MIRO (kg)                  1037
  • Total user payload        235
  • MTPLM (kg)                1272
  • Max width (m)             2.19
  • External ht (m)            2.71
  • Headroom (m)             1.90
  • Awning size (m)           9.41