See the first pictures of Bailey's all-new Adamo motorhome range
Bristol-based motorhome manufacturer, Bailey, has launched an all-new coachbuilt motorhome range – the Adamo – and here are the first pictures and details.
For the first time ever, Bailey is basing its new motorhome range on the Ford Transit chassis – up until now, it has always based its coachbuilt motorhomes on the Peugeot Boxer.
“This is different from anything we have ever done in the past,” explains Simon Howard, Bailey’s Marketing Director.
The new mid-market Adamo is aimed at attracting British buyers who typically buy European models, with layouts not available from British manufacturers. “Some 55% of sales are imports,” explains Simon, revealing just how many British motorhomers buy imported Continental motorhomes.
Three Adamo motorhomes
There will be three layouts in the new Adamo range, all of which are under 7.5m long.
All are built on the 3,500kg Transit chassis – which means anyone holding a full UK car licence can drive one – and all have Ford's six-speed automatic gearbox as standard, as well as having Ford’s higher 168bhp output diesel engine, and a less traditional design aimed at a younger audience.
In addition, all models have a large garage with heating, 230V and 12V power outlets, as well as fixing points.
The three initial Adamo models are:
- The Bailey Adamo 69-4 motorhome: a four-berth coachbuilt with side-facing sofas in a front lounge and drop-down bed above
- The four-berth Bailey Adamo 75-4I motorhome, which has an extra-long island bed at the rear and, again, a twin facing sofa lounge up front. Front side-facing lounges have become extremely popular across Europe during the last few seasons.
- Finally, there is the new Bailey Adamo 75-4DL, which features two drop-down double beds and the option to increase from a four-berth to a six or even eight-berth.
This final model, and the fact that all models have an automatic gearbox, gives a clear indication as to the second audience Bailey is aiming at – the most sought-after motorhomes on the rental market are automatic models with multiple berths.
As is typical of Bailey, there will be no options for the cab – it will come with everything a buyer could want already fitted, assures Simon. This means all models come with a high-spec Ford cab with all the expected toys, including:
- cab air-conditioning
- cruise control
- fully adjustable captain’s seats with dual armrests
- factory-fit Dometic reversing camera with separate viewing screen
- ABS (anti-lock braking system)
- ESP (electronic stability programme)
- TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring system) and,
- driver and passenger airbags
Bailey has also crash tested the new models as they are built on a chassis that is new to the manufacturer. “We have gone to the same lengths as we did when we first came into the motorhome market and we have incorporated our crash-test findings into the design,” explains Simon.
All the models have wider beds than in other Bailey motorhomes – the drop-down beds are 15% wider than in Bailey's Autograph motorhome range, while the island bed is 10% wider.
All the new models also get Bailey's ‘Flexi-lounge’, which consists of twin parallel seats that can convert into Aguti travel seats to accommodate two extra passengers. These sit either side of a central floor-mounted electric pedestal table large enough for four people to dine on in comfort.
Plus, all the Adamo motorhomes are fitted as standard with a 100W solar panel, a 110A/hr leisure battery, Truma Combi 4 heating and a full UK-spec kitchen, which has a Thetford K-Series combination oven, grill and dual-fuel hob (with three gas burners and one electric hotplate) plus a Thetford 142 litre tower refrigerator.
If you want to find out more about the new Bailey Adamo click here where there are walkthrough videos, 360 tours, galleries and full specs.
The arrival of Adamo means Bailey will now stop producing the Advance coachbuilt motorhome range, meaning the Alliance is now its entry-level motorhome range, the Adamo is the mid-range and the Autograph, which accounts for some 75% of all Bailey motorhome sales, will remain the flagship range.
You can read about all the new 2021 motorhomes and campervans in the special supplement that will be included free with the November issue of MMM.