Bailey launches three new motorhomes
The new motorhomes will have their official launch at the October NEC motorhome and caravan show, which takes place in Birmingham on 11 to 16 October 2011.
However, we were given an early viewing - and here are the pictures and details...
The initial range of three coachbuilts, which have just been launched, will be joined in early 2012 by a further two models.
The new motorhome range – known as the Approach SE – currently consists the Approach SE 620 – a 2-berth low-line end-kitchen – the Approach SE 740 – a 4-berth low-line end-bedroom (fixed double bed) – and the Approach SE 760 – a 6-berth high-line end-lounge.
All will be powered by Peugeot’s Euro 5, 2.2-litre 130bhp engine coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
All will be built on the AL-KO AMC chassis for lower weight (greater payload) and improved road holding and braking efficiency.
All will also be constructed using Bailey’s patented Alu-Tech bodyshell technology.
Driver and front passenger get fully adjustable front swivel seats with twin arm rests, cab air conditioning, dual airbags and engine cruise control as standard.
All models come with a 105Ah auxiliary battery, a 100-litre fully insulated external fresh water tank and dual fuel Truma ‘Combi’ central heating system.
The kitchens feature Dometic 8-Series refrigerators, a new Spinflo anti-shock oven and a stainless steel 700-watt microwave and well designed washrooms all of which feature separate fully lined separate shower cubicles.
Bailey has subjected the new motorhomes to a series of accelerated life and structural tests as well putting them through a thorough examination in a climate control chamber at the Millbrook Proving Ground. The manufacturer also subjected the coachbuilts to a series of crash tests to ensure safety of rear seat passengers.
Proof of their suitability for the market comes with European Whole Vehicle Type Approval for all models ensuring compliance with strict weight, dimensions and safety regulations.